Good administrative/office work experience, but happiness really depends on management
Pros: good basic clerical work experience
Cons: poor pay, bad regional management
I have worked here since late August/early September and am not coming back next year. After these next 4 weeks are up I'm moving on. I've enjoyed it sometimes, because it is good basic clerical work experience, but there are definitely downsides:
-Micromanaging, insincere bosses who play favorites with employees (at least in my case)
In my case, both the regional manager and assistant regional manager, my bosses, were micro mangers and concerned themselves with every little thing I was supposedly doing wrong - not smiling enough, not having a good enough attitude, etc. They never complimented the work I did and only served to hawk over me and hound me whenever something went wrong. Furthermore, they blamed us CAs for the apartment complex not leasing as fast as they would have liked. They also played favorites - it was VERY clear a few weeks in that my bosses disliked me, and there was very little I could do about it.
When my boss was gone on maternity leave for two months, and an interim general manager was brought in from another property, I found I enjoyed this job much, much more: things were more relaxed, there wasn't needless anxiety around the office, and I actually was motivated to work for him. Unfortunately since my boss came back from maternity leave it's only gotten worse. Some CAs in my office are aware of my boss' problems, but we're never going to say anything because she never believes she is wrong. My assistant boss (the assistant general manager) is, quite frankly, not very intelligent and yet criticizes me for things like not organizing the desk drawers properly in an attempt to assert her authority.
My bosses were all about arbitrary control, and my main boss arguably even developed a cult of personality that the female CAs bought into, leaving me isolated and disliked in the office. My boss made this a very dysfunctional work environment at times, and I am glad to say I will not be going back next year. Good riddance.