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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at W. P. Carey full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Culture is great, benefits and comp are generous and aligned with employees' needs, recent changes in strategy have helped to create a clearer understanding of the business

    Cons

    Because it's a small company, growth tends to be slower and more organic. Not a lot of ladders to climb...

    Advice to Management

    Keep heading in the right direction

    W. P. Carey2019-04-18
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W. P. Carey full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    My career has blossomed here for over 13 years.

    Cons

    Rockefeller Plaza can be extremely crowded.

    W. P. Carey2019-02-08
  3. Helpful (2)

    "A place you can call home"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W. P. Carey full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    I’ve been with the company for over a decade. I’m proud to spend the bulk of my day with some of the hardest working people in the industry. People that I not only see as colleagues but as long term friends. This firm not only challenges you to think outside the box, but values what input you may bring to the table. The sense of community continues to bring me back to work each day, and I appreciate the value they see...

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    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to maintain the family atmosphere you have worked so hard to build. I can assure you it is not lost on so many of us that work here.

    W. P. Carey2018-12-13
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W. P. Carey full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Great benefits - Competitive Compensation - Professional yet laid-back environment - Stable Industry

    Cons

    - Small and flat organization

    W. P. Carey2018-12-05
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Nonexistent culture"

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

    I worked at W. P. Carey full-time

    Pros

    Great Medical Benefits Good people Great Comp, profit sharing plan

    Cons

    Nonexistent HR/culture Favoritism and lack of growth

    W. P. Carey2018-11-02
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Fast paced environment, smart people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W. P. Carey full-time

    Pros

    Generous benefits Humor and integrity held in high regard Entrepreneurial culture

    Cons

    Expectations are high but effort/ performance is recognized

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency and open communication/dialogue Especially enjoy offsite events

    W. P. Carey2018-07-14
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Overall a good place to work!"

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

    I have been working at W. P. Carey full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The benefits are very good. No fancy in-office perks like free lunches, etc., but the healthcare and retirement benefits are solid for this day and age. Compensation is not the highest but is fair. Overall a pleasant place to work. I think the outgoing CEO had a difficult job to do in restructuring the company for future growth opportunity, including shutting down a large division, and therefore was not "well liked"...

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    Cons

    Many people hesitant to help you. I can't figure out if they are just very busy or lazy but it can be very difficult to get things done between departments. Uncertain if there is much opportunity for growth as most departments are pretty small.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the strong benefits package and give employees (outside of management) more opportunity to have their voices heard in regards to company policies and culture.

    W. P. Carey2017-11-09
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Bill Carey's legacy of dedication to investors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at W. P. Carey full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Best experience of my career! I was very honored to have been a part of Bill Carey's legacy. His value system, which focused on putting the investors first, permeated the organization. He was right, if you focus on what is good for the investor, everything else falls into place. This philosophy combined with smart, humble talent has contributed to an unparalleled track record over 40 years and 15 funds that have gone...

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    Cons

    Business model is shifting and long term plan is unclear but I have no doubt this will remain a profitable and strong business.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain Bill Carey's fundamental principles, he had a remarkable moral compass! Be sure new employees fully understand the principles that have guided the company to success for over four decades.

    W. P. Carey2017-10-13
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at W. P. Carey

    Pros

    Some of the hardest and smartest working people on the lower tiers. Great personalities and great sense of camaraderie for all the low level employees.

    Cons

    Upper and middle management is horrendous. As other reviewers have mentioned, the longest tenured employees are the most corrupt and incestuous. How does it make any sense to promote long tenured UNQUALIFIED people to high positions? The HR department is a joke. Turnover on all fronts should be saying something. Let’s count how many CEO and CFO changes they’ve had in 5 years. Keep that stock price up tho!

    Advice to Management

    Purge the dead weight. Open your eyes and review the long tenured unqualified managers who are faking it until they make it.

    W. P. Carey2017-11-16
  10. Helpful (5)

    "The company has gone down hill"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at W. P. Carey full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I am still friends with some of the people I worked with, but that's it.

    Cons

    1) You don't get paid what is promised. 2) They do not like creativity. They would rather you stick to the books. 3) They preach about family and values, but they have none. 4) Awful management- they have no idea what they are doing. 5) Management has 0 loyalty. 6) Making their employees happy is a very low priority. They only care about the upper management. 7) In two years there were two instances of mass layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the employees that put their blood, sweat and tears for this company. They deserve better treatment and the loyalty that you preach.

    W. P. Carey2017-10-25
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