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Safeguard Properties Reviews

Updated January 30, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work from home and other great perks" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and incredible perks, like flex time and work from home programs" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management chat about wayward situations all day long" (in 18 reviews)

  • "low pay, keep you doing work that your not supposed to do" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Customer service resolution specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Valley View, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Valley View, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, Great training, Great starting pay, good vacation package, Great incentives for job performance, casual dress and work from home opportunities

    Cons

    No room to change schedule once hired, very little room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    None they do a wonderful job making sure their employees are taken care of to the best of their abilities


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Going Downhill"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Valley View, OH
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Valley View, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO, WORK FROM HOME, FLEX TIME.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. There are an extreme amount of employees being laid off every other month. Positions are constantly changing never any stability. The company has looked to third party over seas employees to give our positions to. Soon there wont be any employees left at this location by the rate they are going with lay -offs. No job security at all and no one is an exception they will let you go in a heart beat. Makes one wonder if the company will be around much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Really no management left.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Headcount shrinking with the flourishing housing market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people I've ever worked with, fair and reasonable salary

    Cons

    No planning, constant rushing to fix issues that could have been addressed before they were made public


  4. "Fast pace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Vacation time / advance within the company

    Cons

    Always laying off people in November

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "I’ve created and seized every opportunity available."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth. I went from a temp to a salaried employee. I’ve held a higher position every year.

    Cons

    There is an inadequate balance between my personal life and work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Vendor Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vendor Recruiter in Valley View, OH
    Current Employee - Vendor Recruiter in Valley View, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pto. Community contributor. Job security.

    Cons

    Constant Change. No clear communication. Lack of compassion for Vendors.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your employees accountable for how they treat the network of Vendors.


  7. "Contractor"

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

    Pros

    Volume of work orders in an industry that has little profitable work left.

    Cons

    Where do I begin.... incompetence, no communication. You have to fight for every dollar owed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to reinvent the wheel

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Move on."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vendor Management in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Vendor Management in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeguard Properties (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible PTO policy (even though you were encouraged to not use it because nobody would be covering for you). Pay was competitive, if you work 40 hours a week. The average work week for an exempt employee at Safeguard is 50-70.

    Cons

    Completely unrealistic goals, promotion from within based on friendships, not experience and know-how of the job. Management gives the contractors in the field awful technology to work with and expects them and their staff to troubleshoot all that is wrong and wonders why work is late and not getting done. Everyone is constantly on alert that they are going to lose their job at any time. Mountains of expectation for some, others are freely allowed to leave early and shop on Amazon and Target online.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the weak links in management and look to replace with competent staff. There are people there who are willing to work and try to improve things - seek them out and listen to what they have to say. Safeguard used to be a great place to work and was thought of as a place you could call a career, but my last 18 months that I worked there it was simply a job to me, waiting for something better to come along. A lot of people still there feel the same way, so it behooves the people up in the front hallway to start listening to people who see it and live it everyday.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Beware. Corporate management a disaster."

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Salary, work hours, positive experience with low level management

    Cons

    Company undergoing overhaul to purchase landscaping companies in Florida and elsewhere. No leadership during this process. No direction, basically management makes decisions to appease companies they have purchased at the cost of their own employees. They bit off more than they could chew and its clear that they have no idea how to manage an aquisition. Be prepared to bend over backwards for people who are jaded because the company that used to be theirs has been purchased by another organization.

    Advice to Management

    Slow your roll. Institute a clear narrative that holds your purchased companies to ethical and clearly outlined business practices. Get a handle on what you have already started before moving on to the next purchase. Take a look at your turnover and then take a good look in the mirror. You will only have yourself to blame if you refuse to face the reality that you are overwhelmed and floundering. This is evidenced by the fact you are now hiring outside consultants to try and clean up the messes you have created.


  10. "Field Home Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeguard Properties full-time

    Pros

    Work your own hours, a lot of compensated travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Wear and tear on vehicle, altercations with disgruntled homeowners.