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The Building Group Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  1. "Property Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, nice people that are very supportive, in-house professional development.

    Cons

    Sometimes they care about their clients too much.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very Happy at TBG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager and Technology Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Property Manager and Technology Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Building Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My favorite thing about working at the building group is the constructive and collaborative environment. I am currently still in the beginning stages of my career and the executive team at The Building Group has been invaluable to my growth. Special thanks to the Vice President of Operations, Carl Pietrzak,

    Cons

    There's always free coffee, but I don't even drink coffee! Really no complaints, the team at TBG has been a great fit for me.

    Advice to Management

    One note of advice I would give to management, which is more of a wish list item, is to negotiate some sort of employee discount at the fitness center by our corporate office!

  3. "A Unique Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Building Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive team makes our property management makes our firm stands out among others I have worked for. Whenever there is a challenge our team works together to problem solve. I look forward to coming to work every day. Even though we are a smaller company, there are career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    I wish we had a dedicated lunch room.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being supportive to your loyal employees.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Property Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Building Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    I truly enjoy working at The Building Group. Have been here for 1.5 years and it has been like my second home. I feel welcomed and look forward to coming in everyday. They understand the pressure that comes with property management and are considerate about it.

    Cons

    I have no cons :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Property Manager"

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

    Pros

    High caliber staff and management.

    Cons

    Below market compensation and benefits.


  6. "best property management company in Chicago"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Building Group full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive fellow staff and management. Interesting work, every day is unique.

    Cons

    Lots of training and educational meetings.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Work load is overwhelming, little support from management"

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    Current Employee - Property Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The work environment and other employees are great.

    Cons

    Low pay, high work load, high stress, little support from high ups

    Advice to Management

    Either hire new staff or balance out the work load

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best property management company in Chicago or a good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Building Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly and there are some employees in senior management positions that do truly care about the employees, but they are powerless when it comes to helping those employees with the Executive in charge of making decisions

    Cons

    The head of the company is inconsistent making decisions, he promises the world to his employees and forgets about those promises instantaneously. He can not admit he is wrong and shoots from the hip when making decisions. There is no management plan in place. The workload placed on some employees is extreme compared to employees hired to do similar functions. Turnover is ridiculously high and quality of employees suffers as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a different management structure. Instead of leaving your managers hang out to dry with their board of directors, establish some consistent ways of making sure progress is being made with the boards requests and manager's abilities. Add some managers between you and your property managers and you can get more done. Maybe have a district manager oversee several property managers to buffer issues and solve them for you instead of trying to take on every issue. Call your employees back when they have questions instead of only calling them when there is an issue that only effects you.

    I also advise writing things down and following up with your employees. Admit when you are wrong and don't sugar coat things. Be honest and instead of telling your employees what they want to hear, tell them the truth. Handle tough situations instead of brushing them off. Stand up for your employees.

    Stop the monthly meetings with your employees as they do not add value. Many of the people who attend the meetings receive irrelevant information.