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CWS Apartment Homes Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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CWS Apartment Homes President Gary Carmell
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Pros
  • "CWS is a company that supports and encourages its employees by stressing its core values" (in 6 reviews)

  • "They fly you to Texas which where the corporate office is and makes you feel truly apart of a great company" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "The Regional Directors nor the upper management don't praise their employees for their hard work" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Overworked for little to no pay (slavery)" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CWS Apartment Homes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Feels like a family working for CWS. Good pay and bonuses.

    Cons

    I am happy with all aspects of CWS.

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Jun 14, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review of our organization! We love getting these types of reviews. Our family-like culture is something we strive to maintain even as CWS grows, and we... More


  2. "One of the Best Management Cos in the Industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Community Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CWS Apartment Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A well balanced company that allows for operating in the "gray". All decisions made align with their core values. The senior leadership team do an amazing job of supporting onsite teams. Great training department.

    Cons

    Great Insurance benefits but is costly. The company culture can sometimes become muddled due to investor demands.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Aug 13, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to see our training program is a value to you. We are also happy that you are able to see our core values being utilized. Our values are what we base... More

  3. "Best job decision I’ve made so far!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CWS Apartment Homes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training is excellent
    Management really cares
    Managers are great at preparing you for advancement
    Closest team I’ve ever had. They genuinely care about you.
    The pay is great!

    I love being an assistant community director with CWS! I love the amount of responsibility that comes with the roll and the open communication I have with my Regional Director and corporate. I have been referring so many of my past colleagues here. My manager is amazing and genuinely wants to see you grow.

    Cons

    Still new so I have not been here long enough to experience many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for taking a moment to review our organization! We love getting these types of reviews. It makes us happy that your experience with so many of our departments has been positive. We hope you... More


  4. "Excellent Place to Call Home"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CWS Apartment Homes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Terrific company culture
    Sharp on-site team members
    Caring leadership
    Well-maintained communities
    BRIDGE program i.e. philanthropy/volunteerism

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Your Regional Managers, Asset Managers, and Regional-Vice Presidents are incredibly in-touch with the many underpinnings in the field. Well done. Also, our on-site team members are sharp, quick to help, and an exceptional representation of our core values.

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your experience so far. We are happy that you are having such a great experience. Our caring culture is something we strive to convey through... More


  5. "I love this job, the people and CWS!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CWS Apartment Homes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The CWS Values, the BRIDGE program and the transparency. Your opinion and your ideas matter. I appreciate the honesty and more importantly, I appreciate that when we see an opportunity to make the lives of our team members better, we own it and work hard to get better. An example is learning last year that our commission program paid lower than market, so the decision was made to increase it.

    Cons

    Although the benefit program was improved this year, we should continue to look for programs where more associates can participate.

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review of our organization. Our core values are what makes us stand apart and a great company to work for. We are so glad that you enjoy participating in... More


  6. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great staff easy to work with

    Cons

    Management could be a little better

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Jul 18, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for filling out a review of CWS Apartments Homes. We are so happy that you get along so well with your team members. It really does make the difference!

    At CWS we encourage open... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Want to Start Looking for New Job..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CWS Apartment Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Value volunteering in the community. $100 leasing commissions.

    Cons

    Benefit plans are very expensive. Women MUST wear heels. Must have a 35% closing ratio or will be written up. Paying more to new employees but won't meet standard salary for existing employees.

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – People Services

    We appreciate your candid review of CWS. We are happy to see that the B.R.I.D.G.E. program is something you enjoy as part of our culture.

    We are disappointed to see that some of your expectations... More

  8. "Overall good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CWS Apartment Homes full-time

    Pros

    - A lot of good people
    - Charity program (BRIDGE)
    - Well respected in the apartment industry
    - Large company so seems to be a reasonable amount of opportunity for advancement if you work hard.

    Cons

    - Too many meetings. Sometimes they feel unnecessary, but other times it feels like the company likes to think through big decisions carefully.

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Jun 14, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for taking time to give us feedback on your experience so far. We are happy to see our B.R.I.D.G.E. program is something that you enjoy as part of our culture. Our team members certainly... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Learned a lot, CWS is a ahead of the game with their expectations above all of their comps."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Don’t have any pros :(

    Cons

    Hard work, work ethic and dedication , these qualities are not what moves you forward with CWS.

    Advice to Management

    No point in giving advice, they would never take it :(

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Jul 18, 2018 – People Services

    We appreciate the time taken out of your day to complete a review of CWS Apartment Homes. We are disappointed that you did not feel our core values translated through your experience. At CWS we take... More


  10. "Entire Team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management guides you and you learn very quickly!

    Cons

    Some team members don't do their job but this can happen anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    More training opportunities!

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to see that you are having a positive experience with CWS. A guiding principal for our company is investing in our teams through education. We encourage you... More


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