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H.G. Fenton Overview

San Diego, CA
201 to 500 employees
1906
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At H.G. Fenton Company, our purpose is clear: Create lifestyle opportunities where Employees Flourish, Residents Live Well, Businesses Succeed. We’ve been doing it for over 100 years, and we plan to do it for 100 more!

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Mission: Create lifestyle opportunities where Employees Flourish, Residents Live Well, Businesses Succeed.

Company Updates

  • Kudos to one of our Maintenance Manager’s for his brilliant idea to add a soccer field to one of our communities! With support from the company's iNNOVATE initiative, Antonio got to see his idea come to fruition. #iNNOVATION #FlourishatHGFenton

  • Love your pumpkin! Just another way we draw employees into the café to connect and enjoy our space! #EmployeeLifestyle #FlourishatHGFenton

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H.G. Fenton – Why Work With Us?


Our Purpose

At H.G. Fenton Company, our purpose is clear: Create lifestyle opportunities where Employees Flourish, Residents Live Well, Businesses Succeed. We’ve been doing it for over 100 years, and we plan to do it for 100 more.

Henry G. Fenton founded the company on a core set of guiding principles—ideas that served as the cornerstone of all that we do. Along the way, we built upon those principles, adding new ones and honing our vision. As we move forward, we will continue to develop our beliefs, improving the way we do business and preserving the long-standing relationship with the community of San Diego.

We Live Our Values

Every day at H.G. Fenton Company brings something different. Yet one thing remains constant: our commitment to our employee’s experience. We follow our values of integrity and fairness to help people, businesses and each other live and work better.

When you meet us, you’ll see we’re a tight-knit group that bands together to make a difference. And we also make sure to mix in some fun on a regular basis.

Find Your Role

We welcome you to learn more about who we are. We truly care about our customers and each other. We set each other up to succeed, showing support at every turn. We share a close bond that comes from deep-rooted trust. We’re not corporate. We’re not conventional. And we’re never boring. Sound like the kind of place where you can succeed? Take a look at our current job openings.

We welcome you to learn more about who we are. We truly care about our customers and each other. We set each other up to succeed, showing support at every turn. We share a close bond that comes from deep-rooted trust. We’re not corporate. We’re not conventional. And we’re never boring. Sound like the kind of place where you can succeed? Take a look at our current job openings.


Having Fun

We are committed to helping residents and business tenants, and we are just as committed to having fun along the way. We’re all about making our environment an enjoyable place to be. Take a look around!

Have a life

We understand that family time, hobbies, fitness and other interests all make for happier, more productive employees.

Sounds like fun

At H.G. Fenton, we put fun first, whenever appropriate. Our Fun Force keeps the good times rolling with:

  • Annual employee appreciation events
  • Creative on- and off-site team building activities
  • Mark of Excellence award celebrations
  • Bring Your Child To Work Day
  • Take Your Dog To Work Day
  • March Madness Tournament
  • Team sports (softball & soccer)
  • Holiday festivities
  • Padres tickets
  • After-work outings

Benefits

From dental and vision plans to health & wellness reimbursement, H.G. Fenton’s benefits package is designed to offer everything you’d expect—and quite a bit more. It’s our way of welcoming new employees and rewarding existing ones. Check out our amazing benefits package!

We help you succeed:

  • Education reimbursement
  • Company-sponsored training
  • Team building activities

We put your quality of life first:

  • Paid vacations/holidays
  • Annual paid volunteer day
  • Additional days off (floating holiday, personal time)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health & wellness reimbursement

We look out for you:

  • Health, dental and vision (HMO,PPO-HSA,POS)
  • 401(k)
  • Profit Sharing
  • Discounts on company apartments
  • Flexible spending account (medical/dependent care)
  • Life and Disability Insurance


We Live Our Values


Every day at H.G. Fenton Company brings something different. Yet one thing remains constant: our commitment to our employee’s experience. We follow our values of integrity and fairness to help people, businesses and each other live and work better.

When you meet us, you’ll see we’re a tight-knit group that bands together to make a difference. And we also make sure to mix in some fun on a regular basis.

Driven By Our Values

When you read through our values, you’ll see that they’re honest and straightforward. Because we live them every day. Over a century ago, H.G. Fenton was built on the foundation of integrity and service. Through the years, those same core values were the driving force behind our success. As we look ahead, our vision is to remain true to our values for the next 100 years—so we can accomplish our mission of creating quality places for people to live and work.

Our Values

  • We do what we say we will do and we do it well.
  • We are fair minded and honest with each other and those with whom we do business.
  • We are committed to our employees’ experience, professional development, success and quality of life.
  • We are committed to our customers and the quality of their experience with us.
  • We continually review and improve the quality of our business practices to achieve our goals.

Our Vision

  • Stay strong and viable for another 100 years.
  • Deliver a preferred experience for customers and employees.
  • Remain highly regarded for our commitment to our values and the results we produce for all stakeholders.

H.G. Fenton Reviews

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    "The employee is king! Management is in-tune"

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    Current Employee - Community Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Community Director in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at H.G. Fenton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At HG Fenton the employee is valued tremendously. Make no mistake, employees work very hard here, and with pleasure. We do so, because in return we are always supported every step of the way, with training and ample resources to do a great job. Almost everyone in every department thrives to ensure that the employee experience is a positive one and that each individual is propelled forward. Employees are encouraged to seek growth and are given the tools to build on their skills so they may pursue opportunities as they come up within the company. At HG Fenton, they thrive to appeal to the individual's higher level of motivation, taping into what really matters.
    You can count on work-life balance here; No one values that more than me. I am from the mediterranean where even a 6 hour work day is considered long. But I am here the full 8 hours +, and with pleasure because I love the people I work with and the environment I am in. Team cohesion is very strong here.
    To my point on work life balance, I have recently had to take off for a fun 3 day spontaneous trip that was gifted to me, and was so worried to tell my manager given that I have an upcoming 2 week vacation at the end of the month. His response to me was "I understand. Go have fun"....What??? I thought to myself!
    But this is the kind of management that we have here; they are so in-tune and recognize hard work when they see it, and immediately reward it. Furthermore, the top leadership at this company consists of visionaries who can spot trends ahead of time and they are always at the forefront of innovation and improvement for all stakeholders from employees to vendors to the customer. Furthermore, transparency is big at HG Fenton. Every quarter, a business meeting is held for all employees to update everyone on progress, upcoming projects and new events. Employees can see where the company is headed at every step of the way and can decide their path along the way. We have people here who began as porters 15 years ago and are now in capital and development positions.
    All in all, if you are lucky enough to get a job here, you will love your job and look forward to coming to the office in the morning.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best, though it is offset by the benefits

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H.G. Fenton Photos

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H.G. Fenton photo of: Fenton's annual Make Your Mark event, celebrating outstanding company performance!
H.G. Fenton photo of: Fenton employee benefits include tickets to a San Diego Padres game every season! Candace and her family enjoyed their night, and even got on the big screen
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H.G. Fenton Interviews

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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at H.G. Fenton (San Diego, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    There were several steps to the process from the phone screen, personality test, skills assessment, to the recruiter interview to the group interview. But I was kept informed every step of the way and the process moved very quickly. Each person I met along the way was extremely friendly and welcoming. It was very motivating and I learned very quickly that I wanted to be a part of the team at HG Fenton!

    Interview Questions

    • What can you can contribute to the TEAM environment? What is your experience with motivating a team to meet financial goals for your properties?   Answer Question
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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