Beal Properties Chicago Reviews
62% would recommend to a friend
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Updated Nov 8, 2023
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- 5.0May 2, 2022Leasing AdministratorCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsChicago, IL
I've worked here for just over three years, and I continue to feel supported and appreciated. You are encouraged to be honest about your needs, and those needs are respected.
It can be overwhelming at times workload-wise, but that is to be expected.
- 2.0Nov 8, 2023Leasing AgentFormer Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
Uncapped commission Flexible hours Rewards for top agents Great leasing managers Health insurance
Expects you to choose work over social life. Weekends off? Nope, have to work or you'll be called out 40 hour work week? Doesn't exist, expects 50-60+ hours per week as you are never off the clock. Free time after "work" hours? No, expected to work at home after putting in a day's worth of work or again you will be called out No freedom for creativity whatsoever. If you don't follow everything they say to a "T", aka be a robot, prepare to have a sit down "conversation" Beal won't fight for their own agents and will cave to the outside agencies they work with every time just to avoid conflict. But also will make a big deal about losing deals to said outside agencies. No real form of advancement, just commission based sales Expects you to be a saint in dog eat dog industry Being a top performer doesn’t mean job securityBeal Properties Response3w
Brandon, first and foremost, we sincerely appreciate your positive recognition of the strengths of our workplace. At the core of our values is the creation of an environment that fosters success and acknowledges the hard work of our team members. Offering uncapped commissions, rewards for top agents, and the flexibility to accommodate individual needs are just a few ways we manifest this commitment. While the real estate industry can be demanding due to its competitive nature, this flexibility is in place to support a healthy work-life balance for our team. Contrary to your assertion, we do not have a requirement that anyone work a minimum number of hours. Our company culture is designed to allow for individuality within a structured framework for success. Operating as a small, close-knit office with weekly meetings and an open-door policy, we aim to foster a supportive and collaborative team atmosphere. We deeply regret that you felt restricted in expressing your innovative ideas, and we want to assure you, our current, and future employees that we actively encourage and value the unique contributions of each team member. In the real estate industry, collaboration with external partners is common, and we take the concerns raised about our advocacy for agents seriously. The primary role of our Leasing Directors is to ensure that our agents have the best possible chance of success in their deals. The goal is for each team member to feel confident and empowered in their transactions, with our full backing. Likewise, we strongly encourage all team members to strive for and achieve their career goals. Many of our employees have had long and successful tenures, and we are always impressed by, and actively support, their aspirations for growth within the company. Last but not least, we want to acknowledge your hard work during your time with Beal Properties. Real estate sales can be a challenging field, and we sincerely appreciate the effort you put into overcoming those challenges. We understand that not every role is the right fit for everyone, and we appreciate your honesty in recognizing where your skills and aspirations align. Your contributions have been appreciated, and while ending a relationship is never easy, we do feel that we made the right decision. We are confident that you will find a role where your skills truly shine, and we sincerely wish you the very best moving forward.
- 1.0Sep 3, 2023Administrative AssistantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
almost none in this company
irresponsibility, greediness, not good customer service2Beal Properties Response3mo
We always welcome feedback and constructive criticism, but we must admit that we are stumped by this review! Is it possible that you are reviewing one of the Beal Properties from another state? We only ask because we have not employed anyone matching the description you have provided (job title, employment length, start date, etc.). Plus, even our harshest critics have had at least some positive feedback to share (awesome coworkers, competitive salaries, literally *the best* healthcare benefits, free snacks...). There are a few, unaffiliated, "Beal Properties" out there, so I apologize for having to double check.
- 1.0Nov 29, 2022Administrative AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
-You can literally wear PJs everyday
The leadership here is astonishingly horrible. They are the most uncomfortable team of people to work with. None of them trust or like each other so there are constant dirty looks, gossip, and weird tension 24/7. The leasing agents not only compete with each other and other agencies, but they also have to compete with their direct bosses. The people who are supposed to be helping you, are your competitors. These directors are known to be untrustworthy. All the systems in place are so old and inefficient. During my time there I saw multiple people try to bring bright and innovative ideas to the table, all of which got shut down. Change is hopeless. You would drive yourself crazy trying to make logic of it all. Check out avoidbealproperties.com to get an idea of the ethics at this company. Some of the employees go by aliases because the negative reviews mentioning them by name have gotten so bad. There are no policies in place to protect the employees at Beal Properties. Should someone ever feel discomfort in the workplace, there is no one to recognize or report this behavior to. Just like the website says, avoid Beal Properties.1Beal Properties Response12mo
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is important to hear what we are doing well and what we need to improve on. Many of our team members have happily worked here for 5, 10, even 20+ years and have formed genuine, lifelong friendships along the way. While we respectfully disagree with your colorful description (dystopian is an unusual and impressively bleak word) we are still disappointed to hear that this was your experience, because it means, in your case, we might have failed you somewhere along the line. One of the most important goals for our Team Leaders is to foster positive relationships and build trust with our employees. This includes our Leasing Directors, whose primary role is to mentor and encourage our growing team of rental agents. In addition, we have a companywide “open door policy”. Literally. Every team member has direct access to even the most senior manager and is encouraged to bring any concerns and new ideas to the table. We are always very impressed when our employees feel passionate and engaged with us and view that enthusiasm for innovation as one of the keys to our decades of growth and success. You were a hard worker and we thought you showed a lot of promise. It is truly unfortunate that you felt you could not come to us for support. It is never easy to end a relationship, but we feel we made the right decision and sincerely wish you the very best moving forward.
