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American Appraisal Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Joseph P. Zvesper
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  1. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has good foreign operations.

    Cons

    The company's bonus payments are arbitrary


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Appraisal (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent work life balance during tenure

    Cons

    stuck in the past with certain things


  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Appraisal (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, focused deleivery teams and sales professionals with limited direction and motivation to perform or out perform the marketplace.

    Cons

    Litlle or no business planning. Lack of motivation, expense reporting is to funny to describe, sales force is still on a draw, thank goodness for D@P or this ship would have sank. Joe V is a solid leader.

    Advice to Management

    Provide strategic planning to motivate employees. Where do you see the company in 3-5 years, how are you going to achieve those goals, what have or will put in place to achieve these goals. The ABC's of strategic management would go along way..


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible company"

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    Former Employee - FAMIS Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - FAMIS Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Appraisal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    airline points and hotel points

    Cons

    This company does not care about their employees at all. they take every opportunity that they can find to nickel and dime you out of the pay that is rightfully yours. they make you work long hours for little pay. they make you leave for a business trip on sunday afternoon, and you don't come back until late friday night. so saturday is the only day you'll have at home. there in no training, and no room for advancement. the only times I ever talked to senior management- they were belittling or lying to me. I have worked for a lot of companies in the past, and this has by far the most toxic culture I have ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    stop posting misleading positive reviews on glass door. It is obvious that all the positive reviews are fictitious because nothing they say is even remotely close to the truth.


  6. "Great Place for Education"

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    Current Employee - Associate Appraiser in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Appraiser in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Appraisal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company pays for education needed to become a licensed appraiser. Learn about different types of real estate.

    Cons

    Not enough PTO. A lot of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Change to 19 days of PTO. Give people CoStar in every office.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Appraiser"

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    Former Employee - Associate Appraiser in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Associate Appraiser in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Appraisal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The experience looks good on the resume

    Cons

    Lack of team interaction, poor project scheduling, inefficient workflow plans, no training


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Burn 'em and turn 'em!"

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    Former Employee - Associate In FAMIS in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Associate In FAMIS in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Appraisal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hotel and Airline points.
    Your co-workers are good people, just watch out for management!

    Cons

    Poor quality of life.
    Lack of training.
    Terrible management that will make your life a living Hell!

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees some respect!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Appraiser"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Appraisal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Allow analysts to work on projects independently with minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are limited. This company has been shrinking the last 10 years. Cutting costs and employees is the only thing that keeps them profitable. Have not kept up on new products and services. Have not provided a company match on it's 401K plan in the last 6 years.

    Advice to Management

    Sacrifice the short term profits and develop a good long term business plan.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Limited opportunity for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Appraisal full-time

    Pros

    Helpul training. Good starting salary with little or no experience.

    Cons

    Very little personal time. You are expected to work overtime and on weekends. Very little incentive for going above and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees for the work they do. Communicate better with employees and upper management on important engagement requirements.


  11. "Senior Associate at American Appraisal in business valuation group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Appraisal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work and life balance and collegial atmosphere among peers.

    Cons

    Rewarding top performers of consultant pool.

    Advice to Management

    Greater range for bonus


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