Riverstone Residential Group

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Riverstone Residential Group Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
181 Reviews
3.7
181 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Motivational leadership, mentoring and promoting from within make this company a standout (in 10 reviews)

  • This company has been such a great place to start my career in property management/ real estate (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is key when working in the field of property management (in 10 reviews)

  • Some Property Managers bring their AMs and other office staff with them if the move properties (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very corporate but surprisingly good to employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Riverstone Residential Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement, transfer and training.

    Cons

    Some horrible mid management that goes unnoticed by upper management. Example.. In Portland a group of senior and regional property managers are known as the "Mean Girls Club" by employees because they are extremely rude and disrespectful ,, demand unpaid overtime, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into properties with very high turnover.. possibly the senior managers are not living up to expectations and are bs'ing you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Employer!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverstone Residential Group full-time

    Pros

    Riverstone is an awesome company to work for. They are on the cutting edge of their industry. Best practices and great education department with in-depth training program for new employees. They hire great employees so they can trust them to manage their workload efficiently. Lots of opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to balance the difficulty of each property to equally divide the work. This causes some employees to feel like they are tasked heavier than others even though it appears that they have a lower workload. I think Riverstone does a great job of proactively adjusting this for employees as best as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Post bonus and advancement opportunities in a central location with processes for employees to reference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Superb Company Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Manager

    I have been working at Riverstone Residential Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Structure, Genuine Concern for their Associates, Great Leadership.

    Cons

    None - Truly a great company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most Training is conducted online through LeaseHawk - Consider in classroom training and during the onboarding process, allow a minimum of 1 week training prior to placement at the site level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great talk, tough walk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager

    I have been working at Riverstone Residential Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is fair, benefits are good and there are MANY hard working, dedicated people that are a great to work with. The cheerleading from the very top shows an executive group that desires to have a positive environment. Knowledge of the industry and the ability to take care of the clients is second to no one.

    Cons

    The politics can be tough to handle. It is not uncommon to watch fellow employees be thrown under the bus by their supervisor just to make themselves look better. You will be hard pressed to find someone at the top who is not white, skinny (females only), and somewhat good looking. The work load can be heavy but most supervisors are good about recognizing it and allowing you to miss a few deadlines now and again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider making an outline on how and what a person must do to get promoted. Make these specific metrics that cannot be derailed by a manager who decides they do not like what you look like or who you hang out with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    tons of training but no help

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverstone Residential Group

    Pros

    From when you first start years to follow they do offer training to learn new laws and procedures

    Cons

    Need more help on larger property... Managers and higher sometime are not very friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at Riverstone was great for the phase in my life I was in..Not my dream job however

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Riverstone Residential Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It possessed a great work-life balance for me, the people (company) is very understanding of things that may come up.
    Relaxed environment
    Go with the flow

    Cons

    Unstructured
    Promotions based on friendship not work ethic
    Management generally promotes people within their race

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negative
    Would not encourage anyone to work with this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Riverstone fails to put their customers first

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Cary, NC

    I worked at Riverstone Residential Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly and assists people

    Cons

    The manager is very lackadasical and non caring-just smiles a lot-very condensending.Will never go out of her way to do the right thing for the business-only self concerned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a manager who is able to MANAGE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    the worst part of this company is advertising for open door policy.... yet does not exist.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Riverstone Residential Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Steady work, growth (if you are into the buddy system type of thing), matching 401k, somewhat training

    Cons

    Growth (if you are into the buddy system your of thing), false advertisement of open door policy AND racist, discriminatory practices by some members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to every single associate, don't single out anybody neither let the buddy system take you away from fair practice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leasing consultant

    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Riverstone Residential Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and fair benefits.

    Cons

    If they lose your account there is not really a place to put you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Stepping Stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Accountant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Property Accountant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Riverstone Residential Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very Organized Chaoes - Same work everymonth. Alot of pressure to close the month.

    Cons

    Politics - High-end supervisors & controllers are friends with each other and If they don't like you, you will get swapped around and then fired. Seen it happen many times. Keep your head down and work. Dont expect a raise every year. 2% raise if you are top notch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Rid of Brown-nosing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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