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The Connor Group Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • With lots of reward and recognition for hard work (in 27 reviews)

  • Hard work will pay off-monthly bonus opportunity (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • The work / life balance is difficult for some to manage (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours - ten hour work day, five days a week (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work, advancement, fair play, they CARE about their employees, benefits are endless.

    Cons

    As a Sales Agent, you don't know where you will be placed up front so it could be 15 miles or 60 miles from your house.

    Advice to Management

    More structure with upper management and a layout of career paths. Most of us have been managers before so one would assume we want a similar path again and in a timely manner.

    The Connor Group Response

    Jan 7, 2017 – Vice President of Talent Acquisition

    Glad to hear you are enjoying your career with us. Appreciate your candidate feedback on how to improve and we will look into your suggestions. Thank you!


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Learning experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Centerville, OH
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Centerville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned about what I won't tolerate in the workplace, and as a result of working here, established my personal ethical guidelines for future jobs. You may learn to stand up for yourself as a result of this job. I learned that no amount of money is worth trading my self worth, and when to walk away, which is invaluable.

    Cons

    If you look through the positive reviews, you will see clearly that they are written in a way that protects the company from the actual bad reviews, and blame those who left or gave bad reviews, rather than acknowledge this is a soul-sucking place to work. ..."This job won't be for you if you don't work hard" i.e. passively positioning the bad reviewers as lazy, non motivated people, and thus invalidating their opinions. I think they call that method 'gas lighting'.

    Interestingly, this is the same strategy the management uses with their employees. If you have an issue or disagreement, YOU are the issue, and you will be shamed into feeling like not wanting to scam potential lessees or wanting to get the bonuses you've earned means there is something wrong with you, and 'you have bad work ethic' if you wish to be treated with respect.

    From what I saw, it is a trickle down effect- higher ups feel powerless, and overpower those below them, and so forth. An abusive and toxic company culture. This was my first 'real job' after college, and it felt like a big opportunity when I got hired. Reflecting on this experience, I asked myself what I wish someone had told me when I started:

     If you decide to work for them (or any company for that matter), listen to your gut, and ask yourself- does this feel off? Don't be afraid to leave- there are always more opportunities out there.

    Advice to Management

    Remember who you use to be. Your heart is in there. ( Sidenote- no, I would not like to discuss this matter further)

    The Connor Group Response

    Jan 7, 2017 – Vice President of Talent Acquisition

    It is very unfortunate that you would not like to discuss this matter further. We strive to continue to make our company a great place to work as evident by the many positive reviews and... More

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Don't."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grounds Maintenance in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Grounds Maintenance in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Promises of good hours and benefits and a great place to work.

    Cons

    They will work you to death doing things that are not part of your job and that you don't get the upscale pay for, then short your pay every chance they get. They go into their computer system and change your hours worked and have you sign "corrected" time sheets while never allowing you to see the actual time punch times. Then when you post a complaint here, they quickly reply for you to contact them via phone or email so the public sees their reply but all they want is to know who you are that's giving them a bad rating so they can blacklist you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees both for the hours worked, earned benefits, and pay them for the work that's out of their pay grades.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "The absolute worst place to live or work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Profit Center Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Profit Center Manager in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good for what the job is, company offers great benefits. However the pay and benefits aren't worth selling out to such a horrible company.

    Cons

    There are too many to name. The company lies to their employees and residents. They use overly aggressive sales tactics that include making you harass prospects daily until they block your number or threaten harassment charges. The training is pitiful and the leadership is a boys club that pick and choose who they want to teach and coach.

    Advice to Management

    Blow the entire leadership staff up, hire a consultant and learn how to run a legitimate business that proactive what you preach.

    The Connor Group Response

    Dec 20, 2016 – Vice President of Talent Acquisition

    I am sorry to hear you feel your training was not sufficient and that you have concerns with the company after your 1 plus years. I would be more than happy to talk to you confidentially about your... More


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Life After Retail"

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

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

    Pros

    Leaving retail was a scary but exciting venture. I have been with The Connor Group for almost 6 months now and I am excited to see where the company will take me. It's not easy work and you are challenged daily. Organization and personal drive are crucial for individual and company success. Rewards and incentive are unparalleled to most companies. Talk about bonus potential! If you are not afraid of hard work and are ready to work for a company that believes in and empowers their people then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say. Just be prepared to work hard in order to achieve your goals, you will be rewarded! Oh and my coworkers and management are amazing!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. I think clear paths/plans for people looking to be promoted could be a little more direct.


  6. "The Connor Group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Trainer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Trainer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Challenging work environment
    With hard work and great effort, one can advance quickly

    Cons

    One must want to put in the necessary hours to be successful


  7. "Senior PCM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Profit Center Manager in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Profit Center Manager in Arlington Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The working environment is extremely challenging everyday and pushes you to be the best! I love the people I work with! As a culture it is the best company I have worked for in my career. I am glad to say I have found myself at place that I see a long long future with!

    Cons

    This is not for everyone! You must love challenges, being accountable and high energy environments to be successful here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep ensuring training development is a top priority for Senior Management teams. It definitely helps the properties to have top notch leadership.

  8. "Property Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Connor Group follows their core beliefs and truly reward those who perform and work hard! I've been here for 2 years and am very happy with the company, coworkers and what they teach you to keep growing.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, but if you follow their systems it all falls into place!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hardworking and Goal Driven Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Miamisburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Connor Group is a fantastic place to work if you are goal-driven, hard-working, flexible, and detail oriented. This company has an environment of employees that are proud of what they do and work hard to achieve their goals. The expectations here are clear, and if you're motivated, you'll achieve them. The company also makes it a priority to recognize achievement and progress by celebrating their employees.

    With that being said, they have a lot of fun in the process! Que the dogs, events, and great co-workers.

    Cons

    The company warns you, they're not for everyone. It's a very fast paced environment that expects a lot out of employees and not everyone is up to the challenge.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "The Connor Group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is great - dogs at work?! There's no better way to lower the stress level than to be able to step out of your office and pet one of the pups!

    Cons

    Not really a con, but the hours aren't your typical 9-5 - more is expected of employees, but we are also compensated for the extra work and the expectations are laid out very clearly prior to starting.

    Advice to Management

    Find the best way to motivate your team - not everyone is motivated the same way!


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