At CWS Apartment Homes LLC, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 336 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.37. It was published on Jun 4, 2018. 7569 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
96%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
93%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
93%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
93%
 
I feel I make a difference here.
93%
 

What They Do

We asked CWS Apartment Homes LLC to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

CWS Apartment Homes LLC owns, manages, and develops luxury apartment communities in multiple states.  We provide each of our residents with exceptional service and a unique living experience. Our purpose is simple: Enhancing lives…The CWS Way!      

About this Company

Website: www.cwsapartments.com Industry: Real Estate
US Headquarters: Austin, Texas, 78759 US Sites: 99
Major Locations: Austin / San Antonio, Texas, 78759; Houston, Texas, 77003; Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas, 75244; Newport Beach, California, 92660; Atlanta, Georgia, 30326; Charlotte, North Carolina, 28226; Raleigh, North Carolina, 27612; Denver, Colorado, 80204; Phoenix, Arizona, 85054; Seattle, Washington, 98126 US Employees: 778
US Revenues: $25.7 million Worldwide Revenues: $25.7 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1969

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Perks and Programs

We asked CWS Apartment Homes LLC to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • B.R.I.D.G.E: The B.R.I.D.G.E. program supports employees' volunteerism. We have regional coaches, organized volunteer opportunities within our regions and employees can also volunteer wherever their passions lead them. For each hour an employee volunteers up to 12, CWS contributes $10 per hour ($120 max per year) into a fund they can donate to their charity of choice and another $120 into a pooled fund account. At year end the employee can nominate their charity of choice to receive a donation. Last year we donated $110,032 to local causes. B.R.I.D.G.E. is a strong part of our CWS culture.
  • Sustainably Healthy Wellness Program: The Sustainably Healthy Wellness program is designed to inform and educate CWS employees on the seven different dimensions of wellness: environmental, physical, intellectual, occupational, spiritual, emotional, and social. We encourage our employees to foster a culture of wellness throughout their lives and to focus on what is important to them. CWS team members can submit receipts for any fitness related purchase and receive up to $100 reimbursement.
  • Birthday Holiday: CWS encourages all team members to celebrate themselves by taking a holiday/paid day off near their birthday. We hope that this promotes a life work balance.
  • Education Assistance: CWS will provide up to 90% reimbursement of tuition costs not to exceed $4,000 per year.
  • National Day of Caring: At CWS we believe in the importance of giving back. We realize that not everyone has the opportunity to volunteer on their own time but has the desire to make a difference. To solve that problem, we came up with National Day of Caring. We organize several events in each region that our employees can participate in during the day. Each employee is given 2 paid hours with the option of using their lunch as a third to join their fellow team members or have the option to do something on their own in order to make a difference in their local communities. In 2017 we served in 14 regions, working with 34 different organizations and changed countless lives. It is one of the most anticipated days of the year! While we can't physically all be together as a company serving, we are still serving together. "One Team. One Goal. One Day."
  • YouEarnedIt: CWS has an online recognition program, YouEarnedIt! that employees utilize to recognize each other. Team members can give points (from their giving bucket) to other team members across the CWS Nation, when recognizing them. Team members can redeem these points for experiences, gift cards, additional giving points, or prizes. When team members are recognizing each other they utilize our values as tag lines.
  • National Meeting: Each year in the spring, CWS holds a National Meeting for its team members. At this meeting we bring together managers from all regions with the intent to build on current relationships, encourage collaboration, educate, enjoy giving back to the community through a volunteer event, and celebrate one another!
  • Anniversary Rewards: Anniversaries are a time to celebrate! Team members celebrating 10 years receive a customized gift or travel voucher and an extra week of vacation. Team members celebrating 15, 20, 25, 30, & 35 years of service receive a customized gift or travel vouchers.
  • Rental Discount: One of the perks of being a CWS employee is that you are eligible to receive a 20% discount for full time employees and 10% discount for part time employees on any of our luxury apartments within our portfolio. What's even better is they are eligible for this benefit starting their first day of employment!
  • Employee Referral Bonuses: At CWS we find it very important to thank our employees when they refer top tier employees who are hired with the company. We offer a $1,000 referral bonus to our employees. They receive $500 after the first day of the new hire's employment and another $500 after 90 days of the new hire's employment.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 3% of salary87% Company-paid health coverage for employees
61% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$1,650 Average Tuition Reimbursement
CaliRally Austin Run

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
8 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 8 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
20 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 10 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (50% use it)
  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Coffee Stations, Fresh fruit delivery at corporate office for healthy eating beverages, and food trucks at the Corporate office.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 55 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)9 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

4 hours Paid time off to volunteer $110,032 Philanthropic donations in last year
Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
National Day of Caring Charlotte - Mccresh Place

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
BRIDGE Planning Meeting

How to Get Hired

We asked CWS Apartment Homes LLC for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

CWS understands that the most in-demand qualities a prospective employee can possess center around the following competencies:   1. Emotional Intelligence 2. Credibility 3. Leadership Traits 4. Integrity 5. Competence 6. Communication Skills 7. Organization and Detailed Focus 8. Adaptability 9. Creativity 10. Goal Oriented

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

When targeting ideal employees, while knowledge is a tremendous asset, it can be taught. Character and leadership traits place an entirely different emphasis on a future employee. With that said, a candidate's focus might be centered around the following:   1. Be proactive in career search. 2. Be ambitious. 3. Demonstrate confidence and passion for position applied. 4. Maintain positive attitude through confidence. 5. Marketable. 6. Action-oriented. 7. Demonstrate complete understanding of position and CWS Purpose Statement and Core Value  

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Strategic Targeted Recruiting and Networking remains a continual process within the CWS organization. The team remains focused on establishing viable candidate pipelines for an assortment of open positions ranging from General, Specific and Targeted. All available positions are influenced through progress and successful retention efforts.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates may remain up-to-date on hiring trends, resume' tips and application processes by utilizing a variety of techniques ranging from:   1. Job Boards and Career Sites 2. LinkedIn 3. Networking Events 4. Referrals 5. Social Media 6. Professional Trade Organizations 7. University Career Events   Through effective networking and searching online for job openings, tailoring your resume' and utilizing available resources, develop a plan that will determine the next perfect opportunity.  

hiring Outlook

400 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 8% Job Growth
20 Average applicants per opening 5,970 Total job applicants
31% New hires by employee referrals 35% Openings filled by current employees
29% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 80% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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