Multi-Site Community Manager (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MN – March 9, 2014
This was a very good period of time to work for Dominium as they experienced rapid growth. Overall a great group of co-workers, experienced growth within my work and really enjoyed the daily work responsibilities with great support from the people in the company. Great leadership to look up to and work with.
Over stressed over worked under paid no hep from upper management
Community Manager (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – August 18, 2016
When first starting out with this company they fill you with fluff saying all these great things that they do and how good they treat their residents and will do a lot for them. False. They will come in but a new property and come in with an iron fist and it's their way or the highway. Training is a joke. You sit a week at the home office and better not have questions after that because you will be on your own and god forbid you have a crisis at your property because they will act like they care but shove everything on your shoulders and if you don't do everything perfect then you're horrible you can literally beg you regional for help and you'll get "hang in there your doing fine" as an answer. You will be told one thing and you tell your residents that then the complete opposite happens making you look like you don't know what you're doing or talking about making you feel two inches tall. It's a joke. More turnover then any other company I've worked for
Community Manager (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – June 14, 2016
The Colorado properties/ownership are simply a joke. The properties are not at all run the way MN training says Dominium manages their properties. If you're wondering why you can't keep a certain property staffed, listen to the previous employees. Everyone can't be wrong. The pay for 112 unit property in Denver is ridiculously low considering the roles played by the manager (including case worker to an extremely needy demographic that consume ALL time) and reporting/training expectations by corporate. Even my "mentor" was a joke. She intentionally back door'd systems to create the appearance of better NOI to make numbers then blamed on me when the write offs came to corporates attention. Once I proved her actions to the regional, regional said their hands were tied as that manager was "protected by the VP and couldn't be touched". Same mentor told a resident to f'ng deal with it or don't". May want to reconsider who you allow to do your training! Most people within the corporate office seem to be pretty fantastic and supportive for the most part ... just a major disconnect at the site level.
use and abuse mentality, low pay, lack of support from mentor and regional
Very Stressful; Unnecessary Reporting Practices; Overworked!
Community Manager (Former Employee) – Florida – June 14, 2016
To say the environment was stressful would be an understatement. Minimum of 20 - 30 repeated information reports due monthly. CRAZY! No clear directive until something is done wrong....then you get direction from everywhere and none of it the same. The time and steps it takes to get anything done is unreal. Improper training to do what is expected and the company wants 12 hours of work crammed into 8 hours everyday. Corporate level support staff talk to you like you're an idiot when you ask for assistance. The entire workload is passed down to site management level and you are constantly asked to report on the same things repeatedly. Too much work for the pay.
The properties are newer and well maintained for the most part.
Low pay, horrible benefits, lack of structure, too many reports
Community Manager (Current Employee) – Wisconsin – May 5, 2016
A typical day at work is like any Property Management job, you see to the residents needs, you follow through on any items that need to be finished up, you collect the rent and maintain the property.
I have learned to not fear my employer, knowing I have a clear chain of command and a supervisor who actually cares about my input and opinion.
Dominium's culture is to engage their employee's even at the lowest level creating an atmosphere of US together, instead of YOU against them all.
The upper management is organized and efficient, creating ways for us to complete our jobs more efficiently as well, which takes the stress out of our task loads.
Their policies and procedures are outlined and re-emphasized through regular training and updates, and you are only an e-mail or phone call away from someone able to help you through any task you may have issues with.
The most enjoyable part of the job, is knowing I work for a company that runs itself with integrity and honesty. It feels awesome coming to work every day.
great benefits package, huge growth opportunities, great company culture, fun atmosphere, awarded for great performance
Overstressed, underpaid and no upper level support
Community Manager (Former Employee) – Texas – May 5, 2016
Learned that the appearance of a company persona is not always the truth. Too much turn over. Too little help. Too much workload. Unnecessary obligations. Three days of PTO for a whole year? Who ever heard of such a thing?
No organization,chaos, no training, sink or swim, horrible HR and management
Property Accountant (Former Employee) – MN – January 19, 2016
I should've listened to my gut.....and the reviews. Day 1, you are solely responsible for a portfolio with zero training and are expected to make deadlines. Nobody is on the same page. Most of the time spent trying to figure out how to proceed as everything is constantly changing and just depends on who you ask. Zero support from management. Everyone is too busy, extremely stressful, and work environment extremely clicky. 90% of employees seem to be white male under 25. Turnaround rate is ridiculously high. In my 5 months over 5 people left in a 20 person department.
Free lunches, flex time
Horrible benefits, favoritism, unorganized, stressful, high school environment
Fund place to work with great culture and a driven management. The company strives to continue to grow and become one of the top leaders in affordable housing. The benefits are not that great, pay is below average and health insurance is not that great. Overall a good place to start and gain experience.
Many corporate events and free lunches and dinners
Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) – St. Louus,Mo – April 29, 2015
I think Dominium does well to try to make a great work environment. Problem is the work load is tremendous and management is over bearing. You will not be happy for long as I found the case to be. Discrimination is a concern if you don't like cliques. Use them as a stepping stone, but keep looking for employment. Do not go to Homer G Phillips in St. Louis. It's a sinking ship. Complete head ache for Maintenance Supervisor.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Hartland, WI – July 30, 2014
enjoyed the work know everything about its building. First boss was great but second boss was one that thought she know it all. Co- work didn`t have anything to do with me and was hard to do you work. I enjoyed working by my self
Community Manager (Former Employee) – Tomah, WI – January 9, 2014
The ONLY reason Im no longer an employee of theirs is I was forced to relocate and they have no openings in my area, I do however continue to check as they have been the BEST company I have ever worked for or with!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
excellent upper management & training
not enough openings in all areas, (although if you dont mind moving you can get in)
Residential Community Manager (Former Employee) – Menasha, WI – June 19, 2013
The property and staff on site were wonderful. The upper-management constantly forced you to sign off on mis-represented forms. The misappropriate funds and blame lower level staff to cover their tracks. Unpleasant upper-management!
Finance (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MN – January 27, 2013
Walk on eggshells, but even that doesn't help. Management looks for trouble and manufactures it if they can't find some. Emails are read and monitored. Workload is unbearable. Promises are made about raises, and then are not approved by owners, after they have strung you along for months. All senior employees have left the company because of the toxic atmosphere. Low wages, long hours, lousy insurance.
they throw a lot of 'happy hour' parties, but it is noted if you do not attend-in your review!, what fun is this for us non drinkers.
honest hard working people have to make ethical decisions, that go against their core values everyday, at this company