Urban Land Institute Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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  1. Summer Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Urban Land Institute

    Pros

    The coordinator of ULI St. Louis is really nice. She is patient, enthusiastic. I have appreciated her help for career path a lot.

    Cons

    The data research work is difficult at the beginning. Some data is difficult to be found. I have got help from librarian.


  2. Interesting work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Urban Land Institute

    Pros

    Interesting work, growing organization, free coffee

    Cons

    difficult to access Georgetown office, dark office


  3. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Urban Land Institute

    Pros

    Wonderful company and wonderful members!

    Cons

    Not that many cons...it's non profit so pay isn't as high but it's a great place to work!


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  5. Good, better than previous internship

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Urban Land Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly people flexible time always learning experience

    Cons

    non profit and low chances of getting a full time


  6. ULI is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Urban Land Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Amazing colleagues who are incredibly smart, forward thinking, and mission driven - The work has an impact in society - Fun culture: happy hours, summer Fridays, closed between Christmas & New Year

    Cons

    - Relationships between remote staff and those working at headquarters could be improved.


  7. Great access to real estate and land use membership - very fulfilling.

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Urban Land Institute full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Member-driven organization with smart, exciting, capable members

    Cons

    Low pay for lower-level staff

    Advice to Management

    Put in place more mentorship or job growth opportunities; look to current, experienced staff to promote within the organization rather than outsourcing upper management.


  8. Urban Land Institute

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Urban Land Institute full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart and passionate people work there

    Cons

    Limited resources at satellite offices


  9. Great opportunity to learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Urban Land Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There is a strong opportunity to make excellent contacts from Mayors to builders to finance gurus.

    Cons

    Most staff are not aligned with the mission of the company. The salary is not great. Staff training needs are ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of HR head and begin to promote positive relationships...this will build positive moral among staff.


  10. Put your life on hold

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Urban Land Institute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Company has a good reputation within the industry Benefits are moderately good Good stepping stone to something else

    Cons

    The work load is overwhelming - there is no compensation for how much you are asked to do Support for regular employees is dismal--if you are a remote employee, it's non-existant Poor supervision of remote locations by national organization Remote employees can feel lost and adrift, with no recourse if local management is problematic

    Advice to Management

    Establish an ombudsman position for remote employees so they have someone to turn to when there are problems and local managgement is not responsive Make headquarters reorganization a priority and finish it; then look closely at how district councils are MANAGED on a day-to-day basis Failure to properly supervise remote locations could lead to problems for national organization


  11. Adequate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Urban Land Institute

    Pros

    Given a lot of autonomy and freedom to try new things. Co-workers were very helpful and supportive Company strived to be current with latest trends

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming Communication is not a strong suit of the organization Departments often act in isolation Information is often not disseminated in a timely manner

    Advice to Management

    ULI is a good place to work but it could be a great one. Efforts should be made to improve communication.



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