The Cliffs Communities
3.1 of 5 8 reviews
www.cliffscommunities.com Travelers Rest, SC 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jan 21, 2014

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Jim Anthony

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Enjoyed my time here but happy to get out when I did.

    Inside Sales (Former Employee)
    Travelers Rest, SC

    ProsAbove industry base pay (when I was there, but now that's changed too), relaxed atmosphere, PTO time, beautiful place to work, free golf.

    ConsManagement has made poor decisions for years and combined with the sluggish real estate market, it's bringing the company to a screeching halt. Always wondering if you will have a job the next morning. Lack of communication between departments. Mr. Anthony is constantly changing directions for the company and our job roles to increase sales, but they never seem to work. Much of the property is overpriced and Mr. Anthony refuses to meet the market. No 401k match. Commute for most employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMr. Anthony, most people will agree that you have a great vision and passion for what you do, however, it's time to let professionals run the company and salvage what jobs and property values still remain. Unfortunately, it's likely too little too late.

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    Challenging, Fast Paced, Exciting and Frustrating

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with, beautiful properties, lots of freedom to make decisons within department

    ConsSr. Management not capitalizing on opportunities to fund the business - needed to give up control.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoesn't matter at this point since they went bankrupt.

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    Great facilities terrible management that ran it in the ground.

    Assistant Golf Professional (Former Employee)
    Greenville, SC

    ProsThe benefits were great and the location was as well.

    ConsManagement was a joke and only promoted those who kissed butt.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew owners should of cleaned house. They kept some of the problem.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Real Estate Sales (Former Employee)
    Salem, SC

    ProsGreat pay back when market was hot. Great support people around you. Very professional and hard working employees. 70% of the company were workaholics. That is the culture.

    ConsIncredible company run into the ground by poor decisions and bad investments at the worst time in 90 years to make that mistake. It would have eventually crumbled anyway because of the drastic increases In property prices. No way the market could keep sustaining those prices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend money on marketing if they want to ever bring people back to their properties.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This place is in trouble

    Assistant Golf Professional (Former Employee)
    Arden, NC

    ProsWithin The Cliffs there are seven golf courses that are currently open and you are able to play any of them as an employee.

    ConsSince The Cliffs lives on real estate, their cash in-flow is basically gone with the economic down turn. The CEO failed to plan for any down turn and continued to pump money into new golf courses when others weren't finished. Needless to say, they have no money at this time and can't even pay bills for new golf grips. I worked for them before and the mood was very different than it is now. It seems as though since the company is doing bad, everyone reflects that isn't at all happy with their job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry and keep spirits up. Don't disappear for long periods of time. Show interest in employees needs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoyed my time at the Cliffs and am a better person because of that experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Travelers Rest, SC

    ProsTeamwork within the department was beyond excellent and the support between departments was exceptional. You will not find a better group of qualified, diligent employees.

    ConsThere was a disconnect when it came to information flow which was crucial in many of the decision making processes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Need to do a better job marketing and meeting the market with price point

    Sales Executive (Current Employee)
    Asheville, NC

    Prosincome potential and the employees

    Conspricing is inflated and difficult to sell without more qualified leads

    Advice to Senior Managementadjust pricing and start marketing

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    Great place to work for a little while.

    Database Manager (Current Employee)
    Travelers Rest, SC

    ProsThey are committed to employee wellness. They have benefit programs just for taking good care of your health. A very positive and challenging work environment.

    ConsThey have no commitment to their employees. It is like a revolving door. They hire and fire aggressively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare more information with your employee about the status of the company. It will help ease the minds of your employees if they are not just waiting for the grim reaper to come visit them.

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