Maintenance Manager (Former Employee), Stamford, CT – April 14, 2013
Pros: apartment and access to pool
Cons: place has a long way to go before it is back on track
At first glance it looked like a good place to work at but as time went by I quickly realized that I was working alone. Not only did I not have the support of the management or my assistant but the previous manager had run down the place. Its like everything was working against me. Management changed at the property but problems still remained because – more... the root of it stemmed from a Regional level. After I tried my hardest and even inconvenienced my family by coming in extra early and working late hours and even weekends trying to satisfy management, I was still let go. Soon after my departure they realized that the problem in fact was not me. I am glad that changes were made, although too late for me but my colleagues and friends that still work there are reaping the benefits. – less
Pros: always learning new things and meeting new people.
Cons: having those few residents that were never pleased no matter what you did for them.
Was always busy from the start of the work day til the end. I had a pretty good team that I worked with; depending on the day! The hardest part of the job was always trying to please everyone. We wanted to make sure that the residents had everything that they needed but a lot of the times the decisions were out of my hands. The most enjoyable part of – more... the day was seeing how happy we made our residents! – less
Fairfield made a turn for the worst after their bankruptcy. Loyal employee's were let go, every time you turned around someone in upper management was resigning, and the on-site employees suffered because of it. The structure changed and never recovered; the culture changed; everything changed! There is some room for growth but you either have to know – more... someone in upper management to help you grow or you have to put in unbelievable hours to accomplish your goals (regardless of what achievements/designations/degrees you acquired while with the company). In this company, you almost have to sacrifice your personal life to advance and you must take the initiative to make things happen on your own because it's unlikely to be promoted within (unless you've "played the game" and got on everyone's good side or personally know someone at corporate). – less
Stuffy Co-workers, bad management and Company ethics is an oxymoron
Leasing Consultant (Former Employee), Denver, CO – September 21, 2013
Pros: closed on sunday?
Cons: pay, management, job security, yardi
My company sold its property to Fairfield and that's how I ended up working for them. They were HORRIBLE!! I can't believe people think they a good company to work for. (My standards must be really high)
The employees are stuck up. They treat their tenants like 2nd class citizens. And why should they care? The company buys companies left and right, – more... jacks up the rental prices and then sells once the property is ran into the ground. I was embarassed to be employed by them.
The pay was garbage and its so micro managed you couldn't pick a booger without their permission. The property manager had the maintenance men unpacking her apartment rather then completing service request for the tenants and the computer systems are out dated. – less
Accounting - Auditor and Matching (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – February 6, 2013
Pros: the friends a made there
I like working there is was nice to learn new things, i was in the Accounts payable department, i did the audits for them. i loved my job. but i got laid off from there while i was pregnant. liked my first manager i had then we got a new manager and wasn't very fair at times.
Pros: generous compensation package, accolades for job well done
Cons: no work/life balance, tedious contract process
You are paid for new leases as well as renewals. You will receive bonuses on a quarterly basis and a token of appreciation for the Christmas holidays. Fairfield acknowledges your individual success with W.E. Awards and various leasing contests. You will be pushed to be the best manager you can be and will experience growth compared to working for other – more... companies. Once you work for Fairfield, all other companies are a piece of cake and somewhat boring. Fairfield is known for buying, redeveloping, and then selling the property for a profit so be prepared to transfer when needed. If you pride yourself on your work ethic and reliability, I would give Fairfield a chance. – less