Cut throat environment with little direction from senior management
Controller (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 9, 2015
I was hired for an accounting position. Since the start there was no formal training and a bunch of manuals were thrown on my desk and you were expected to hit the ground running. Senior management is careless with little guidance and stay cooped in their offices with no interaction or group meetings with staff to ensure a motivated and directional group. There is alot to learn and it is a very demanding job! When i was eventually released of my obligations there was no phone call or in person sit down which i find very unprofessional! That is not a respectable way of doing business with former employees and management should recognize that in today's world reputation is important if they would like to hire and retain talent.
free breakfast, good reputation
No real direction from senior management and not a laid back atmosphere
I learned that not only the skills for the job are important, but the political ones are important as well.
Executive Butler (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 22, 2015
Serve Bkfst, lunch at the conference rooms, as well as in the private offices of the executives; review and prepare for the next day, do a quick inventory of the items that are needed, make sure that the orders are in.
Engineer (Current Employee) – 11 West 42nd – August 17, 2015
Overall good company to get your foot in the door. Typical day of work consists of tightening up loose ends left by daytime staff. Management does not reward hard work you have to be "someone" to get a promotion. Co-workers are un-educated and combative with superiors. Hardest part of the day is dealing with the un-educated production of fellow staff members. The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility i have to accomplish tasks at my own pace.
Employee (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 30, 2015
Some of the smartest, detail-oriented people in the industry, who are also great on a personal level, making for a good working environment. A lot is expected of employees, so everyone is expected to work hard.
Retail/ Guest Services (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 19, 2015
I enjoy working with a friendly and helpful staff on a daily basis. It makes interacting with guest so much easier. I've learned that internal guest services is just as important as external guest services.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 18, 2015
I enjoyed working at Tishman Speyer. The people that I worked for taught me so much and I learned about real estate, finances and handling all different personalities. I feel that I grew professionally and personally in this job.
The best of variety, comradely spirit, and excellent benefits
Property Management, Office Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 17, 2015
Myself and the property manager were responsible for all management activity of this Class A property on Fifth Ave in Manhattan. A typical day included managing incoming tenant questions and concerns, organizing and approving vendors allowed into the building, processing invoices and tenant charges.I enjoyed the variety of work, as I never had to sit in one spot all day, I appreciated interacting with tenants, walking the property and being involved in different projects.
It was a pleasure to work on each property's team. The caliber of people was "Class A", from upper management to the most entry level position. Anyone who was fortunate to be hired was very thankful and it showed. We were encouraged to learn, take classes to increase our knowledge. I worked to earn my RPA designation and successfully completed four of the eight required classes.
Executive Assistant/Office Manager (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 15, 2015
I wear many hats as an executive assistant to three senior level executives and office manager. It is my responsibility to see to it that this office runs smoothly and efficiently, thus enabling our executives to do their very best work without worrying about the incidental but vital parts of running an office. On a typical day, I make travel arrangements, calendar meetings with numerous participants, order supplies, greet visitors, plan special events as needed and act as liason to the office of the building owner.
During my time with this company, I have learned that without good communication within a company, it is difficult to perform efficiently and proactively. I have learned that without good leadership, an office is not going to function at it's desired level of efficiency. Lots of closed doors and whispered conversations amongst executives does not inspire, it only excludes. Managers must be accessible and willing to answer questions from subordinates.
The most difficult part of my job is being excluded from staff meetings and outings because of my position.
The most enjoyable part of my job is working with intelligent and funny people.
excellent benefits; flexibility to leave for doctor's appointments, etc.; "summer hours" during which we close at 1:00pm during the summer months
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 4, 2015
I was the receptionist. I learned you could find a great friend in your boss. The management was fair. Co-workers were caring and fun people. This was a real estate management company, and when the Chicago river flooded the basements in the loop, Some of the tenants were pretty upset and yelled a lot.
Protection Officer (Current Employee) – NY – November 11, 2014
A typical day at work begins with roll call and finding your post for the day. The position helps to improve communication skills as you must be able to direct visitors from all over the world on a large scale basis. My co-workers are friendly and supportive.
Assistant Property Manager (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 30, 2014
I was able to move up in the company through hard work and by volunteering for projects.
Typically, I work on financials for the properties I assist in managing. I learned most of my accounting skills on the job in my current position and in my previous position as an administrative assistant.
I also learned a great deal about property operations and assisted with the management of different projects.
Best part about the job was that no two days were ever the same and that regardless of what was happening, you would always be learning something.
Customer Service, and Security detail (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 11, 2014
It was a very interesting learning experience,some of the co-workers were very nice,there were days it was very busy. It was fun talking with people from different areas of the world,gave information to the people as best as i could to the best of my knowledge.Some times the tourist would give a little bit of a hard time but you always had to be very patient and kind to them please observe the rules and if the give you a hard time just to let them know that you are following the rules and procedure of the job. Most of the managers were very helpful and nice, but over all it was a good job.
Summer Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 8, 2013
Since it was their first time accepting an intern, Tishman Speyer did not have much for me to do. Most of the work seemed to be a means to keep me occupied rather than to allow me to understand how building management works.