DDR Corp

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DDR Corp Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits

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

    I have been working at DDR Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits good and pay is okay. Very corporate and political environment.

    Cons

    work hard but not recognized for it .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow solid employees to grow internally .

  2.  

    Hit a glass ceiling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Beachwood, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Beachwood, OH

    I have been working at DDR Corp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent compared to industry standards. Health and dental benefits comparable to most companies of similar size. PTO is good. State of the art wellness center is available to corporate headquarters employees.

    Cons

    Newly graduated college students are promoted quickly to key positions within the company; while more experienced workers are passed over for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek a better balance of staff persons new to the work force and those with more expertise and experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Demoralizing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH

    I worked at DDR Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent enough pay and benefits. Could be better, could be worse

    Cons

    Flex time is at the manager's discretion. My manager did not allow at all. Not family-friendly. Very CORPORATE environment. Silence on the floor all day-nobody talked to anyone else.

    Has the feeling of "sit down, shut up, and put in your hours"

    Manager took credit for work done by subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out of your ivory tower. Your people are not robots. They are people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    started off great, now just way too political

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

    I have been working at DDR Corp (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    none that i can think oss

    Cons

    not female friendly at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat you employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not at all laid back

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

    I have been working at DDR Corp full-time

    Pros

    The pay is okay, the benefits are good, and the wellness program is fantastic. There are opportunities to grow with the right motivation and connections within the corporation.

    Cons

    Not very female-friendly. Administrative Assistants are ALL female, and treated like secondary citizens (WHEN acknowledged). Expected to respect those in higher positions without any respect in return.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A learning tool.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administratrive Assistant Field in Hatillo, PR
    Current Employee - Senior Administratrive Assistant Field in Hatillo, PR

    I have been working at DDR Corp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and on-line trainings.

    Cons

    Lack of growth and advancement.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, poor culture.

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

    I worked at DDR Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, great benefits, nice cafeteria, fitness center, great area to go out for lunch/shopping, very nice employees, lots of training classes available, flexible PTO time (varies with department).

    Cons

    No room for growth, very political, corporate environment to the max, unrealistic advancements for college graduates with zero experience in the industry, employees undervalued, very uncomfortable work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as family, not robots. These people are sacrificing their work/life balance to keep the market afloat. Develop equal opportunity for both men and women throughout the company. Pay closer attention to the loyal employees who have put great amounts of effort in, paid their dues, and have industry knowledge VS. the fresh out of college MT's who seem to climb the ladder much too soon. Find a better balance of being corporate, but without being overly robotic. Employees are spending most of their waking hours here, there's absolutely no need for the senior management to act above everyone else. After being with the company for nearly three years, that was the biggest complaint I heard throughout, management needs to be more personable to boost company morale and make employees feel valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company is growing up to become one of the big boys in the REIT world.

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

    I have been working at DDR Corp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They empower you to be innovative and run your property in your form and fashion. You are the captain of your own ship and destiny. They have a sense on balanced work/personal life.

    Cons

    This company is driven by the quarterly earnings report and how well the stock is doing. This sometimes leads the upper management to make directives that don't necessarily accomplish what should have really been done at the property.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward because the stock price is moving in the right direction but make sure that you keep your current work force engaged and let them know that there are opportunities in the near future. The work force has sacrificed a lot for the Company over the past 5 years and should be compensated above and beyond a standard increase of living.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    O

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Property Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Regional Property Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at DDR Corp (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were excellent at DDR

    Cons

    Pressure from above was crazy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Solid asset management company..too centralized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional General Manager
    Former Employee - Regional General Manager

    I worked at DDR Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy job no challenge at all

    Cons

    Lack of growing opportunities within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be more flexible with local manangement

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