Let me start by saying, seriously, do not ever rent with them. Don't work with them. Don't work for them. Don't deal with them if you can avoid it.
I use to work for Dobler Management, and having worked for them of course I lived on one of their properties as well.
I was a manager, and I can assure you that every single one of these negative reviews is accurate.
Dobler doesn't care about their renters or their residents, they care very little about their employees either. They expect you to work completely alone, with little or no help... they want you to drive to their Tacoma office DAILY (so you leave your office closed, and your residents can't reach you) and they don't pay you for gas, etc. This really isn't about my money though. I could care less about that at this point. They just treat their residents atrociously! They do not speak with their managers on a regular basis, and they don't listen to their managers when they do talk to them.
They want your money. They WILL raise every possible thing that you pay to get more money, they will ignore every call you make to them (and subsequently ignore their managers to avoid their residents). They will take all of your deposit if they can get away with it, and will charge you for far more than you really owe. Sure, there are some honest managers out there that work for Dobler. I can almost assure you that they fire every single one of them. They ""fired"" me. Really what they did is they FORCED me to resign, and threatened me if I declined to resign my position. They CLAIM it's because of occupancy rates, and while they are low, the company acknowledges that this is THE WORST time of year to lease. I believe it's because I told them they were breaking landlord/tenant laws on several occasions. They are refusing to accommodate a disabled veteran (claiming he really isn't disabled, despite the fact that I've seen the papers that say otherwise), they REFUSE to paint a few parking spots for handicap parking, they will NOT advertise their handicap accessible units because they couldn't lease them to anyone other than someone who required that style of apartment, and they genuinely tell us NOT to rent to military under ANY circumstances at all.
So, I'm glad that I no longer work for them.
Now, having lived on one of their properties, let me tell you! They are kept in poor repair, they frequently aren't even remotely well sealed (like bad windows, bad doors) so you have really bad air leaks which is horrible over the winter months. They do everything they can to avoid your calls (and I was a MANAGER for goodness sake!), and they plain DO NOT CARE about anyone but themselves.
I plan on talking to the BBB about them, as well as filing a complaint about their employment practices. I also plan on writing to the military (local) and informing them of Doblers practices.
Seriously, if I didn't fear Dobler Management Company coming back on me, I would file a lawsuit against them regarding my treatment and my residents treatment. It's deplorable!