PS Business Parks

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PS Business Parks Reviews

Updated 7 August 2014
Updated 7 August 2014
17 Reviews

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  1.  

    Summer Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Richardson, TX (US)

    Pros

    The brokers I worked with this summer were very outgoing and professional. Any question I had was answered precisely, emphasized with years of experience. This company will go through great lengths to accommodate your needs and desire to learn.

    Cons

    I was given a few "glamorous" tasks a week but nothing wrong with a little filing and spreadsheets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Changing careers for the better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer  in  Hayward, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Hayward, CA (US)

    Pros

    PSBP is a career path entity, no matter what avenue you travel in upon. Company wide support to your growth and success is always priority from your management as well as coworkers. Having a company with decent benefits, PTO and holidays off is an excellent choice for me.

    Cons

    personally, my biggest con would be that I didnt find this job 10 years earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always have a vested interest in the opinions and local knowledge of your staff. it keeps our ball rolling in a positive direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Manager  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    The stability of upper management and of the company, small company feel, growth opportunities. The home office created a new position for learning and development at the end of 2013, and there has been an increase in training classes and development tools. You do need at minimun a bachelors degree for management positions, but that is a common standard now for larger companies. The top executives are very friendly and personable, and make a point to talk to each employee when visiting offices around the country. There are also many long term employees that are available to assist new employees.

    Cons

    It would be nice if there were education assistance opportunities in the benefits package.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since there are many existing employees without degrees, it would be great if there were financial assistance available for college courses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strong public REIT offers long-term careers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing Director
    Current Employee - Leasing Director

    Pros

    PS Business Parks is a very stable company. For a company of this size and presence it feels like a small company. For example, employees on the property management and leasing level have exposure to the executive level. Time off and benefits are comparable to most larger corporations. Work and personal life balance are both understood and promoted. Hard work and success will result in being noticed by management and executives and ultimately, upward mobility and potentially a long-term career.

    Cons

    Often times new employees are required to hit the ground running. New hire training is improving however many functions of each job are only learned by trial by error. Most functions of each job are performance based and often times include high pressure to perform.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed bag at PSBP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of vacation and sick time compared to other companies, decent benefits package, good learning opportunities in certain departments, very friendly and knowledgeable staff, executives are very personable too, casual Fridays

    Cons

    Certain departments in home office have lots of restrictions on vacation time. It is a very stressful place to work due to the fact that they operate very lean and co-workers are usually too busy to help. Long hours including weekends does not provide for good work/life balance. There is high turnover and pay is mediocre at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more work/life balance, particularly during quarter end, by hiring more staff. Please also provide realistic salaries to employees who are normally given extra work that is outside of their normal scope.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    PS Business Parks is a great Company to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Miami, FL (US)

    Pros

    This is the company I have been looking to work and grow with where things are constantly developing and changing, they offer many benefits and job security.

    Cons

    One of the major challenges in this job is to work with clients, as you have to know how to listen and give them the best customer service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Manager  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Richardson, TX (US)

    Pros

    I started working at PS Business Parks about 3-4 months ago. I immediately felt part of the team and at home with the company. Everyone that I have come in contact with thus far from my local office to the Home Office has been nothing but extremely helpful and patient with me while learning the ropes for the new company. I feel empowered to do my job without being micromanaged and there is always someone willing to help with questions or suggestions.

    Cons

    So far, I can honestly say that I haven't run into any challenges other than any normal day to day challenges that this job faces.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointing to have so few people with 4 or more years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Enjoy working with so many knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    It's a shame to see how much the company has changed in the last few years, not for the better. People are back to doing their own thing after the company worked so hard to establish procedures and create strong training. Few long timers left with 2 VPs leaving last 12 months and two people over 15 years each leaving in last 12 months. Sad to have the company encouraging people to write positive reviews to offset the honest less positive reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your long term employees and don't take people for granted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Thus Far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a company that recognizes people who are willing to put forth full effort into their work. With that being said, there is good work/life balance, friendly staff and overall good environment. Overall, good experience thus far.

    Cons

    When starting out, they pair you up with a mentor to help you become more aquainted with the company, policies, and about the position you will take on. At times, it is difficult to figure out how to do things because everyone does it their own way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    would like to see more team building

    Recommends
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    Wonderful Experience for Leasing or Property Management!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The offices are small and get along well together. They try to keep office morale up by supplying bagels and casual dress on Fridays. They also host occasional potlucks and host a birthday lunch/cake for employees. Benefits are pretty great with three weeks of vacation (not including sick) after the first year of employment (two weeks the first) and they generally allow you to leave early before major holidays. Pay is wonderful too and they have decent insurance options. I would definitely say the people make the job worth while!

    Cons

    They do not have many learning opportunities available - you just get thrown in and are expected to figure it out. They also make it difficult to move up in the company. You are required to have a college degree to be anything above an administrative assistant and even then, you only get promoted if someone quits or they create a new position (although that rarely happens).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make better opportunities for people to expand and grow within the company and offer better training for new hires. In addition, the level of customer service provided to your customers can be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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