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Kettler Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Robert C. Kettler
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Pros
  • The pay is great and the benefits are great (in 4 reviews)

  • A real desire to create a strong culture and offer good work life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Company growing too fast for upper management to manage (in 5 reviews)

  • I've worked at other property management companies so far this has been a great experience (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kettler full-time

    Pros

    Kettler continues to grow and be a leader in the industry. It's great to be part of a company that has such a strong presence in the DC region and across the east coast. Lots of growth opportunities and support from management for professional and personal development. A real desire to create a strong culture and offer good work life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of growth sometimes mean many projects and initiatives that have competing priorities and lack of bandwidth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in employees and engage them to build a strong culture. Transparency is key to trust.


  2. "Marketing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kettler full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Upward Mobility for new employees

    Cons

    Bad Management and mediocre compensation

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great structure"

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    Current Employee - Property Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is one of the most structurally sound companies I have worked for.
    Training, upper management and corporate management have been forthcoming and gracious in each of my experiences with them so far.
    The pay is great!
    Many ways to gain bonuses beyond leasing.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of a this point is maybe project selection and difficult owner relationships. (Even though that can happen anywhere)

    Advice to Management

    Stand firmer with cranky owners when they are being difficult.


  4. "service manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager
    Current Employee - Service Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will not get much support from upper management, but it give you experience to learn how to solve problem on your own. so you feel you proud with your self.

    Cons

    kettler give you too few employee to get job done that they require. corporate send out new police all the time with threatening email about being fire if not done. But they do not give you time to put it in place or resource to do it. People work better when they are respected.

    Advice to Management

    People work better when they are respected and valued as an employee!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Receptionist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kettler part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company! The executive staff is very inclusive and friendly!

    Cons

    The corporate office doesn't have many young employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "N/A"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kettler full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some regionals and managers are great but you better hope you get the good ones. The managers will make or break the work place.

    Cons

    Incompetent managers, lazy employees, and people in high positions that don’t know what they are doing and don’t deserve to be in that position. No room for growth, pointless mandatory online classes that do absolutely nothing to help you advance. The list goes on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Hire within and promote those who work hard for you. Without the hard workers there is no money in your pockets, we pay your bills.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "How about sharing the benefits"

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    Current Employee - Director in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Director in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kettler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO and family cares about the company

    Cons

    President takes all the sports tickets for herself and her family. They used to be shared among employees.

    Advice to Management

    CEO not seen as leading the company anymore. Outsiders are now in telling him what to do. This was a family run company that cared. No longer seems so

  8. Helpful (1)

    "great company to get into"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Annandale, VA
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Annandale, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, excellent opportunities to learn the business of property management

    Cons

    no cross training, minimum career delevopement


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent depending on the department"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and some if the people are decent to work with. They have gotten better over the years on work/life balance and caring about employees.

    Cons

    Salaries are not that high and not much room for growth. They do not seem to like to promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, the surveys taken every year from HR should tell you something. Take an interest in your employees growth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT from the top down"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kettler full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good communities located in decent locations.

    Cons

    Complete unorganized, everybody that I've talked to in the company is absolutely nothing of a "go-getter". Lack of communication and lack of training, unfortunately there is no responsibility taken and nobody cares about anything. Care about the employees daily, not just making the owners happy regardless of the logic.


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