Village Green

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Village Green Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
33 Reviews
2.9
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place to Work, Sometimes Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Village Green full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent hourly rate, and progressive commission structure creates great incentive to lease apartments. Company provides excellent sales classes to help and support staff. Mentor/mentee program provides additional training and support. Company is very good about promoting from within, and would rather promote current employee than hire someone from the outside.

    Cons

    Working weekends. Limited flexibility in hours (sales team has to be in the office when the office is open, 7 days a week.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for operations. The theory is that "sales does sales," but often times that's unrealistic. Sales teams are forced to help residents with small requests and complaints. More staff in the office would help alleviate stress as well as provide better customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Property Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Manager  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Village Green full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The bonus are good and include sales commission.

    Cons

    The hours can get long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher Salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Be careful working here, some residents record you after they done cussed you out!!

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    Former Employee - Concierge  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Concierge in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Village Green part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Ok pay, nice workers and some residents are nice.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Whatever a resident say goes.
    management believe everything the residents says.
    It's a bar next door to the property I worked where the owner and his son stay in the building and the son gives people lots of problems.
    They don't care about your outside life.
    Employees don't have a fair chance and they wonder why they have a high turn over rate.
    All the black people are the ones being carefully watch in the properties in chicago.
    They will stab you in your back quick.
    Heavy lifting with residents ordering lots of packages everyday.
    Very boring job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the time residents don't tell the whole truth. The concierge position is not the great and you wonder why people keep leaving your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good out of college but don't stay long after that.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Village Green full-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay and lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Upper management is not very supportive and is very disorganized. Prepare to ask for help, not get it, and then be thrown under the bus when you fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok pay/benefits but toxic, crazy and annoying corporate management.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Village Green for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, people at site level

    Cons

    Management (not including a few) do not know what they are doing. They have unrealistic expectations and like to blame site employees for everything. They constantly harass and belittle employees. They don't have the budget for the upkeep required of some sites because only certain sites receive $. Left over communities are neglected and staff and residents are frustrated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Village Green full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Village Green is a great place to gain experience for young people. It is sorta like boot camp - you get beat-up but you gain great skills to take to another employer where you will be treated better.

    Cons

    Very abusive environment, lots of back stabbing within the senior management level of the organization. You will spend a majority of your work week dealing with the nonsense thrown at you by the CEO and COO and then they wonder why you can't get your real job done. In order to get your real job done, be prepared to work 80 hours per week. Also, don't expect much sleep either, lying awake at night wondering if you will be the one fired next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employee like human beings and then you won't have to worry about them leaving to work for your competitiors. Senior Management, you have created a revolving with your poor leadership tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, until I became a target

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Village Green full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benefits, fun staff

    Cons

    Management failed to provide necessary to staff members, including myself. Minimal opportunities for advancement unless you relocated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Selling your soul...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Property Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Executive Property Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Village Green full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They pay well when compared to other management companies.

    Cons

    Regionals and corporate level management have no clue what is going on at the site level. Favorites are chosen and allowed to get away with bad behavior and bad business practices. Property managers are picked on by regionals and expected to work 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some very valuable employees who haven't left yet- do whatever you need to do to keep them happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No respect, No life

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Village Green full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good if you can handle the atmosphere and hours. Teams are pretty close and friendly, normally because everyone is commiserating.

    Cons

    Little respect for people and their lives. Unclear policies and strategy. Everyone walks on eggshells because they never know what the owner will throw at them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce reporting to what is actually needed and useful. Circle the wagons on what policies and strategies are being implemented to eliminate confusion. Treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't take a position here without talking to former employees

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Village Green full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They pay well because they know how toxic the environment is

    Cons

    You will suffer post traumatic stress from working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate the owner from the management company and things would be much better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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