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Yardi Systems Reviews

Updated 25 May 2018
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  • I travel a bit more than i would like although when not travelling i can work from home which helps to compensate (in 18 reviews)

  • low pay and monetous daily work (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Location, Location"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * 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

    Cons

    * 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.

    Yardi Systems Response

    10 Oct 2017 – Yardi

    We’re glad that you are enjoying all of the people and work the beautiful Sydney office. All of our salaries are benchmarked against national norms and salary is only one component of your overall... More


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, not so great management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yardi Systems full-time

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and approachable
    Decent benefits plan
    Family owned business and good business culture, but only at the top level in the U.S
    Culture in Sydney is very un-australian due to heavy international influence from specific regions

    Cons

    Appointed managers are tactless and lack people skills (only exception here is the cloud managers)
    Management tends heavily towards micro-management
    Working from home is not allowed
    Promotions are politically motivated, rather than based on actual leadership skills

    Advice to Management

    If you wish to retain employees, find leaders who are good at managing people and possess charisma and people skills, not just technical competence. People often leave managers not companies.

    Yardi Systems Response

    4 Apr 2018 – Yardi

    It sounds like you were very frustrated in the Sydney office. We are continuing to grow our mentoring program and always looking for ways to increase training. Promotions happen throughout the... More

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good team but below average pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time

    Pros

    - There is a good team and culture
    - Not much micromanagement but might change soon
    - Support from other teams and mentoring

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Politics in management
    - Does not understand the Australian employees needs
    - Doesn't care much about offices outside of US
    - No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    As with many other Sydney post, I agree that the pay is very low. If you want to retain staff you need to pay them more.

    In your response to other Sydney reviews, you mention you benchmark against national norms, what are you using? Is this US benchmark? If you're using US benchmark then you should pay us in US dollars and not AUD.

    It seems like when benchmark is used, you'll put employees in the lowest end of the mark. This seem to be happening across all departments in Sydney office, it'll result in few employees leaving this company soon.

    You need to research and understand the Australian market and our living cost expense.

    In regards to the 'top notch healthcare', not everyone uses it here. Unfortunately we can't cancel and convert our 'top notch healthcare' payments into out salary for other use such as paying for bills and mortgage.

    We can take this to HR but the decision is up to management in US HQ and it look like nothing is getting done.

    You need to be like other software companies such as Google, Salesforce etc.

    Yardi Systems Response

    28 Jul 2017 – Yardi

    It sounds like you are very frustrated and we do take concerns very seriously throughout all of our offices. Our HR and Finance teams use quantified salary data to benchmark against Australian... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "If you never want a pay rise...work here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time

    Pros

    Nice People
    Health Care provided
    Pay 50% of your travel to work

    Cons

    No Pay rises ever, not even CPI
    No bonus'
    Bad staff are not let go, good staff leave, so on a downward hill
    Too American focused, upper management don't care outside of USA
    Expenses take too long to process leaving you out of pocket for long periods
    No upper management in Aus leaving us directionless
    Poor communication between staff of different teams and what little management we do have
    No chance to climb the corporate ladder, structure is too flat, no opportunities
    No training whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Provide Basic pay increases so we don't go backward
    Retain good staff,
    Open Communication lines with your employees
    Put employees first
    Walk the walk, don't just say things will improve when you have no intention of doing so

    Yardi Systems Response

    28 Apr 2017 – Yardi

    We see you are frustrated with your experience and take comments like this very seriously. Over the past several years in the Sydney office, we have had a number of initiatives to increase... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Rushed development, Poor training, inadequate organisational structure"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yardi Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lack of organisation means a lot of downtime between projects.

    Social aspect of being "in the trenches"

    India support team have a good culture.

    Cons

    Flat management structure forces senior managers to deal with every day tactical issues (usually poorly).

    Sales-focused at the expense of product quality and customer satisfaction.

    Products US-focused and not localised (or prioritised to be localised).

    Poor training for non-US staff with minimal admin and development support- preference for "sink or swim" of new starters.

    Yardi Systems Response

    15 Apr 2016 – Yardi Systems, Inc.

    We recognize that training and regionalization are especially important for our international offices, and will continue to make those efforts a priority. We currently offer ongoing education for all... More


  6. "Supportive Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Minimal micro management. Work at your own pace. Work hard, do your job all will be great! Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Need to go above and beyond job requirement at times.


  7. "Good for the most part"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yardi Systems full-time

    Pros

    Positive and caring work environment

    Cons

    Training could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more organized training schedules tailored to the needs of each employee.

  8. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yardi Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great Team, Fun environment, good training.

    Cons

    poor management back-up, constant expansion caused issues with information flow.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Beware of legacy management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yardi Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy job, old technology, and very loose client demands.

    Cons

    Poor management of younger labor. No one is willing to change and a culture of bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure management to require managers to take managerial course.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Housing Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yardi Systems part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible /good work-life balance

    Cons

    low pay and monetous daily work

    Advice to Management

    Raise your hourly rate to avoid high turn over

    Yardi Systems Response

    9 May 2018 – Yardi

    It’s very interesting that you “don’t recommend” Yardi but your pro is that there’s a good work-life balance and overall gave 5-stars. All of our salaries are benchmarked against national norms and... More


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