Arbor Realty Trust

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Arbor Realty Trust Chairman, President, and CEO Ivan Kaufman
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Arbor -- Not the Place for Professional Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Uniondale, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in Uniondale, NY

    I worked at Arbor Realty Trust

    Pros

    When the market was thriving, Arbor did see significant deal flow. In other words, Arbor was in the game. If you are fortunate to hook up with a manager who will support and promote you internally, you can go places.

    Cons

    Most senior management is in it for themselves. Many of these managers may be good salespeople, etc. but they are lousy managers. Some simply don't care how their staff members are treated--unless it will somehow benefit them. Promotion/advancement can be very slow in coming and compensation is less than what you could get at a comparable firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage down! Keep your people informed and treat them as members of the team instead of worker bees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arbor Realty Trust (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has a good work/life balance besides senior management the work culture is nice

    Cons

    Unless you are in senior management your work and views don't matter. In addition pay is poor and there are few opportunities for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't Expect to Advance to the Top

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Uniondale, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in Uniondale, NY

    I have been working at Arbor Realty Trust

    Pros

    Convenient location if you live in Nassau County. You will see business, since Arbor is known in the market. Arbor is in the business of making money so when the market is strong, deals do get done. If you are straight out of college, it's a decent place to hang for 18-24 months as you will get a decent amount of experience under your belt. If you are more seasoned --i.e., 10+ years of experience--then it's more a roll of the dice. Benefits are OK, but don't expect 2-for-1 401-k matching--or even 1-for-1. If you like bagels then you're all set: Free bagels on Wed morning.

    Cons

    Small company mentality. Senior management does what it wants, doesn't deem it necessary to communicate with the rank and file. Keeps pay low and advancement is difficult unless you are a favored son/daughter. If your group head doesn't strongly push for recognition for his people don't expect to see raises or promotions coming your way. You will feel that while senior management gets richer, you are stuck in a rut. There's a large sense of people looking out for themselves. No true team spirit. Also, if you have ever worked in NYC you will note the big downside to being out of it by working in the 'burbs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of managing down, incentivize your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arbor Realty Trust full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to be free in getting your job done

    Cons

    Compensation is not necessarily equal to your experience

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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