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Griffis Residential Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Griffis Residential full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Griffis Residential is a great place to work! Although it's growing fast, they still care about their employees and treat us well. I've worked for Griffis for several years now and couldn't be happier!

    Cons

    None to share at this time

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for making this a great place to work!


  2. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Griffis Residential full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, leadership team has a great vision for the future, opportunities for growth, focus on great customer service for our residents

    Cons

    Given the company's growth, smart and consistent processes are still being determined

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  3. ""It's all about THEM""

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    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Griffis Residential (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many of the employees are great people work with and call friends.

    Cons

    The ownership is blind to just how detrimental the clueless Operation Managers are to their business, employees and reputation. If you don't mind taking orders from OMs that started as leasing agents with no grasp on reality their entire career, this is the company for you!

    Advice to Management

    Ian, wake up and pay attention if you ever hope to retain any quality employees!


  4. "Awesome Company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing core values and great to work for

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing


  5. "Best Property Management Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Griffis Residential full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone at corporate knows you by name. They have meetings with everyone across the country once a year to get together and share feedback/knowledge. Great commission structure for leases. Corporate really listens and works to improve standards for residents and employees everyday.

    Cons

    Personally I have none to share

    Advice to Management

    Higher wage for Assistant Managers. Once promoted you make significantly less than leasing agents with commission, although the structure has greatly improved.


  6. "Front Desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Griffis Residential full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Boring position, very up-tight office environment.


  7. "It IS about you!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Griffis Residential full-time

    Pros

    I feel genuinely cared for and valued as an employee. Everyone at Griffis has been so kind in my time here. They all are excited to come to work and are consistently positive day in and day out. Ian, Tom, and David are not "too good for it" which is unlike other executive leaders I worked with at last companies. People actually smile here which I am not used to but it's a very welcome change! People here want me to succeed and I always feel supported by everyone I work with.

    Cons

    I have none. It's a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  8. Helpful (5)

    "New OM's are a MUST..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Commission Structure, Strong Benefit Package, 401 K

    Cons

    As mentioned in previous reviews, some of the OM's at Griffis are just plain awful. My OM, in particular, was one of the most selfish, back-stabbing, conniving, manipulative, fake individuals I've ever come across in my years of working in property management. My entire experience was ruined by one individual. Griffis has lost a fair share of over-qualified and talented employees due to the lack of leadership and support from the OM position. These individuals are supposed to be the back-bone of this company and act as "role models" for their teams, instead they promote gossip, back-stabbing, childish-like behavior. There are far better companies who actually value their employees, Griffis sadly is not one of them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees feedback and start making necessary changes. This company has a lot of potential, but the fat must be trimmed.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Be Fooled, It's NOT About You"

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    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Griffis Residential full-time

    Pros

    Strong benefit package and compensation. There are some very nice and genuine people in the organization, if you can find them.

    Cons

    Cliques, "drink the kool-aid" culture, negligently poor leadership at the top of Operations. I would recommend being very fake friendly with everyone, as you will find they will be with you. There are lots of deeply layered relationships, so assume that no conversations are private. Brown-nosing and flattery are more important than talent and performance. As mentioned in a previous review, the OM lineup could use significant improvement. My OM is one of the least genuine, least knowledgeable, least inspiring, least supportive, and least talented individuals I have worked with in my career in Property Management. That person has very much ruined my experience with the company, however other OM's do seem more bright, qualified, and amicable.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and respond, even when you may not like what they have to say.


  10. "When you can't wait to get to work on a Monday! I love my job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Auburn, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Griffis Residential full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of Property Management companies in the Seattle area. I've worked for a few different ones in the 19 years I've been in Property Management and Griffis Residential definitely sets themselves apart! What drew me to the company was their core values one which was Empathy. This is my heart all the way and to be able to work for a company that has the same values was very important to me. They give me the freedom to actually take care of my residents unlike most of the companies I've worked for in the past. They haven't lost the true heart behind customer service. Their motto is "It's about you" and they truly walk that out in every way. The new hire onboarding process was also very organized, just a smooth process with great help from everyone. They reward residents at the time of renewal with a gracious rewards program that is usually unheard of. Their compensation package and bonus plan are amazing and my Operating Manager is very supportive, helpful, encouraging and easy to work with. Its important to me to know that I can ask my Supervisor for help or support and not feel like I'm a burden or bother. I'm so grateful to work for such an amazing company!
    You know you love your job when you look forward to coming to work on a Monday! :)

    Cons

    I have none at this time.


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