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  1. "Excellent Company For Learning and Growth Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Panama City Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Panama City Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have freedom to do what you are best at. Growth opportunities galore. Boutique company feel where your opinions are heard from every level.

    Cons

    Not nationwide yet, but I feel they will be soon.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, keep doing what you are doing. The regional teams visit more than any other company I've worked for. The President is at our property almost monthly. I get great support from corporate.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor communication, High employee turnover, poor property management on Madison's North side"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BMOC full-time

    Pros

    Management attempts at teaching fair housing standards, creativity and innovative ideas encouraged, great co-workers, entry- level opportunities with possible potential of moving up with travel.

    Cons

    CEO is not straightforward, minimal training provided- sort of teach yourself, money/signing leases is #1 priority. Gossiping in the office about on site employees and residents. Little success leasing due to poor condition of apartments. Compensation of 2 bedroom apartment- apartments in awful (not up to code) condition, be prepared for building inspections very often.

    Advice to Management

    Genuinely care about your residents, imagine how you would feel in residents situations/ living in your building, put employees in positions you yourself would be comfortable with too, clarify positions before hire (maybe have a hiring contract), appreciate extra often unpaid work employees do. Communicate with your staff. Have a team that isn't short-staffed. Pay your employees fair decent wages and they will put in the work expected in return.


  3. "Exceptional Work Environment and Promotional Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BMOC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great access to upper management, who are both cordial and knowledgeable.
    - Accredited owner who teaches Real Estate Management for IREM
    - Provides exceptional 'on the job training' which lead to opportunities within the company
    - Owner has put employees through school, previously, and values loyalty
    - Some employees have worked for BMOC, inc for more than a decade
    - Ever expanding student housing portfolio allows for travel
    - Relaxed work environment - Bill buys pizza at the corporate office for the staff every Friday

    Cons

    - Have to work hard in order to stand out and make an impact
    - Longer hours in the summer during 'turn' - can not take much of any 'time off' in July and August
    - Need to be willing to re-locate to take advantage of some of the advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    - Management makes a good effort to keep tabs on the 'pulse' of all of its properties
    - More resident outreach may streamline that effort some, and allow for issues that might otherwise be covered up, to be taken care of


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  5. "Short term and forgettable career choice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ResidenceLife in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - ResidenceLife in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BMOC part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great co-workers and friendships
    -Young environment
    -Easy tasks- very straightforward and common sense
    -Dining Hall on site for staff lunches

    Cons

    -No positive reinforcement or opportunity for advancement given
    -Extremely high staff turnover
    -Disorganized and unprofessional work environment
    -No regard for well being and satisfaction of current residents, only concerned with gaining new residents and signing leases

    Advice to Management

    Allow those you hire to do their job without bullying from management, listen and improve human resources, and focus on retaining and satisfying current residents/customers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Greatest experience of wishing I never worked here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Industry recognition
    Freedom to do what ever needed to be done.

    Cons

    Upper management promised increase in salary for additional work to be done and a bonus. Never came. Too many people that are not experienced getting involved with other people's jobs due to management not having direct leadership. What a pathetic place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the people you hire to do their job and leave your ego in the office. You may learn something from the talented people you hire.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Embarassing Career Choice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexibility
    - Freedom
    - Work at your own pace
    - Learn from others
    - Great co-workers and friends
    - Get to meet some great residents, parents and community leaders

    Cons

    Overall the environment at Bmoc is very poor. The company is extremely unorganized and upper management is rude. Bonuses are promised and never paid. Staff is treated poorly and taught things that will ultimately hurt the residents and reputation of the buildings and company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect and don't promist things that you cannot provide. You need to think about the long term goals of the company, not temporary fixes.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "My skills and assets where leveraged for the financial betterment of the CEO with a false promise of advancement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. It is a place where you can learn a great deal.
    2. You often have the ability to take on new responsibilities.
    3. It is very easy to get a job here, they hire nearly anyone.

    Cons

    1. There is an illusion of advancement here. You can take on all the responsibility however the pay will never increase to match that responsibility.
    2. There is a lot of opportunity to learn, however that opportunity is 'on your own' you are thrown into positions and some people make it and some people don't. Those that do not are described by senior management as "lazy" or "stupid".
    3. Senior management preys on the 'need' of people to work. Compensation is never in writing and bonuses and commissions are rarely paid.
    4. There is nearly a 100% turnover each and every year. There are only three employees in the organization that have been there longer than three (3) years.
    5. Raises are given and then taken away.

    Advice to Management

    Please be honest with your approach to those persons right out of college. If you wish to only hire people for a short time and provide them with some basic skills and work them till they decide to go elsewhere that is fine. Do not promote the illusion that there is any type of a future working for BMOC as there is not. This is evident by the incredibly high turnover which is arguable four times the industry average.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The best place for career development and learning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We are an IREM baseline company, so easy to use forms and national information.
    Entrepreneur atmosphere
    I worked for the national student housing companies BMOC is much better
    You can trust the CEO, not a salesman like my last job
    Treats the customer with respect
    Treats the employees with honor
    One word – Ethical, what a concept, the other companies should learn it!

    Cons

    You need to work hard
    Intense competitor
    You cannot sit behind your desk all day
    Wants to be the best
    Hard work, but worth it!

    Advice to Management

    Please never become the ego maniacs the other students housing leaders have become. Keep the focus "It is all about the students"


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Its alright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and industry average pay

    Cons

    its a butt kissing contest. whoever wins has the best opportunity for advacement

    Advice to Management

    pick more than one or two people to give feedback on 30 plus people.


  11. ""BMOC""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I truly enjoy working here, management is very flexible with hours and learning you the appropriate tools you need to for your job.

    Cons

    I would say work harder to prepare more of the things we offer, (fastest internet, wooden floors, better furniture)

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on pricing and more on occupancy. Also, get to know the employee's on a different level where communication can become a major part to get the job done.


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