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A fun and productive community at UCI
Community Assistant (Current Employee), Irvine, CANovember 15, 2014
I am a Community Assistant at Puerta del Sol, an America Campus Community I learned many different skills while working for ACC. I work in the office, and also out of my apartment, as I am responsible for the residents living on my floor and the floor above me. I plan programs and ensure their overall safety and well being. This job has challenged me – more... and pushed me to improve in professional and personal areas. – less
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Great Place to start your career
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee), Tallahassee, FLOctober 21, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: pay could be better
American Campus Community is a great company to work with to start your career. You will learn a lot and they really believe in promoting within the company. As in any company there are days when thing don't go well but overall it is a great company. The skills that you will learn with this company will equip you to work in any other workplace.
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Simply the best!
General/Area Manager (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NM, Bowling Green, OH, Ypsi, MISeptember 7, 2014
Pros: student staff, residents, mentoring, competitive environment.
Cons: couldn't feed my appetite at the time. should have taken my own advice.
Loved working there. Loved the energy, the challenge and the rewards for hitting goals and targets. I worked hard and I played hard. Chances are if you didn't like it, you weren't doing your job, or you were sitting there complaining to complain. Yeah, it was tough sometimes and I, like many thought I was smarter than everyone, but things are in place – more... for a reason. I tried to stay the course and when I did I was rewarded. I wasn't afraid to push the envelope, but I also didn't shut down when something didn't go my way. It is a job, not your life, once you realize that, you will be fine. Sometimes you have to be patient-you are a piece to the puzzle, just because you are feeling froggy doesn't mean you are ready to jump into the next pond. Work hard, be a team player, and watch what happens. The company continues to grow and do great things. Embrace it and do what makes you happy or move on. Those on the outside looking in, have no hesitation if you work hard, be patient, and dare to be great, then this company is for you. If you are just looking for a pay check, well, you gotta earn the one you want and can live with. That takes time. Good luck and enjoy the ride. – less
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Loved going to work everyday and loved my job
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee), Amherst, NYAugust 30, 2014
Pros: worked with a great staff
As the maintenance manager I worked independently by performing administrative and managerial work that involves coordinating and supervising the activities of the maintenance and/or housekeeping staff and outside vendors engaged in maintaining and repairing ACC buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment. Responsible for supervising, coordinating, – more... and controlling all costs of maintenance and repair operations, to insure the highest quality product and service, and to maximize the profitability of the operation. I supervise and ensure the safe operation, maintenance and repair of all facility equipment, including compliance with all health, safety and OSHA programs, policies, procedures, and reports. – less
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Great company with Great Opportunities
Resident Director (Former Employee), Prairie View, TXAugust 18, 2014
This company is very welcoming and open. Anything you want to learn they are willing to teach you so that you may advance yourself with the company.
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Learning and cultivating workplace
Residential Hall Assistant (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 12, 2014
Working for American Campus Communities has been an experience that i will never forget. it has taught me a lot about the need for balance, time management, and knowing who i am as a person.
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Pleasant Atmosphere
Housekeeper (Current Employee), Fairborn, OHJuly 2, 2014
Pros: flexibility
Cons: part time only
I enjoy working for American Campus Communities at The Province. It is a pleasant work environment, laid back and friendly. The pay is good for what I do but I only get part time hours and no benefits. I would recommend this place to work
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Sociable and friendly working environment
Leasing Manager (Current Employee), Starkville, MSJune 21, 2014
Pros: flexibility, meeting new and exciting people
Cons: amount of pay versus the amount of work done
A typical day at work is calling potential prospects for the upcoming school year to sign a leasing agreement with us. Marketing and Advertising for the property. Taking tours and signing leasing agreements. Handling roommate conflicts. What I've learned from working at Campus Trails is that you have to have patients and always be willing to understand – more... and compromise with others. Management plays a big part of leasing and marketing. The co-workers are willing to do whatever it take to get the property filled to 100% occupancy. The hardest part of the job is leaving before getting all the work for the day completed. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to meet new people to build rapport with the residents. – less
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Great place to work and move up withing the community
Assistant General Manager (Current Employee), Athens, GAJune 3, 2014
Pros: moving up quickly
Cons: i don't have any
Working at American Campus Communities is a great place if you are a great people's person along with working with students to make sure that their housing experience is nothing but great. I think that if you commit yourself and be a very great hard worker you can excel in getting the knowledge in the company as well as moving up the ladder.
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Should be called Bill Bayless and Friends communities
Director (Former Employee), Austin, TXMay 30, 2014
Pros: gained experience in such of great industry serving such of great clients.
Cons: buddy system driven and investors are clueless.
Just a very broken business with to loyalty to those that built it from the ground up.

