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First Potomac Realty Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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  1. "Leasing Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Leasing Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Potomac Realty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team/family environment, sense of purpose, great benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Director Property Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at First Potomac Realty full-time

    Pros

    Senior leadership, smaller company

    Cons

    The pending sale is a HUGE negative.

  3. "Used to be a great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at First Potomac Realty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has/had good benefits package for employees.

    Cons

    Company has been sold to new buyer and completed in a "nothing to worry about" manner. Lost all confidence in upper upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and loyalty they have shown to management.


  4. "highs and lows"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Potomac Realty full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best coworkers. There have been fun and exciting times over the years.

    Cons

    Lack of identity, purpose, and direction .


  5. "Accounts Payable Administrator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at First Potomac Realty full-time

    Pros

    Very comfortable work environment.
    Bidirectional communication with directors.
    Flexible work hours on a case to case basis.

    Cons

    Low end of compensation spectrum.
    Top management does not communicate or lead well.


  6. "Lease Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lease Administrator in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Lease Administrator in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Potomac Realty full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable employees, great working as a team and supportive

    Cons

    Pay below comparable jobs in the area

    Advice to Management

    Perform a re-direction/re-evaluation of salaries to compete with salaries at other management companies


  7. "Great Depending on Location"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good office atmosphere, lower level staff great to work with

    Cons

    No telework policy, few vacation days, upper management

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your tenants and staff and less about your investors

  8. "Accounting Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Potomac Realty (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Lunch and strong support from fellow accounting staff

    Cons

    Company going through downsizing and people are protective of their jobs. Upper management although acts like company culture is a intergal part of the company acts without regard to company employees.

    The company downsized from 120 office employees to 80 and still shrinking due to failed ploys to increase investor interest. Because of that they are trying to cut cost by decreasing staff and outsourcing jobs. The company sold many of their properties at deductions to raise cash flow.


  9. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent group of people in middle management positions and those handling day to day operations

    Cons

    Employee roles are constantly changing due to staff leaving, and there is a lack of training for new roles with current employees


  10. "Asset Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Manager
    Current Employee - Asset Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Potomac Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits package, good opportunity for advancement, good co-workers, weekly employee lunches

    Cons

    Some of middle management, salary,

    Advice to Management

    Continue offering solid benefits packages to your employees, they're appreciated


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