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Friedman Real Estate Reviews

Updated May 20, 2019

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56%
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David Friedman
25 Ratings
  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Multi-site Property Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Friedman Real Estate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for they have full benefits, PTO, Training, Room to Grow. I have nothing but good things to say about this company. I really enjoyed work at Friedman and it showed everyday. I was sad to leave when my sister was sick.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT work Amy and Traci!

    Friedman Real Estate2019-05-20
  2. "Okay company"

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    Former Employee - Community Manager in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Friedman Real Estate full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Portfolio director is amazing

    Cons

    Pay isn’t great, hr department doesn’t care about employees

    Friedman Real Estate2019-04-15
  3. "Worst Company in Michigan."

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    Current Employee - Management in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Friedman Real Estate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Onsite property staff are amazing..They butter your bread, might want to take note..

    Cons

    EVERYTHING, RUN! HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT, MICROMANAGERS TO THE POINT A PERSON CANNOT BREATHE

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone in upper management and start over...They rule by the threat of always losing your job. There is absolutely no support from anywhere. They have skype meetings with multiple people, these meetings are made to humiliate any property manager that may have a struggling property. Upper management is pretty laughable if it wasn't so hostile. Human resources is ridiculous, they make a lot of promises to new employees...

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    Friedman Real Estate2019-04-02
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Community Manager"

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

    I worked at Friedman Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, and sometimes you get free housing.

    Cons

    The company is not concerned about employees. Regional manager plays favorites. Managers will not receive mileage pay but maintenance will. They add in plenty of assignments to make them look better for owners and creates busy work.

    Friedman Real Estate2018-10-03
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Demanding But Rewarding - Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Friedman Real Estate full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The opportunities to learn here are endless; not only the formal training platforms but also the variety of real estate experience you can gain. You have to be willing to take advantage of them and be self motivated. This company pushes you to be better, high expectations, fast paced and brings an intensity to your work life. Department heads are highly knowledgeable, entrepreneurial and extremely intelligent. Employee...

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    Cons

    If you want a job and not a career, this is not the place for you. You must be able to manage your own work life balance, otherwise you will easily get pulled into a lot of hours as the environment is very demanding.

    Friedman Real Estate2018-07-13
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Below average environment"

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

    I have been working at Friedman Real Estate full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, coworkers are more than willing to help you when you initially start working for the company. Maintenance staff is very good as well.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits package regarding medical benefits in particular- very high employee costs, I would be surprised if the company was sharing any of the costs. They also have an antiquated approach to property management as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with the technology to do their jobs properly and meet with a benefits consultant to update your employee benefits.

    Friedman Real Estate2018-05-23
  7. "Great company enjoyed working there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Friedman Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, energetic and fast paced.

    Cons

    The parking lot can get a little tight.

    Friedman Real Estate2018-04-13
  8. "Not bad, could use improvements"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Friedman Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    Very multifaceted, there are a lot of people who are experts at what they do and most people are great to work with. Benefits are good. They do a lot for their employees as far as special events or just getting food. Most days it has a fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    With all the specialized departments it becomes difficult to communicate with everyone about what's going on at the properties. There is a lot of micromanagement that bogs you down and creates a lot of anxiety. Property managers can't time off even when they're on PTO as you're expected to always be available even though there are systems in place for back up when you're gone. There is a clear favorites and not favorites...

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    Advice to Management

    Help all departments, service, facilities, construction, brokerage, all communicate better with property managers and vice versa. Let property managers have more autonomy and less micromanagement. Start treating your property managers like they're professionals. The pay is very low for the field and expectations.

    Friedman Real Estate2018-04-13
  9. "Community Manager"

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Friedman Real Estate for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow quickly within the company. Various training resources.

    Cons

    Little communication and very little supervision

    Advice to Management

    Implement penalties for workers that do not do any work.

    Friedman Real Estate2018-04-01
  10. "acquisitions analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Friedman Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment , learned a lot about the industry

    Cons

    upward mobility restricted due to nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Promote best candidates, not just family

    Friedman Real Estate2018-02-12
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