UDR

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UDR Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
70 Reviews
2.4
70 Reviews
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UDR President & CEO Thomas W. Toomey
Thomas W. Toomey
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Review Highlights

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
  • Companies like these REIT's deserve their workforce to go union to kill the upper management greed (in 10 reviews)

  • Commission structure, work/life balance, weekends are a must (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad but not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Marketing Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Leasing Marketing Associate in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    As with any leasing job, you have the opportunity to add to your pay check with leases/renewals. I worked at properties in two different states, and they are all run the same....which is nice. I like when the company is all on the same page.

    Cons

    Dealing with the angry residents that are understandably upset about their rising rental amounts. Almost impossible to move up. The training was almost nothing. The employees are all so unhappy. You are of course working at least every other weekend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    comfortable for underachievers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UDR

    Pros

    relatively stable and secure job security

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

  3.  

    Good Co-workers and benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with! Enjoyed the teams I supported and loved working with the field operations team and technology teams.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth or upward mobility. Not much personal recognition for corporate employees. Compensation is a little on the low side compared to their competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The cutting edge innovation UDR management is seeking so badly will come from the people who work in the field at the lower levels of the company. Create a monetary reward program for the best innovative ideas and allow employees (regardless of level) submit their ideas for a chance at winning a monetary reward. You will get some of the best ideas you've been waiting for!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Un-loyal and money hungry

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

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

    Pros

    Office environment, clothing allowance, benefits, I don't have to much to say, I am basically miserable working for this company

    Cons

    Pay is minimal, no room for growth, it seems as thought only the men preserver in this company, you have no voice what so ever. They are masking their apartments with cheap products and renting then at super high rates, not to mention they increase the rental rates every year and only offer any incentives to new move ins and not the loyal residents who should be rewarded for their patronage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are catty and sneaky with minimal training, Management is spread thin, 1 service supervisor for 4 properties, 1 CD for 3...this is ludacris

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    UDR

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

    I have been working at UDR full-time

    Pros

    Residents, environment, time off, promotions,

    Cons

    everything, management, office structure, turn around, company values

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have been working at UDR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is great if your single and can afford to get by on ramen noodles

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees and their residents. Extremely aggressive rental increases which makes our jobs very hard upon renewing them and retaining residents. Benefits and holidays are that of someone who works a mall kiosk. You get more paid time off at McDonalds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing you can tell people in a good old boys club. They run it and they make it known. Quit pep talking us and pay us a decent liveable salary. The commission structure needs to be restructured.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people, office culture, luxury setting, clothing allowance.

    Cons

    Commission structure, work/life balance, weekends are a must.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Community Director are awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Greenacres, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Greenacres, FL

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

    Pros

    Pay is good but that is the only thing I can say is good about this company

    Cons

    Work ethic of managers is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Will not move up unless someone high up likes you

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A time to learn about companies that take care of their employees and ones that do not.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Money was great for the job position. The team I worked with was exciting and very competitive, which I like a lot.

    Cons

    Leadership was lacking from the top down. The management outside the office was over baring and would panic when bad sales cycles would arise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money to train your employees instead of simply firing and hiring like a sale at the local department store.
    Don't micromanage. Trust the people you hire to do the job you've trained them for.

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

    UDR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UDR

    Pros

    Great money for what you do.

    Cons

    Horrible Management. Make sure you get all approvals in writing.

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