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"Look For Something Else"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Santa Monica, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There are good people here, however what they all share in common is the frustration for the low pay. Santa Monica is nice in the summer. That is really the only perk.

Cons

- very very very low pay in the accounting department.
- fear based culture
- top down culture, 5 execs and 2 VP's make all the money, the rest of the staff is paid with peanuts and m&m's

Advice to Management

If you pay your people as if they are desperate for a job, you will be left with people who are desperate for a job.. Update your computers, your technology is seriously outdated.

Other Employee Reviews for Douglas Emmett

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Hard work little pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time

    Pros

    Good for college students just starting out that are willing to work for little money and get the experience.

    Cons

    Alot of rules and regualations with very low pay increases.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Hard work does not pay off!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager & Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager & Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with a never ending flow of work. There will always be work for you to do, so you will never really feel that your job is in jeopardy because of the lack of work. There are some good, honest, hardworking people here. The ideal candidate would be an interior designer, because it is a lot about selecting finishes and preparing signage.

    Cons

    It is very corporate and you have to be extra cautious in everything you do. Too many meetings, emails and miscellaneous items that prevent you from doing actual work. The position is extremely demanding and the pay is very minimal (unless negotiated aggressively upfront). They want to quantify your results, such as, did you complete your project on time and within budget. These are the two most important aspects. The numbers never tell the story of all the associated problems with a certain project, but they are quick to blame for not producing a project under budget (w/ 10% savings) and on schedule. If you are an exempt employee, this position will demand a lot of your personal time. The director and the other project manager have a prior work relationship, so if you do crack their clique you may feel like an outcast. It is difficult to make design decisions because it needs to be approved first by the director and on bigger decisions it needs to be approved by the Upper Management Group. This obviously adds to delays on getting things done on time.

    Advice to Management

    Give proper training or guidance to candidates on projects with little or no familiarity. Positive reinforcement and support during the span of employment. Limit the micro management. And show that you actually care for the well being of your employees.

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