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STAY AWAY!!
** (Former Employee), NebraskaDecember 8, 2013
Pros: most residents
Cons: everything!!
This is the worst company ever. I can't believe I stayed there for as long as I did. Always getting threatened to be fired for things that weren't my fault or things I couldn't fix. They are cheap as hell. I will say there are some (very little) good employees but the majority of them are rude and stuck up. Loved a lot of the residents but heard a lot – more... of bad stories and watched a lot of people move because the way they treat people. Don't work for them. – less
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Stuck in 1980
Leasing Consultant (Former Employee), Addison, TXAugust 20, 2013
This is a family owned buisness. All paperwork is done by hand. Not one thing is done electronically. Manager embezzle money. If you come from a leasing backround not the job for you.
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Fun work environment, cool coworkers, nice management
Leasing Consultant (Former Employee), Houston, TXAugust 15, 2013
Pros: decent pay, great co-workers, fun contests
Cons: short breaks, communication issues
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Richdale. My motivation, determination, and extra skills were taken into consideration more than my lack of experience and that was a pleasant change of pace. Everyone is very friendly and knows how to help or who can help and if someone is sick or needs to be off work, there is never a problem with taking the time – more... they need. – less
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Do not work for this company
Leasing consultant (Former Employee), Eldridge and Briar ForestMay 23, 2013
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: no lunch break, treated like dirt, over worked and under paid
I was a resident at one of their apartments 5 months before I started working for them. Two days before my 90 day probation period ended they decided to let me go because they didn't want to give me a discount on my apartment or pay for medical insurance. I was forced to move out of my apartment and was only given a week to do so! The managers act like – more... they are your friend but turn around and back stab. – less
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Love it!
Leasing (Current Employee), HoustonJuly 16, 2012
Pros: the rental discount, meeting new people, and the property itself
Cons: don't love working weekends but atleast we get off early
I've really enjoyed my time at Richdale. I was recruited to work here by a friend of mine and am so glad I made the switch. Before, I was working 'retail' hours and the company was really large so I never really interacted with anyone except for my team. At Richdale, it's exciting that I can not only meet the owner, but get to know him and be part of – more... a team that is small enough to feel like a family but large enough to know that I have some room to grow. I love the properties and am glad to work in a high-energy and exciting environment. – less
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Worst Place I've Ever Worked
Leasing Consultant (Former Employee), Houston, TXMarch 16, 2012
Pros: making friends with coworkers
Cons: underpaid, overworked, treated unfairly, no benefits
After the first day on the job, I knew I was going to hate it, but I stuck with it because I needed the money. When I interviewed for the job, the regional manager made it sound amazing and that morale around the community was top-notch. I was told that with my experience, I would make it to management within 3 months. Not only did I not make it anywhere – more... towards management in the 6 months I worked there, I was treated like a teenager. I showed up to work early every single day, opened the office, gate, etc., made sure everything was done that needed to get done, because my property manager NEVER showed up on time. When I compained to upper management about it, I was told to take it up with the manager.

Scheduling was a joke. It was hard to try to get days off and no one ever wanted to help you out. They had 'incentives' for us to try to upsell prospects and current residents, but the incentive was never worth it. You would get scheduled for night marketing without a heads up and were expected to be there.

There were tons of maintenance issues at my property that were a nightmare to get taken care of because we didn't have the staff or appropriate resources. Management would make promises to residents and not follow through, then would avoid any kind of confrontation and leave that to the leasing agents to take care of.

I was told we get a "paid" lunch hour (isn't that great?!). That meant you worked 9 hours a day, and if you were lucky (and brought your lunch or talked someone into getting you something), you might be able eat a couple of bites, if it didn't get busy.

Richdale doesn't seem to care much about their employees. They expect you to give 100% when you aren't given the tools needed in order to do your job.

It's an experience I will take with me, but I would not recommend working for this company unless you are desperate. – less
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Avoid Richdale
Property Manager (Former Employee), HoustonFebruary 29, 2012
Pros: great relationships with other managers and staff
Cons: low pay, low job security, low moral company wide
Upon hiring they will make promise after promise after promise of where they see you in 6 months and how they want to utilize you. What they fail to tell you is that they make the same promises to everyone else they hire. They work everyone into the ground until they quit. Pay you next to nothing. Their incentive for living on property is only $100 – more... off market for both leasing agents and property managers.

Leasing agents have it good...no minimum lease requirements, can show up late, take zero responsibility for things, take days off, and get paid on average $3 less an hour then property managers. On the other hand, property managers must take the fall for everything, which is acceptable if they were given the tools to do their jobs correctly. Richdale is all about micromanaging their employees along with not empowering them to use their own best judgement.

Richdale, specifically the regional and owner, do not realize the talent they have working on the front line. They are all great people who could take the company far if only they trusted them. This will never happen so long they keep up their need to have all their employees in a constant state of fearing for their jobs. – less