CWS Apartment Homes Reviews

Updated May 2, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Leasing

    May 2, 2022 - Leasing Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Cws is a great company to work for

    Cons

    No cons for this company

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good Management Company That Cares

    Mar 15, 2022 - Leasing Director in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Allowed and supported employees to volunteer. Healthy lifestyle programs and incentives. Fun atmosphere and enjoyed working with coworkers.

    Cons

    Pay could have been higher. Standard of living is getting way too expensive.

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  3. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Tides have changed at CWS

    Feb 22, 2022 - Leasing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great incoming employee training, great onsite property managers, closed on Sundays.

    Cons

    There is no little to no support or understanding from corporate office for onsite teams. IT tickets take long spans of time to be resolved. Pay rates are low and men often are paid more than women. Day to day systems and websites have many bugs and are hard to use.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Alright Company

    Apr 5, 2022 - Leasing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits are getting better. Seems like the company, somewhat cares about their employees.

    Cons

    A lot of passive aggressiveness happens in the leasing office. Upper management doesn’t seem to care. Favoritism happens a lot in the leasing office. Sometimes fair housing laws get broken. Your life will revolve around the property including when your on vacation or dealing with personal stuff.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Not bad not great

    Apr 23, 2022 - Maintenance Technician 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Paid holidays Annual Boat Trip Monthly bonuses

    Cons

    responsible for installing and maintaining washer and dryers

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Use to be better

    Jan 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    When I first started I loved working for CWS and loved their values. They have great insurance and benefits. I loved that they encourage volunteering in the community. Made a lot of great friends I still have even after leaving.

    Cons

    Their values changed and employees who have been there forever were either fired or left the company. When Covid hit they didn't do much for the employees onsite at the properties, they went over how much the company made but said they weren't giving raises because everyone be thankful they have a job. They only do mandatory trainings during busy business hours and most of the trainings could have been an email. Be prepared to come in even if there is icy roads, working weekends, holidays, and being reached out to on your day off. Most CD's are only there maybe half of the time.

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Assistant Manager

    Apr 2, 2022 - Assistant Community Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work/life balance, responsive management, systems and processes

    Cons

    No growth opportunities, no additional training

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Lack of Employee Development

    Sep 24, 2021 - Corporate Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Everyone seems to treat each other with respect.

    Cons

    More recently seems to be a lot more turnover at CWS. When the middle/upper management team was restructured a few years back it seemed to come with a culture change within the company. When this happened it seems that there was less of a focus on promoting from within, and more focus on hiring the flashy candidate from another company with a long resume. The saying holds true that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. During quarterly update calls this is often brought up, and it is brushed off by upper management stating that we are growing stronger by adding a higher level talent with more experience. Although that is sometimes true, it cannot be the core philosophy or you will diminish the drive of your current workforce. It is easy to see that many on the leadership team struggle with the direction they have to adhere to. Some choosing to disregard that direction, while others are left to push direction that they don't necessarily agree with. Lastly, it seems that most supervisors are so busy they don't have time to help their teams advance. This seems true from top to bottom.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great training

    Mar 4, 2022 - Assistant Community Director in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They have Lots of training

    Cons

    Lack of support from regionals/corporate

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best company in Multifamily

    Jan 10, 2022 - Community Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hands down the best in the industry. They actually care about their employees. Great pay, benefits, support, training and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Honestly none- this company is a dream come true

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CWS Apartment Homes Reviews FAQs

CWS Apartment Homes has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 200 reviews left anonymously by employees. 61% of employees would recommend working at CWS Apartment Homes to a friend and 55% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, CWS Apartment Homes employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at CWS Apartment Homes. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

61% of CWS Apartment Homes employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated CWS Apartment Homes 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at CWS Apartment Homes to be culture, benefits, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, management, compensation.

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