Singh Management Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
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  1. Pretty good until they lost the community into foreclosure

    Former Employee - Site Manager in Howell, MI
    Former Employee - Site Manager in Howell, MI

    I worked at Singh Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Classy properties, decent benefits, some good people. They also included an apartment for free in my employment which was awesome.

    Cons

    Some dirty people, training was informal. But I worked for them many years ago.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not what I thought

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

    I worked at Singh Management full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    1. The ability to have different days off if need be (2 random days during the week)
    2. Meeting new people and some co-workers are pleasant

    Cons

    There are too many con's to working for Singh Management. During my time at the company I experienced so many negative aspects.

    1. Poor training/experience of management - they have 'sales' meetings with leasing every month but most of what is discussed will never be implemented on the site level. Everything has to be approved with management, they don't even trust leasing consultants to run a credit check on their own but trust them to work weekends alone and handle all resident applications which is odd. Managers have a 'do as I say not as I do' attitude and treat staff as their personal assistants. Managers also blame leasing staff for any failure within the company or if occupancy percentage is low and 'punish' them. Fact is, they need to stop putting cheap equipment into their apartments. 8 out of 10 tours the prospects point out the cheap equipment and appliances that are not luxury to them. We have to overcome a lot of obstacles and in the end the consultants didn't build or design the company. We can only sell to a certain point but when the property is undesirable then they should FIX the property, not blame leasing.

    2. The workload is not given evenly to all employees. Some get free passes and assistant managers/managers pass their work onto the leasing when unnecessary. Some co-workers are pure lazy and managers accept that, make excuses for them not to do something. When things are busy, leasing consultants are running around juggling people and tasks where the managers are in their offices offering little help. You have to leave the property if you don't want to be bothered or have to work on your lunch time.

    3. Any sort of reporting to managers on misconduct by employees or unethical practices are frowned upon. You get an ear full of excuses covering others up and are not believed or taken seriously. Reporting takes strength and courage from employees but you get 'punished' instead.

    4. Things can be hostile/competitive while working with commission. Some employees are cut throat and sneaky about taking prospects from others, even manipulative. Things get unfair and managers turns the other cheek.

    5. You get 2 random days off each week, sometimes not together. Very rarely do you get a weekend off and when requesting PTO it's frowned on, so is calling in sick when you are really sick. In the summers they have extended hours where you work 9 hour days.

    6. There are no benefits to working at this company. The company has a holiday party that is only for managers and at the corporate level and for their vendors - all other employees are not invited. You get to go out to a restaurant with your site for your holiday party. You do not get a Christmas bonus or yearly bonus, there is a cut off for how much you can make hourly. You can get healthcare/dental benefits but they are not that good and don't cover much. The company does not match or contribute to your 401K and you get very little PTO your first year, only 4 days for the entire year to use for sick, personal and vacation.

    Advice to Management

    All managers should be required to attend a human resources class and also a management class. They need to learn how to treat their employees and the proper way to handle disputes in the work place. The owners need to be more involved in what is really going on at the site level if they want to keep employees instead of having a high turn over.

    Managers should hold all people accountable for work, not just select employees. The office needs to be a team environment between maintenance, managers and leasing where all parties are upheld to the same practices and standards. Stop making excuses for some but holding others accountable.

    The owners need to be around more and introduce themselves to their leasing staff. Maybe attend a few meetings each year to make yourself available to your employees and show them you are present and care.


  3. Singh could really thrive once poor management selection and discrimination practices are resolved appropriately.

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

    I have been working at Singh Management full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office staff and colleagues overall are warm and friendly and very easy to work with.

    There is a great sense of "Team" in the office environment.

    The CEO is always accessible and takes time to answer questions and listen to concerns. However, the CEO is not directly involved in the daily operations in some Singh corporations and is usually unaware of the true conditions of the work environment.

    Close business relationship with the senior communities and care services.

    Benefits are reasonably priced (Lower than Obama Care and meets affordable healthcare guidelines) - Medical, dental, vision, and 401K

    Cons

    Discrimination- There are several opportunist within the company who makes deals behind the scenes for personal gain, which is unethical and devalues the company, making operations less functional and creates an overall hostile working environment.

    Poor training/experience of upper management employees- Lack of credentials (and education) poor written and communication skills, no real sense of care services and operations. Inappropriate and impulsive conduct used when communicating with office staff partnered with very rude and condescending tone and attitude towards field staff.

    Dishonesty- Employees will manipulated their situation to seem competent and knowledgeable, claiming to have done the work of other employees to help position themselves in queue for opportunities and advancement within the company. The intent of some managers are secretive, unstable and misleading, working to satisfy personal goals and ignoring the objectives of the corporation.

    Displacement- Failures or less than satisfactory outcomes achieved by the company are places on non-management personnel. Decision makers are not being responsible or being held accountable for their poor organizational and management skills.

    Whistle blowing- any reports of misconduct or unethical business practices have been proven to be frowned upon. Employees tend to be more productive in a safe and comfortable environment and reporting misconduct takes personal courage and dignity. Yet, such employees are rewarded with demotions, reductions in hours or termination.

    Workload- is not distributed properly, creating unnecessary stress and work overload for middle and lower management. Lack of support and accountability from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Please implement the values I have heard so many managers claim to have instilled within themselves and their staff by upholding the integrity and name of the company. Promote team building and professionalism for all employees including management. Create a sensitivity training course for all managers to attend upon hire or promotion (with regular refresher training). Rewards and appreciate the hard work and dedication of the employees within your corporation. Encourage fair business practices and really pay attention to the conduct of the employees of the company. Support growth of organizations and teams within the "Singh" umbrella by promoting within. Try to correct issues by setting measurable goals that are realistic, attainable and beneficial to everyone, and not just the bottom line. Treat everyone with respect. It is not the nature of business to be rude and unprofessional to convey expectations of employees. Communication is always key.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Very hands off and low stress environment

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

    I have been working at Singh Management full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There isn't a lot of pressure to get things completed quickly... most 'assignments' are 'get them in when you can' which makes some people want to get them completed more quickly so there isn't something hanging over their head.

    Cons

    A little disorganized in terms of who does what.

    Advice to Management

    Put together a chart that shows who, particularly at corporate, is responsible for specific areas. It's hard to identify who to refer things to.


  6. Horrible is an understatement

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

    I worked at Singh Management full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None. There is absolutely nothing great about working here whether you are in senior living, leasing apts, or in management at the corporate office. Do not do it to yourself.

    Cons

    Too many behind closed doors decisions
    Discrimination


  7. Leasing Agent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Agent in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Leasing Agent in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Singh Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive, fun, family, and supportive.

    Cons

    5 days a week random days


  8. Helpful (2)

    Never worked for a company that resents its employees so much.

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

    I have been working at Singh Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Company has a good reputation in the Detroit area. Colleagues are generally coopertive and fun. Meetings are kept to a minimum.

    Cons

    Very top-down organization. Management does not want feedback/questions/ideas from staff in the field. Some positions have insanely high turnover - stay away from these.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff is smarter than you think! Listen to them and help them do their job better - you will have better results and less turnover. Investigate positions that have high turnover; there are probably issues with that job that make it very difficult to be successful.


  9. Good company to work for. Management was good and treated tenants fairly.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician

    I have been working at Singh Management

    Pros

    Upper management worked will with on-site management.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.



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