Safeguard Properties Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
84 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
2.7
84 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Safeguard Properties CEO Alan Jaffa
Alan Jaffa
49 Ratings

Pros
  • Decent pay and you will meet some very good people (in 3 reviews)

  • You get to meet a lot of different people, and you can set your own hours being a field inspector (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management seems blind to what middle management is doing (in 6 reviews)

  • No Benefits, no respect and very low pay (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Client Account Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Account Representative in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Client Account Representative in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed business casual dress code
    Great Supervisors
    80 PTO hours

    Cons

    Micromanagement of employees
    Not at lot of advancement in the company

    Advice to Management

    Safeguard is a great place to work.

  2. Great company but pay your updaters more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Preservation Specialist in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Property Preservation Specialist in Mentor, OH

    I worked at Safeguard Properties

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is a steady, fast-paced company to work for. If you don't mind working with banks and foreclosures which can be depressing work, it is a good line of work to be in.

    They have great benefits, retirement options and a good work culture. They also have good events and training to keep people working.

    Cons

    I left because of the poor compensation. I worked in property preservation. This is sort of the meat grinder of the company as it is heavily overworked but not paid significantly better than any other area of the company. I made 50 cents an hour more after working hard and being one of their best updaters for a year. Sad as if they'd have paid me 15 dollars an hour, I'd still be there.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your property preservation updaters more money, especially ones that can handle all types of work orders. It will help reduce your turnover rate which is very high in that department.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced with lots of opportunities for hard working people

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

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many different opportunities to move around the company and try different things. Keeps things fresh. Fairly easy to get promoted if you work hard.

    Cons

    Could benefit from having more management in certain areas.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Rewarding and fast pace environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Heights, OH

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safeguard is a fast moving company that allows a person to continually learn and grow professionally. The executive management seems to work very hard to make the right decisions and keep the company on top of the other field services companies. The investment in IT is significant and shows their commitment to staying on top.

    Cons

    As with all fast growing/moving companies, the ever changing priorities and projects can be overwhelming if you do not see the big picture and learn from each project being worked on regardless if it is deployed or not.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive for excellence and making sure the employees are taken care of as they are what make the company move forward with your leadership.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Dynamic, Progressive Company

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

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safeguard has invested heavily in technology to improve operations, availability, and recoverability. IT staff have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies not found in many Cleveland-area companies.

    Safeguard’s IT department acts and functions as a “start-up” inside of a well-established corporate environment. There is a very high rate of change, to optimize, enhance, automate, and scale the technical infrastructure to meet the needs of the business.

    Safeguard’s Executive Management has established a clear short and long term vision for the Safeguard of today and tomorrow.

    Safeguard’s IT onboarding training is extensive, exposing new staff to all areas and facets of IT, sessions with all key business applications, and review of policies and procedures, to give a complete 365 degree view of how IT functions in Safeguard and how critical IT is to Safeguard’s continued success.

    From a staff perspective, there are growth opportunities, both vertically and horizontally, to grow a career for those that drive change, show ownership of their functional area, and go above-and-beyond to better the environment.

    Cons

    Insurance costs are high for the plans provided, compared with past employers.

    High rate of change can prove challenging for individuals that are not organized or prospects looking for a simple 9 to 5 role.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive for low-cost insurance premiums or find packages that provide greater coverage for the rate being charged.

    In IT, there are work-life balance issues at times due to the nature of supporting a 24/7 operation. Management should strive to find better solutions to address that imbalance in certain departments or consider expanding off-hours resources to support night and weekend needs.

    Continue to expand upon employee and/or team recognition for exemplary work benefiting the company, our clients, or our vendor partners.

    Continue to drive open communication from the top down, department to department, and within individual departments.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding experience in a very fast paced dynamic environment.

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

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A few of the best reasons to work at Safeguard include the opportunity to work in an environment that embraces continuous improvement. Safeguard constantly strives to improve its processes and provide high quality results. This creates a dynamic environment that accepts change. Also, the Safeguard team supports the training and development of its team. This includes not only technical and operational training but personal and professional development as well. Every employee has a vast library of developmental resources at their disposal. Anyone interested in improving themselves has ample opportunity to do so. In addition, Safeguard provides generous vacation time and many in-office amenities.

    Cons

    Safeguard has grown rapidly and when that happens, things move fast. If you're not comfortable with constant change, that could be a difficult situation. If you enjoy new challenges and looking for better solutions to opportunities this could be an ideal place to do that. Understand the pace is very quick and not everyone can adjust to that.

    Advice to Management

    Stay committed to the training and development of your teams. Keep investing in them as individuals, leaders and contributors to the company. Build bench strength that can carry the company forward.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Rapidly growing, many opportunities for advancement, encourages fresh ideas that improve the organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley View, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley View, OH

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In my 4 years with Safeguard I have had the opportunity to watch the company grow exponentially. Through all of the growth the management team including Alan (CEO) has focused not only on satisfying the needs of our clients but also on ensuring the employees are working in a safe, fair, fun, and encouraging environment. Based on my own experience being successful at Safeguard depends on how much you care and are willing to put into your daily work. Employees that just want a job will not find satisfaction here. Below are some other pros:
    - Ideal work environment for individuals that are looking for a fast paced environment and embrace hard work
    - Client focused work ethic that fosters a get it done mentality
    - Advancement opportunities awarded to employees that demonstrate initiative and generate ideas that improve client experience and work processes
    - Flexible with scheduling when needed
    - Online learning system available to all that offers courses on everything from personal development to advanced Excel skills
    - Onsite work out facility with locker rooms, yoga classes offered during the work day, desk massages by licensed massage therapists , full service cafeteria with a great patio to enjoy in the summer
    - Encourages employees to support charities and provides volunteer opportunities
    - Many fun events during the work day throughout the year and an annual company party

    Cons

    Like any organization growth produces change and at times change can seem chaotic. Safeguard is not immune to that and at times employees feel uninformed or unsure of the direction. Individuals that recognize change is needed and can see the big picture will not have a problem navigating through the perceived chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Seek additional methods to recognize, encourage, and reward hardworking staff. Continue to keep lines of communication open from senior management down and ensure staff is clear on the main goal of the organization.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company!

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

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere--generous PTO, onsite gym facility that you can use at your convenience. Really fast paced environment--you will always have work to do and very little downtime. A lot of room for advancement--only need to be in your current role for 6 months before posting out for other roles.

    Cons

    Not too many cons that I can think of--if there is one con it would have to be that there are a lot of moving parts at times which can be stressful and not for everyone. If you are someone that loves a fast paced environment and flourishes during change--this could be a good fit.

  10. Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Valley View, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Valley View, OH

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment. Management listens to concerns. Great peers. Informal atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times, but personally I find that to be exciting!

  11. Resolution Specialist - Mentor location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resolution Specialist in Painesville, OH
    Current Employee - Resolution Specialist in Painesville, OH

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule, opportunity to move around within the different call center departments, casual dress, average pay, lots of online training to advance knowledge

    Cons

    Micromanaged, expectations are above and beyond what can be carried out with no room for negotiation, company wide attendance point system is rough, customer service dept PTO is difficult to schedule because of management rules so taking vacations or multiple days off is difficult, customer service leadership is lacking in skills, customer service dept mgmt places "specific" dept rules that contradict company-wide rules

    Advice to Management

    Hire better department leadership, more focus on quality instead of call stats, more lenient point system for absences

Work at Safeguard Properties? Share Your Experiences

Safeguard Properties

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.