The Arlington Sweet Spot – Company Culture
If you spend any time at all with Jim Dixon, Arlington’s CEO, you’re sure to hear him say that his goal for Arlington is not to be the biggest of anything, it’s to be the best at what we do. The sense that our company is a great place to work is a direct result of the culture, that has been established over the decades that we have been in business. That heritage allows us to continue to achieve our common goal–provide the best experience for our residents, owners, and investors. We achieve that by supporting each other with a culture of respect and loyalty.
Many businesses tout their expertise in areas they serve or products they produce. At Arlington, we start with a key ingredient that has been in place since our company began 50 years ago—our culture. Arlington’s culture permeates every business decision and interaction that our company embarks upon. It’s a philosophy that has resulted in our emergence as a nationally recognized leader in acquisition, management, construction, and development of multi-family and mixed use-communities.
Arlington culture is based on several key areas: strength and continuity; personal attention and investment; teamwork and accountability; commitment to service; and integrity, values and service.
Because we believe in our employees, we provide personal attention and investment beginning with extensive training for associates so they can successfully transition to the Arlington way of conducting business. We also ensure that our team members earn and maintain specialized certifications and accreditations related to their fields and we seek to promote from within, recognizing our employee’s growth and success.
To us, it comes down to the impact that each team and individual employee has each day. The daily commitment to our employee culture has also resulted in being awarded first place in the Birmingham Business Journal’s annual Best Places to Work – Large Companies category. This esteemed award is given annually and primarily driven by Associate Engagement.
In fact, in a recent third-party survey of our associates, we received the following feedback:
“Arlington’s company culture is second to none, and the executives and upper management group are people of integrity who are a pleasure to work with. Compensation is fair, and employees who perform well are given opportunities for recognition and advancement. Expectations are high, and anyone who does not succeed in the company is likely either not a good match for the culture or not a high performer. Arlington lives up to its motto “Integrity Uncompromised,” and it shows in their record of 50 years of success in the industry.”
And our associate engagement is promoted across the 11 states where Arlington operates, with more than 400+ associates serving 82 communities. We believe that our associates thrive in a growth -oriented, high performance culture so we focus on character when selecting team members.
Arlington Properties believes our core values define us and enable our continued success in the marketplace. We will continue to fulfill these through our actions and attitude in the workplace resulting in providing “Integrity Uncompromised” each and every day.