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  1. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Urban American Management Corp full-time

    Pros

    Semi-flat organizational structure and opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Location of main office, weakness in certain departments such as HR

    Advice to Management

    Build a more positive work environment


  2. "Little appreciation for employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Urban American Management Corp full-time

    Pros

    On a personal level, management generally good people. The staff is great too, and the office is nice and well taken care of.

    Cons

    management does little to show appreciation of employees on a professional level. No holiday events, low pay, strict oversight and micromanaging, minimal benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for your employees in pay, flexibility, company events etc. Even though you are spending more, happy employees are better employees.

  3. "Porter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Porter in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Porter in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It was a great place to work at

    Cons

    They need more employees at that location around The holidays


  4. "If you're a Cornell Alumni, apply here!"

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    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Urban American Management Corp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    --The office decor is very industrial chic
    --If you went to Cornell or were/are in the armed forces you'll get a higher salary and definitely more respect straight out of the gate.
    --They make efforts to better the company's public image by contributing to community organizations/ events.
    --Great organization structure.

    Cons

    --There is zero communication here. This is a family owned business and they keep vital information like property sales, staff changes and even small things like holiday office closings very guarded until the last possible second.
    --Roles are not clearly defined. Employees regularly pass work off to each other resulting in delays.
    --Pay increases are not fairly implemented. Although the handbook states there are annual reviews with the possibility of a raise it only seems to apply to management positions. For everyone else there is no annual review (unless management has a problem with you) and certainly no annual raises.
    --Lower Management staff regularly uses bullying and scare tactics to prevent paying overtime, prevent formal raise requests, to pressure employees to resign. They regularly scream, threaten jobs, and use name calling to "scare" employees straight.
    --There is no accountability. Upper management turns a blind eye to the day to day activities of satellite offices, allowing staff to engage in abusive behavior.
    --There is a lot of nepotism and favoritism here. Many people are promoted and hired because their mother/aunt/sister in law/ cousin/father/brother already works here.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with respect, properly train new hires rather than throwing them into positions and expecting them to learn as they go. Fairly compensate employees and schedule annual reviews where employees feel comfortable discussing raises. Promote fairly not based on nepotism or favoritism. Don't allow your management staff to bully your employees, it's inappropriate and it decreases the morale of employees all around.