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Barrett & Stokely Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  1. "Property Map"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Nash, TN
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Nash, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barrett & Stokely full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved my time with Barrett and Stokely.
    Great people who don't micromanage and leave room
    For time to do the important things in the industry
    Taking care of Residents!
    I'm sad to leave such a wonderful group of people

    Cons

    Nothing negative I have nothing negative to say!
    I wish the whole team the best of luck and I would rejoin you anytime!

    Advice to Management

    Keep your old fashion management style. It is the best so don't try to "fix" it. It just fine the way it is


  2. "Better companies are out there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barrett & Stokely full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pto and good team atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay, average industry benefits. Micromanagement from top down.

    Advice to Management

    Invest and allow your ground level employees grow. Stop micromanaging!


  3. "For the most part it was a very good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barrett & Stokely full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company, fair salary,one of the better company's i have worked for, and would consider working for them again if the opportunity and location

    Cons

    - Not an easy job , you have to be able to multi task and know many things , which can sometimes be very stressful.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "No rewards or growth"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly... None! Just a job with a small paycheck!

    Cons

    Low pay scale, mediocre benefits, and small increases in pay.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth! Stop running your staff into the ground!


  6. "Okay employer depending on the location you are at."

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    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Barrett & Stokely (More than a year)

    Pros

    The location I was at was very flexible with my schedule. The property manager was very supportive and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The pay is not the greatest but, with commission that can change.


  7. "Great company with owners who care!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barrett & Stokely full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had an extremely positive experience in my 2 years with this company. While I was hired with no prior industry experience, my property manager and regional manager were always more than willing to provide access to additional training opportunities. Barrett & Stokely is truly a family-owned company, however the owners do care about their employees and take the time to get to know them. I had a wonderful experience with this company and, in my final week, I received emails and phone calls from each of the owners wishing me luck in my new position. I would absolutely recommend this company.

    Cons

    Upper management is not always transparent about what opportunities may be available. On the owned side, there are so many long-term employees (definitely a positive thing), there is not always a lot of room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about the direction of the company and current and future opportunities for growth.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don't drink the Kool - aid."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrett & Stokely full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No upper management oversight past your immediate supervisor, unless you fall victim to convenient amnesia when upper management steps in. Document every thing that is promised. You might get some training from a computer or another employee that did not get training either.

    Cons

    Plenty of promises with no benefits to the front line employees. You get paid but good luck with advancement. I heard one employee worked over 18 years as community manager only to be promoted after threats to leave. If you are a family member, your quickly promoted with a huge raise. If you are found to have fallen victim of an incompetent superior, you need to dust off your resume and pack your bags. Asking for help is highly discouraged. The hiring process is highly questionable and very shady. If you don't fit their "mold", don't bother. Lastly, expect no more than a 1 or 2% increase in pay every year no matter what effort you put in.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting family in positions they are not qualified to be in and maybe get some outside help in training. Maybe promote or hire someone who is a little different than you. Others call it diversity. Wake up to fact the front line employees are what runs your business while you play golf.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Document, document, document...."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barrett & Stokely full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, decent benefits package. Properties were well-maintained, with the exception of some fee-managed properties.

    Cons

    I had a newly-promoted supervisor, who truly believed in a cookie-cutter approach. In her mind, the marketing strategies that worked for an upper-class, suburban property should have been just as successful at a diverse, urban property. What was said and what got done were two very different things. I learned to document all communication in writing.

    Advice to Management

    One size does not fit all.


  10. "Great People...OK Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barrett & Stokely full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family-owned, great co-workers, benefits, vacation time, sick time, apartment discount, holiday parties.

    Cons

    Pay, open on some holidays, managers want to keep you instead of promote you, a lot of competition, working weekends. They want you to look professional and sell your community, but depending on what property you are working at, the pay you get may not be able to afford expensive clothes or to live in their apartments.

    Advice to Management

    Share management opportunities company - wide as some Property Managers tend to want to hold on to you forever and not promote you.


  11. "I can't imagine working for a better management company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrett & Stokely full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The opportunities for career growth are obvious as most of the managers and many of the supervisors at Barrett & Stokely have been promoted from within their ranks. Over my several years of employment, I was encouraged to acquire new management skills, to achieve industry designations, and to take on more responsibilities, all of which I did.

    Cons

    "You can't please all the people all of the time" yet the management of this company cares and will address the concerns of its employees. In spite of significant growth over 30+ years the Stokelys and the Barretts remain very much involved in its leadership. Growth brings with it new responsibilities and this company recognizes and is committed to meeting them. Recent examples include new wellness and training initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work



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