Cartus Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2020

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3.2
58%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
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Cartus President and CEO   Katrina Helmkamp
Katrina Helmkamp
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Best work-life balance company I ever worked with(in 63 reviews)

  • "Great people and culture, good work conditions, good benefits, great leadership(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay is very low for the area, hard to pay bills and buy food with this low salary(in 18 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to competitors(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cartus full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Good onsite amenities.

    Cons

    Lot of management do not have experience in management or in technology

  2. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are very nice. Great culture.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than the average.

  3. "Decent experience, low pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pricing 

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

    Pros

    Good culture and work/life balance

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of growth opportunities

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  4. "Multi Faceted Real Estate Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Services in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cartus full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to diversify Real Estate skills

    Cons

    Management held back those that they felt were to highly skilled

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relocation Coordinator in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits Ability to move up quickly

    Cons

    Promotions sometimes given to people with longer amount of time at the company rather than based on skills or education level

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Wonderful established company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established, mature company. Wonderful people to work with. Great career training. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Lower pay scale, a dying business model, manage people to reports and not outcomes;

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Company is unwanted and you will be unwanted"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cartus full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    None - this is an outdated business model with no future

    Cons

    Realogy entered agreement to sale. Sirva then backed out. This is a company in a sea without land.

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  8. "Red tape"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Payroll in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cartus full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I've met some great people working at Cartus. If you're on a team that allows you to think, you can develop your skills.

    Cons

    Professional growth is really slow at the company. A fast track to a manager position is roughly 5 years at best (which in most bands starts in the lower 60k range). There are many controls internally that makes processes difficult to complete. Many teams don't completely own there own processes, put "red tape" around things, and are extremely inefficient which is frustrating. There are lay offs every 1.5-2 years which doesn't appear to be ending (even with the current merger). If a big change occurs, you'll be "forced" into it. As an example, my department is being merged with another department that is a band above us. There is no new job description, people don't have a choice to become a part of the merger, and no band level is changing (basically accept it or quit mentality). Culturally, a good portion of my team are there just for a paycheck as they are more family oriented (which is fine). This may be a turn off to those who want a more professional team. Also getting any type of raise or promotion means doing your job at 110%, and a portion of the position above you (ie to prove yourself worthy). Even when doing this, you may be awarded something as nominal as .5-1.5% higher of a raise then someone who is doing a basic level of work. In a nut shell, if you need experience then you can get a good start at Cartus. Its not however a competitive provider of a salary in the area (this is why most people in the manager and below position work two jobs, or are in two income families).

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful clients. Intermittent work."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Language Teacher in Noblesville, IN
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cartus part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Rewarding experience instructing English to speakers of other languages. Wonderful clients. Cartus reimburses you for up to $100 of materials.

    Cons

    Intermittent. When client's allotted hours are complete, sessions end. No travel allowance and not paid for training or lesson preparation. While most contacts at Cartus are wonderful, one became non-responsive, which was frustrating. Weeks later, I learned that she had a new position, yet she did not notify me. She had told me about a new client, got my scheduling preference, then crickets. Also, it takes a full month to be paid.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture, good work conditions, good benefits, great leadership

    Cons

    Declining business, going through a merger now

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