As a real estate accountant, I started from the bottom up; intern, temp, associate accountant, accountant. It was fairly easy to move up or sideways as long as you voiced your ability and worked toward it. However, the management staff are too overwhelmed to assist their teams and so they overwork their employees. This causes around the clock work and stress and leads to consistently late or barely on-time products and causes the employees to not only train themselves and their cohorts, but also the real estate managers onsite which takes time away from tasks within their own job description. Additionally, starting salary is lower than the overall salary within the industry and is hard to gain raises.
Ability to move up/sideways; great employee morale events
Managament and overall stressful environment