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John B. Kilroy Jr.
16 Ratings
  1. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kilroy Realty full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Environment surrounds you with a number of extremely smart and experienced professionals. Great benefits.

    Cons

    It’s a very flat/horizontal structure and at times that can lead to large work loads

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote from within, while at times bringing in professionals with different perspectives and experience

    Kilroy Realty2019-01-12
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Work here"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Mgt in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kilroy Realty full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Ok benefits, that's about it

    Cons

    Where do I start? Awful Culture, Terrible misconduct between VPs and above and their team members. Loooooong hours consistently, false promises re: Time off and bonuses

    Advice to Management

    There are some wonderful courses out there to learn how to manage a team and your outdated mgt style from the 1970's. You can also engage a L&D Training Company to help you here. Stop swearing at your employees please?

    Kilroy Realty2019-05-14
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Senior management challenges"

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

    I worked at Kilroy Realty

    Pros

    Good reputation in the real estate world

    Cons

    Senior management changes a lot due to difficult leadership

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should ne more collaborati ve

    Kilroy Realty2019-03-21
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great company with some bad apples"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kilroy Realty full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Very sleek, modern office -"Open Air" cubicles -Good amenities -Nice 401k -Free snacks, beverages, etc.

    Cons

    -Internal promotion is EXTREMELY difficult (unless you have bosses who actually pay attention) -False "open door" policy -Long hours -Massive disconnect between "upper management" and "support staff" (VP & above) -Company culture -Lack of employee appreciation -When an employee continually (for years) causes strife and grief within your team - LET THEM GO. Just because a weak link has been there for a long...

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    Advice to Management

    CARE. The amount of disconnect between upper management and the support staff is so monumental it incentivized me to leave. Looking back, there were/are a lot of great things about Kilroy - the office was excellent, almost all of the employees were very nice to work with, great perks... But overall, I cannot say it was enough to make me stay. The executives are so "busy" that not only do they not take time to acknowledge...

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    Kilroy Realty2019-01-19
  5. "Loved working at this company and cherish my experience and time spent!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kilroy Realty full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Loved working at Kilroy! This was my first role out of college and I stayed for almost 4 years. The company offers great benefits, intriguing work, and upward mobility. It was a really fun work environment during my time as well! CEO is fantastic and was always a great leader to me.

    Cons

    Anything above a junior or mid level VP job will be hard to integrate into as they have a significant number of long standing senior personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation packages based on location cost of living.

    Kilroy Realty2019-01-09
  6. Helpful (7)

    "No culture, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kilroy Realty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Health and dental benefits are really amazing. Insurance covers some orthodontics.

    Cons

    - No company culture. Different departments rarely if ever cross-socialize. Don't expect to make friends, get a free lunch, or enjoy any company-sponsored perks. - Pay is sub-par. The company is filthy rich, but you'll get paid like it's in trouble. Remember that the CEO has a private jet and personal driver. - Most of the positions are hourly, including mid-level professional positions. Have fun filling out every minute...

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    Advice to Management

    - Treat your employees like the adults they are. - Cut out the toxic personalities that everyone struggles to work with. It's obvious who they are and they will keep turn-over high. - Pay your employees what they're worth and make them salaried. - Be more transparent about job responsibilities/salary/logistics. Get an HR team that at least pretends to care. - The CEO is the source of so many problems, so there's only...

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    Kilroy Realty2019-02-05
  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kilroy Realty full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - great work environment - majority have a team player mindset - modern programs that add convenience to the work experience

    Cons

    - I have no complaints yet

    Kilroy Realty2018-12-08
  8. Helpful (3)

    "No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kilroy Realty full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The people are great and the company is rapidly growing

    Cons

    No work life balance, overworked and underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee morale

    Kilroy Realty2018-05-01
  9. "Was great before New VP came onboard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kilroy Realty for more than 6 years

    Pros

    It used to be a place I enjoyed coming to. They have good growth potential. Still growing in the industry.

    Cons

    It’s now a place I dread going to. Sometimes growth of a company is its demise. I sure hope the exec team can right the ship and bring the ship back on course.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t be so full of yourself. You have highly skilled workers working for you. Enjoy what they can do and don’t micromanage the crap out of them.

    Kilroy Realty2017-12-01
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Property coordinator"

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      Former Employee - Property Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

      I worked at Kilroy Realty for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great support from upper management team

      Cons

      Expected to work Long hours

      Kilroy Realty2017-09-13
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