Urban American Management Corp
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- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Urban American Management Corp full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
--The office decor is very industrial chic
--If you went to Cornell or were/are in the armed forces you'll get a higher salary and definitely more respect straight out of the gate.
--They make efforts to better the company's public image by contributing to community organizations/ events.
--Great organization structure.Cons
--There is zero communication here. This is a family owned business and they keep vital information like property sales, staff changes and even small things like holiday office closings very guarded until the last possible second.
--Roles are not clearly defined. Employees regularly pass work off to each other resulting in delays.
--Pay increases are not fairly implemented. Although the handbook states there are annual reviews with the possibility of a raise it only seems to apply to management positions. For everyone else there is no annual review (unless management has a problem with you) and certainly no annual raises.
--Lower Management staff regularly uses bullying and scare tactics to prevent paying overtime, prevent formal raise requests, to pressure employees to resign. They regularly scream, threaten jobs, and use name calling to "scare" employees straight.
--There is no accountability. Upper management turns a blind eye to the day to day activities of satellite offices, allowing staff to engage in abusive behavior.
--There is a lot of nepotism and favoritism here. Many people are promoted and hired because their mother/aunt/sister in law/ cousin/father/brother already works here.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Treat staff with respect, properly train new hires rather than throwing them into positions and expecting them to learn as they go. Fairly compensate employees and schedule annual reviews where employees feel comfortable discussing raises. Promote fairly not based on nepotism or favoritism. Don't allow your management staff to bully your employees, it's inappropriate and it decreases the morale of employees all around.Doesn't RecommendNeutral Outlook
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