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

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 435 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.47. It was published on Feb 28, 2017. 4991 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is competent at running the business.
94%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
94%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
93%
 
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
93%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
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 and manages 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: Construction & Real Estate
US Headquarters: Austin, Texas, 78759 US Sites: 92
Major Locations: Austin / San Antonio, Texas, 78704; Houston, Texas, 77077; Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas, 75201; Newport Beach, California, 92660; Atlanta, Georgia, 30326; Charlotte, North Carolina, 28277; Raleigh, North Carolina, 27612; Denver, Colorado, 80204; Phoenix, Arizona, 85054; Seattle, Washington, 98121 US Employees: 707
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1969

CWS Apartment Homes LLC has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Women 2017 (ranked 88)

Best Workplaces for Women 2015 (ranked 55)

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2015 (ranked 64)


National Day of Caring - Food Bank

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 ($120 max) 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 $92,720 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. We encourage our employees to foster a culture of wellness throughout their lives and to focus on what is important to them.
  • Birthday Holiday: CWS encourages all employees to celebrate themselves by taking a paid day off near their birthday. We hope that this promotes a life work balance.
  • Regional Celebrations: Throughout the year, each region comes together to celebrate their accomplishments and to promote camaraderie. This program is one of the many ways that CWS promotes teambuilding. Examples of this are family picnics/fun days, boat day, celebrating Thanksgiving pot luck, holiday celebrations, etc.
  • Employee Training and Development: Throughout an employee's time at CWS, we discuss their desired career path and focus on training and developing them not only in their current role, but in areas they are interested in for the future.
  • CWS National Meeting: Each year in the spring, CWS holds a National Meeting for its employees. At this meeting we bring together managers from all regions with the intent to build on current relationships, encourage collaboration, educate, and celebrate one another!
  • CWS Culture: At CWS, it is our goal to have a trusting and caring environment throughout the company. We do this through our strong culture. We love to enhance lives...the CWS Way and believe this is done through our core values.
  • Anniversary Rewards: Employee anniversaries are a time to celebrate! Employees celebrating 10 years receive a customized gift (valued at $1,000) and an extra week of vacation. Employees celebrating 15 years receive a customized gift (valued at $2500). Employees celebrating 20, 25, 30, & 35 years of service receive a customized gift (valued at $5000).
  • YouEarnedIt: CWS has a customized online recognition program that employees utilize to recognize each other. Employees can give points (from their giving bucket) to other employees across the CWS Nation, when recognizing them. Employees can redeem these points for experiences, gift cards, additional giving points, or prizes. The recognitions utilize our values as tag lines.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 3% of salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
57% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for The percentage above applies to all employees' dependents.) $1,080 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Fit Challenge 2015

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
10 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)10 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

$92,720 Philanthropic donations in last year

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

 
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DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Atlanta Leasing 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?

At CWS, our best in class talent acquisition seperates the well-performing from the best-performing individuals. The talent acquisition functions drive revenue growth and contribute to the sucess of our business. At CWS we look for the following attributes when reviewing candidates: - Engagement - Aspiration - Ability of innate characteristics and learned skills - Expressed Behavioral Traits: leadership, dependability, initiative, communication skills, ability to  embrace change, proactive, collaborative, passionate, ethical and ambitious.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Determining whether candidates have ‘what it takes’ to be successful in a  particular job is generally based on: experience, skill set, professionalism, interpersonal skills, problem solving/adaptability, emotional intelligence, motivation and if they are in alignment with our culture.

Candidates should establish a proactive approach to the job search by defining and integrating strategies that will identify critical skills and provide subjectivity for a quality hire.

To maximize exposure, candidates should canvass recruiting job boards and know the hiring trends of the company.  Continuously reference the company database for future employment opportunities.

Ideal candidates will garner the attention of the hiring manager/recruiter by having a complete understanding of the following:

CWS mission, vision and values

CWS culture

CWS past successes and industry impact

CWS growth metrics

Value of the position to which they have applied

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

At CWS, we are continously trying to improve our employee retention through hiring candidates who embody the CWS values. Our approach is to focus on building a great, personal, long-lasting relationship with each new candidate.  All available positions are influenced by progress that is measured toward a successful business plan and retention efforts.

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

During our recruitment and selection process, we are determining the most qualified individuals who will be best aligned with our company and culture. When job seekers search for new jobs, one of the most important elements of a successful search is the development of job leads. At CWS, we generate qualified canddiates through the following: - Networking through social media - Professional and trade organizations - University Career Fairs - Applicant Tracking Systems - Behavioral inerviewing To find out additional information about CWS, candidates of interest are encouraged to peruse the CWS company website for available poisitions and scan major media outlets.  

hiring Outlook

300 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 4% Job Growth
15 Average applicants per opening 5,490 Total job applicants
35% New hires by employee referrals 38% Openings filled by current employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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