It's a tough industry, so everyone here agrees, we're here for our fellow employees. We do our best to support each other and across departments. And despite differences in approach and opinion, we all believe we have the same end goal: to serve the client with the best of intentions.
Good size employee base, allowing opportunities to transfer internally, advance in the hierarchy, and cross train in different functions.
The company constantly goes through technological advancement; sometimes two steps forward, one step back. Definitely not a company that will wait and watch others innovate first.
Associa has a supportive work environment. I would recommend working at Associa to others looking for work in this field, especially if they are looking for work as a licensed strata manager, or an admin professional.
Your typical day at work is anything but "typical". Every day will bring new challenges, issues and problems to overcome and solve. I learned valuable lessons in the past 12 years and my career advanced rapidly. The support and mentorship is at a very high level and it is amazingly heartwarming. I have also seen people come and go over the years, expecting an easy ride. Only the best of the best will make it in this industry. You must expect nothing, but earn everything! As the years go by and you perfect your skills, "the job" will be a calling and your expertise will fill you with confidence and pride. Helping people is what we do here. You show up every day with your "A Game", giving your 1000%! Work the problem people! Let's get it done!
The Executive, Human Resources, New Business and Quality Assurance team at Associa go beyond expectations with not only with their customers but also with their employees.. Associa is a safe and friendly environment to work in, encouraging educational growth within the strata industry. Having multiple departments that specialize in accounting, administration and on-call services helps to stream line the management of our Strata Communities.
Weekly meetings help to keep you informed, but every day you learn something new to make you more successful.
The bosses door is always open and they do listen and they will try new ideas. They don't just say it, they mean it and live it.
Everyone is very friendly and willing to help out. Lots of social events that occur on a monthly basis which gets everyone out and about from the office and from the desk. Management is understanding and helpful. There is an opportunity to make extra money by doing AGM minutes.
The Wilson Blanchard family makes coming to work everyday engaging and enjoyable. Colleagues are warm and friendly. Leadership is supportive and open to new ideas.
WB/Associa is a great place to grow your career. Tons of opportunities for company paid training and development. Internal movement is supported and encouraged.
Some of my favorite things about WB/Associa are my team/colleagues, organizational respect for work life balance ex. generous paid time off (personal/sick/vacation) and Flex Fridays, and pop corn on Fridays.
If you actually have the skills and qualification to be an accountant and actually went to school for it then DO NOT apply to work at this company, they will hire anyone to do the job and some are unaware with what a debit and credit are for an accounting position before they start.
Management will lie and go behind your back, and not tell the truth in order for a person to be let go. They claim that they didn't fit in with the work environment, and make things up to cover up their tracks to make themselves feel better about their decisions. It is a toxic environment if you are not careful.
Benefits are not paid for by the company but out of your paycheque and you do not have the option to choose what you would like to choose, so you are forced to take the full package if you want any sort of benefit coverage.
The Guidance and Support from operational and senior Management are outstanding. Co-workers are help each other and always work as a team. I feel like this is my own company, lucky and proud to work at Associa.
In the 8 months I worked there, I got nothing but jerked around, underutilized and ended up being let go for no cause. During the time there, the entire service department personnel had a 100% turn over rate and when I was let go actually had the highest seniority.
They have employee control programs that are complicated and crash all the time and when that happens the start blame gaming. When something goes wrong, the blame gaming starts again.
They promise vehicle use reimbursements but use bureaucratic excuses not to pay out those reimbursements and when I complained about that, I was dismissed and shown the door.
Do not work for this company!!!
If you want a low paying, political nightmare of a company to work for, then Associa is for you.
Weekly firings, broken promises and sub standard management, Associa is for you.
Its all about control, keep your back to the wall and your head down.
No accountable behavior what so ever.
If your a deceptive manipulator, who thrives on stepping on others, Associa is for you!
Always had something to do but was given enough time and a great pace for each task therefore, i was never stressed and never felt super pressured. I learnt a lot since many of the employees were willing and wanted to teach me about the accounting environment.
this environment is very poor for people who work as temporal. They treat you as a second class and they don't invite you for their activities or give you a good chair to work in the computer. I ended up at the hospital as my legs and arm get so sore for lack of comfortable chair.