Van Metre
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Burke, VA 150 to 499 Employees

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    Love the team feeling & more

    Regional Mgt, Property Manager and Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
    Herndon, VA

    ProsLiving onsite
    Open Door Policy
    One on One meetings directly with Owners of Van Metre Companies (WEEKLY)
    Bonus
    Pay
    In-House Promotion
    People that I work with in my office
    Brainstorming Sessions & watching my ideas take flight.
    GREAT communication between onsite & upper mgt office in all positions.
    TOP Leasing Team & Proven track record to be strong closers. ( I LOVE my Property)

    Consshoveling snow
    extend hours to work
    pulling weeds
    Having residents knock on my door for a work order request but then handling the problem vs passing it off.
    (all was done not by request by mgt, but on my own). Highly truth full

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigh bonus and more paid vacation time & allowed to take my little dog into work with me (sometimes). It's like an ice breaker.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cliquey and unappreciative management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    Pros*If you "fit the mold" (White, Upper class background) - you'll probably love Van Metre.
    *Lots of Christmas/ holiday vacation.
    *Opportunity for growth in certain areas.
    *Discounts of homes and rent (just may be shoddy construction).

    Cons*Screaming and threats are viewed as effective management techniques.
    *Discrimination by upper management.
    *Pay low in certain departments for the industry standard in the DC area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all employees with respect, and pay people what the are worth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to work, a high-class establishment.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsOpportunity, advancement, but this is a real estate company and I worked there during the boom years! Overall, great group of people. Diligent, hard working management. If you are the type that needs a challenge and likes to take on responsibility, it was a good place for me to find people who would give me trust and a chance to further myself and their company too. I had a wish to change departments and careers and was highly supported by both the dept I wished to learn and by my managers where I was. They worked with me very patiently through some personal issues as well.

    ConsI have none to mention. Very positive experience. No company is without its politics. However, this company overall had a close knit community that worked well across teams. Professional and friendly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on tryjng! I thought it was a great place, but I wouldn't want you to get complacent! You wouldn't want your people too!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable company and friendly work staff.

    ConsSome staff is not very professional.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent at first due to high visibility--they will tank your career when you least expect it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh visibility to upper management
    Hands-on anything you want to learn
    "Family" / close-knit company
    Great customer service provided
    Good communities

    ConsHorrendous, back-stabbing upper management
    Very inconsistent decision making
    More gossip than a group of middle schoolers
    They will create new policies at the time they need to penalize you
    Horrible motivators / Micro-managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up--realize that the people you are railroading are the ones that worked hardest for you (and are now working hard for your competitors) Why pay to train your people only to have them leave?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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