I have had mixed experiences with this bank. Some branches have a very "hometown" type feel, with personal attention and service. Other branches do not fare as well. At one Spirit Bank branch in Tulsa, I once withdrew almost $500 from my account from a teller I had never seen before. She neither asked my name nor asked for my id. Hmmmm.... makes me just a little bit nervous. I don't plan on leaving much money in that account.
PROS: Some good service
CONS: Some poor service, not on top of checking identification.
This is a great community to live in. The grounds are well-kept, and the maintenance staff does an excellent job in addressing any maintenance issues. I love the staff in the office; they are always available to help, and are willing to go the extra mile. The apartments are nicely layed-out, and the rent is decent.
PROS: Good rates and helpful staff.
These apartments are very attractive; private patios are the main selling point. The unit I live in is well-insulated and well-maintained. The grounds are very attractive and are kept up nicely. Unfortunately, Equity is not able to keep as nice a staff in the leasing office. The staff ranges from incompetent to flat-out surly. The only time I have been treated with anything like civility was the day I applied to rent at Woodland Oaks (paying a sizable deposit). Since then, I have not received even adequate service. Overall, if you can live without care or service, these are attractive, classy apartments. If you need service or property management that will go the extra mile: don't rent here!
PROS: Nice grounds, attractive apartments
CONS: Uncaring, incompetent staff
At The Beach has a reputation of being something of a tanning cult; probably because the staff so adeptly traps people into 36-month contracts! Having worked in health club memberships which are remarkably similiar, I would caution anyone considering signing the contract which sets you up on automatic debits to your credit or checking account. Hypothetically you can remove yourself from automatic payment plans, but in reality it is almost impossible. I have several friends whose credit has been ruined by entanglements with At The Beach. As far as actually tanning, you can get the same results for far less at other places in Tulsa.
PROS: Good selection of beds
CONS: Lengthy contracts that are almost impossible to cancel payment on.
I rely heavily on Marina Animal Clinic for my pets' basic needs. The rates to see animals are the lowest I've found in Tulsa, and the staff all seem to genuinely love animals. The downside of the inexpensive rates is the inordinately long waits I invariably encounter. Since they accept walk-ins, the lobby is always full even in the early morning. The staff, while friendly towards the animals, usually seem harried and rushed. I would hesitate to bring a beloved pet here if there was a serious problem; however, Marina has been great for check-ups and basic medical care for my pets and the strays I invariably pick up along the way!
PROS: Inexpensive prices; take walk-ins
CONS: Somewhat rushed care; long waits