Jones Lang LaSalle Construction S.F. questionable leadership/organization
PDS (Current Employee) – San Francisco – 19 January 2013
The construction division in S.F. is new to the West Coast, established 1 year ago. It is a West coast branch of other construction divisions that have been in operation and controlled for many years by corporate headquaters on the East Coast. West coast appears to be suffering from a difference in industry standards of operation between East Coast and West. East corporate policies seem to be limiting the ability of the West conductng business equal to other privately owned construction companies. Leadership and organization within the S.F. division is questionable. Regular staff meetings are not established and no action agenda seems to be in place. There appears to be no apparent direction to establish a cohesive plan as a group, employees and intergration to best serve Jones Lang LaSalle. The image of the division is a leadership hiarchy more dedicated to maintaining position status and personal interset as their priority. Field performance is marginal but as observed, performance is directly related to work load and lack of support.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 22 June 2017
This was a new field for me and it was a great learning environment. It was a smaller office which was nice because I was able to have more of a one on one relationship with my co-workers. I was in school at the time and they were very flexible with my school schedule.
Assistant Property Office (Current Employee) – Wing On Plaza – 10 February 2017
Prepare meeting & coordination with Landlords’ and Owners’ Incorporation Prepare tendering works and tender interview Conduct marketing research & analysis for Hong Kong Property Market Formulate repair & maintenance plan for campsites and centers Manage staff and ensure sufficient manpower to maintain smooth operations
Mobile Engineering Tech (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 January 2017
You use all your tools for this position including Plumbing, Gas, Carpentry, Electrical, Painting, Wall Repair, Carpets, Doors, plus lots of driving and working at heights. Your direct manager has know clue and tries to guide your day and just blindlessly gets in the way
FM (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 October 2016
JLL has a great staff, but the management is third-rate. It's not unknown for them to be dishonest with employees, promising one thing and delivering another. Management is very disorganized and wants to pinch every penny to the detriment of staff.
Work loads are huge and there is no help on that front. I found out that my role had been covered by 2 people previously and you are expected to work as many hours as you need to in accomplishing senior management goals. The timeline for deliverables is too short, resulting in stressful deadlines and staff stretched to the limit. There is no work-life balance.
The colleagues at my level were a great group, but I suspect that many are there having nowhere else to go until the economy strengthens, at which time they'll leave the ship.
Tools to help accomplish the tasks are inadequate. Computers are 5 years old and software programs are numerous. There's no intention of developing a comprehensive software suite.
Coordonnatrice - Gestion des installations (Current Employee) – Centre-ville de Montréal, QC – 14 April 2016
Journée très occupée. Travail varié. Service à la clientèle exigeant. Apprentissage d'un système de cartes d'accès. Utilisation de plusieurs logiciels. Formation régulière par ordinateur. Bonne collaboration avec mes collègues de travail. Aspect difficile: Plus de 40 heures par semaine. Etre disponible certain soir et fin de semaine Aspect agréable: Travail varié, autonomie et bonne rémunération.
Bonne rémunération et bons avantages sociaux
Centre-ville - Transport d'environ 1h30 le matin et le soir.
Bilingual Facility Coordinator (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 2 January 2015
I enjoy working for Jones Lang LaSalle. On a typical day I am answering phone calls and attending to visitor's at the same time. The hardest part of my job is to come in for just a half day (4.5). The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing I make my client happy by giving exceptional sevice.
Research Analyst - Intern (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 6 March 2013
The research analyst position was an internship I have completed throughout my education. My objective was to complete a Land-use map of the city of Toronto to help real estate agents locate where to invest. Meetings with the supervisor were held weekly at the office for updates. I have learnt many personal, and technical skills including punctuality, meeting deadlines, and patience. In addition, Adobe Illustrator, GIS were in extensive use in order to get the job done. I worked along a colleague where we divided tasks equally. The hardest part of the job was to work with heavy CAD files which slowed down the computer and made a simple task turn into a strenuous task. However, I enjoyed the learning process which consisted of learning new softwares, and the relation between Urban planning and real estate.
Now, at first, I thought that maybe it was just the IFM team at my site but after reading the bulk of the other reviews on this website and confirming my suspicions with colleagues at other sites I can see that there is a global trend with JLL. - Leadership style reminiscent of Stalinist USSR! - Difficulty, if not utter failure, to adhere to regional regulatory standards. This will catch up with with them when someone is seriously injured or a government audit comes through. -Company refuses to purchase proper equipment (possibly due to management's inexperience with SKILLED trades?). -Overload middle management. No work-life balance; "on call" should not mean call them everyday on their time off. -Salary employee remuneration and incentives fall far below market averages. That's without taking into consideration the nature of their "on call" policy and the average hours they work in a week. A normal week appears to be about 50 hours, seriously! -Trades, you're looking to be making the same as what my son makes as a third year apprentice electrician. Don't bother complaining to the union either, they may as well not exist. - Now, they have done a few good things, but putting it into perspective, one good deed does NOT outweigh the 50 failures it took to get there.
strong tradespeople, benefits appear to be comparable
poor communication, failure to deliver quality, inefficient on all levels