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Duke Realty Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Building Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Building Engineer in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Building Engineer in Mesquite, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Realty (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good place to work until they outsourced jobs.

    Cons

    outsourcing was not good put 110 people out of a job


  2. "Leasing Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Duke Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and perks

    Cons

    was not a good fit for my skill set...
    requested training, but was not permitted to participate in any that would have helped get my knowledge to the level they desired.
    Drive to the north side from the south side... traffic is the pits!


  3. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke Realty (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, nice people

    Cons

    Sometimes I really felt as though I was just a temporary employee

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Lead Technician"

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    Current Employee - Lead Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company. Great working environment! Duke Realty does a great job getting everyone involved from community service projects to team building. Flexible hours a plus.

    Cons

    Middle management needs help. Customer service not great. The expense reporting tool is outdated and needs an upgrade. They currently issue somewhat rebuilt PC's which are also outdated to perform day to day functions.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your systems and Customer Service.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I don't have any desire to retire for another 10 years.

    Cons

    I enjoyed my 30 years at Duke Realty, but the company has been downsizing and I got caught in the downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best people to promote your brand.


  7. "CEO is smart and cares for the company. Does what he needs to in a tough market to keep the boat afloat."

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Duke Realty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Real estate is a tough market. At its heyday, bonuses in this company were healthy, benefits were plentiful and fostering cohesive teams was a top priority. The offices were in class A buildings and nearly everyone had their own office. I made very close friends during my tenure there. Even though my department was let go to streamline company functions, they were professional and forthright about it, offered a nice severance package, set us up with recruiters and helped any way they could to find us new jobs. How many companies do this?

    Cons

    I don't work there anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and make sure this company stays around a long time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "This is one of the best places I have worked."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Concern for employees and their families. Very friendly even the top bosses are open to talking with all employees. Very diverse and very concerned about customer service. Customer service at Duke Realty means other business and even other associates. Very good place to work.

    Cons

    Every place has its ups and downs, sometimes some of the employees do not get along with others but top personnel tries to work with keeping it to a minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see some money put in the budget to allow some employees the ability to go to training conferences.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Former accountant can play the game, but will he go all in when the going gets tough?"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Vice President in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When I was first hired at Duke, it was a breath of fresh air from my previous employer. The atmosphere was younger & I felt that Duke was going to take on the world. I also noticed that people tend to stay at Duke once they are hired. Over the past 3 years, Duke expanded into several new markets and gained a more national profile. New markets meant new challenges. We have more buildings and more opportunities.

    In my time at Duke, I have reported to many people and, for the most part, none of my bosses have micro managed my performance.

    Cons

    We can say we are all working toward the same goal, but in reality, we feel we are working for the best interests of those with the biggest titles and those on commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. Walk the walk. In a similar bad year, Tom Hefner put his bonus back into the bonus pool.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "DRE is a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Financial Analysis in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Financial Analysis in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Strong business model - it's a reit run by accountants. They are not risk averse, but prudent in the manner in which they employ capital. Management seems to take a longer term view, than some of the other firms in the same competitive set.
    2.Senior management is talented, sincere, and equitable - from the top down, the organization is run by good people. It is a very collaborative organization. Management is open and honest.
    3.Great working environment - good work life balance. Good group of people to work with. For the most part, everyone does their job (well). Advancement, etc is predominantly distributed in a manner that rewards those that are deserving. The level of office politics is much lower than other places.

    Cons

    Many functional areas lack a definitive career path. There is room for advancement and growth, it's not as delineated as at some other firms.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the listed positives. Continue to address the career path issue.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Duke is really good company to work at for several reasons. 1.) Community involvement. They promote and encourage employees to get involved in the community they work or live in. Each employee gets 2 paid days off for community service and the company will match donations up to $1,000.

    Cons

    One of the downsides Duke has it seems there are employees in postions they don't deserve to be in. Need to take the good 'ol boy network down and promote based upon merrit.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job in my tenure and need to fight through the downturn in the economy.


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