AP Specialist (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – July 12, 2018
I'm working from 8am-5pm in property management business. The workplace having professional culture and easy going. I like its environment but not like much about management. My work is quite a heavy workload every day: must accurate, quick learning at a fast pace. I don't see any hardest part of the job. I like to do my job because it gives me very efficient experiences.
Community Property Manager (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – September 11, 2018
I loved working at Western National Group. They have the best management team ever. I loved working onsite with the residents. And all the schooling that they offered was awesome. I would work their again. I worked their for 10 years.
Community Manager (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – July 19, 2018
The company expects a lot for the compensation they offer. During the many years I worked there, the leasing commission outline was completely restructured, resulting in $200 commissions then equaling $20. "Tough times" never seemed to interfere with the lavish lifestyle of the executives, however, with the CEO often driving his Ferrari to company events. Uncomfortable job culture.
Leasing Consultant (Former Employee) – Upland, CA – April 21, 2018
At College Park it is a large community. Management was not willing to train for people to advance. I was there 6 and half years and only 1 person out of 7 became an Assistant Manager the whole time. And that was because he choose to be a floater to other communities. That is why I left to be an Assistant at Park Central. All other leasers quit or moved on the get promoted. One person left to go to another smaller community to possible get trained to move up. I learned what not to do as a manager. Work on this property was never dull. The larger the property the more interesting situations arise. I enjoyed my team and doing company fun days.
Horrible place to work. Super micromanaged and extremely limited.
Community Manager (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – November 21, 2017
I came to this company hot off the field. Should I have known that this company minimizes your potential and make you feel like you are not welcomed and you are just another number, I would have never left my prior employer.
Training Heavy but Pay is Low and Corporate Culture is Cultish
Community Manager (Former Employee) – Orange County, CA – October 24, 2017
They require you to spend a week of corporate training before you set foot on a property. The training department is good and provides useful information. They have an annual event, Kick Off, which was excruciating to attend. It was incredibly loud, the food was abysmal, and you were trapped there all day long listening to people singing songs and doing skits. I never really determined what the purpose of Kick Off was, other than the corporate higher ups getting a chance to flaunt their wealth (talking about their Lambo, seriously) and how great they were. It was nauseating and I was determined to leave before the next one, at whatever cost.
My site level co-workers were great. Regional Manager was not terribly supportive. Training department is great and very helpful.
Leasing Consultant (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – September 1, 2017
Your likely to get stabbed in the back. Don't trust your boss they say they want to help you, in reality everyone is looking out for them self you do not want to get a target on your back. Keep your head down and just do your work.
Consistent workpace, comfortable accommodations, and reasonable workloads
BIM Junior Engineer (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – July 31, 2017
A company that has common sense and moves forward with it. A lot of dedicated employees who cooperate with each other to minimize mistakes. Workplace culture is to collaborate and improve well being, very considerate and the management reflects that.
Regional Manager (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – June 18, 2017
Western National will teach you all you need to know about managing an asset. The structure allows you to learn about asset preservation, hands-on management, and improves attention to detail. The fast-paced and challenging environment isn't for everyone. However, if you want to learn this is the place for you.
Assistant Office Manager (Current Employee) – Orange County, CA – February 23, 2017
Good company to work for, good benefits, good pay and good training. Great Company to get started in property management. On-Site positions pay good entry level but work most weekends. Corporate entry level jobs don't pay as good but you have weekends off.
Good pay, benefits, training, 2-week vacation a year to start.
Pay was great before company cut back the bonuses. Scheduled to work weekends.
Productive Fun place to work and my team was friendly
LEASING SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Oxnard, CA – April 4, 2016
I loved working for Western National Group they were always teaching classes and there was plenty of room for advancement. We often had residents come in and talk to us in the office they felt comfortable there. my team truly worked as a team.