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The Woda Group Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2019

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3.3
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67%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
Approve of CEO
Jeffrey J. Woda
93 Ratings
Pros
  • "The Woda Group is a great place to work(in 17 reviews)

  • "Its fast paced but the goal has always been to provide a quality product(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is more concerned with their job titles than actually treating employees like people(in 10 reviews)

  • "WODA is constantly evolving making it hard to keep up with new policies(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Team Member"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Woda Group full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great place to work. I have been with the company for 10+ years. Contrary to multiple postings, ownership deeply cares about their employees. Sure, people get terminated but only if they deserve to be terminated by not doing their job. I always laugh when I read the bad reviews on glassdoor because it is always sour grapes. People need to look inward and stop blaming everyone else for their situation. I highly recommend...

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      Cons

      Not really a con but a fact - We are successful and therefore we are busy. You have to keep up and do your part.

      The Woda Group2018-12-28
    • Helpful (4)

      "Not the best Management Company to work for..."

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      Former Employee - Community Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at The Woda Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Helping low-income families with housing

      Cons

      High expectations for low pay. The NEW upper Management is condescending, and unprofessional. Belittling employees and reprimanding staff in front of their peers. Few paid holidays, and minimal PTO hours annually. Health insurance is sorely lacking. Nit picking Compliance Department.

      Advice to Management

      If a "Morale Committee" is needed, there is definitely a PROBLEM!

      The Woda Group2019-04-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "Not a good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Community Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Woda Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      I liked helping people

      Cons

      Low pay, lots of miles to the job site, bad management, terrible training,

      The Woda Group2019-02-20
    • Helpful (2)

      "Needs improvement"

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      Former Employee - Community Manager in Ripley, OH
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Woda Group part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      They worked with my children's school schedule but not all properties are like that, this property was just open part time. Independent work.

      Cons

      No benefits, unsafe properties with no support system, lack of management. Pay was ok, but not enough for what you deal with. Throw you out to the wolves type of company. I didn't even get training. I taught myself how to do the job. I was alone at the property after my first day with no training. It took MONTHS to get an applicant hired for Maintenance. MONTHS.

      Advice to Management

      You are our support system. Don't make us feel bad when you throw us out to the wolves in a drug infested unsafe property and call out for help. Support your CM's . Address all the ADA compliance issues and Fair Housing Issues.

      The Woda Group2019-02-27
    • Helpful (2)

      "Property Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at The Woda Group full-time

      Pros

      Good work hours, Lucky to have good regional and district manager

      Cons

      WODA is constantly evolving making it hard to keep up with new policies

      The Woda Group2018-12-16
    • "Great company with growth opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Regional Manager in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Woda Group full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Collaborative great team and growing fast

      Cons

      Busy and hectic schedule but fun

      The Woda Group2018-11-28
    • Helpful (5)

      "Regional Manager"

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      Current Employee - Regional Manager in Columbus, OH
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at The Woda Group full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Providing affordable housing to those that need it.

      Cons

      If you want to work for a company that terminates, not because you don't know how to do your job, but because of the color of your skin. This company stands behind RVPs that are disrespectful and are racists.

      Advice to Management

      You cannot fix prejudice by taking a fair housing class. Stop hiring RVPs that have been terminated from other companies. Stop paying people to write reviews for them.

      The Woda Group2018-12-27
    • "Good place, learned a lot"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at The Woda Group part-time

        Pros

        Good people, good mission. Lots of learning opportunities.

        Cons

        Some of the companies practices seem a bit questionable- multiple entities to ensure maximum tax benefits...

        The Woda Group2018-11-20
      • "Progressive company with a lot to offer."

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        Current Employee - Middle Management in Columbus, OH
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at The Woda Group full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        The Woda group has implemented significant technology That dramatically improves efficiency in all job levels. There is a plethora of training and resources available online at all times. Company is involved in many volunteer and philanthropic event on a regular basis.

        Cons

        Compensation is commensurate with the market but could be better.

        Advice to Management

        Continue to keep moving forward - this is a good company. Not everyone is meant to be in property management - it’s demanding and challenging.... many of these negative reviews are from folks who were in roles or a business they should not Have been in.

        The Woda Group2018-11-09
      • "Teamwork + Mission = Success. A great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Columbus, OH
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at The Woda Group full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        The Woda Group is a great place to work. The modern new office is designed so that people of all departments can walk, stay healthy, and interact with one another. The company pays for parking in downtown Columbus, provides a cell phone allowance for those that travel a lot, and promotes team work. I have been at Woda Cooper for a little over a year now (as of this post), and would absolutely recommend my friends work...

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        Cons

        With over 600 employees, some people can be difficult to work with, but the pros substantially outweigh this minor issue.

        Advice to Management

        Continue to invest in employee morale initiatives. Something as small as bringing the Graeters ice cream truck at lunch, or holding a silent auction for blue jackets tickets where the proceeds are donated to charity show that you care about the well being of employees. Try to implement more employee moral initiatives at the management level. I know this is hard because managers are scattered across fifteen states, but...

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        The Woda Group2018-10-17
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