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3.6
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67%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
Jeff Gaines
95 Ratings
Pros
  • "Corporate Support, Opportunity for Growth, Great Benefits, Family Owned(in 12 reviews)

  • "Upper Management Checking In Frequently for Concerns(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "So far no cons, I have really enjoyed everything about my position and hope it continues to be this great(in 15 reviews)

  • "They had so much potential but due to upper management it was a miserable, belittling experience(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Work and Grow With!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gaines Investment Trust full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I’ve been working with Gaines Investment Trust since 2012 and my experience has been positive since day one! Lots of opportunities to learn and grow professionally. There is always something new to learn and do. I am grateful to work with such a friendly and knowledgeable group of colleagues that are always available to help. Employees are treated well and are appreciated! The owners are always open to listening to...

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    Cons

    Can't think of any cons!

    Gaines Investment Trust2018-11-17
  2. "Leasing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gaines Investment Trust full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and the corporate office in California is always easy to get ahold of. They are open to suggestions and understanding to new employees. They want you to learn from your mistakes and be the best you can be. If you care about them they care about you. My pay is also good they allow overtime never throwing a fit like a lot of my past employers.

    Cons

    I got hired at an odd time so my experience isn't like most new employees. My first few weeks they fired the entire office staff and me being so new I don't know the structure of a functioning office. I haven't been trained in what I should be but I know when they get the right permanent management it will be a well oiled engine.

    Advice to Management

    I just wish the training was more of a priority. Making sure the new ones to the industry get the hands on training so there isn't so much confusion . I know i'm a special case but I know the company cared a lot about their employees. My upper management is amazing i love the straight forward and honest ways they run everything which is what I like. I am very happy with the company and after a few more months I'll be...

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    Gaines Investment Trust2019-04-02

    Gaines Investment Trust Response

    April 4, 2019Managing Director

    Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are sorry that there was some turnover around at the time of your hiring, but we are glad that you have felt supported and we will ensure you get all the assistance you need. We strive to provide an environment in which our team members ...

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  3. "Unlawful Business Practices"

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gaines Investment Trust full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are not any positives.

    Cons

    I was terminated for searching for another job on my own time, and never given my final paycheck, just ignored on the multiple occasions when I requested it.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the laws of final payment to employees!!

    Gaines Investment Trust2019-05-01

    Gaines Investment Trust Response

    May 4, 2019Managing Director

    We are sorry to see your comments, however, we always comply with all legal requirements pertaining to our business, and to suggest otherwise is simply inaccurate. All employees are treated fairly and with compassion, even when they move on from our company. We work hard to provide ...

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  4. "Good company if you don’t have a degree"

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    Current Employee - Leasing Agent 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gaines Investment Trust full-time

    Pros

    Good people Good incentive program

    Cons

    Lack of direction Other than that great job.

    Advice to Management

    Change policies less often

    Gaines Investment Trust2019-02-16

    Gaines Investment Trust Response

    February 17, 2019Managing Director

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We strive to offer excellent employment options for people of all education levels, and have a wide variety of positions in our company to suit many different skill sets. We appreciate your comments and would love the ...

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  5. "Think twice before taking their offer"

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    Former Employee - Property Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gaines Investment Trust full-time

    Pros

    Offers great pay and bonuses

    Cons

    Regional manager micromanages, violates fair Housing Laws, is rude to residents, and talks bad about the staff and corporate employees

    Advice to Management

    Put some trust in your property managers to make the decisions needed to run the property without having to ask for approval to get things done.

    Gaines Investment Trust2019-02-24

    Gaines Investment Trust Response

    February 28, 2019Managing Director

    Hello, We are sorry to see your review, however we are surprised to see your comments. We strive to provide excellent support throughout all levels of our company, from Regional Managers to Groundskeepers. We comply with all fair housing laws and do all we can to provide a great ...

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  6. "Horrendous Company- Ownership Could Care Less About Employees"

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    Former Employee - N/A in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gaines Investment Trust full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Gave me great experience so I could move on to a different job.

    Cons

    Owner is extremely stingy, does not care about his employees at all, treats his employees poorly, only cares about money. Terrible company to work for. I would not recommend to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees that you value them.

    Gaines Investment Trust2019-02-22

    Gaines Investment Trust Response

    February 23, 2019Managing Director

    Hello, We are disappointed to see your review, however this is an attempt to disparage our company rather than provide honest feedback. We offer an incredible employee benefits package as well as a generous performance incentive program. If our company was not the right fight for ...

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  7. "No organization, no direction"

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

    I have been working at Gaines Investment Trust full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Our regional manager is very nice and supportive.

    Cons

    The biggest issue is the lack of direction. It seems like every other day they are changing the way they want us to do everything. They won't listen to the on-site staff when we tell them what our property needs. They won't put any money into the properties - even the ones that are 20+ years old and then we lose our bonuses/commissions when people move out due to the condition of the apartments and the high increases...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and your properties and both will thrive. Otherwise, you'll continue to have extremely high turn over within your staff and your residents.

    Gaines Investment Trust2019-01-22

    Gaines Investment Trust Response

    January 23, 2019Managing Director

    Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are disappointed to see your comments but appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts. We would like the opportunity to speak with you directly so we can better understand your concerns and have an opportunity to talk ...

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  8. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gaines Investment Trust full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I have worked for Gaines Investment Trust in the corporate office for 1 year now and it has been such a great experience. Great location in the heart of La Jolla and they provide parking for their employees. You also hear from the owners regularly both about work and checking in to see if you need anything. My last company in downtown had no parking and in 5 years of working there, I spoke to the owners maybe twice. My...

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    Cons

    Since the properties are in different states, you don't get to see all of your co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making us feel appreciated

    Gaines Investment Trust2018-11-16

    Gaines Investment Trust Response

    November 16, 2018Managing Director

    Thank you for sharing this feedback, and we are glad that you have been happy as a member of our team! We appreciate your comments and are working hard to make sure our teams know how much we appreciate their efforts each day.

  9. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gaines Investment Trust full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great People to work with. Enjoyable environment Opportunities for advancement within Corporate Great Medical/Dental/Vision Garage Parking at the Corporate Office

    Cons

    There is no cons at this time.

    Gaines Investment Trust2018-11-12
  10. "Don’t even try"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Gaines Investment Trust

    Pros

    They had good pay. You get 20% off apartment discount after 90 days.

    Cons

    Very high turnover of employees. They’ll fire everyone left and right

    Gaines Investment Trust2018-07-11

    Gaines Investment Trust Response

    November 1, 2018Managing Director

    Hello, Your comments are not representative of the company culture we strive for, and we'd like to understand where your concerns are stemming from. We care deeply for our properties and our team members, and would like to know more specifically about your experience, please feel ...

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