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Berkshire Careers

Boston, MA
501 to 1000 employees
1966
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Berkshire Residential Investments is a people-focused investment management company known for our vertically integrated organization and experience in U.S. residential real estate. With over 50 years of experience, we manage approximately $7.4 billion in real estate assets on ... Read more

Mission: A nationally respected property management team that creates memorable and valuable experiences for all of our stakeholders by attracting fun, engaging talent that is committed to excellence in everything we do!


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#32), 2019 (#46), 2017 (#36), 2016 (#20)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#20), 2018 (#20)

Company Updates

  • 2020 BerkshireTHRIVE ESG Report Now Available! https://s28929.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-BerkshireTHRIVE-ESG-Report.pdf

  • Happy Holidays from Berkshire! Our BerkshireTHRIVE ESG program strives to reduce energy and water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and improve our waste diversion rate. As we roll out new programs to our communities, we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to partner with Berkshire to help achieve these goals. More to come in 2020! In the meantime, please visit the BerkshireTHRIVE sustainability page at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMUFC to learn more about the BerkshireTHRIVE initiative!

    Responsible Sustainability | Berkshire

    The Responsible Sustainability initiative at Berkshire is rooted in a holistic philosophy. Click to learn more!

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Berkshire – Why Work With Us?


undefinedBERKSHIRE'S ELEMENTS OF EXCELLENCE

Be Passionate – We believe in being zealous and going all in.

Be Committed to Excellence – We believe a great living experience begins with our unshakeable belief to serve others.  Commit to excellence even when no one is watching!

Be Positive - We believe in being happy, and having fun!  Positive energy turns into positive results.

Be Accountable - We believe in doing what  you say you're going to do and deliver on your word.  Walk the talk.

Be Different – We believe that differentiation will make us standout from the norm– we embrace fresh perspectives that will revolutionize our product, people & our purpose.

Be a Teacher - We believe in being better than we were yesterday and the day before.  Be open to being a student and a teacher every day.

Be an Owner – We believe in empowering our people to do the right thing. Honesty, trust and integrity are important ingredients to Berkshire's heritage and success - and of course, common sense!

Be Berkshire – We believe together we will perpetuate excellence in everything we do.  Be proud to be  part of a winning team!

Berkshire's core values represent the driving force for how we serve our residents and our employees.

"Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to," - Richard Branson 

BERKSHIRE HISTORY

Berkshire was founded in 1969 and is one of the most active multifamily owners and lenders in the United States. The Company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and has 13 regional offices nationwide. Berkshire is a vertically-integrated multifamily advisory and management company that is led by seven senior executives and has dedicated teams for property acquisitions, debt origination and investment, asset management, property management, rehabilitation, development and finance.

Berkshire's property management division is based in Atlanta, Georgia and has approximately 800 site level and regional professionals. Berkshire owns or manages over 100 communities, with over 32,000 apartment units, located in approximately 30 markets across the United States. As one of the largest managers of apartments in the country, Berkshire continuously strives to provide exceptional customer service to its residents while providing a challenging and rewarding environment for its associates.

About Berkshire Communities

At Berkshire Communities we pride ourselves in being a leader in the management of high-end, modern and luxury multifamily communities.  Our environment is one of diversity and inclusion, and inspires innovation.  

WHY BERKSHIRE IS AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE?

We offer a compelling employee value proposition anchored by five key elements: 

COMPANY STRENGTH

  • Founded in 1969
  • One of the most active multifamily owners and lenders in the United States
  • Offices nationwide
  • Proven track record of success to company and investors
  • Owner managed 

EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

  • High culture survey scores, 97% of our employees would stay at Berkshire "if offered a similar position and pay at another company" 
  • Lower employee turnover than our industry peers
  • Impressive employee tenure averaging 13.5 years

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

  • Executive (Operations, Finance, Training, Marketing, IT, Digital)
  • Management 
  • Administrative
  • Marketing
  • Training
  • Sales/Leasing
  • Maintenance
  • Concierge

LEARNING ORGANIZATION

  • Skills Development
  • Educational Assistance Reimbursement Program
  • On-line learning
  • Hands-on Projects
  • Interpersonal experience with customers and vendor partners

CONGENIAL CULTURE

  • Friendly environment of like-minded individuals who are supportive, engaging, work hard, play hard and are passionate about being a team and achieving goals.  Berkshire employees take pride in their performance! 

Does this sound like you?  If so, apply below so we can get to know you better!

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undefinedEEO STATEMENT

Berkshire Communities is committed to providing equal opportunity in all practices, which affect employees and applicants for employment. The company shall ensure that decisions affecting employees are made without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, genetic information, or any other protected category under federal, state or local law. This policy is administered in accordance with federal laws (including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Age Discrimination in the Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended) and all other applicable state or local laws prohibiting discriminatory acts.

Berkshire's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy requires the commitment of every Property Manager and Supervisor. All employees are expected to participate in and actively support these efforts.

Berkshire Reviews

  • "Amazing culture / Family Oriented / REAL LEADERSHIP!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berkshire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the common things you will hear about this organization is that it's "Like Family" and it really is. I firmly believe that the way your company treats you during times like Covid-19 and all the racial injustices currently in the forefront of the world; should show you if it's an ethical and strong company to work for. I can tell you that Berkshire has been nothing but supportive during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are consistently out-sourcing PPE for community & team members. They have and continued to be closed to the public until we get past Covid and they have been so supportive. We have pandemic PTO and continued communication via our Portal and upper management via Town Halls and e-mail communication. Additionally- they have decided to speak up versus stay silent during the #BlackLivesMatter movement. This speaks volumes. They realize that they have many different races working for them but they also realize that the movement is important and that they must be a part of the chain. There was an open forum in a town-hall meeting that was just such a special moment for our team members. Hearing upper management talk about how regardless of the riots - it's not the property damage that is important - it's making sure their people are safe and physically & mentally okay. There is a Diversity & Inclusion committee that I am a part of and I love seeing that it's getting highlighted; especially in today's climate. Finally - David Olney spoke at our 2020 national meeting as Covid-19 literally changed our lives as we were on our way home from this conference. What he said will forever resonate with me: "take care of yourself / then take care of your family / then take care of work". With that said - I just completed an acquisition with Berkshire and 2 weeks after take over David Olney called me on my cellphone to see how I was doing with Covid and the takeover and to congratulate me and wish me luck. I was floored! I also just had asset management message me to check-in on me and to make sure I was okay. I cannot begin to tell you the love and gratitude I have for this amazing organization. I am so proud to work for Berkshire and have found my forever home!!!

    Cons

    More work from home options for on-site teams.

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Berkshire Photos

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Berkshire photo of: Some of our finest enjoying the outdoors at the Berkshire Leadership Conference 2019
Berkshire photo of: Leadership Conference 2019
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Berkshire Interviews

Experience

Experience
93%
2%
5%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
48%
15%
15%
12
10

Difficulty

3.0
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
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    Portfolio Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Berkshire.

    Interview

    The hiring process was a bit longer than anticipated but that happens often as teams need to work around vacation schedules and such during summer months. Three rounds were conducted, with an increasing seniority of staff that I would meet with at each progressive stage.

    Interview Questions

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Berkshire Awards & Accolades

  • Top CEOs 2018 by Glassdoor, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Medium Sized Companies, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2017
  • 2020 Glassdoor Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2020
  • Dallas Fort Worth's Top 100 Places to Work, The Dallas Morning News, 2013
  • 2019 Glassdoor Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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