I had a pretty good over all experience with this company. Personally, I really enjoyed being a leasing agent and eventually a leasing manager. I thought that student housing was a lot of fun. There was not a lot of vacation time. Pay was okay, but not amazing. My biggest problem was the last manager. They were terrible and I did most of the work for them. I definitely did not get paid enough for that. Was expected to be available on days off and after hours. Again, I feel like that was because they hired horrible managers.
Community Assistant (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 15, 2018
Was a pretty cool experience learning about leasing and marketing. Didn't see myself growing at all though. All we did was sit in a chair calling people to lease and would go street teaming sometimes to "bring people in"
Assistant General Manager Windsor Hills Apartments (Former Employee) – Blacksburg, VA – May 14, 2018
Spent 2 years working for the company. Great staff, the corp staff seemed to know their stuff. Lived on sight and they seemed to appreciate the hard work the staff put into turning apartments and leasing.
Great company to work for, very hands on. Unfortunate they don't see the work the full time employees do onsite and then further compensate them. I have worked onsite for 3 years and pay full rent as a supervisor.
General Manager (Current Employee) – USA – February 24, 2018
They do pay well and have great benefits however this does not outway the issues that come with a career with this company.
They expect too much of their employees, do not care about your work/life balance or you as a person. It is all about the bottom line and what you can do for them. Most issues come at a corporate level as no one is on the same page and it creates confusion at a site level. While you may have a great onsite team, the corporate level employees are hard to please, unforgiving and make mistakes that come back to bite you. If your direct supervior ever says anything you think is slightly questionable, take it to the next person in line ASAP and don’t wait or it could cost you your job by doing what you were told to do.
Favorites are played and they will end up keeping employees that cause issues and don’t do their jobs and terminating those that make the property function. I may work here now but not much longer. Too stressful.
Good pay and benefits
No work life balance, cut throat, no appreciation, favoritism
Assistant General Manager (Current Employee) – Columbia, MO – January 5, 2018
Company culture is Outstanding! Every encounter I've had with the corporate office has been amazing. My Regional Manager encourages work/home balance, this is unheard of in student housing. This is a company that always does the right thing, weather it be for a resident or staff member. I would recommend Campus Advantage to anyone looking tor a career in student housing. One of the best companies I've worked with.
HR Dept, Corp staff, Pay, Work place culture, Work/Life balance
General Manager (Former Employee) – Chapel Hill, NC – September 30, 2017
Exceptional place to live & work! Highly Recommended! Entire staff goes out of heir way to work with any individual who needs help or would like a tour of the property. Maintenance works diligently to complete work orders in a timely manner and Management staff are very professional and pleasant.
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) – Columbia, MO – September 27, 2017
great job for some one who is breaking into the field the corporateend is vary strong but there are some gm's that take advantage of you time worked over 200 hr in a 16 day stretch no over time but was told to let my hourly guys off early
RESIDENT ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – August 4, 2017
I absolutely loved working as an RA for this company. It just felt like the building should have had more RAs, so it was a little tough completing all out work sometimes. Management and training were better than any other company I have worked for.
Community Assistant (Former Employee) – Oxford, MS – July 30, 2017
Some days were kept busy, but other days there would be nothing to do. If its bad weather, residents wont come therefore work goes by slow. Employees came and went fairly regularly but the manager and coworkers were nice. Did not like being on call. Best part of the job was meeting new people and making friends.
If you are not related or sleeping with one of the higher ups do not expect to go far in this company. The pay is below market but commission is great. The job culture is very seclusive so if you're not "in" you will not enjoy this job. Management is very young and immature. You will work long days especially during the summer with little to no extra compensation.
Assistant General Manager/Bookkeeper (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – June 25, 2017
A typical day for me at work would be collecting rent and oversee the enforcement of delinquency policies. Managing resident financial accounts and coordinating account receivables and accounts payables. Maintaining property files and accounts. Preparing reports for the General Manager and company management. Prepares reports for the General Manager and company management
Interacting and assisting with prospective and current residents about property services, resident accounts and other resident inquiries. Assisting with a high level of customer service. Processing move in and move outs and transfers into the system.
The hardest part of the job for me would be the process of having to evict struggling students when they can't pay rent. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting and interacting with students from all parts of the country and from other countries.