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MG Properties Group Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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  1. "Amazing Team!!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MG Properties Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have had nothing but a great experience since joining MG. The biggest thing that makes them stand out from other property management companies is that they take you down to their corporate office in San Diego for a 4 day new hire training. It was so nice to learn about the company beginning, goals, morals and to meet the team in the corporate office.
    My regional manager and capital asset manager are very supportive and easy to get a hold of even though they are out of state. I have support from all sides of the company. Most of properties they own are on the larger side which is nice.

    Each year they send all the managers and maintenance supervisors to a leadership conference at a beautiful resort / hotel for team building and a big celebration.

    Definitely the best property management company I've been a part of so far!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of at this time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good starter company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MG Properties Group full-time

    Pros

    smaller company, family-like atmosphere, employees are supportive of each other

    Cons

    average pay was lower than other property managment companies, typically understaffed in San Diego Region, lots of employees being stretched between communities creating tired and grumpy employees


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be decent, but has quickly gone down hill."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MG Properties Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They hire some great employees. I have worked some with very diligent and hard-working staff and lower management. Their benefits aren't bad as long as you don't have family for insurance or you don't plan on retiring. They have a good vision package.

    Cons

    This company used to be OK to work for. They are known as the cheapest property management company around. They don't pay well. They give $50 bonuses at the end of the year, and then they tax on it. There's is very little room for growth. They don't reward good employees. They set up their review system and then always find a way to ding people even if they're doing a perfect job so they won't have to give them much of a pay raise. Their pay raises are all done in cents not dollars. The company makes a lot of money. So if your investor it's a great group to invest with, they have ow overhead and they're constantly buying and selling properties. They have low staff ratio and so everyone has to work really hard. They don't fix things or make their apartments nice. So they always run very on a tight budget. The upper management in the corporate office is very disconnected from on what goes on in the day-to-day apartment managing business. A few years ago they always talked about keeping the residents happy. Now all they talk about is keeping the investors happy. They raise the rent in huge amounts. It is very hard on the people that live there and for the managers that have to let them know of the rent increases. Everyone's unhappy. They run on the Yardi system - the amount of rent they charge can change day to day according to supply and demand and what the other apartments are getting for rent, kind of like the airline system. It's not unusual for tenants to get $150-$200 rent increases per year. Unfortunately not to complain. They do very little to motivate their employees. Employees work really hard. They don't reward them or work together very well. It's a system that is definitely run like the Haves -corporate office, and the have-nots, the managers and staff that run the apartments. They also make it difficult to get vendors on the property. Because they require so much liability insurance etc. so they don't have to take any responsibility for anything. They also make you watch hours of training videos. Some of them have nothing to do with your actual job, so that they can keep their insurance rates down. Horrible company to work for. They have a very high turnover rate for employees. Nobody that I've ever worked with at this company and I've worked there for quite a long time, likes the corporate office. The corporate office sends out emails to have the employees vote for the best corporate employees, but they never do that for that other staff. Nobody wants to do it. It's a joke. I would say if you're looking for a job in property management, look somewhere else. They also have limited holidays, (they're not big on holidays or celebrations) on top of that, someone decided this last year at the corporate office, that they need to keep keep the apartment managers office open on just about every holiday . They want to make sure they can get as many people to rent as possible on Thanksgiving, ha ha . Typical MG. but of course the corporate office will be closed.

    Advice to Management

    You have very few happy employees. You really need to delve in and find out why. I can't believe that you don't see that this is a problem with the huge turnover in your company. You need to look at companies like Virgin Air or some of the other companies that have learned how to treat their employees well. You work your your staff to death. There is no rewards for this company but your regular paycheck. And that's fine. But if you want to move up and improve yourself, and support a family, it's very difficult to do on the low pay rate. Learn how to treat your employees with respect, it could go along way in keeping your employees on the job. It must be expensive to constantly have to train and hire employees. I would find out what you could do to solve the problem. You have your yearly surveys. But you asked for so much information as to who the person is, that's doing the employee survey, that it makes it impossible for them to truly be honest with how they feel. Do some research on how great companies treat their employees, and learn what to do. You're failing at this. Unfortunately with all the growth that you've had, I think it's been too much for your company. Your not able to handle it properly, and you've lost what you call "MG Properties company values " no one knows what those are anymore!! Do you? "Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to."


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Stepping Stone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MG Properties Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had the ability to take ownership of the position which helped me increase my skill set quickly.

    Cons

    Direct Supervisor was mostly hands off on day-to-day operations which added a great deal of stress to the position. Hourly wage was not in line with level of responsibilities/duties.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that offering a mentorship program and focusing on team building activities would greatly increase the likely hood of long-term employment.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Great company but doesn't pay well."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    great company up to date with technologies and software programs. Nice positive upper management group with professional work armosphere.

    Cons

    Don't pay employees as high as other management companies with salaries and bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Should pay employees based on performance and work ethic, offer incentive to those who work hard.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "MG Properties"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Small company where everyone from senior management to maintenance communicate daily. My direct supervisors love to share their knowledge of my field and give good career advice.

    Cons

    No growth. Senior management is nit picky and ineffective. A lot of the flexibility that made this company so great to work for has been taken away this last year.

    Advice to Management

    Although the salary has never been great it was worth it to work for MG because of the flexibility and fun atmosphere but within the last year these qualities have been lost. I feel senior management spends more time judging their staff about minor things (ie bathroom break, talking to other employees) than is necessary. It comes accross as harrassment.


  8. "Best Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything from Mg was great traning. Upper managment friendly.

    Cons

    Did not have any problems.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company with Room to Grow / Terrible Pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MG Properties Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The biggest pro is that everyone in the company is very kind. When corporate comes to walk the properties they are very sweet and always involved. They always make the effort to ask your opinion. A HUGE plus is they always remember your name. You don't get that with larger companies. There is also a ton of room to grow. I have worked with multiple MG Managers and they where all willing to train to get their employees to the next level.

    Cons

    The biggest con of them all is the pay. They pay SUCKS! Also, when you get promoted its like a slap in the face because they give such little increases. It's almost insulting. You work so hard to get to the next level and once your there the money isn't even worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. Be more competitive salary wise with comp companies.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "OK Co. They like to hire people that are not competent."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    RM and Corporate staff were always upbeat and very helpful. Most of my coworkers were great. Training was decent. Mentors were ok. Benefits were good. Software used was good and Company was always upgrading it and finding more efficient ways to do things.

    Cons

    I felt in the year that I was employed there Co. had a high rate of turnover. When they hired they seemed to hire managers/RM's that do not have a clue. Too much gossiping from upper management and people with a lot of bad attitudes and zero people skills. Some Community's are old and company does not renovate. They need to add value to their communities/residents/ and most of all to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to resident complaints more
    Listen to employee complaints more
    Add more value to Communities


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Just not worth it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager
    Former Employee - Community Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The on sight managers are nice and most of the corporate level employees are very warm. They seem to pay their bills on time.

    Cons

    The pay is very low. They are in buying mode and building their portfolio but they are not building employee loyalty. The regional manager is all about accountability but won't have your back. Things just don't seem to work. The phones go down, new systems get implemented with issues instead of testing them first, training is scarce unless you count the endless Grace Hill courses, frustration is common among the on site staff.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Your employee turn over is high because the job is harder than it needs to be and the pay is lower than it should be.