Safeguard Properties Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Safeguard Properties CEO Alan Jaffa
Alan Jaffa
78 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)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley View, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley View, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  2. opportunity with challenges

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entry level position to learn about foreclosures/property preservation, free gym, access to Blue Sky Green fields, free desk massages on birthday, and other company incentives by CEO to build morale. Depending on the department assignment pay can be quite reasonable and the schedules may offer flexibility.

    Cons

    At times, there was an abuse of power by middle management and junior management that is noticeable among peers. HR can be equally unhelpful if not further aid these practices. Advancement based on favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly


  3. Client Account Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Account Representative in Maple Heights, OH
    Former Employee - Client Account Representative in Maple Heights, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeguard Properties (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company overall, I enjoyed the work atmosphere and the employees.

    Cons

    I did not agree with some of the companies policies


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  5. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No micro-management, laid-back work environment, wear T-shirts and jeans every day, (except every once in a while when there's a Client visit), Flexible hours, work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Archaic,Dos-based system. Sometimes contractors don't finish the job correctly and this causes frustration and delays. Dealing with rude city workers from Chicago and New Jersey. Pay is NOT that good. Boring, repetitive job, lots of typing, copy and paste, not very interesting work. Depressing sometimes, viewing countless pictures of foreclosed homes in the worst conditions you could imagine.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money, give less expensive healthcare options, update the systems!


  6. General Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeguard Properties (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Hours, Variety of Shifts

    Cons

    Mandatory Overtime, Poor Work/Life Balance


  7. Field Quality Control

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Remote Market Manager in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Remote Market Manager in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeguard Properties (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top level management open to discussion and will consider constructive criticism to drive productivity.

    Cons

    Corporate directives changing constantly. Safeguard is operating in reaction mode instead of strategical positioning. Human resources should promote internally by actively reviewing, evaluating and identifying employee talents within organization to lower attrition and drive productivity. Identify leaders and promote within.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate directives changing constantly. Safeguard is operating in reaction mode instead of strategical positioning. Corporate communication lacking insight and direction from mid-level management.


  8. Great Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost Estimator in Parma, OH
    Former Employee - Cost Estimator in Parma, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeguard Properties full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Safeguard is a great place to start learning about a data entry position. The people are great, the work is great, the cafeteria was amazing.

    Cons

    The leadership was a tad bit unorganized. When it came to updates or product changes, it seemed that the general employees received the information needed at the very last second. Laziness within the P&P group was absolutely horrible. Most the time when someone thought that an estimate was too hard to work on, they would keep it open, put it at a status 22, and it would be sent out into the world of estimators to get it done. Hence creating an estimate that is over 3 months overdue. Which is not a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. This is a rapidly growing company and things need to be addressed more clearly.


  9. Client Account Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Account Coordinator in Twinsburg, OH
    Current Employee - Client Account Coordinator in Twinsburg, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow within company, work/life balance actually seems okay, easy to make friends.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs have decreased the feeling of job security. Also, co-workers seem to be more interested in what you are doing outside of your job function (bathroom breaks, what you are doing on your computer, who are you taking breaks with, etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Complete training to be able to complete the work as opposed to just be there to enforce the rules/regulations set by HR.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Disappointment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Safeguard Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation. Management allowed some flexibility when it came to creating your work schedule. Casual dress code. Generous PTO

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Dismal communications between management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency with changes needed with employees. Severe distrust of anyone above a Team Lead. Favoritism within the departments must be addressed. Because this goes on, it breeds back-stabbing and undermines teamwork.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Recruiter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Euclid, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Euclid, OH
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job. Casual dress unless official visitors on site.

    Cons

    MANY staffers are temps kept on for prolonged periods without being hired, often treated as cogs- easily replaceable. Expensive benefit packages.

    Advice to Management

    Safeguard Employee Retention Policy: Pay barely enough to live on and work employees too hard to search for another job and they'll never leave (HA!)



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