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Carr Workplaces Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carr Workplaces full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Caring work environment, fun work, engaging, fair salary and generous benefits.

    Cons

    I have been here several years and still am not looking. While mistakes are made, corrective action is taken to do whats right for our employees and clients.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and we see the benefits (even when complaining)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Carr Workplaces"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Carr Workplaces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with combined with interacting with many different clients daily.

    Cons

    More involvement from the Corporate team.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goal to accomplish last minute task, and then follow up to ensure they are done correctly.

  3. "not nearly as good a company as it initially appears"

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    Former Employee - Client Services Associate in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Client Services Associate in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carr Workplaces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun Holiday parties, nice office spaces

    Cons

    Biased company. Criteria for promotion is a mystery. They only promote who they want to promote and usually it is those who don't always deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees, hire more men

    Carr Workplaces Response

    Aug 18, 2016 – Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We open up our promotional opportunities to all employees. When employees are not selected for promotion we give them feedback for areas they can work on to be ready for... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The grass is not greener!"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carr Workplaces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good benefits, beautiful spaces. Leadership is young, but skilled. Opportunity for grown if you are in the DC area.

    Working for CW right out of college was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Smaller company with big resources, it's easy to be exposed to all aspects of running a business. If you make it known that you want to succeed, then you will. I was promoted to a corporate role after about 7 months.

    My managers and their managers were all great- very supportive of my growth and skills.

    Holidays off were great- they give you like 10 or 11 and half days before some of them. I was so-so about CW while I worked there, until i went out and started working for horrible companies. The grass is not always greener on the other side!

    Cons

    Pay is horrendous, especially for living in the DC area. If i was paid 10-15k more per year, i never would have left.

    When I was there, there were a lot of top-level management who were let go at once, which was sort of scary.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your current benefits but pay more. You will retain employees with higher pay.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Community Manager"

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    Former Employee - Medical in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Medical in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carr Workplaces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Modern and full service offices, great client interaction, work schedule is pretty balanced and rarely have to work late if your an entry level employee. A good platform to learn to new skills and technologies providing a good opportunity for recent graduates.

    Cons

    Senior Management needs to implore better leadership with employee rations. The compensation to the expectation of duties is appalling, and more diversity in the corporate division is necessary. The confidential information that is disseminated through gossip amongst various locations is on a high pertaining to employee's compensations, work ethics/treatment of others, and individual performances.

    Advice to Management

    Be cognizant to who is privy to employee's confidential information! Keep the current benefit package but offer better pay, provide more promotional (especially management/corporate) opportunities to minorities within the same length of time as other non-minority employees.


  6. "community manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carr Workplaces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the best place to work if you like meeting new people

    Cons

    It's hard to have a day off

    Advice to Management

    better training


  7. "Community Manager"

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carr Workplaces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work with.

    Cons

    If you want to get promoted you would have to relocate to a different county or State.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Community Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carr Workplaces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, good co-workers, great benefits. Hours aren't bad, you very rarely have to work outside of the regular work hours.

    Cons

    Experience is completely dependent on whoever the manager of the specific center happens to be. Some are a lot better than others. Rigid dress code. No ability to work remotely.

    Advice to Management

    Work on training process, and keep a closer eye on your managers and center standards.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Word to the wise"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carr Workplaces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perfect for out of college. They cover your fee for great networking events. You can gain understanding of various industries through client interaction. Theres plenty of data entry for those interested. Benefits package is pretty amazing so thats the only reason for 2 stars there. Make the most out of the first 6 months to a 1 year and then leave quick!

    Cons

    Unless your spouse and/or significant other already works at corporate, you aren't going to move up. They take a huge preference to couples and accommodate them the most. Also, programs and software are rolled out well before any training is provided. Not to mention, manager support is almost non-existent, being left on your own to manage a center is not uncommon.

    Advice to Management

    Invest your efforts into the employees you hire and then forget about. Also, hosting a call for one hour when introducing new procedures and programs isn't suffice. Lastly, the amount of compensation offered is absurd. Its obvious now that you take advantage of wide-eyed college kids looking to progress only to label them with a number 1-4.


  10. "Community Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice 8:00 - 5 p.m. hours
    Great coworkers!
    Lots of opportunity to meet new people

    Cons

    Growth within the company is not always available


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