Douglas Emmett

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Douglas Emmett Reviews

Updated 17 July, 2014
Updated 17 July, 2014
20 Reviews

2.5
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not trust this company

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    Pros

    Coworkers and.....let me think some more....

    Cons

    An untrustworthy management that is not in touch with reality. Pay that is worthy of the early 80's and if you have to fill out your own review to get a holiday bonus, think about that. Upper management is disconnected and middle management are yes men. No educational benefit other than TPC training. Low end, high co payment health insurance...consider Obama care before applying . I wonder why there is not a revolving door in HR as there is high turn over when people finally get what this company is all about. If you are a corporate yes man...apply here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of some where and stop ruling by fear and intimidation. Stop taking kickbacks from outside contractors. Do not plead poverty while dumping money into purchase of buildings in Los Angeles and Hawaii. Class A buildings extent pass the elevator lobby

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Recent positive reviews are most likely fake, beware!"

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    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    Pros

    If you need a first job, you can start here and get some experience, but there is high turnover for a reason - they don't pay market rates and any position. In fact, you are grossly underpaid and what's worse is they know it too.

    Cons

    Pay is way under market - way way under market. It's always about the bottom line, company will not spend money to invest in aging buildings or there own office equipment. "Fear" is a tactic used in a variety of different ways to spur job performance. Definitely steer clear of this place. Best of luck to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none - you wont consider it anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    Pros

    Room for growth, solid management and building team a lot of patience with training.

    Cons

    so far I have none!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue caring and wanting to see your staff succeed we see and appreciate it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A safe and friendly work environment, with good benefits and lots of room for growth for committed employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Douglas Emmett is a very fair, equal opportunity company. I feel very comfortable working here, and managers are always open to answer any questions.

    Cons

    Employee training can use some improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    my home

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    Pros

    Freedom! I love the freedom I have working in DE. It makes me feel like I am working at home. It makes me wanting to go to work, I have a huge smile on Monday morning, what else can we ask for? No one tells me how to do my work, I schedule and plan my projects, as long as I meet deadlines, it is that simple. I am with DE for 14 years and plan to retire at DE.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the most micro-managed real estate companies

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    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    Unhealthy culture, very outdated systems, very rigid in operating procedures, no career advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not look down on your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you hard work you will succeed for the company.

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    Current Employee - Cash Accountant  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cash Accountant in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people makes the day go by faster.

    Cons

    Low pay and too much work is a common thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Been here too long....

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    Current Employee - Property Management  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Property Management in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Pretty Stable company.

    Cons

    Lack of training, obsession with leasing but won't put money into their properties, low pay, couldn't care less about their hardworking, loyal employees, very low moral, no one is happy, too old fashioned. Employees are treated as if they are disposable. Company was much better before going public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that your employees are smart, hardworking, and loyal. The company has a very high turnover and you really need to figure out why.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Time to leave

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and off-site staff.

    Cons

    Employee advancement is not encouraged. Promotions rarely come from within. There is an air of secrecy about personnel changes. We don't find out about it until it has happened

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as if they are your most valuable asset and not as if everyone is expendable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Rotten at the top

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relatively stable and successful company.

    Cons

    Ruled by fear. Officer level staffed by veterans who have long since lost touch with their employees and are bereft of compassion. They no longer recognize that their employees are what make the company successful. Below average pay, ethical and even moral lapses by CEO and COO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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