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Mandel Group Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Barry R. Mandel
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Corporate Culture But Poor Culture At Outer Properties"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate level management, high sales commission, good growth opportunities

    Cons

    Properties away from corporate office sometimes have poor management.


  2. "Leasing Agent Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Agent in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Leasing Agent in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    +Excellent training guide and training programs in place.
    +Beautiful apartments and concepts around the Milwaukee area that bring jobs and added value to the community.
    +Experienced/knowledgeable company.
    +Opportunities for promotion within the company.

    Cons

    +Many tasks which one should be able to complete without much expenditure of time require a great deal of redundancy due to corporate procedures.
    +Customer service is important, until it imposes on the company's bottom line.
    +Poor employee pay compared to other management companies, considering the larger workload and pressure
    +Upper management belittling employees when supposedly teaching/training.
    +Lack of desire to invest in property upgrades to remain competitive in the market and with upcoming properties.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay scale, update older properties to compete and fix the redundancy in the leasing system.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Property Manager Position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mandel Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mandel Group offers excellent training and a great education in Property Management regardless of what part of the industry you're in -- management, leasing, maintenance, etc. You will learn a lot.

    Cons

    The pay is notably less than what other management companies offer. The turnover seems to be increasing, not decreasing.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop the training programs offered to new and existing associates. Also, consider raising the pay scale as money seems to be the common denominator for why many employees resign.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mandel Group full-time

    Pros

    Professional, kept me informed of possible ventures, gave great latitude to perform my job, considered my comments, suggestions, state of the art and always regarded new materials and procedures in construction. Mentored and respected me as an employee. Clear indication of job expectations and provided the tools and means to get the job done. It was a great place to work and I would not hesitate to apply there again! I worked for the Mandel Group over 10 years ago.

    Cons

    At the time of my employment I had an immediate boss who considered foul language appropriate. The bonus structure was ambiguous and hard to navigate if disagreements arose.


  5. "Great company, not sure if it will lead to potential growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associated in Nutley, NJ
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associated in Nutley, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mandel Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, build communication and networking skills, Sales

    Cons

    Retail not too fond of it


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Dismal. Managers are rude and incompetent."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay for the field with a semi relaxed office atmosphere. Interesting variety of tasks and duties makes the workday more enjoyable.

    Cons

    Management is mediocre, at best. Company encourages bad mouthing competition. Encourages misleading sales techniques. This fosters bad attitudes among employees.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "How a company holds people in it's grasp without growth."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Easy to work there if you do not mind the office politics and click groups. Work load generally light. Lower level managers are excellent. They had some nice perks before the economic downturn. They need to bring back policies that make co-workers want to do well. They have the ability to make it a fine place to work. As a development company, they offer opportunity for growth in many fields. They give a lot of people chances for a job no matter what your skin color. Lots of companies do that but Mandel seems to hold dear to that policy. Bottom line; good company for salary income.

    Cons

    Senior management and principles are not very encouraging. They hold talented people down and blame others for their poor leadership. They have this long list of core principles and talk the talk very nicely, but in reality they do not live what they preach. A lot of people working there stay only because of the high salary they receive and not for quality of work or accomplishments they can be proud of. The COO is very demanding and will not let anyone make even minor decisions. The owner ignores problems of this COO and does not have the courage to make changes that would improve his company.

    Advice to Management

    You hired good people so let them have some free reign and take some of their advice. Try living the core principles you established. Trust others and watch over them, encourage them, and stop the manipulating. Most of all fire the COO or at least keep him in what he is good at.

  8. "Leasing Consultant"

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

    I worked at Mandel Group full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, corporate will really make you feel like family.

    Cons

    Not easy to move up even if you are more qualified. Terrible hours for the pay. Too much shared work which leads to miscommunication and lack of production. Aren't allowed to get paid for overtime even if it is worked.

    Advice to Management

    Management training needs improvement. They push a lot of their work onto entry level employees and expect too much coming into the job.


  9. "assistant manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mandel Group full-time

    Pros

    none, none, none, none, none

    Cons

    to many to list, to much work load, No time to complete tasks, poor management


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good decision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only pro is the health care expense reimbursement.

    Cons

    Software
    Unprofessional upper management
    Lack of knowledge and talent at corporate level
    Very high turnover
    Low pay
    Not all employees are treated equally
    Policies are not followed or enforced
    HR does not follow guidelines

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the talent and opinions of staff. Mandel's retraining is very dated. Upgrade software. Care more about you people.


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