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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Services Representative in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Services Representative in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Property Management part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and great management. They are very flexible to all employee's needs.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IT developer in Merit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merit Property Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company in a stable industry
    Good job for people planning to retired

    Cons

    Backward technology, tight control on the development environment
    Application only support internal departments
    Poor project planning

    Advice to Management

    Give more time to new employee to adjust to the working environment and assigned project


  3. "Solid Growth with a family atmosphere..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Property Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company continues to grow at a 10%+ rate year over year
    Opportunities for career development
    Outstanding senior leadership
    Parent company is active and invested in seeing this company be #1

    Cons

    Pay scale is definitely on the short side. Don't expect to get rich here.
    There doesn't seem to be a rewards mechanism for outstanding performance.

    Advice to Management

    Investment in those that show initiative and a desire to grow would be a great start.


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  5. "Flexible Work Hours but lots of them"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merit Property Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to schedule time but will work 50 hrs plus and some weekends- like a realtor

    Cons

    Infastructure support needs improving - the department management has been going through transition for quite some time.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, different locations to work at if you want to transfer

    Cons

    Sometimes managers are not trained well enough


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Solid company to work for with a great name industry, but pay doesn't seem to reflect the work expectation."

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with and a fun industry. Ability to learn a number of job functions and take on a lot of responsibility managing a number of properties. Steady work/Job Security.

    Cons

    Kind of seems like a revolving door for lower level employees. Lots of transition as the hours sometimes don't match the pay. Often there are transitions and team members are expected to take on additional workload that can cause late nights in the office and this goes unrewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep track of the employees that go above and beyond and consider a better rewarding program. It's hard for employees to consistently put in extra hours and feel like it's going unnoticed.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Very unpredictable work place setting"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Community Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Community Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building. Centrally located in San Ramon.

    Cons

    This place is full of erratic Managers with impulsive mood changes. One after another (6 that I can remember). They would all become manic, temperamental and unapproachable, picking their favorites and looking down on others. Bad behavior was condoned so tantrums in the hall, door slamming, or snotty office sessions were a common occurrence.

    There was no sense of camaraderie in that office. No sense of team work. Everyone's doors were closed. You were always much to busy as the company witnesses your success with 4 properties, so they unload 2 more on you to get their moneys worth out of you. Eventually when you start sinking under the mass amounts of Pressure, you are told that if you can't keep up they will get rid of you. Considering each property is like running a business, you are continually dealing with upset homeowners, Narcissistic-Nasty board members. That plus the Office Morale is enough to finish you off.

    Most employees are either fired for political reasons or end up leaving because they are having health issues from all the stress. The turnover was about 90% in the 6 years that I worked in the San Ramon office.

    Advice to Management

    Since there was no H.R in the San Ramon office, employee "issues" were handled by the main office down in Aliso Viejo. Consistent problems continued after HR was alerted of problems in the Office. After 6 Managers, you would think they would investigate the things going on and address them. Instead the endless circle of Pandemonium continues.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Revolving Door in frustrating company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Community Manager Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Community Manager Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty nice area to work in. Especially for eateries.

    Cons

    I worked in the San Ramon office for a number of years and we went through 5 Managers. Each started out good and then morf into a Monster a few months after being given the position. They were Not approachable, they were always moody, inconsistent and often played favorites and abused their power. The turnover of Employees was a revolving door as employees got too frustrated (and stressed) with the Company (and the lack of Management).

    There are a lot of bullies in this office. You have to watch your back. If you complain about these things, you are marked and targeted and fired. I saw many good people lost. Not even the main office in Aliso Viejo would listen as the same things kept happening over and over again with each Manager. Morale was at a all time low.

    Property Management can be tough but you will need battle gear to make it in this office. Yelling in the halls, slamming of doors and no team building once-so-ever.
    If Board members only knew about the chaos in this office.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and start treating your employees with respect and listen to them. The employee's have to be happy in order to make the Customer Happy.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Bay Area Office Review"

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

    Pros

    *Huge division in Orange County
    *Benefits are great

    Cons

    *Unfair Treatment
    *Bullying in the workplace
    *Lowest salary paying company
    *Not supportive of time off, even if you are seriously ill or have a child
    *Nowhere to advance
    *Assistants are severely unpaid and are worked to the bone
    *Seriously understaffed
    *Supervisors have less knowledge about the industry than employees

    but desperate times call for desperate measures.

    Advice to Management

    Hire supervisors with knowledge of the industry and who can effectively manage employees
    Be supportive to your staff
    Top quality = top dollar


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Hostile Environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adminisrative Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Adminisrative Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great to work with people in Communities but the atmosphere in Merit is very Negative and very Hostile. Difficult personalities all over the place from Board Members to Management telling you how bad of a person you are. Most of the time you come home feeling depressed and frustrated.

    Cons

    The Negativity can be overwhelming and Management isn't approachable to deal with problems. It's you against everyone else. Big turnover.
    I think Merit has lost touch with their Employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your Employees more and appreciate them.


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