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Berkadia Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Multi family Real Estate Broker"

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    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berkadia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice office, nice people and nice work environment

    Cons

    Very poor technology service. Supported Blackberry and PC's but very little support for Mac products.

    Advice to Management

    Provide your people with better technology/ tech support so they can effectively do there job

    Berkadia2017-03-02
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Management Needs a Healthy Dose of Reality"

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    Former Employee - Multiple Positions in Ambler, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berkadia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is some flexibility with working from home. The people really made the work worthwhile. Bonus available. Generous PTO.

    Cons

    Management is fickle and changes its outlooks, employee initiatives and goals on a regular basis. There is a BLATANT lack of diversity when it comes to women and minorities in upper management and in certain key roles within the company with no recourse in sight to rectify this issue. The company outwardly appears to be taking an stand to change the old-school work culture when in reality their decisions and solutions...

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    Advice to Management

    Your people ARE and always WILL BE your greatest asset. Not a commodity to be wasted and squandered. Good people with incredible talent and knowledge are leaving. And there is a reason why. Its up to you to take a long listen as to WHY. To many this is place is just a paycheck until the next opportunity comes along.

    Berkadia2017-03-12
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Resources -Exposure to different asset classes -Good Health Insurance -Good place to work for about a year and then find something better

    Cons

    -Unskilled Managers: while they may have been with the company a long time, it does not make them fit to manage people. Openly shows favoritism, discusses grievances about employee with other co-workers. Ignores complaints about unprofessional office behavior. -Unprofessional office: Young employees who spend a great deal of the day "screwing" around. Claim to be busy but have time to play games. Shun you for not partaking...

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    Advice to Management

    Before putting someone in charge of managing people, make sure they at least have basic management skills.

    Berkadia2017-02-11
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Avp"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berkadia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid company with very deep pockets ownership.

    Cons

    Not willing to allow internal advancement.

    Berkadia2016-12-11
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Berkadia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Berkadia is indeed a growing company with a great deal of potential and the people there are generally pleasant on a day to day basis. Another pro is the benefits for full-time employees, which are quite reasonable.

    Cons

    Despite the great deal of potential that Berkadia possesses, they squander it with a lack of appreciation for personnel or follow through with their promise to retain or train educated/talented individuals. Coaching up personnel is basically non-existent unless you suck at your job, or consider a unilateral online approach to education enlightening. Prepare to play ball by their rules; don't bother to innovate or coach...

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    Advice to Management

    Management usually involves managing people, not shunning them for attempting to improve the company's performance. Use PTO and expect to be fired. Innovate and improve a platform and expect your a manager to take credit. Have a child and expect no flexibility unless there's legal repercussions. BeBerkadia means: Integrity; People Matter; Take the Long View; Excellence; Love our Jobs..... Unfortunately not one of these...

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    Berkadia2016-12-02
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Big Changes Ahead"

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    Former Employee - Client Relations Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Berkadia

    Pros

    Supportive team Decent pay plus bonuses

    Cons

    No work/life balance Militaristic environment with little appreciation Stressful work environment Overworked management

    Berkadia2016-09-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Peon"

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

      I worked at Berkadia

      Pros

      There were some nice people

      Cons

      Claim to care about employees. Not true

      Berkadia2016-10-01
    • Helpful (3)

      "Management 360 Feedback"

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      Former Employee - Portfolio Manager 
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Berkadia

      Pros

      Excellent group of people in the organization. Long-time standing employment. Involved in industry related events with peer groups.

      Cons

      Need for mid-level management development.

      Advice to Management

      Recommend closer monitoring of mid-level management to ensure HR compliance and strong performance. The excuse of just because someone has been in a position or with a title does no grant them the ability to perform well in that role. Mid-level managers are often a strong influence in an individual employee's motivation to seek employment elsewhere. It is key to have the right individuals in positions of leadership....

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      Berkadia2016-08-25
    • Helpful (3)

      "Company Transitioning to Full Scale Agile"

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      Former Employee - IT Professional 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Berkadia full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      - Benefits & 401K - CEO - People - Transition to Agile - Stable Business - Company Values

      Cons

      - Company is transitioning in every department so a lot of long-time employess have either left or laid off due to restructure - IT Development product structure has a lack of direction and no dedicated PO's - Moral for non-management is way down - Compensation is not competitive to today's standards

      Advice to Management

      Be honest with your people, don't insult them by keeping secrets and giving vague answers because you think they are not mentally capable of understanding.

      Berkadia2016-07-07
    • Helpful (2)

      "IT"

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      Former Employee - Agile Developer in Ambler, PA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Berkadia full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great management and people. Fun and challenging. Very team orientated. It is really fun to go to work when you are around other motivated and supportive teams. Well formed teams based on a balance of personalities and skills.

      Cons

      Some times it seems to take forever to get what you need to do your job. Also some of the policy's are a bit odd.

      Advice to Management

      Love the lack of micromanagement. Keep letting employees take the responsibility and do the job they were hired to do. It's working.

      Berkadia2016-05-19
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