Busy office with plenty to do if you like to work.
Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 18, 2017
Typical day at work: -interact with residents & deal with their concerns -advertise, show, and lease apartments -lots of filing (hard copies & electronic uploads) -consistent emailing, phone calls, and online posts -reconcile resident accounts -collect, post, and deposit money -various job duties as assigned
What I learned: -lazy people will always do the bare minimum, while hard workers are always busy and get things done (being proactive is key) -advancement is very possible if you want it and are willing to work for it and show you're committed -people will remember how you made them feel -we're responsible for our own attitudes and responses -a lot about fair housing & discrimination
Management: -friendly -down to business -goal- and results-oriented -under pressure from superiors -budget-driven
Workplace Culture: -playing "catch-up" a lot -supportive -stressful -as fun as you make it -readily available training
Hardest Part of the Job: -feeling like I rarely got the verbal/etc. appreciation I deserved (I worked SO hard for the company) -being on call for emergencies -feeling like the job duties were never done (work/life balance) -dealing with difficult residents -trying to keep up with all the rental inquiries is nearly impossible -repetitive tasks -collecting money from residents (usually door to door)
Most Enjoyable Part of the Job: -when I had great coworkers -designing newsletters/templates/calendars -fun resident events -one-hour lunches -living on-site with discounted rent -getting to meet a ton of diverse and interestingmore... people -vacation days -varied job dutiesless
rental discount, hour lunch, varied job duties, good degree of autonomy, ample training opportunity
lack of appreciation, difficult residents, inability to make real change, overall felt like company unwilling to invest in their properties to *truly* upgrade/modernize them.
They have a method but are unwilling to see the reality of their method. You have no control over setting pricing for your communities, you barely have a say in creating annual budgets, you have to battle asset management, no capital items get repaired until let's the roof falls in on someone, hard to fill onsite positions because of bad industry reputation. I could go on but I won't
Manager (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 15, 2017
Adara has an amazing open door policy. The CEO is available by email and he responds 100% of the time. Adara is also extremely loyal and supportive to team members who work hard for the company. Some people work for a paycheck and then complain when they are passed up for a promotion but the Adara employees who work hard receive very good rewards for their efforts.
Very loyal company to those who work hard for them.
salary, job stability, professional growth
no direct deposit!!! we get a paycheck every other Friday!
NA (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – January 20, 2017
If you like to spend time with your family and love ones, avoid at all costs! They do not really care for personal time or value their employees. They only care about money. they make you work really really hard above and beyond and the pay is not that great including commission, They do not value you to have time even for family and are such penny pinchers! And not to mention the micromanaging is unbelievable!! You have no say and minimal room for advancement since you can never show off your capabilities with their ongoing list of micromanaging skills. The software is a sad excuse, easy, but not compatible with anything else and makes it hard to kill two birds with one stone, talk about the extra work With a busy property. Do yourself a favor and avoid
My coworkers are amazing
Corporate is the worst. So much drama from other managers and regionals
Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – January 10, 2017
When I first started working here, I was really excited and thought that this will end up being a long time career. Little did I know, that this is the WORST PLACE anyone can ever work at. The management sucks, they do not care for their employees and only want to make money. Only a couple of my co-workers were a pleasure to work with. Felt like I was in HS again with all the drama on the back end and such petty old people that work there. Save yourself before you ever work here.
Regional Property Director (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – January 5, 2017
Although I wasn't with this company long, my only complaint is micro management & the owners brother whom is in charge of maintenance. Overall good company you can learn a lot and they have the absolute best software in the industry!
Lead Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 24, 2016
i was running a 148 units with only one make ready guy. i did work ordrers, a/c installs, furnace installs, coil installs, assist vendors, did grounds, service pool daily. the a/c units were on the roof tops.
My personal opinion is that Adara is a good company to work for but really needs to provide OJT for their new associates. My co- workers are hard working and are willing and able to go beyond the call of duty,
I stayed only because we were in a recession and jobs were scarce at the time.
Community Manager / Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) – Miamisburg, OH – July 9, 2016
A very poor excuse for a management company. They covered up instead of making necessary repairs. Many times our vendors were not paid so that left us unable to lease apartments because it was a struggle to get turnovers done. Would advise to stay away from this company.
Loved the Regional Manager - He Got Us Through Tough Times
Did Not Pay Vendors On Time and Payroll Checks Bounced
Community Manager (Current Employee) – Humble, TX – November 6, 2014
Adara has taught me several things but the most recent would have to be reports.As I started really owning the work on certain reports I started realizing that I not only felt more comfortable on reporting day, but that I was looking forward to plugging in the data and analyzing trends. I realized that while doing the report I was learning so much about these accounts, and it was helping me to better manage my residents and staff.
Long hours, on call every other week, including long distance properties you have to attend too. Management can be a head ache but it is up to the specific property. Some co-workers are good employees but there are always lazy co-workers. The hardest part of my job is the distance and the trust with upper management. The most enjoyable part of my job is having the opportunity to work with my hands and being active.
Leasing Consultant/Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – May 24, 2013
Make sure the office is nice and clean and smell good as well as my show units. Get with the staff and find out what is on the agenda for the day. I have learned from both my district manager and manager that it is okay to take a deep breath and ask for help when needed. My co-workers are very helpful and encouraging people. They are special and are motivated. The hardest part of my job is that it is hard to get answers from corporate regarding resident issues. The most enjoyable part of the job is achieving our goals as a team and patting each other in the back.
Co-workers are very helpful and go out of their way to help you.
My only reason for leaving was my husband's job out of town. I loved my time with Adara, and the management team is the best you could ask for. They are there to help you succeed. The pay in my position was very competitive.