Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 February 2018
If I could give negative 5 stars I would. A Complete waste of time. Expected to buy all your own tools as a maintenance technician. Nobody ever knows what's going on in any department. Lying to tenants, vendors and condo boards is common practice. Adding huge mark-ups to construction and repair materials is also commonplace. Worst career decision I ever made was to work for this shady, unscrupulous company. Take it upon yourself to Google reviews on this company, both as an employer and as a company .
Account Manager (Former Employee) – London, ON – 1 February 2018
This place is the worst place to work I have ever seen. From day ONE you will get a sense you are a slave. You supposed to work "unofficial" overtime. Don't ask questions or even try to eat lunch outside your desk.
Rather not disclose (Former Employee) – London, ON – 9 November 2017
Every employee is overworked. When some one leaves the workload is just dumped on someone else with no experience to do the job. "Just make it happen" and "I don't want details, just a date when it will be done" are managements favourite words. Turnover in staff is ridiculous. Zero work/life balance. Pay is below industry average and not worth the hassle of going in each day.
Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee) – London, ON – 31 August 2017
Was hired as an Assistant Property Manager and was placed in Accounts Receivable for which I was not experienced. The individuals assigned to train me do very little to assist me in learning this position. Very bad experience.
Accounts Payable Administrator (Former Employee) – London, ON – 26 July 2017
So my days consisted of inputting invoices and issuing payments, as well as helping the property accountants retrieve records and invoices for audit.
Job security was definitely not great as I just recently was let go due to company restructuring and my position was no longer available. In the 5 months I was there I witnessed at least 10 coworkers leave either for better paying jobs or due to their positions being eliminated.
I enjoyed working with my coworkers but the environment was tense with stress often. The hardest part of my job was dealing with the constant changes in procedure. The best part of my job was the routine I was able to develop and the actual work itself was satisfying to me.
I can say that I have enjoyed working with Larlyn. The company has an excellent training and education program which has allowed me to pursue my designation without having to pay for it. I have found management at all levels more than willing to assist when it comes to dealing with issues or providing assistance. There are definite advancement opportunities as the company continues to grow. I have found everyone I worked more than willing to pitch in and assist when required.
Accountant (Former Employee) – London, ON – 12 April 2017
Not worth pursuing if you value work-life balance. Focused on the bottom line , nothing else matters. Huge turnover in all departments and not because they are growing. Employees definitely not the greatest asset. Changes all the time, no consistency in management or organizational structure. Just stay away.
Accounts Payable Administrator (Former Employee) – London, ON – 13 February 2017
I worked at Larlyn for 2.5 years. I started at a temporary rate being told that I would get a raise after 3 months. I never got a raise the entire time I worked there even though I was promised a raise many times. As people left the company they were not being replaced instead their work load was dumped on everyone else. Trying to let management know how overwhelmed everyone one was get us no where.
Property Manager (Former Employee) – London, ON – 5 October 2016
The staff are amazing, good, honest workers dedicated to achieving a job well done. Resources run too thin in each department to bring the level of service up to where it should be for obtaining new clients and client retention. Losing a client is a big deal and realizing the resources are not available to do the "job well" is an even bigger deal. People are what make any business - without good people not being overworked and receiving fair wages - the product suffers.
Honest, hard workers in all departments
No wage increases, limited benefits, lack of human resources
Very enjoying work during a difficult corporate time.
Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 24 June 2016
I enjoyed my work very much as it required a lot of different duties in one day. I worked on reception, accounting receivable and payable, payroll and employee expenses. I prepared reports, invoices and correspondence for 5 property managers as well as the CFO. However the company, quartered in London, Ontario was going through some large transitions and in the end the Ottawa office was closed. This took a period of time to come to light and it was very difficult working with clients during the transition. I was expected to handle property management issues for which I was not qualified. Our clients were very patient and understanding.
Property Manager (Former Employee) – Scarborough, On – 26 November 2013
I started at this company as a Property Administrator and advanced to Property Manager after 6 months.
A typical day would include: * Answering clients questions on the phone or in office * Maintain supplies for the building * Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable duties * Record and prepare the minutes of each meeting * Providing quotations for Board Members from Vendors and much more..
I learned that Property Management is a very demanding position and consumes quite a bit of time over and above a typical 9 to 5 office position. It requires knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical, engineering, finance and management.
I enjoyed working with all the board members the most. It gave me great pleasure to help their condominiums or townhouse complexes make the most of their situations.
The hardest part of this job is dealing with stubborn clients.
Leasing Agent/Caretaker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 August 2013
This was a fantastic job for me. Management and co-workers were great. It came at a personal time in my life when i really needed it and it was what felt like a "family enviroment". I enjoyed the physical work at that time in my life and performed some tasks that were new to me and that i enjoyed. I had never worked in this type of business before so i got to learn some new things and add to my knowledge base and form some friendships that i still have today!