Homestarts Incorporated Employee Reviews

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would not recommend
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 May 2019
A company that would hire any one off the street, and why not the pay is so low. Upper management ignore you and just load sites on to your lap. And the training is a running joke within the industry. Was on the job for over a month before I got training of any kind, and that was through teleconferencing. And when you do call the trainer for help, she has you on speaker phone at her house while her dogs are barking.
Pros
flex time
Cons
everything else
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Company has taken on too many properties!
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Assorted24 August 2018
Properties are no longer effectively managed. Too many properties and too few Coordinators/Managers who do not have enough time to do the daily requirements much less additional projects for property benefit and this makes the job very stressful. Although upper management is supposed to be available for assistance, they are also often too busy to respond to requests for help. Some of the properties are left in the hands of people with absolutely no property management experience and don't even know what questions to ask and just continue to do things wrong or not at all. Regional managers are too few and too busy to properly oversee their properties and staff.
Pros
Positive relationships with residents and Board directors.
Cons
Bottom line.....too much stress for too little pay.
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Great place, great co-workers!
Manager, Co-operative Housing Operations (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON29 January 2018
Great place to work at. Good company culture. Lots of opportunities to learn and advance within the organization. Good leadership and senior management.
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Challenging but Rewarding
Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON9 May 2017
To work at Homestarts, you have to be prepared to learn "on the fly", learn to embrace challenges and be aware that the plans for a day can change rapidly. It is not easy, but the staff is supportive and the work is rewarding.
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General repairs and service
Property Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON9 January 2017
clear snow , clean common room , complete work orders as requested , organize and collect supplies as needed . General repairs to units including light carpentry , light plumbing , painting , electrical (fixtures and switches) . hand railings , smoke detector replacement

working with co-op community and service providers
Pros
enjoyed the work
Cons
some requirements demand permits and board aproval
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Wonderful learning experience
Policy & Financial Planning Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON30 November 2016
Working as a Policy & Financial Coordinator at Homestarts is a wonderful learning experience in a challenging but rewarding work environment. Homestarts has a very supportive staff as well.
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No Opportunity for Advancement
Assistant Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON18 October 2016
I worked two to three co-ops to make up a 5 day work week. I travelled to Brampton three days a week and then to downtown Toronto two days.
I processed housing charge payments monthly, arranged for minor repairs to units, prepared quotes for major repairs, liaised with contractors and vendors, advocated on members behalf for resources,
prepared meeting agendas, typed out meeting minutes,
prepared documents for evictions
Worked closely with the Co-op Board of Directors
Created Arrears reports monthly
Prepared letters to members
Pros
Working with co-op members and developing solid relationships
Cons
No recognition for work, no opportunity for advancement, no stability, had to travel to 2-3 co-ops to make up a work week.
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