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CWS Apartment Homes Reviews

Updated December 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "They have a paid training program which is great for those new to the industry" (in 9 reviews)

  • "The company culture and core values are best in class" (in 8 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"

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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 (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. "Best company I have ever worked with!"

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

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

    Pros

    Training programs, freedom to run your asset, not a lot of red tape, incredible values that are practiced daily.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say about CWS.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do, you have this right and it sure makes employee moral soar!

  3. "good place"

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    • 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

    advancement within the company and pay

    Cons

    long hours and long drive to work

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out a review of CWS Apartment Homes. We understand that sometimes, due to the needs of the business, team members may be asked to work more than their... More


  4. "Great place to work with strong core values!"

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    • 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

    The CWS culture is family oriented. I enjoy working for a company that not only talks about their core values, but allows team members to demonstrate them. For example, one of our core values is "Respect for People". As a company, we demonstrate this value through our B.R.I.D.G.E Program. This program allows us to volunteer, and give funds to a charity of our choice. Most companies just partner with one to two charities, but don't allow their employees the freedom to choose a charity he/she is passionate about. CWS is truly a great place to work.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Nov 14, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for the awesome review of CWS Apartment Homes! Our core values are the backbone of our company and something we live by daily. The BRIDGE program definitely sets us apart; we are proud to... More


  5. "Great 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The People! Culture & Values. The family feel, even though the company's grown - it still feels like family. A very caring environment. The volunteer program is phenomenal - BRIDGE. Good benefits and normal holidays (plus Birthday holiday!). YouEarnedIt! an online program where employees can recognize each other. Great Place to Work!

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Stay focused on the values and strong culture.

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Oct 30, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write a review about CWS. We love getting reviews like this! We are happy to see that you enjoy the many benefits of our amazing culture. We... More


  6. "Best in class!"

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

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

    Pros

    I have worked for CWS over 10 years and would not want to be apart of any other organization. CWS provides an environment that feels like family. We offer many corporate departments that support our onsite teams. We having an amazing training department that is truly remarkable with the delivery of relevant material. Pay is competitive within all markets. The company culture and core values are best in class. I not only work by these values but I live by them as well.

    Cons

    CWS listens to their employees and is always striving to deliver excellence to them

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Oct 30, 2018 – People Services

    First, thank you for your 10 plus years of service! What a great compliment coming from a team member that has been with us for as long as you have and you still love your job! We agree that we have... More


  7. "Phenomenal experience so far"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive upper management. Great pay and insurance.

    Cons

    Not loving the Thursday time extension to 7 pm, but I see the value in it. Not every property is A+ class, but a diverse portfolio is ideal from an investment perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a program where employees can show their other interests and desire to grow. The biggest hindrance in applying for internal jobs that require other types of experience/skills is the fact that most employees may only have a resume that includes past positions.

    With an endeavor to grow outside the current position, an employee that has the ability to showcase their skills in a way that gets noticed by the hiring individuals within the company would be a win-win for the employee and the company. Doing this would ideally result in having a queue of employees that were being groomed for a potential next step for them and when a position came available, the turn around would ideally be decreased. This would be most applicable to those aspiring to corporate positions.

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Sep 27, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for taking a moment to fill out a review of our company. We are happy to see that you enjoy our benefits and that you see evidence of our core values in action every day.

    CWS has grown... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "It is OK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good commissions

    Cons

    you better be a robot and be prepared to the same thing everyday with no changes.
    If your are not one of their favorite you will be leasing apartments your entire life.

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Sep 27, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for filling out a review of CWS Apartment Homes. We are happy to see that you are enjoying the pay and commissions we offer.

    Your comments about your work environment are very... More


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Go somewhere else"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CWS Apartment Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing that even begins to tip the scales towards positive.

    Cons

    I worked at a property that was undermanned by 3 people and management did nothing to facilitate help for our crew. We were constantly told our work was to slow and not to par. We asked day after day as to the status of any new hire or temp worker to help alleviate the piling work load that never diminished. You will not be treated like a human being you will be used and abused until you are no longer useful or you won't kiss managements feet.

    Advice to Management

    I said everything I had the first time. I am disappointed that so many people had to leave, especially when some had been with the company for almost a decade. L

    CWS Apartment Homes Response

    Sep 27, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review on our company.

    We understand a key component to our success onsite is the team that supports our communities, our customers, and one another... More


  10. "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