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Prepare to be stabbed in the back by your incompetent coworkers.
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 1, 2018
The "dynamic tension" between departments makes it impossible to achieve project objectives as you are constantly trying to appease the property manager and service manager who complain and add scope to your project without adding additional time for the added scope to be completed. The "work life balance" is non-existent as you are expected to work 12-14 hours a day, 7 days per week, I averaged 1-2 days off per month. Most of the construction team had no construction experience and were expected to learn on the job without a training program (the training program was about to be rolled out the whole time I worked there). The subs are not qualified to do the work in their scope, they move contractors that do not perform up to quality standards to other regions to be another PM's problem. The materials used in the renovations are sub-standard and you are expected to make them luxury level finishes. When the Chief Investment Officer flies in every month it would be helpful if they actually listened to the employees on site instead of the upper management, and when they say there are unlimited resources available to help the project succeed it would be nice if that were the reality.
Pros
Benefits, they spend millions of dollars a year on parties.
Cons
long hours, the CEO makes sexist comments which are funny but inappropriate.
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Official response from Cortland
February 11, 2019

Hi, there. We’re happy that you think our benefits are as great as we do. Offering industry-leading benefits is just one of the ways that we take care of our associates. We realize that it can be difficult to juggle all of the stakeholders’ needs during a project – but you’ve always got a team to support you and your project goals. The time commitment can seem intense, especially as deadlines approach, but the end result is always worth the effort put in. While some on-the-job learning is expected, we pride ourselves on offering training to associates at every level to prepare them for their role and set them up for success. #GrowTogetherAndPlayAsATeam – Steve Mauro, VP of Construction Operations

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Enjoyed learning new things. Maintenance
Groundskeeper/Porter (Former Employee) –  TexasMay 24, 2019
I was groundskeeper, maintenance. Work was easy for the most part.compensation is around 13 an hour. Fast paced work. Like meeting with the tenants the most. Helping them.
Pros
The hours, free snacks, workers, parties.
Cons
Doing maintenance work while being paid groundskeepers wages.
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Great place to work!
ASST. PROJECT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 20, 2019
Cortland is a fantastic place to work day to day. They are a great company with strong values and try as much as they can to maintain and stay true to their core values. However, with recent changes to personnel, the company's future is currently shaky
Pros
great benefits
Cons
upper management doesn't know what it's doing
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