Property Manager (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – March 14, 2019
Great company overall. I am lucky to have an excellent regional manager that understands day to day functions, and is very supportive. I have heard from other managers that other regional managers within the company can be difficult to work for. Corporate office overall is very supportive, but lack of knowledge/ staff in the accounting and compliance departments can be very challenging at times. Onsite managers are expected to be more hands on than some bigger management companies. This style works well for me, but is not for everyone.
It would be nice if upper management made more visits to the sites to get to know the properties/ staff.
Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – February 28, 2019
There is always turnover with poor staffing and then no respect for the site staff+always under appreciated. Site try to have a "team" feel, but it doeesn't work if no one actually cares what you have to say.
Accounting Specialist (Current Employee) – Norwood, MA – November 12, 2018
I work in the Corporate Office, and every day is something different. Everyone is very friendly and supportive of one another, so it never hurts to reach out for help or to ask any question you could think of. The benefits of working here certainly outweigh the workload, which at times can be pretty hectic. But, it is a quick pace work environment for most of the time during the month, yet there are still slow spots. Overall, it has been a great experience for me and I look forward to continue working with Hallkeen and furthering my career here.
- Great benefits - Friendly envioronment - Flexible hours
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Turners Falls, MA – October 7, 2018
Maintained a 82 unit low income property. Daily grounds were cleaned, complete work/repair orders for tenants, preventive maintenance on buildings, systems, tools and equipment, landscaping, snow removal, shared on call responsibility.
Not a productive or supportive working environment.
Property Manager (Former Employee) – Norwood, MA – September 17, 2018
The company is culture is cold & unsupportive. Your errors are highlighted far more than your accomplishments. Due to lack of corporate staffing, the onsite property staff is inundated with tasks and deadlines that are almost impossible to meet. The tools and information necessary to succeed are not provided initially which results in feeling like you have been thrown to the wolves once you learn everything that is expected of you. Corporate doesn't seem aware or concerned with the volume of requests and interactions on the site level. HR does not provide adequate support or disciplinary actions to support management decisions causing subordinates to undermine management positions.
No micro managing
Healthcare plan not desirable. Lack of Management support or direction.
Property Manager (Former Employee) – Connecticut – August 9, 2018
Corporate Office based in Norwood has extreme micromanaging style and unreal views of typical day to day responsibilities of on site management in extremely troubled or disadvantaged communities. Under pays employees working in extremely high crime areas, while over working them. Most staff are uncertain of their future with the company on a day to day basis. Extremely high employee turn over rate. Site offices are turned over to new managers in distress with the expectation of a miracle to happen. Company is one sided (Which ever side their side is in a situation) and seems to be only interested in pleasing the owners, providing quantity amounts of revenue instead of focusing on affordable housing in their geographical markets. They are quick to evict a resident rather than work through a remedy.
Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – May 22, 2018
When major issues were reported to the upper management they were just swept under the rug. Several employees complained about how there regional manager was treating them and they never did anything about it. It was sad to see how the employees who were not on the top of the food chain were treated. There is favoritism in this company and it was very evident. Don't bother complaining about how your supervisor treats you because the complaints will be ignored!
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) (Former Employee) – Revere, MA – May 22, 2018
This was by far the worst company management wise that I’ve ever worked for. There’s NO support in the building and the ED could really careless about the things that go on and complaints. Although the compensation was great for me because I was a nurse, but I would tell you I would rather get paid as an aide then work at this location.
Marketing Assistant (Current Employee) – Norwood, MA – March 7, 2018
I work in the corporate office, not on-site at our properties, although I do have some interaction with property staff. I love being here and I am encouraged to learn the business. The people are great and everyone is working hard, but we have fun too. I have a good relationship with property staff as well, although I only know them by email. HallKeen has been a great employer so far and I don't have any intention to leave. :)
Maintenance (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – January 17, 2018
Worst company I have ever worked for, Manager in office is lazy and racist. They complained about trash but would not pick a piece of trash up as they walked. Making the property look good is a team effort but they were too lazy to care.
Management, unorganized, none care attitude by management
Asst Property Manager (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – January 7, 2018
There’s a lot of conflict of interest within the company, a lot managers with preferences and they definitely underpay employees for their high expectations and little to no training in certain properties.
Receptionist/ Office Assistant (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – February 17, 2017
Working at the housing complex office was probably one of the best jobs. Everyone was so understanding and kind. The work load was light but it was lengthy. Learned how to multi-task a lot more from this job.