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Associated Estates Realty Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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Jeffrey I. Friedman
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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Associated Estates Realty Corp was a good company, with a work/life balance.
    It had the sense of the direction.

    Cons

    Senior management of Associated estates Realty Company ruined the company.
    That is the reason why it got sold.

    Advice to Management

    The company was sold in 2015, no advice needed


  2. "Sorry senior management team!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team members and support staff.

    Cons

    Will low ball good long term employees on salary just to save a few bucks. That's why many seasoned and dedicated regional managers left.

    Advice to Management

    They are no longer in business since Fairfield took over but good that upper management is gone!


  3. "Decent Company"

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    Former Employee - Property Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, supportive upper management that truly listen to your concerns at the property level.

    Cons

    Had to work with an unrealistic budget.

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Heights, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Heights, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Associated Estates was a long standing, respected company in the Cleveland area. Recently the company was acquired. The organization was a very fast paced, performance driven and employee focused.

    Cons

    Due to the organization being acquired, there was no further opportunity for continued contribution or advancement. The industry is at a great loss with the dismantling of Associated Estates.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep your heads up as you look for new opportunities to advance your careers. The demonstrated high level of performance we recognized by the shareholders and employees should be proud of the many accomplishments while at Associated Estates.


  6. "VP And Regional out of touch with on - site needs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome trainers and applications support aka Shelia and Elaine. Ethel was a positive and great support to the teams.

    Cons

    Corporate does not lead by example by over spending on canceled / change flights , the amount of alcohol each night, then expect on - site staff expected to ask vendors to pay for resident socials and reduce expense to unrealistic standards.

    Advice to Management

    None. Company sold .


  7. "Ambitious Worker"

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    Former Employee - Landscaper in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Landscaper in Miami, FL

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty full-time

    Pros

    Get the job done, fast pace, able to organize

    Cons

    Not enough work, alot of cleaning up after getting messy

    Advice to Management

    Build up or plant talent


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed in Transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training academy; some great team leaders in various places, not all.

    Cons

    Impossible to reach budgets when important input is given by team leaders and the budget stays the same as previous year. Bonuses were not competitive and insurance was high.

    Advice to Management

    Properties age annually, listen to team leaders who know the actual market, not just by what corporate thinks the markets are. Not all competitors give actual input. Sometimes upgrades are needed to keep up with the new properties and markets. There shouldn't have been terrible communication between Executives and lower management and their teams during the "merger with Fairfield" transition. So many people were left in the dark, then we find out that many hard working people didn't keep jobs.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a place I never planned to leave."

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    Former Employee - Property Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had an amazing maintenance staff and worked with wonderful people. I was able to grow with the company.

    They had one AMAZING corporate assistant to the VP that was wonderful to work with when solving problems

    Cons

    Senior Management Changed and would communicate 1 set of goals and then turn around and change their mind and not communicate changes.

    Expectations of maintenance staff was unreasonable and did not provide the tools, resources or money to do proper repairs.

    Support for site level was missing.

    Advice to Management

    Don't chase off your long term loyal employees. Listen to them and offer support instead of driving them off. Be up front with expectations and communicate them. DO NOT say everything is going great and then come back later and decide it now no longer works.


  10. "Sorry it all had to end"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Heights, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company before sale. Casual work environment but yet professional. Very good training ground for new staff, lots to learn and take with you to your next job.

    Cons

    Company being sold, low moral no matter what they try. End dates keep changing make job search frustrating. So sad

    Advice to Management

    Should be more forth coming with changes. Should have listen to the street. Hiring family was a mistake one that costs jobs.


  11. "Worst Company Ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and that is all I can think of positive.

    Cons

    All about the $ and not customer service as promoted. Lack of support from upper management.


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