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Cummings Properties Reviews

Updated Sep 26, 2019

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2.7
47%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
Approve of CEO
Cummings Properties CEO Dennis A. Clarke
Dennis A. Clarke
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "They offer a 401K, a holiday bonus, you get a free turkey at Thanksgiving and there are bonuses for attendance and safety(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "I worked grounds crew and the team leader was a great guy but his right hand guy not so much(in 6 reviews)

  • "Most of the mid-level and grounds staff seemed honest and able to tell what's right and wrong(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Cummings Summer Worker"

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    I have been working at Cummings Properties

    Pros

    Very flexible work hours and a good group of coworkers

    Cons

    Company structure creates a stressful environment

    Cummings Properties2019-01-11
  2. "Good family company, needs better tech & communication"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummings Properties full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable, solid, stock options, fair compensation when fought for, turkey at thanksgiving, $1000/year to donate to non-profit of choice

    Cons

    communication is not the greatest, computers are slow, many people have been there for years, which shows great commitment and loyalty, but they seem set in the ways of the company, since they have not worked elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money on better tech.

    Cummings Properties2019-09-27
  3. "Consistsnt"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HVAC Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummings Properties full-time

    Pros

    Consistent work. No on call

    Cons

    Salary lower than other places that are comparable

    Cummings Properties2019-09-25
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Cummings Con"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummings Properties full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Located by Starbucks, everyone is nice at first.

    Cons

    Don't know where to start. They treat their employees horribly, no upward mobility and professional development. They treat the tenants equally bad - They hide the fees, hide the non separated meters, use every lie and tact to keep the security deposits. The offices dont warm up during the winter and dont coool down during the summer. If you are looking for a job STAY AWAY. If you are looking for space look... somewhere else.

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    Advice to Management

    It is time to retire.

    Cummings Properties2019-03-26
  5. "Full of corporate greed"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Department in Beverly, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummings Properties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not much at all. Low pay, blood money and overtime is the only way to get decent Paychecks.

    Cons

    Cameras, and rats everywhere. Horrible Christmas bonuses takes 10 years to get a decent one, pushed pressure to work Saturdays.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn’t matter they drank the cool-aid it’s too late.

    Cummings Properties2019-02-16
  6. "Underpaid and under appreciated"

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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cummings Properties

    Pros

    Gives back to a lot of charities.

    Cons

    Doesn’t give back to its “valued” employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop defending Glassdoor reviews. It’s desperate. Although, it does give people a clear view at how you don’t value our opinions and just try to twist our words.

    Cummings Properties2018-12-20
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Don't be fooled...do your research and STAY AWAY"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cummings Properties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Although probably clueless to what is going on behind their backs, Bill, Dennis and Eric are great -Unlike to their employees, the company is great to the community and in helping local businesses -Next to a Starbucks -Can check your entire inbox while waiting for traffic getting in and out of the building lot

    Cons

    -Salary is not very competitive to industry -Not much room for advancement, several employees stuck in same role for years -Stuck in the 90s with a lot of their ways (i.e. technology, design styles, etc.) -Managers from different departments bicker and talk bad about the other one behind their backs -Micromanagement is the name of their game -Communications department will go out of their way to change 80% of... your draft (it got to the point that some in our department would only fill out our drafts half-heartedly, saying, "Does it matter? Joyce will just have communications rewrite it all."

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    Advice to Management

    Change with the times. It's great you give back so much to the community, but try to put some of that effort into giving back to the employees, whether it is updated computers, equipment, etc etc. I'm sure we'll get the usual speel from communications on how happy their employees are. Unfortunately, these reviews say otherwise and shine a light on a truth they wish you wouldn't see.

    Cummings Properties2018-08-15
  8. Helpful (5)

    "The "two-page" lease"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Cummings Properties full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    convenient location near highways and services

    Cons

    I found it interesting that the company referred to its 2-page lease in responding to someone here, citing it may be the shortest lease around. Actually, it would be more interesting if the company actually posted a copy of the lease to show readers what it really is. Imagine two 8 1/2 by 11 pieces of paper connected at the top, to form a 8 1/2 by 22 piece of paper, then use about 9 point type font to completely... fill both sides, making the document almost illegible without a magnifying glass. There's literally almost no room to fit anything more on the page and managers and company lawyers always work overtime to try to squeeze in new clauses or language to still fit on this "2 page" lease.

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    Cummings Properties2018-05-14
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Your just a number."

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

    I worked at Cummings Properties full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits, free flu shot

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about employees, very high turn overrate.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your work force. If you did maybe they always would't be looking to hire new people.

    Cummings Properties2018-03-02
  10. "Carpenter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummings Properties full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, workers are great, always busy

    Cons

    Dealing with the snow.

    Cummings Properties2018-01-29
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