Berkshire FAQ

Have questions about working at Berkshire? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Berkshire.

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42 English questions out of 42

3 August 2020

Does Berkshire offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

Great management, employees, pay, benefits, beautiful apartments

Cons

Negative people and unreasonable residents

Advice to Management

Nothing!

Great management, employees, pay, benefits, beautiful apartments

3 August 2020

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19 January 2021

Does Berkshire offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Benefits, salary, culture, employee tenure

Cons

Lack of opportunities in some markets

Advice to Management

Redistribute some tasks assigned to managers to allow more time to effectively manage without effecting work life balance.

Benefits, salary, culture, employee tenure

19 January 2021

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12 May 2021

Does Berkshire offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Good Benefits, 401k match with vesting, vacation time (3 weeks plus sick)

Cons

Bonus structure isn't always explained well, communicated on payout dates or how to achieve these goals. Budgets are written by leadership and handed down to managers without a good understanding of property operations or the ability to learn it. Regional leadership does not visit properties to assist with issues, trainings, or check ins to ensure overall employee satisfaction. Often we received OOO for hair appoints, regional uploading on social media during work hours and not returning calls. As a manager, we were also put in awkward positions when regional leadership would release employee data regarding tax withholdings or rent payments too us to manage, even though that should have been communicated directly with Human Resources. There was definitely a favoritism game played that created a toxic work environment.

Advice to Management

Really review whether or not regional leadership is supporting onsite staff appropriately. Too often we were advised "Check Policy Tech" instead of receiving training or support from management. Really disheartening too end a hard days work winging it on your own, to see regional leadership posting about their lives on Facebook, getting their hair done, going to therapy, etc. I believe that regional management truly should work out of an office on a property to assist with structure of their days to support onsite staff better.

Good Benefits, 401k match with vesting, vacation time (3 weeks plus sick)

12 May 2021

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23 March 2021

Does Berkshire offer healthcare cash plans?

Pros

Berkshire is a great company to work for! They really put their employees first especially during this pandemic. You can really tell that Berkshire cares about their employees and understands that yourself and your family come first. They also have great benefits, PTO plans and many tools to help you succeed and prepare you for the next step, if you choose.

Cons

I cannot really think of any cons, if any it would be growth. There are positions that open up around the US however I was hoping there would be more acquisitions acquired in the last 2 years. However I do know these things take time and COIVD probably doesn't help, so I wouldn't necessarily call this a con towards Berkshire. Things will come in time!

Advice to Management

None - keep doing what you're doing!

They also have great benefits, PTO plans and many tools to help you succeed and prepare you for the next step, if you choose.

23 March 2021

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24 June 2021

What is the retirement plan like at Berkshire?

Pros

The benefit package is fantastic with plenty of PTO, great coverage and 401k matching. Leadership communicates and listens to feedback.

Cons

A lot of the changes that have led us to be technologically more efficient has led to a lack of understanding of what the on site teams have to deal with on a day to day basis that corporate team members do not. There’s a lot of requests for quick turnarounds that just aren’t possible when the phones don’t stop ringing and there’s only 1-4 people at most generally that are covering an entire office.

Advice to Management

Allow corporate team members in different departments to spend more time on sites to better understand what goes on during the day to day since so much has changed the last couple of years.

The benefit package is fantastic with plenty of PTO, great coverage and 401k matching.

24 June 2021

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