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Douglas Emmett Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Douglas Emmett is a great Company to grow up the environment is one highest and very very professionals in all aspects (in 10 reviews)

  • They seem to have fine tuned the business of property management and have a positive work environment as well as amazing employee benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • No cons yet noted working with DE (in 13 reviews)

  • They'd rather bring in perpetual temps than hire people directly so there is a high turnover of admin assistants (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Team"

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

    I worked at Douglas Emmett full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with in the corporate group

    Cons

    HR micromanages its employees when they should be providing more transparency as to what their expectations are.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Day porter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. Fun people. Bonuses. They care about they people

    Cons

    You get an hour lunch. Thats too long

  3. "Entry level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time

    Pros

    Helpful people that encourage upward movement in the company, yearly performance and compensation reviews that allow opportunity for raises and potential promotions

    Cons

    Low entry level compensation in expensive cost of living areas, potential for very small increases in pay at compensation reviews even with positive reviews

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees some more leeway to negotiate their pay rates and improve the HR department's communication with other employees


  4. "Commercial Property Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time

    Pros

    Lots of really hardworking dedicated people who care about providing good service to their coworkers and tenants. Company owns and manages some of the most prominent properties in Los Angeles and Honolulu - couldn't keep them looking sharp and occupied without the staff. Company also promotes from within.

    Cons

    Processes are cumbersome with multiple approval levels, impacting tenant services and tenant improvements. Not sure whether that's due to SOX compliance requirements, but infrastructure could use an overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear requirements for promotion so employees know how to chart their career path.


  5. "G"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Experience, Environment, friendly atmosphere, Diverse,

    Cons

    The pay isn't the greatest...


  6. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Too much staff turn over


  7. "Worth the experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Douglas Emmett full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CFO is fantastic and is very much in the know of day to day details. Real world hands on experience and exposure was fantastic. Very professional, corporate culture.

    Cons

    Occasional micro managing. A bit behind in terms of software, hardware and utilization of newer technology in an effort to make your daily duties easier. A bit overwhelming in terms of job responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    I'd urge direct managers to steer clear of micro managing. I find it hinders the ability to create and cultivate personal responsibility for the tasks. I felt I was wearing too many hats and would have enjoyed and performed better at my position if our department had a larger team to help out with the responsibilities. Various components of this particular position could have been full time jobs on their own. It would have also been particularly helpful to utilize remote access to servers to work from home and not be held to a strict 8-5 schedule.

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Douglas Emmett full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth in this company.

    Cons

    The pay at this level is not great.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Everyone leaving needs counseling for Emotional Stress"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Douglas Emmett (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lower management was very nice - maybe trying to make up for upper management.

    Cons

    everyone was so terrified of upper management. managers would go to meetings terrified. it was so sad - people even talked about having nightmares.

    Advice to Management

    offer counseling. lol


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great opportunity to learn. Company gives a lot of training to employees. Good place to work, great people.

    Cons

    Work load could be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Better health insurance


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