The company overall is a great company to work for. However, the manager I worked for was cut throat, vindictive and back stabbing. Other than that, I loved my team and residents. The property was older but we had long term residents.
The hardest part about this job is handling conflict from Residents and disrespect from residents due to situations that are out of your control. Beyond that everything was smooth sailing although working weekends is something I never want to have to do again.
Workplace culture is awesome! I became friends with many people and stayed friends with them after I left the company, which is rare for me. I learned what kind of manager I want to be, and I enjoyed learning how to lead a team.
With Berkshire, you were always given opportunities to improve yourself; there was always someone who motivated you in reasonable ways. Advancement was hard as there were not a lot of properties available and those whom did work at the level you were looking to promote to were so happy, it took a long time for a position to open.
Assistant Property Manager (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 8, 2017
I've been a loyal employee to Berkshire for five years and have expressed my interest to grow with to company and have experienced that everyone is for themselves and unless they really like you that's not going to happen. In addition, I went to the extent of transferring with Berkshire where I was told there would be more opportunity was not offered any assistance with my moving cost when I know for a fact other employees were offered assistance. There are so many other things I can say but I am going to stop here.
great training program
Not enough diversity as far as the property managers
Micromanagement Bad leadership micromanagement, micromanagement, micromanagement.
Very hard to advance.
Going from a Leasing Associate to an Assistant Manager, I could actually do LESS. I couldn't even finish a lease until my manager looked at it (which, they took forever for EVERYTHING). Reason being: "In case an associate decides to go 'rogue' with the lease"
Clearly, they do not trust their people, thus creating a suffocating environment.
I was there for a short time, and a better job fell into my lap.
I had one of the best bosses here. She was the first boss I had since getting out of the Army that was willing to get their hands dirty. The job culture was good in the sense that it made the job feel less like a job and more like being with family and just doing what needed to be done for the day.
I was very saddened to leave this company. I was very happy there and disheartened to see them sell off the properties. I wish they would buy more in this area to hopefully be employed with them once again.
Do too many tasks by trial and error. Not enough direction given by superiors. When something was wrong with computer's all though it was admin error not system and would let it go for weeks before someone would listen.
Community Manager (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – January 31, 2017
Wonderful company very well organized and gives employees realistic goals. No 2 days were ever the same. The benefits were above average.The support from upper management was excellent. As a whole this was one of the best companies I ever worked for.
Berkshire is a class A company to work for. They take care of their residents and their employees. I have yet to see a Berkshire employee that does not feel the same way. A lot of Berkshire Employees have been with the company for several years. Very low turn over.
Health care, pays well, is honest with employees, quarterly bonuses
Have sold a lot of properties minimizing chances for local growth