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Beacon Communities CEO Dara Kovel
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Extraordinary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Communities full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Beacon is an extraordinary company that inspires one to want to “do well by doing good”. We have industry leaders managing each department and their knowledge is shared throughout the organization. Growing my career with Beacon has been an amazing experience in which I am grateful for. Our leadership team is phenomenal and their passion for affordable housing is infectious!

    Cons

    Company growth is certainly not a con, however the take over of an entire portfolio seems to have stretched every department a little thin. From the field it appears that department heads need more resources to support them and their efforts. From a site level perspective our teams are already challenged with keeping up with property maintenance needs in which some have limited funding. If physical resources are needed...

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    Advice to Management

    Beacon is a very special place to work with a unique family like culture. I am hopeful that with our growth and change in leadership this family will continue to support one another and continue to strive to be the Best in Class company that it is today!

    Beacon Communities2018-10-29

    Beacon Communities Response

    January 19, 2019President

    Dear Beacon Team Member I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to post a review of Beacon on Glassdoor. Thank you so much for your positive comments and for the amazing work you do every day at Beacon! This was hopefully the first of many large portfolio acquisitions ...

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  2. "new hire"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Hudson, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    want there employees to be happy and they do a lot to make it happen

    Cons

    haven't found any cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work

    Beacon Communities2019-05-21
  3. "Excited to be here!"

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    professional and helpful team, great training, generous pay, flexible schedule

    Cons

    None at the time! Great company with a great vision!

    Advice to Management

    Offer a few additional home office trainings for specific positions to always keep up date!

    Beacon Communities2019-04-10
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Overworked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Communities full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    You get lots of paid holidays and some extra days off.

    Cons

    Compared to other management companies, you will be overworked with unnecessary meetings, conference calls and reports. They are more interested in covering their butts than actually caring about your well being. They make you think you matter but the bottom line is really what matters.

    Beacon Communities2019-03-05

    Beacon Communities Response

    March 5, 2019President

    Dear Beacon Team Member Thank you for posting a review of Beacon on Glassdoor. I am so incredibly sorry your experience with Beacon has not been favorable . Obviously we are falling short in trying to create a great work environment for all team members. If you are comfortable, ...

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  5. "Great People!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Beacon Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company has the best of the best people, and a cause and mission that makes me jump out of bed in the morning.

    Cons

    Maybe if Boston could be less cold?

    Beacon Communities2019-02-08

    Beacon Communities Response

    March 3, 2019President

    Dear Beacon Team Member Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Glassdoor. My favorite component of Beacon is the people/culture. Thank you for making a meaningful difference towards our mission every day! Best, Jeff

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Professional and Thorough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Beacon is very thorough, professional, organized and well run. Working for them has been an incredible experience! The benefits are great and everyone is very knowledgeable. They provide the necessary tools to succeed in your position.

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Remain open and approachable so that each individual site can continue to grow and be successful in all areas of property management.

    Beacon Communities2019-02-06

    Beacon Communities Response

    March 3, 2019President

    Dear Beacon Team Member I am very appreciative of your taking the post a review on Glassdoor. Glad to hear your experience with Beacon has been so positive. Please reach out to me directly at any time regarding any feedback you would like to share. Thank you for being a ...

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  7. "Beacon is unique"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Communities full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    If you're a hard worker, you don't give up easily, you enjoy working with a team, and you are adaptable - come work at Beacon. Beacon will give you the opportunity to showcase your skills, become part of a family, and have a voice. If you don't want to be just another number at a company, consider joining the Beacon family. Beacon recognizes hard work, promotes from within, and is constantly changing and evolving....

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    Cons

    Expectations are high, the work load is challenging, and something is always changing. Adaptability, flexibility, being comfortable with technology, and managing a schedule full of emails/conference calls/meeting are attributes that people on site will need in order to be successful. I don't see these as Con's; just the reality of the fast paced environment that is Beacon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to team members, weighing what is working versus what is not working, and keep communicating to people on site. Continue to put resources into ensuring that takeovers and staff transitions to Beacon are smoother than they have been. Keep offering surveys and other feedback mechanisms to hear from people throughout the company.

    Beacon Communities2019-01-12

    Beacon Communities Response

    January 17, 2019President

    Dear Beacon Team Member Thank you for your review and your positive comments. I am very proud of our unique company culture and so grateful for our continued growth as a company. Listening to team member feedback is critical and we will continue our efforts in this very important ...

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Start to my Career"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Beacon Communities is an incredible place to work. A lot of companies nowadays preach about being employee focused, but so many times that notion falls short. Beacon treats their employees like the most sacred resource available to them. This is my first position coming out of college. Previously I have been a part of internships and odd jobs, but the internship program at Beacon pushed me to start my professional career...

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    Cons

    I have not yet experienced a glaring con of working at Beacon Communities LLC.

    Advice to Management

    Continue showing those around that you want to help them. Provide mentorship to those around you. Engage with your team on a serious and impactful level and champion those around you.

    Beacon Communities2018-10-31

    Beacon Communities Response

    January 17, 2019President

    Dear Beacon Team Member Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on Glassdoor. We realize our team members are our most important asset. and am glad your experience at Beacon has aligned with our efforts in this very important area. Thank you for your ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT COMPANY TO BE A PART OF"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Communities full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Beacon is a great company to be a part of. They truly care about their employees and their residents. The Leadership is top notch. Employees are encouraged to be innovative. Benefits are great and with early closing on Fridays in the summer and before all holidays helps make Work-Life-Balance a reality. You will work hard; however, it does not go unnoticed.

    Cons

    Nothing to share at this time.

    Advice to Management

    As we continue to grow, the leadership team needs to stay focus on the caring culture that it has built over the years through talking and listening to their employees.

    Beacon Communities2018-10-31
  10. "Roving maintenance tech"

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    Current Employee - ROV Technician in Waterbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been working for the company for almost a month now and so far I love it. Everyone I have met so far has been super polite and helpful. The crew I work with, who are training me are awesome I couldn't ask for a better group of guys. The overall vibe of the company is very good I could tell from the hiring process and even more so from the new hire orientation on my first day that this company was a great fit!

    Cons

    Hiring process took about a month.

    Beacon Communities2018-10-31
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