UrbanDaddy

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UrbanDaddy Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
19 Reviews
3.3
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Creating the Next Era

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    UrbanDaddy is a very technical savvy, entrepreneurial driven business, that thrives off the creative culture of their people. The world as we know is constantly changing and this company wants to be at the forefront, in every aspect, of a great place to work.

    Cons

    No cons to give at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the power to the people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company that's exciting to work in because of its fast growth!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at UrbanDaddy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, people are always very friendly - including the CEO. People are always willing to help you when you need it. The environment is very young and fun and has many talented employees that are dedicated to helping the company grow and become more successful.

    Cons

    There aren't many conference rooms which can be annoying when trying to schedule meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Brand, Great Company and Most of All Great People!!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. There are so many really talented and creative people at UD and all the employees give 1000% every day. I find it refreshing to work with an amazing management team and a CEO that really cares about the employees.

    Cons

    The downside is the company is housed on 3 different floors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make time to share the vision and goals of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Employment Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Like the CEO alot. He cares about everything and everyone. There's a real sense that we're trying to build something 'real' and lasting. The company is small enough to feel like you're making an impact but big enough to get good resources. The automation at the company is top notch--they like to use every cutting edge tool out there.

    Cons

    You have to decide that the work life balance is okay with you. Some people seem to have heavy workloads and others are able to leave on the earlier side which can be annoying. Feel like the work could be distributed better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider alot more project management resources to fill the gaps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good job for young editorial staff, but few else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    High turnover in every department but editorial. A young (and let's face it, single due to the hours) writer could find no better job than the one that gives them credentials to romp around the city, talking to prominent restauranteurs and socialites. Cannot stress enough that one really needs to be single and in their early-to-mid 20's to enjoy the few perks of working here. Quality of the creative output is high quality but comes at a cost (see next section).

    Cons

    The most depressing thing about the day-to-day is that in contrast to the wit of UrbanDaddy content, there is zero charisma in most areas of this office. This is not the place for someone who cares about social good or people in general; staff members primarily strive for some illusion of social status and gaining party cred.

    Crazy long hours, lots of politics for a tiny staff, unpredictable swings in direction from leadership (perpetually hung up on minutiae). Inexperienced developers get paid mad money while the rest of the staff takes a deep pay cut as a tradeoff for working for a slick lifestyle brand. While they somehow manage to bring in enough to operate, the company is not set up to grow and static personalities at the top ensure a future of plateauing or decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth giving advice if they aren't open-minded enough to listen. They are pros at feigning listening skills and humility but feedback is not taken seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    UrbanDaddy Response

    Oct 15, 2014HR Director

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and review. All feedback is important and this information will be shared with our management team. Recently UD hired a Director of HR (me ... More

  7.  

    Inspiring Place to Be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Its a creative environment and creative people have their run of the joint. Everyone there thinks big and is smart. Everyone cares alot about the company. And everyone cares about having fun. No one watches you--you're expected to do your job and if you're good you rise quickly. Its a meritocracy and politics do not rule the day

    Cons

    The other side is that there's no place to hide. You're either good and you move up or you'll get pushed out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The sky is the limit if you're not shy about what your goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Writer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people to work with. Amazing office location. Incredibly talented people with great ideas. Great opportunities for growth IF you are vocal about what you want and are willing to work for it - it's not a place for anyone who wants to wait for the next thing to come to them. Great environment for people who aren't shy and have big ideas.

    Cons

    Management is sometimes lacking unity across departments. Tendency to get thrown into projects not related to your role, but that's the nature of a fast-growing company. Tech/product department is talented yet slow to create progress due to lack of resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create one big, grand employee lounge/kitchen to foster cross-departmental interaction and feel more comfortable/less stereotypically "water-cooler"-y; make it more clear that self-starters are rewarded and that even smaller players can make a big impact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great idea - VERY poorly executed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tech in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people in a young and fun culture. Lots of smart people around and there's some nice parties and perks.

    Cons

    The executive team is completely out of touch. There's no method to their practice, they treat people so poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team needs to grow up. I overheard the an executive telling someone to make sure they hired pretty girls. The person laughed thinking it was a joke and the executive said, "No, I'm serious. Make sure they are pretty". The other executives are no better, constantly looking to see who they can hook up with. It's appalling that people act like this in this day and age.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    UrbanDaddy Response

    Nov 13, 2014HR Director

    We appreciate your comments. We believe having a place where employees (former or current) can go to express their opinion in an open anonymous forum is good for everyone. UrbanDaddy reads ... More

  10.  

    Never a dull day

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic fun-loving culture where everyone is passionate about the brand and excited to grow into new ventures. Collaborative work environment with amazingly creative staff. Not a lot of micro-management. Lots of enjoyable inter-office activities. Charismatic CEO with incredible vision. Opportunity to help define your job description and be involved in areas of personal interest. Dream projects for creatives who like to think outside of the box, work with amazing partners in the luxury lifestyle space, and find ways to stay innovative.

    Cons

    Slow elevators. Conference rooms are sparse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee engagement as well as performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Brand, Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This is a company where no idea is a bad idea. There's an entrepreneurial spirit that gives employees, from intern to management, the opportunity to bring ideas to the table and watch them come to fruition.

    Collaborative environment that breeds employees that love to work together and bounce ideas off one another.

    Cons

    Weird hours. The day starts late but this means that you often stay later into the evening. Occasional late nights and weekend work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More senior/director level employees are needed to help distribute the work loads

    No opinion of CEO

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