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American Residential Communities Reviews

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  1. "Incredible"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Residential Communities full-time

    Pros

    Work independently and with freedom to make decisions

    Cons

    Top down management could be overbearing at times


  2. "Property Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager/Leasing Agent in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Property Manager/Leasing Agent in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at American Residential Communities (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay was great, they gave you a free place to live and the bonuses were every month.

    Cons

    They had to file for bankruptcy


  3. "arc is awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Management
    Former Employee - Property Management
    Recommends

    Pros

    solid place to work,great management

    Cons

    pay is weak,but decent benefits

    Advice to Management

    little more incentives!!


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  5. "Not a job for the weak."

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Englewood, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great communication between upper management and the field and a complete willingness to consider almost any suggestion for improvement. Recent changes have made the company more progressive and have given alot of room to grow. There is a definate standard to which you are held and it is made clear from the get-go if you stick to these you will get the back up you need. There is plenty of one on one time with the higher ups (I have met almost everyone) and feel that I can call any one of them if need be. they have also implemented some new practices and programs in the past year that have made our jobs much easier and have cut out much of the paperwork associated with the job. Good bonus structure and benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours(sometimes up to 12 hrs a day) and fairly low salaries (less than 30K) compared to other property management companies. Minimal staff causes community managers to spend more time on mowers in the summer than watching the budget. Annual fourth quarter cut-backs brings business to a near halt at the end of the year. Annual rent increases cause dissatisfaction among residents even though many communitys have indaicated that they are unable to offer any new services and are from time to time unable to maintain their locations to standard even though they are consiterable higher than the competition.

    Advice to Management

    The residents here are not rich people, it is important to keep in mind that they are the first to be laid off and struggle during hard times. Maybe we can go one year without increasing rents and actually complete some of the projects we have promised them year after year.


  6. "Best company I ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Jonesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Jonesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees, and even though it's a nation wide company they listen to your options and concerns.

    Cons

    They charge back on commissions, if resident moves out before 9 month period.

    Advice to Management

    If company was still running I would still be employed with them.


  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Communication from CEO was good

    Cons

    There were not many to speak of


  8. "Quick promotions! Worth gaining experience and adding to resume."

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, staff, and vendors. Understanding direct managers and upper management of an employees personal and family issues thus allowing a flexible work schedule when needed. Also, great opportunity for growth within company. Many employees are recognized and get promoted and raises quickly.

    Cons

    Don't make yourself at home and don't get cozy with your coworkers. There seems to be an inconsistency of policies within upper management. It could be due to the lack of proper training provided when someone is promoted to a different position. Although people are promoted quickly because they have excelled in their current role or position it does not neccesarily mean they have the skills, knowledge, or experience to be able to handle or properly perform in their new role. This results in the inconsistencies with policies and also contributes to high employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    It's great to promote internally but make sure they are getting properly trained before throwing them into a new position. Also, make sure you are consistent with everyone in regards to training and directives given regarding policies. For example, some individuals are sent to a two week training off site and even another one week peer coaching at their property while some never recieved ANY training at all. This is not allowing those without training a fair chance. Also, although many are promoted within the company, those upper management roles such as community managers or district managers, and so on seem to be mostly new hires. Don't overlook current employees who are far more capable of a higher role with the company due to previous experience, knowledge, and skills and on top of that are already well aware of company procedures and standards.