Mission: Since 1984, our mission, our goal, and our values have shaped this company and enabled us to continue providing quality software with unwavering customer focus.
We strive to take care of our clients, take care of our employees, stay focused, and grow.
I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time (More than a year)
* The people are the best part of this company
* Genuine pathways for progression
* You're given more freedom than you would expect from a larger company
* Your work has direct impact
* Half your Opal card balance is paid each month
* You'll like your job and that's a positive thing
* Low compensation
* Benefits translate to a higher tax bill, thus a lower income if you have Family Tax Benefit or a HECS repayment
* Sydney office is largely forgotten, almost every office decision is made in Santa Barbara, so you just feel like an afterthought / not truly a part of the company
* Progression isn't too far vertical, but you can move to all sorts of departments. You'll only really make it to the higher positions if you've been working there for 15-20 years
* You get paid monthly (seriously, is it 1999?)
Advice to Management
As mentioned in earlier reviews, there's no dancing around it... the pay is sub-par. You can't make up for it with benefits anymore as they make us lose even more money through new tax rules. It's widely spoken about between colleagues that the pay is low, nobody here is paid fairly (so it's not just our imagination) ;-)
The easiest fix I can think of for this is simple: provide an option to receive health care, or receive 80% of the cost of it in your salary if you do not want it, as it would cost the company less, and we would not get hit with such a large tax bill due to the health benefits.
Yardi is proud of their employee retention, but there is a retention problem in Sydney. Since you sounded like you had no idea why you're losing people - I'll be the one to break the news to you: you don't pay your employees enough. That's it.
Can we maybe have a full-time HR team in Sydney that has some kind of power to make changes? Everything proxies through Santa Barbara HR, so your concerns are never directly listened to, because HQ doesn't care about Sydney problems.
The business will do well regardless of whether or not you look after your employees, but don't be shocked when they leave for a company that appreciates them. This isn't Santa Barbara, there are thousands of companies in Sydney that pay a living wage, and unfortunately, Yardi is not one of them.
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yardi Systems (Santa Ana, CA (US)) in February 2018.
The first interview was over the phone with an HR rep. She asked about my background and told me about the position with Yardi. The second interview was over the phone with Marc Goldstein. He spent a lot of time explaining the position and only asked a couple questions about my background and qualifications. The third interview was in person at the Santa Ana office. I had high expectations for the third interview since they barely asked me any questions on the first two. But the third one was even WORSE. They said the main manager wasn't in the office that day so I had to interview with someone else. This guy clearly hated his job and had NO enthusiasm whatsoever about the position.
I did a lot of research on Yardi and the position before the third interview and I was fully prepared to answer the hardest of questions they could throw at me. But this guy literally spent the whole time talking about the position and asked me two questions that I've ALREADY answered multiple times in the previous interviews.
1. Tell us a little bit about your background (which is all on my resume) 2. Explain a difficult client situation and how you handled it. (answered this one very well since I was prepared) and then after that...NOTHING...just blabbing on and on about the position that I already studied and read up on and it was no NEW info.
I was then advised that HR would be in touch. Ended up getting a letter in the mail the next week saying that I was not chosen....that would be fine with me if they had actually gotten to know me and the skills that I can provide but the fact that all 3 interviewers were only interested in discussing the position and not actually interested in getting to know the candidate really pissed me off.
I have a very nice, high paying job at the moment but Yardi interested me for many reasons. I really believed in their product and service and I still truly believe they missed out on a wonderful asset to their team.
I can't help but think I was discriminated against for being a girl. When I visited the office it was an absolute sausage fest. If you can't understand the value of a highly tech trained girl then that is very sad and I don't want to work for your company. SO GUESS WHAT. NO OFFER FOR ME?? NO OFFER FOR YOU, suck on that.
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