Yardi Systems Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
129 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • stable environment, good benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance (especially ladies should take into notice) (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Much room for growth in technical positions but growth in my position would only come years down the line (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not perfect...but smart, great growth opportunity, and respectful of employees and clients

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture, treat clients with respect, great market share and year over year growth. Good opportunity for growth, good benefits, great values.

    Cons

    Some process improvement needed. Sometimes thing are done the "Yardi" way instead of looking for the best way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I've been here 10 years and feel underpaid and look over for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere. Great people to work with. Very helpful. Your position is fairly secure if you're doing your job. No layoffs.

    Cons

    Internal positions that become available are not published so that current employees can apply for them. Management just picks who they want to be a Team Leader or Manager. Still some of that good old boy click going on. If you don't advance up the ladder, your salary is not in line with the work that you have to do. If an opportunity came my way I can't say that I'd be loyal to the company and would stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more in tune with the workers on the front with the clients versus taking advice from Managers. Communication within the company needs to be better. And the salary levels needs to be raised. Since we are green, should consider letting employees work from home a portion of the week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Too big - high turnover

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    Current Employee - Associate Technical Account Manager in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Account Manager in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lax work hours, great location, positive people, great benefits. Lots of food truck options and very close to the beach.

    Cons

    Terrible pay - lowest in the industry. Yearly reviews are nice, but offer only 3%-8% raise potential. Disorganized management and very high turn-over makes for inefficient work flow since no one really knows what's going on with the overly complex products. In-office training is a great idea, but needs much development. Market saturation is the focus and the products are often patched later - quality of products is concerningly low. Systems in use depend on very outdated web browsers (IE 9). Clients are often confused as to what's going on with Yardi as employees leave due to financial strain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure where to start... Santa Barbara is a great place to live, but it is expensive and paying your employees bottom rung salaries is a sure-fire way to make sure you keep hiring and training new people therefore making for a "rookie" like standard that frustrates clients across the board.
    Focusing on quality products that integrate well witih current browsers should be the focus, not market saturation - why not build something that employees can be proud to support?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yardi Systems

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Close to beach.

    Cons

    Products need to be updated.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing, generally well-managed company: an Industry leader with a unique holistic company culture.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    With a great location, an international staff, and a great growth strategy, it's difficult to criticize this company. It makes money. It encourages managers to help employees, and account managers to be customer focused. It creates support and development teams that integrate well with their customer bases. Management seems to take the long view, is internationally focused, and supports environmental issues and local culture. While salaries lag behind industry standards a bit, and team members may struggle with internal localization issues, there is NOT an expectation of unsustainable work hours or intensive political maneuvering within the company. This is not a bad place for women and parents to work, unlike most software industries, with one major caveat, noted below. With a few fairly small adjustments to the work hour policy, the salary approach, and internal communications, this would be a 5 star company.

    Cons

    First, Yardi has a great, open-minded approach to the world and the community, but can be a bit suspicious of new employees. Since many people stay with the company for a very long time, there is long period of proving yourself when you start. While this prevents the destructive "golden boy" syndrome that is rampant in software, it also gets in the way of a seasoned new employee's performance potential.

    Second, there is a word-of-mouth internal information network that has some pitfalls, especially for new employees. An internal knowledge management process and system with points of contact in each department would improve efficiency by miles. It appears that this is a fairly normal growth issue, but one that management should address, and one which would change the information culture

    Finally, the company has an extreme adherence to onsite work and a core hour policy that does not allow single parents to pick up their kids and work at home occasionally to make up for school schedule issues. Parents must live with no vacation time for the first five years, unless they work out other arrangements with their managers, which puts everyone in an awkward spot. The current family-friendly business mantra is flexibility, and while Yardi is flexible in many regards, it doesn't formally support family schedules and needs. Again, the insistence on a core-hours policy that does not fit the local school schedules (by 30 minutes!) and absolutely never working at home for employees on location, gives employees a sense that they are not trusted, and makes life more difficult for parents.... not that this company is unique in these issues, but it seems counter to the overall management/HR strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing everything you are doing. Encourage managers to motivate high performing workers with a bit more salary. Ask for somewhat clearer goals. Provide better internal product information, and a way to allow people with children to manage their time a little better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company and upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good corporate culture and great upper management.

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to be a lot of personal growth or advancement promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As with any company, it seems certain people advance due to their ability to promote themselves to their manager instead of on their merits as a leader. As a result we have a very high turnover due to these certain managers inability to properly manage or communicate with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love working here!

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a great environment that is relaxed, and I love my co-workers. You also get to wear jeans! They have great benefits, and management will stand behind you.

    Cons

    The company could do a much better job of staying connected across offices. They really struggle to maintain consistency when delivering policies/procedures between offices. Also the department you are in really makes a difference on advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yardi Systems

    Pros

    great place to work for

    Cons

    no cons that I can think of

  10.  

    Fair

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yardi Systems

    Pros

    The people are great. Great entry-level place.

    Cons

    Below average pay. Decisions from upper management to fix problems are slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    No career path

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time

    Pros

    ~Company is growing and seems financially stable
    ~Low stress, casual environment
    ~Company-paid healthcare
    ~401(k)

    Cons

    ~The company requires employees to stay in their current position for two years before moving to a different position; this effectively stifles career growth.
    ~Many corporate jobs which could be done remotely remain unfilled because they require relocation to Santa Barbara.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a virtual world out there; experiment with allowing some non-sales corporate jobs to be done outside of HQ and you may find some amazing talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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