UDR Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
64 Reviews
2.5
64 Reviews
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UDR President & CEO 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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  1.  

    Great company

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    UDR

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    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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  5.  

    unorganized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    great team work, fast support, great location, easy online accessibility

    Cons

    distance from home, work hours (weekends)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good old boys club

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you are a white, male that does not value humanity, you may do well

    Cons

    Everything including low pay, extremely high turnover rate, and they do not value people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some ethics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't get stuck at this dead end job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate

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

    Pros

    Great relationships with other employees and residents.

    Cons

    Stock price is low because the company is too busy cutting corners on the operations side. Very little training although expectations are high. The company needs to invest more in its employees. Low-mid level managers are poor. Don't expect a big raise come review time. Most employees on the operations side receive $0.25-$0.75 raises for a job well done....sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting corners is no way to run a business. Invest in your employees and you will see a better ROI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible management

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Marina del Rey, CA

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

    Pros

    met some good honest people

    Cons

    management was terrible, didnt know how to manage a team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to manage a team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Community Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Director

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

    Pros

    -Hard work and initiative is recognized and pays off
    -Growth potential is massive
    - Company provides clear goals/initiatives for employees
    -Wonderful office environment
    -Multiple opportunities to further knowledge in the industry through training classes offered.

    Cons

    Strict policies, so it's sometimes hard to deliver information to clients. But it's easy to respect strict policies when they are fair and consistent which they are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Worst Company I Have Ever Worked For!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, compensation is ok.

    Cons

    Do yourself a favor and stay far away from UDR! Management is extremely dishonest, passive aggressive, unappreciative of hard work and untrustworthy. The District Manager is possibly the worst human being I have ever worked with. More importantly, she hires incapable, inexperienced and back-stabbing managers.

    You will sell your soul to this company and receive NOTHING in return. The employee turnover is astounding and corporate turns a blind eye to the problem. ZERO work/life balance. You are a slave to this job and If you have a problem with that, well, you better find somewhere else to work.

    PLEASE, do yourself a favor and steer clear of UDR. The only thing I took away from UDR was how NOT to treat people. Don't make the same mistake I did and waste your time at this dead end job. The treatment of their employees and residents is destroying their reputation, and as a result, they will fail as a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Good balance of work and life.

    Cons

    Corporate vision not clearly communicated to all staff and the atmosphere is not as collaborative between field operations and corporate operations on staff levels below vice presidents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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