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Douglas Emmett Reviews

Updated August 24, 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. "Unique Approach to Commercial Real Estate and Probably the Best Company for the Uninitiated to Learn the Profession"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Management in West Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Property Management in West Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Douglas Emmett full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Property Managers have purview over financial reporting, leasing, project management, customer relations, team-building -- very interdisciplinary approach that will always well serve one who accepts the associated challenges. Lots of mentors for the Commercial RE uninitiated.

    Cons

    Occasional bouts of CYA from the Corporate office, as I recall. Otherwise, superb company.

    Advice to Management

    No real advice -- Senior Leadership operates a company at which I was very pleased to work. Left due to permanent relocation.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "my home"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom! I love the freedom I have working in DE. It makes me feel like I am working at home. It makes me wanting to go to work, I have a huge smile on Monday morning, what else can we ask for? No one tells me how to do my work, I schedule and plan my projects, as long as I meet deadlines, it is that simple. I am with DE for 14 years and plan to retire at DE.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "A safe and friendly work environment, with good benefits and lots of room for growth for committed employees."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time

    Pros

    Douglas Emmett is a very fair, equal opportunity company. I feel very comfortable working here, and managers are always open to answer any questions.

    Cons

    Employee training can use some improvement.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company I love my job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, solid management and building team a lot of patience with training.

    Cons

    so far I have none!

    Advice to Management

    Continue caring and wanting to see your staff succeed we see and appreciate it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work pays off!"

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to grow within the company and friendly people are a couple great things about this company. Speaking from experience, if you work hard enough, you will move up in the company. Hard work does not go overlooked.

    Cons

    At times, there has been construction in and around the building, which can be a bit of a hassle to deal with. However, Douglas Emmett is always looking for ways to make improvements in their office spaces.

    Advice to Management

    As long as opportunities are given to employees for career growth, as well as competitive compensation and benefits, this company should do fine in retaining their employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Douglas Emmett is the Best"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and everyone greets you with a smile and a friendly Hello!

    Cons

    There are no cons for this


  7. "I just recently started but so far I really enjoy this company. They are very welcoming and friendly."

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

    Pros

    They are very welcoming and provide a lot of growth potential.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any negative experiences with the company yet.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience and Business Culture for Growth."

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

    Pros

    Douglas Emmett offers very challenging and exciting roles in the Property Management industry. During my 1st year of employment, I was met with many challenges that would have been impossible to pass without the excellent training and support that was provided. Douglas Emmett encourages personal and employment growth and promotes from within. DE values there employees.

    Cons

    No Cons. What you get, depends on what you put into it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great hands on public accounting experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Supportive working environment, opportunity and growth. Progressive Management who listen and acts!

    Cons

    Need at least one more refrigerator.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Property Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing training! I love manager! She is very nurturing and supportive.

    Cons

    None to be found! I have a blast every day I come to work.

    Advice to Management

    NONE


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