UDR Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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UDR President & CEO Thomas W. Toomey
Thomas W. Toomey
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Pros
  • Good benefits that are in line with the market (in 8 reviews)

  • The people below upper management are easy to work with (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of direction or support from upper management (in 10 reviews)

  • I was at first supportive of a commission structure that was based on occupancy as it held everyone accountable and made me look at the business aspect (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Construction accounting manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Accounts Payable Manager/Timberline in Aubrey, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Accounts Payable Manager/Timberline in Aubrey, TX

    I worked at UDR (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company! Hired capable employees

    Cons

    Heard they had gone downhill since I left

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what you know


  2. Exciting environment amazing people!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Director in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Community Director in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at UDR

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the people. Amazing culture and opportunity.

    Cons

    I have heard they have gone downhill since I left. Lots of leadership changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the management decisions close to the business verses in Denver.


  3. Overall a good experience, but hard to move up

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at UDR full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. The upper level management seemed like they cared. They also offer sales training courses free of charge

    Cons

    Hard to move up/get promoted. There seemed to be a lot of behind the scenes gossip and favoritism. One of my co workers was difficult to deal with but management didn't seem to care


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  5. Typical property management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Marketing Associate
    Former Employee - Leasing Marketing Associate

    I worked at UDR full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you have worked in this business before, it's honestly pretty much the same as any other company. Their training is decent and they work off of onesite, which in my opinion is the best software. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Hard to move up bc it is very political and goes to whomever can suck up the most. Lots of budget cuts effect the resident and therefore effect you (because the resident comes in screaming to you.) turns are horrible bc of the lack of money and the maintenance start to not care because they feel like the management doesn't care.
    Like I said though, same as any other property management out there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about your bonuses and start really trying to make your communities look and feel good.


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    Community Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UDR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training/Development, promotes from within, ample growth opportunities, and quality product.

    Cons

    I believe that they should add to their work force, most onsite teams and operation positions are ran too thin, most sites could benefit from 1additional support position added in addition to maintaining a full staff by limiting turnover.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Last few years went downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Director in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Community Director in Tampa, FL

    I worked at UDR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People you meet on your team and the residents. Benefits were good and they put money back into the asset.

    Cons

    Let people go that work extremely hard based on false information you receive. A great upper management team you would think would value long term associates, not feel threatened by them. Everyone in upper management is in it for themselves for power and money, not as leaders in the sense of what a great company should provide.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your values. Leadership is seriously lacking and your upper management really needs to be held accountable and treat all associates with dignity and respect and should be willing to teach, mentor and promote people, not demoralize them and make their work life a living hell that is very unproductive.


  8. Steer clear of UDR!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate

    I worked at UDR full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say about this company.

    Cons

    Everything. Worst company I've ever worked for and worst management I've ever encountered. Unethical greedy selfish catty liars. Hard work and dedication not appreciated. Huge lack of proper training. Associates are micro-managed and talked down to. Even the residents are treated poorly! Management hides in their office while you raise their rents/give them bad news.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees better. I quit my job without having anything lined up because it was affecting my life so negatively. Thank goodness I immediately found a position within a wonderful company that appreciates me and the hard work I put in. I have never felt as bad about myself as when I worked for UDR. I'm only grateful that now I can appreciate a great employer after dealing with such a terrible one.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Service Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Marina del Rey, CA

    I worked at UDR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, great co-workers. The buildings are well kept and maintained. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    UDR is not an employee oriented company. Employees are let go with out any consideration and without reason, meeting financials goals is their only objective.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with the respect and dignity they deserve, especially those who bust their tails to get the job done.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UDR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation and the people you meet

    Cons

    Everything elses suck with this company


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not a "employee" oriented company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Community Director in Dallas, TX

    I worked at UDR full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay and benefits . Forward thinking with technology.

    Cons

    Agree with all of the comments already on this site. The worst company I ever worked for in my career in the business. They do not follow their own core values. Micro-managed

    Advice to Management

    Some upper management changes have occurred for the better but more need to go. Happy employees want to do a good job. You could achieve your financial goals if you focused on the employees more. Listen to the employee comments and those from your own employee surveys.



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