If you do not belong to the Bayless group, you are out!
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Very nice place to work
Corporate Accountant (Current Employee), Austin, TXMay 14, 2014
I have learned a lot at ACC. The people are very friendly and helpful.
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Great place to work
General Manager (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAMay 3, 2014
Pros: great staff
Cons: compensation
American Campus Communities is the nation's largest developer, owner and manager of high-quality student housing communities. We led the industry to a new plateau in 2004 when we became the first publicly traded student housing REIT (NYSE: ACC). Since 1996, we've developed more than $4.2 billion in properties for our own account and our university clients, – more... and we have acquired in excess of $4.6 billion in student housing assets. Also, we've become a national leader in third-party development and management of on-campus student housing, having been awarded the development of more than 70 on-campus projects (in addition to our 23 projects developed off campus). Our commitment to our college and university partners is evidenced in our strong ongoing relationships. More than half of our on-campus developed communities (39 of 70) came from additional projects awarded to us after we had successfully completed a previous community.

A deep-rooted understanding of the industry drives the American Campus team. Sixteen members of our senior corporate staff began their careers as resident assistants while attending college. Throughout their collective careers, our senior staff has been involved in the development, acquisition or management of more than 350 student housing properties consisting of more than 222,000 beds. This unparalleled experience guides how we analyze student markets, underwrite acquisitions, design and construct our developments, and how we market, lease and operate our communities. – less
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Excellent student position!
Community Assistant (Former Employee), San Diego, CAMay 2, 2014
In return for your work you were given housing!!!
The schedule was very flexible, had an understanding supervisor and was walking distance from campus.
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Community Assistant (Current Employee), Irvine, CAApril 30, 2014
This job allows individuals to "try on many hats" on the job because there are many different aspects to the job. There is leasing, marketing, programming, budgeting, time management, staff committee management, conflict mediation, and office administration.
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Good administrative/office work experience, but happiness really depends on management
Community Assistant (Former Employee), Austin, TXApril 22, 2014
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:
-Poor pay
-Micromanaging, insincere bosses who play favorites with employees (at least in my case)

In – more... 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. – less
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Always something new
Resident Director (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHApril 14, 2014
Pros: living close to where i work
Cons: living on campus, low pay
There is no typical day in Residence Life. Fast pace and challenging Highly rewarding student interaction.
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Fun company to work for
Porter/Maintenance (Current Employee), Tallahassee, FLApril 14, 2014
: I have one of the coolest co-worker
: typical day at work is to keep the grounds clean and help clear any work orders that are not done
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Fun, fast- paced environment.
Bookkeeper (Current Employee), Fairborn, OhApril 14, 2014
Pros: healthcare benefits, tuition reimbursement, abilitity to advance
A typical day would include processing rent payments, creating and reconciling various reports, updating delinquency documents, preparing for eviction procedures if need be, consulting and advising residents on all financial matters regarding their account. In this position, Im learning alot about the Student Housing industry, mainly about the laws – more... and regulations. The most enjoyable part of this position is being the a main point of contact for residents with financial concerns. This allows me to create a good rapport and a level of trust with the resident, which makes it easier for me to advise them on what to do. The hardest part of this position is having to evict a resident. – less
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Awesome company!
Assistant General Manager (Current Employee), Austin, TXApril 10, 2014
Awesome company to work for. All employees, coworkers, management and corporate team members work together towards a common goal. Company encourages and rewards employees fairly. I enjoy every single day here!
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Great job employees get along great
facilities maintenance (Current Employee), Murfreesboro, TNFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: great environment to work
Cons: pay raises are not great
I am in maintenance i deal with all the residents which for the most part they are great. The rest of the staff have a great outlook on the job.

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