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Great Place
Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee) –  Metairie, LAJune 5, 2017
This is a great place to work. The company provides lots of opportunities for training which leads to chances for upward mobility. The work staff is polite at most properties.
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lots of room for growth
Property Manager (Current Employee) –  Metairie, LAMarch 17, 2016
1st Lake Properties provides ample career opportunities for anyone interested in this line of work. I have grown from Leasing to Property Manager and have been encouraged and helped along the way.
Pros
free industry education cannot be beat; career pathing
Cons
weekends
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Steady work environment
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) –  Metairie, LAJune 10, 2015
The people in the finance office were great to work with. They become like family. I looked forward to going to my job everyday!
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extremely micromanaged, unprofessional managers
assistant manager (Former Employee) –  metairieMarch 4, 2015
I sincerely don't ever want to go back to anything that deals with apartments thanks to this company. If you decide to live at one of their properties your rent is deducted from your paycheck, Health insurance is very expensive and sucks. They make you drive around for training and marketing but do not give your mileage back. They do not give renewal commissions and their "tier" commissions per lease is really a joke. I'm so glad I'm out of there I really had a bad experience with 1st lake.
Pros
nothing
Cons
very low salary and commissions suck
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Completing maintenance on buildings and grounds
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Metairie, LAApril 30, 2014
completing on call maintenance to apartments and completing maintenance for ready to move in apartments also taking care of grounds and pools
Pros
Always learned something new and worked with great people
Cons
Pay could have been better for the work being completed
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Small company, small growth
Multi-site Property Manager (Former Employee) –  Metairie, LAFebruary 11, 2014
Typical day was micro managed; very stressful. The most enjoyable part was the allowance of moving up when requested.
Pros
N/a
Cons
N/a
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Rude upper management.
Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee) –  Picayune, MSAugust 17, 2013
Unless your rude or know the higher up management, you will not go far. Assistant managers, Ground keepers, and residents are shown NO respect. You will be used and lied to. Pay is okay, but when you factor in the rude treatment from your GM, Manager, home office and the unhappy residents, it's so not worth it. Very high turnover rate. RUN! RUN! RUN!
Pros
None
Cons
EVERYTHING!!! from pay to stress and residents being upset..
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Great environment, poor corporate management
Assistant Property Manager/ Bookkeeper (Former Employee) –  Metairie, LAApril 7, 2013
Recorded and maintained an accurate record via ledger card of each resident’s rental account
Monitor and report on accounts receivables. Oversee collection efforts in accordance with company and management agreement policies
Review, approve, and properly code all invoices for the property
Managed distribution of various mailings including client communications via snail mail and email distribution
Expertly executed all aspects of apartment leasing including but not limited to marketing of available units, new resident tours, as well as move ins and move outs
Implemented effective resident retention programs
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Great family owned company
Property Manager (Former Employee) –  Metairie, LAAugust 1, 2012
This property management company has been around for a very long time and acknowleged locally as very successful and innovative .
Pros
locally owned and operated
Cons
less chance for advancement
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Enjoyable...
Property Manager (Former Employee) –  MetairieJune 25, 2012
1st Lake was a rewarding experience where I learned a lot. I managed a total of seven properties in almost three years and met a lot of great people.
Pros
salary
Cons
travel
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