Cons: 35 hour max work week, bonus structure, management, proper training
Aimco used to be a great company to work for. They provided training and made you feel that you had a say in what direction your career went. In the last several years they have done a complete about face. They have hired several community and regional managers that have been "let go" by other property management companies. And it doesn't take you long to figure out why. It is now a very "cliquey" environment. If your not in the club don't expect: proper training, if any, for your opinion to matter, regardless of experience, any advancement opportunity.
Aimco has also restructured their bonus program several times in the last few years. Going from commission, to an individual bonus, to now a property bonus. This means your bonus is based on the entire property income. So if a water heater or AC unit blows it will affect your bonus. If you ever get one...this too blows.
You are expected to have a hand in the entire running of the property. From marketing to selling to resident retention. This is probably the best part of the job. It gives you an opportunity to really get to know the people in the community. Well it was, you are now instructed to not answer the phones and just check messages several times a day. If a resident does happen to get through you are to have no personal conversation with them. This from a company that a few years ago wanted to people to feel like they had "come home to Aimco". Not the kind of home I would look forward to going to at the end of a long day.
For a while Aimco had a solid footing in the market, supplying homes that people were proud of – more... and a company that felt like you had a say in the future of it and the future of your career. However when sitting in a sales meeting recently I was told that our duty was to answer to our stockholders and that residents came after that it made me realize that employees definitely rank much lower on the list with this company. This is also proven by the reduction in hours to 35 hours a week max, and if you go over your told you will be written up. Even if that boiler blows you figure out how to get it done in 35 hours. Just google Aimco and wage lawsuit before you consider attaching your reputation with this companies. – less