Not as great as I thought it would be.
Leasing Agent (Former Employee) – Waltham, MA – March 7, 2016
A general synopsis of the position: answering inquiries, setting tours, renting apartments.
Job/work life balance: I gave a 2 because, after a full days work and two hours worth of rush hour, by the time I got home I had just enough time to feed myself and go to sleep. Im not alive only to work, eat, and sleep - outside of work I need some relational connection and joy in my life too.
Compensation/benefits: I gave a 2 because my hourly wage was 60 cents less than the part time person who had hardly any experience. The bonuses would make up for the loss - but bonuses are never guaranteed.
Job security/advancement: I gave a 2 because my direct supervisor was so unpredictable I couldn't tell if this person actually wanted me there or not.
Management: I gave a 1 because at the property I worked the training was minimal and the primary manager I worked with behaved like an entitled high schooler on a power trip through this persons display of passive aggressiveness, betrayal of trust, and gossip. Instead of an actual team leader who cared about our overall success this person made for a very dis-heartening and draining work environment.
Job Culture: I gave a 1 because the overall work environment was stressful due to items listed above, and then some... It's true when they say in Remember the Titans, "Attitude reflects leadership." It was difficult maintaining a positive attitude with a daily work environment as such.
The most enjoyable part of the day was finally going home at the end of my shift.
The residents! I met some amazing people!