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Safeguard Properties Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Work from home opportunity as long as you are meeting company standards (in 14 reviews)

  • The company allows you to work from home, utilize flex time, and typically offers Over Time (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • There can also be a challenge when upper management is hired from outside of the company (in 16 reviews)

  • Mandatory overtime with no disclosure during the hiring process (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "A job not a career."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Convey Specialist in Valley View, OH
    Current Employee - Convey Specialist in Valley View, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, average pay. The company allows you to work from home, utilize flex time, and typically offers Over Time.

    Cons

    Very limited upward mobility, poor incentive structures, under staffed. Lacks diversity in management, both middle and upper. The working environment is less than professional due to a lack of dress code and loose hiring practices


  2. "Overworked and underpaid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Preservation Specialist in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Property Preservation Specialist in Mentor, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeguard Properties (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home is amazing
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    A lot of stress meting your "numbers"
    Not a lot of recognition for a job well done
    High employee turnover
    Worked for two years at Safeguard and had three changes in upper management

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent
    Lower your production goals
    Provide a pat on the back once in a while


  3. "Team Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex schedules after 6 months, bonus, breakroom with concessions, security at desk so people can't just walk in.Work is easy once you get it.

    Cons

    Upper Management is horrible, very unorganized, lack people skills and communication horrible. Favortism given if you are a suck up! Supervisors talk to staff any kind of way and inappropriately. Low pay and no overtime...Lots of "right now" changes once you think you've mastered the work.High Turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Stop management from Harassing employees. Listen to your employees..Increase salaries to compete with Competition.


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  5. "Vacant Property Registration Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for an entry level job/position. You learn a lot in regards to working in a corporate enviornment. Training was good, the people I worked with were great. Opportunity for overtime and growth.

    Cons

    At the time I didn't see a lot of cons with this job. I was working there as a senior in college and it provided me with great opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    I was not at the company long enough to really know but there is opportunity to work all over the country and plenty of opportunity for growth and advancement.


  6. "Just for extra cash"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties full-time

    Pros

    Make your own schedule is flexible

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, inconsistent, really meant to be a part-time job

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to your contractors for better quality work


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    "If You Do Your Job than You'll Keep Your Job. That Simple"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeguard Properties full-time

    Pros

    Stable employment with good benefits. Lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Too many people no held accountable for their mistakes which can make your job harder.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "I dont recommend for a career move"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vendor Management in Valley View, OH
    Former Employee - Vendor Management in Valley View, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeguard Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good advancement opportunities. Decent pay and bonus potential.

    Cons

    There is no gratitude for your efforts. You will work your fingers to the bone for a long time and then when it is convenient for them they will find a reason to fire you!! Always keep another job ready to go.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to train and appreciate the hard workers and have their back.


  9. "Poor Management in VPR department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - VPR Coordinator in Valley View, OH
    Former Employee - VPR Coordinator in Valley View, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeguard Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting work experience for a real job.

    Cons

    They don't train you. The supervisor in the department doesn't know how to do the job and won't even try.

    Advice to Management

    Get leadership that wants to have a successful department nd that will take the time to train the employees.


  10. "Manager Bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lakewood, CO

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

    Pros

    Work at home. Easy work.

    Cons

    Manager is a paranoid control-freak


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Inspections Biller"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inspections Biller in Brooklyn, OH
    Former Employee - Inspections Biller in Brooklyn, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeguard Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They do not micro manage.

    Cons

    Sweatshop environment - Goals are very challenging
    Management has little respect for employees. Turnaround/churn is VERY high.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management classes at your local community collage.



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