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Colonial Properties Trust Chairman and CEO Thomas H. Lowder
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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers and managers.

    Cons

    Really the state of the industry itself


  2. "Senior Asset / Property Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Asset/Property Manager in Alabaster, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Asset/Property Manager in Alabaster, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Properties Trust (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They really took care of there employees and customers!! Great place to work.

    Cons

    I did not have any thing negative to say about Colonial Properties Trust, Inc. This company was very good to me.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "CLP"

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    Former Employee - Leasing Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Leasing Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Higher starting hourly rate for leasing consultants than others. 20% off your rent for your apartment if you choose to live onsite.

    Cons

    A lot of micromanaging; work-life balance is lacking; property personnel overworked; no incentives for working hard; properties that are lower scale work just as hard if not harder to obtain incoming residents and retain, however are being paid less per lease.


  4. "Senior Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Service Manager/Trainer/CPO/Proctor in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Service Manager/Trainer/CPO/Proctor in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Properties Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company with benefits, rate of pay and longevity

    Cons

    upper management needs more control over manager on site

    Advice to Management

    check up on what is going on site without manager there


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial Property Division"

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    Former Employee - LeasingCoordinator in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - LeasingCoordinator in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Properties Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a job. No Frills

    Cons

    Micro managed by a very mental supervisor. Executives did nothing about it even though the entire office knew and spoke about it.


  6. "Great pay, but no quality of life with family. Always heard of how awesome company was near the Corporate office."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Properties Trust (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are awesome. The benefits may be expensive, but they are well worth it. In each position you are preparing for the next step and as long as you can show them an "A" attitude and that you can handle the pressure you will advance.

    Cons

    When you are in management at a smaller community it is hard to take your time off or others will make you feel guilty to take the time off.


  7. "Miserable place to work."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Properties Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This place was a good introduction into the industry if you were looking to get into property management. Not really, I can't think anything good about this company.

    Cons

    The company really doesn't care about you. They expect you to leave the low-paying job soon and treat you accordingly. The company was very cheap and didn't even want to buy basic office supplies.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to this now defunct company.

  8. "Great place to work - too bad they sold the company. I really liked working there."

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Properties Trust full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The job had good benefits and great co-workers. It was a nice and clean office. There was a parking deck so it felt very safe.

    Cons

    I did not particularly like the annual review set up. I didn't feel I got any working feedback. The review process was anonymous so there was no way to discuss improvements etc. in person except for with the immediate supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    I did not particularly like the annual review set up. I didn't feel I got any working feedback. The review process was anonymous so there was no way to discuss improvements etc. in person except for with the immediate supervisor.


  9. "Unstable"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Properties Trust full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was able to remain employed for 7 years

    Cons

    Very unstable company in a very unstable economy

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of room for upward movement"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colonial Properties Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The People. Working on-site, you will be set up with a small team of coworkers which allows you to get to know each other well. If you are in a larger city, you will get to know your team members at other properties well, and have the potential to make a lot of good connections for the future.
    Policies & Procedures: Very straightforward and well planned. Allows you to know how to handle most every situation.
    Upward Movement: You can grow in your position rapidly and if you are good at what you do, it will be noticed.
    Pay: Pay is excellent by Property Management standards

    Cons

    Time Management: Very frequently you can find yourself being asked to do several time consuming tasks with the deadline mindset of "it needed to be done yesterday."
    Workload: Properties are frequently understaffed and the remaining employees have to bear that burden. Not having enough employees is not an excuse for mediocre performance.
    Benefits: Healthcare is not great and very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees really get along well together and you have hired some of the best in the business, but you don't treat them like it. Provide them with more tools to succeed and you will definitely see a return on investment.


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