- 1.0Aug 28, 2022Leasing ConsultantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
Set your own schedule, bagels at weekly meetings sometimes.
Huge administrative failure from the top down. The leasing side is ran by two directors. There is a huge conflict of interest with directors as they compete with the team that they are suppose to be leading. They also have a lot of history with each other and that causes a miserable work environment for the people around them. You will be greeted with frequent sighs and eye rolls. The owners and directors use a form of intimidation on their employees causing a high turnover rate amongst leasing agents and admins. The admin side is very understaffed which directly effects perspective clients and current tenants. Plenty of great realty companies and this is not one. Read the bad reviews about the company and believe them.3
- 5.0Jun 9, 2021Administrative Property ManagerCurrent EmployeeChicago, IL
- Supportive team all around, from the managers to the owners, you can talk to them about anything and a solution will be made, that is really important! -Casual office environment and everyone gets along. - You can learn so much in one office because of the different departments.
Dealing with difficult tenants which can cause actual stress on an individual.Beal Properties Response3y
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are so proud of our APMs and know that you all go above and beyond to assist our tenants with anything they need. You are all ROCKSTARS and we are so grateful for all of your hard work. We appreciate you!
- 5.0May 25, 2021Administrative Property ManagerCurrent EmployeeChicago, IL
Collaborative setting with supportive coworkers Open communication and transparency Critical thinking skills are challenged everyday
Workloads can be stressful at times, but are certainly manageableBeal Properties Response3y
Thank you for all of your hard work! Your feedback is important and we are proud to learn that you feel supported and happy on the job. We couldn't ask for a better APM team!
- 5.0Aug 30, 2019Media ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
1. You work with some of the most diverse, unique, energetic group of individuals. 2. There are endless opportunities for cross-training and growth. 3. Leadership is encouraged! 4. FANTASTIC HEALTH/DENTAL INSURANCE! 5. Culture (happy hours/etc.) 6. Beautifully (and recently) renovated office.
1. Due to the nature of the industry (Property Management/Real Estate), there are busy seasons for different departments which can create stressful situations for obvious reasons. 2. While the health insurance provided is SUPERB, it would be excellent if the package was available to spouses/children.1
- 5.0Sep 18, 2019Administrative Property ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearChicago, IL
You get to work with amazing co-workers and managers. The managers actually want you to succeed, are on your side, and will support you every step of the way. Everyone works together. The hours are great, there's room for growth, every day is a learning opportunity, no micro-managing, your co-workers are your friends, fun work outings, frequent office lunches. I've worked in a lot of tough customer relations positions, so it's nice to actually have support from everyone in the company.
The workload can be overwhelming at times but that's with any job.
- 5.0Sep 20, 2017Leasing ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsChicago, IL
The office works as a team and is very helpful when assistance is needed. Most employees are cross-trained in one way or another. The business itself is always expanding, and this leaves room for new hires and growth within the business. The software is easy to learn even if you are not familiar with property management software. The office environment has a pretty open floor plan so you are not left to a cubicle. Dress code is business casual. Communication is open door policy, so you never feel uncomfortable expressing new ideas/issues that you may want to share and these things are never dismissed, but rather always looked into thoroughly by management. Office outings and lunches are often coordinated to encourage a family vibe between employees, and to encourage continuing working hard and focused in the office. Benefits: The insurance offered is top notch. The salary I started with was great and annual reviews are performed by management to evaluate your position in the company/raises/feedback ect. Bonus' are also a huge plus! It has one of the more relaxed 9-5 Monday through Friday schedules I've ever worked with, and there is an hour break for lunch each day. The work/life balance is never effected and you do not have to take work with you when you leave.
Sometimes I find it difficult to find parking in the area but there are plenty of public transportation options nearby. There was a lot of construction in the area at first (which used to be a huge inconvenience for noise and parking) and , but now I see this construction nearing completion and driving a lot of other really great businesses as neighbors, which is great!
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