Working at The Dolben Company | Glassdoor

The Dolben Company Overview

Woburn, MA
201 to 500 employees
1929
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
The Dolben Company, Inc. was founded in 1929 to fulfill the property and investment needs of a wide array of businesses. Since then, we’ve evolved into a respected industry leader known for developing and managing multifamily housing with integrity and an ongoing ... Read more

Mission: To our residents, this means we are committed to creating and maintaining communities that they are proud to call home. We will consistently provide prompt, professional service with attention to even the smallest detail.

To our employees, this means we ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Did you know that Dolben’s employee turnover is much lower than the industry average? In 2015, our overall employee turnover was only 24% while according to the latest NMHC survey, the industry average is 32%. In addition, our on-site turnover is 24% while industry average is 33%. We are very proud of the longevity of our employees. Our longest serving employee has been with us for 39 years! Thank you to all of our employees for your service, dedication and hard work.

See AllSee All

The Dolben Company – Why Work For Us?



The Dolben Company, Inc. was founded in 1929 to fulfill the property and investment needs of a wide array of businesses. Since then, we’ve evolved into a respected industry leader known for developing and managing multifamily housing with integrity and an ongoing commitment to providing honest, personal and exceptional service. Today, we are a family-owned, fourth-generation company that is proud to maintain a long list of satisfied customers.

We attribute our legacy of success to the highly talented members of our team – friendly, loyal people who are experts in their field and truly care about providing the absolute best to our clients.

To our residents, this means we are committed to creating and maintaining communities that they are proud to call home. We will consistently provide prompt, professional service with attention to even the smallest detail.

To our investors and clients, this means we maintain an owners’ perspective and manage properties as if they were our own. We understand the goals and objectives of each asset and combine seamless, finely-tuned management expertise and business acumen with innovative solutions and a personal approach.

To our employees, this means we foster an inclusive, collaborative atmosphere that inspires ongoing education and professional growth. We encourage communication and a corporate culture that promotes a sense of ownership.

We work tirelessly to uphold these objectives – every day, with every task and at every level. The cumulative effect is a very different experience, whether you are a resident, a client, an investor or an employee.

The Difference Is Dolben.

Our staff draws upon the synergy of our financing, construction and property management experience to navigate through the myriad challenges that are inherent in the development business. Our keen understanding of the time value of investment and the cost-benefit ratio of project improvements helps maximize the financial performance of every asset. By drawing upon the collective strengths of four generations of real estate professionals, we deliver a quality end product which addresses market demand and functions efficiently in operation. We have developed more than 6,500 multifamily units in New England and the Mid-Atlantic.

Since 1929, Dolben has provided professional property management services for real estate property, specializing in apartment communities. We manage more than 14,000 multifamily units in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia for our own account, investors and third party clients. Clients find that our expertise encompasses every aspect of property management – from the fiscal nature of assets to the physical maintenance of properties entrusted to our care. Our team’s unique balance of seasoned experience and local presence helps clients maximize property income stream and return on investment, thereby increasing equity, property value and resident satisfaction.

THE DOLBEN EXPERIENCE

The Dolben difference begins – and ends – with our people. Our team members are the engine that drives our success – and our top priority is to provide every member of the Dolben team with the opportunity to enjoy a collaborative, supportive and fun environment while cultivating a rewarding career.

We’re exceedingly proud of the longevity and loyalty of our team members. A significant number of team members have forged long-term career paths at Dolben. Professionals joining the Dolben team can expect the following:
 

  • Diverse, interesting job opportunities
  • Friendly, talented co-workers
  • Generous benefits and competitive pay
  • Professional, upscale atmosphere
  • Career enrichment programs


Professional growth and continuing education is encouraged and promoted at Dolben. Dolben University, for example, is our in-house education program that provides employees the opportunity to learn from their peers, further educate themselves and gain new skills. We also sponsor and encourage our team members to join and become active in leading professional associations for further career development.

If you'd like to know more about the Dolben Experience, please watch the below video, which was filmed at our annual Dolben Meeting.

 

The Dolben Company Reviews

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Deane H Dolben
17 Ratings
  • "Great company with great benefits!"

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

    I have been working at The Dolben Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been a Dolben employee for almost ten years and served different roles at different properties. During my time, I have been treated extremely well and felt like a valued employee. Those in the corporate and regional offices know the staff at each property and are extremely nice and helpful. They really go above and beyond to train employees and most definitely promote within.

    The benefits are amaaaaaaazing. The health insurance is without a doubt the best I've had and isn't an arm and a leg. They also offer paid holidays and as a thank you, they sometimes close all their offices early the day before a major holiday for their employees to spend time with their family. Even on Halloween, they will close the office early so parents can take their kids trick-or-treating!! How awesome is that?!? The company outings are always a blast and it's nice that they offer summer and Christmas gifts. I've receive a Dolben beach towel, duffle bag, BBQ set and many other gifts. I've never worked for a company that gave their employees gifts before so I am grateful to even receive one! A prior reviewer mentioned a holiday bonus being small but that's absurd. I'm happy to get a gift from them, even if it was only $5! (The gift is a lot higher than $5)

    Several reviews mention that Dolben does not promote within but that's not true at all. I was promoted from leasing consultant to assistant property manager within six months. While I've remained in my APM position, I've been asked numerous times when I'll be ready for my own property. Unfortunately I am in an area where we are the only Dolben property but I'm more than okay with that. They're such a great company that I'm happy to stay in my current position.

    Thank you Dolben!

    Cons

    Would like to see higher commissions or higher hourly rates. That's not even really a con but didn't know what else to list!

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for everything!

See All 27 Reviews

The Dolben Company Photos

The Dolben Company photo of: The Village at Odenton Station
The Dolben Company photo of: People's Choice Award 2015
The Dolben Company photo of: Property of the Year 2015
The Dolben Company photo of: National Apartment Association Conference 2016
The Dolben Company photo of: 2016 Property Manager of the Year - Colleen Cannon
The Dolben Company photo of: One North of Boston Front Lobby
See All PhotosSee All

The Dolben Company Interviews

Experience

Experience
100%
0%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
100%

Difficulty

3.0
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Property Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Dolben Company.

    Interview

    2 interviews 1 with Regional Manager and second with RM and District Manager. Initial contact via phone additional communication via email. Very personable and professional. Made small talk prior to interview questions. Answered all my questions at the end without histation. Very sincere, family oriented company.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you were in a difficult situation and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
See All 2 Interviews

The Dolben Company Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at The Dolben Company? Share Your Experiences

The Dolben Company
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or