I was a Tax Specialist. They hired a Lead that didn't have any clue about the job responsibility. We had to train the Lead. Just to say that there's no advancement in the company and the pay is beyond low. This Company needs someone to step in and help them excel to the next step.
IT (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – March 23, 2016
Upper management has no clue what happens down in the trenches. Communication both within departments and with upper management is nearly non-existent.
Compensation is well below industry average, raises are a pittance. Benefits cost a small fortune. 4 Pillars are just corporate speak. Employee morale continues to decline. Values - Integrity, that's a laugh. Management treats employees like worker bees - drones who must be told what to do, when to attend meetings.
No one is truly accountable for their work, forcing real work on those of us who used to have a vested interest in the company. Sad to see a company happily let professional experienced knowledgeable people leave.
Some great co-workers
Expensive benefits, low salaries, poor communication, lack of accountability
Staff Accountant II (Current Employee) – Richardson, TX – March 18, 2016
Company is a great place to gain experience. Work is fast paced but has a good balance so that you are not completely overwhelmed. First 2 weeks of the month are the busiest having to complete financials for clients. The last 2 weeks of the month are a bit more laid back with working more on cleaning up financials and researching numerous items to make the financials better. Compensation is low for the industry but it is enough to live on.
Good management looking for ways to make employees happier
More interested in monetary gain than actual property management.
Concierge (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – May 5, 2016
Like children managing property. The clientele was exceptional. Doctors, Lawyers, Realtors, a handful a billionaires that you would know through Google. Always treating you with respect. But when simple problems arose within the building they would go on for years and never be solved. Although I enjoyed working there for many years, I think the hardest part of the job was predicting how management/staff would fail at particular situations and not being able to stop it simple because the attitude of change is a four letter word.
Christmas Bonus. Free 5 star homade meals from residents. Safe area for a downtown location.
Current (Current Employee) – Richardson, TX – July 1, 2016
This is by far the worst company I've worked for. Let me start by saying the management is a complete waste of time. They have no idea what they are doing its like the blind leading the blind. The benefits are a JOKE its impossible to afford it on such a ridiculously low salary and they say their competive. I would like to know their idea of competive. So take my advice look else where they dont invest in the employee and its ran by who your in a click with...... NOT A GOOD PLACE TO WORK......
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Richardson, TX – August 12, 2016
* call center The things i enjoy the most about my job is being able to provide excellent Customer Service to our homeowners. I like how we do not take payment over the phone for the security over the homeowners and our own.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – June 11, 2016
Associa is not a well run company.They are so focused on acquiring new companies to make more money that they have forgotten about having well run existing companies. In addition, they do a poor job managing money and planning their projects.
One of Associa's core values and principles "that Associa holds the most dear, both as individuals and as one Associa" includes: FAMILY SPIRIT -"We are a family. We treat each other with kindness, respect, and encouragement".
This is a complete joke. Associa does not treat it's employees like family (maybe the favorites but that's a small group). The leaders exclude team members, especially if one of the favorites didn't recommend you to get hired and layoffs are almost a common day occurrence.
If you are a company that gets acquired by Associa be prepared to job search. They will likely lay off most the staff to bring them into the Client Shared Service Center. Which is also a mess.
I'll sum it up by saying if you are thinking about working here think long and hard before deciding. You better have a friend who is already working there who is close with the higher ups so that you can be a part of the in crowd (and not be first in line for being laidoff) or don't bother working here.
IT Auditor (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – August 11, 2016
typical work day is 8-5pm, you work under minimum supervision, management is knowledgeable, reasoning, reliable and the compensation is very great. the hardest part of the job is not having too much co-operation from IT department.
Manager (Current Employee) – Ft. Collins, CO – January 18, 2015
There's lots of variety in the job, the leadership and management is exceptional, great benefits such as lots of available time off and funds to use toward education, gym membership and any self improvement and advancement opportunities. The office environment is fun and fast paced, the culture is very friendly, helpful and there's a family spirit. The backgrounds of the employees are very diverse which makes for an interesting culture. Eeveryone works together and is very helpful.
Associa is a good place and environment to work at.
Staff Accountant II (Current Employee) – Richardson, TX – June 8, 2016
I enjoy working there and plus it is where I learned most of my accounting skills. Associa is like a family. I learned how to produce a financial report and how to interpret them. I have a good coworker.
A/R Receipt Lead (Current Employee) – Richardson, TX – January 24, 2016
It is great place to gain experience . I have learned many things from management to the clients Associa manages. The most enjoyable part of the job are the different personality we have in one work area.
A typical day at work is laid back but productive I learn more everyday varying in all departments My team is a team of encouragement Hardest part of work is crunch time Enjoyable part of work is just being here cause I love what I do