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"Transwestern is a solid company with great leadership and talented people in the field."

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  • Culture & Values
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Former Employee - Property Manager
Former Employee - Property Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company has good policies and a culture to promote solid service to clients. Their is a teamwork attitude where employees are empowered to perform their job function. the CEO update from Larry Heard is a nice touch to keep employees informed on big picture items.

Cons

There not many cons related to Transwestern and the large growth experienced in the last few years has slowed and needs to be the focus to cultivate new business and grow the existing customer base. I feel they have good people in place to do this, but it takes time. I wish them the best.

Advice to Management

Keep plugging away to continue the growth of the company. You should be proud of a solid group of associates.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Transwestern WAS the right place to be"

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

    I worked at Transwestern full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The experience is different depending upon your assignment, your manager, and your region - there are great variances in the treatment of employees across the country.

    Friendly, family-like atmosphere

    In my group, flexible work hours. Not the same for others.

    People really care about one another - and about the clients and tenants

    People treat the building as "MY" building - they think like an owner

    Lots of growth into new markets

    Employees stay for a long time.

    You can advance quickly if you are good at what you do.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of chiefs - CEO, COO, Chief Info Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Innovation Officer (WTF?)

    President of the Americas??? We are only in America - all international business is through BNP Parabas. WTF do we have this position?

    Silos - leasing, management, accounting don't talk to one another; geographic/regional silos, lack of consistent team approach

    Inconsistent performance, employee work/life balance, expectations from region to region and from group to group.

    Many "legacy" employees accept mediocrity. They stay for a long time, but they are not the best and brightest.

    Promises made...no delivery.

    Lack of strategic direction - it's all about growth and the back office is smoke and mirrors.

    Mediocrity is tolerated, so the talented people have to work harder to pick up the slack.

    Promises a 10% bonus, but then makes bonus unattainable. The highest bonuses this year were at 8%. Why not just say the bonus is 8% if it is impossible to earn 10? Bonuses are different for reimbursed employees (who can get the entire 10%) and unreimbursed/corporate employees (they are restricted by HQ). Bonus criteria is different across the country - some people get a bonus for doing their job, but others need to cure cancer, eliminate poverty, and find world peace to walk away with a bonus. Very unfair.

    Never ever disagree with a broker. The broker is KING (QUEEN), and you could end up getting fired for going against a broker (even if you are right). Since the broker brings the $$$$$, they are treated like prima donnas, but the employees who support them are crapped on. Broker egos are gigantic, and they get away with pretty much anything. Condescend to staff - OK. Make inappropriate comments - OK. Treat you like you are not worthy to even speak with them - OK.

    Advice to Management

    1. Fix the bonus program
    2. Add more to the 401k contributions - TW is below the industry average
    3. Get rid of the "dead wood" and replace them with the best and brightest
    4. Prune the top of the tree (all of the chiefs) and invest in infrastructure to support the people doing the work. They are stretched too thin.
    5. What is the strategy? Why are we growing when the infrastructure is groaning under the pressure?
    6. Communicate! Most people don't know what is going on. When my manager mentioned "Good, Better, Best," even she had never heard of it before. We have to work around the clock to get the reports done for HQ, but none of us even knew the program existed.


  2. "Unless you're an agent, your development does not matter to them."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Team Member
    Former Employee - Marketing Team Member
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Transwestern full-time

    Pros

    There is a decent work/life balance at Transwestern and the employees are not asked to do a crazy amount of overtime. If you are in property management, there are opportunities all over the country.

    Cons

    No flexible scheduling, no professional development, no recognition for great work. Agents have a different experience but staff members and regional marketing teams are not a priority for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Take pride in the people you have supporting agents.

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