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Urban Upbound Reviews

Updated Dec 28, 2018

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Found 22 reviews

3.1
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Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor
11 Ratings
  1. "Financial Management Summer Intern"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Urban Upbound part-time

    Pros

    Great Culture, Hard Working Atmosphere

    Cons

    Small Space, Not enough work

    Urban Upbound2018-11-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "You’re better than this job."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Urban Upbound full-time

      Pros

      Nice coworkers and the usual 9-5 hours.

      Cons

      Horrendous management, low pay, hardly anyone stays for longer than one year.

      Advice to Management

      N/A

      Urban Upbound2018-12-28
    • "Tax preparer"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Professional Tax Preparer in Bronx, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Urban Upbound part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good challenging work chance to help people at lower income scale

      Cons

      Some returns are very challenging

      Advice to Management

      Give continuous education

      Urban Upbound2018-11-08
    • "Low Moral, Squalid Work Environment"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Urban Upbound full-time

      Pros

      You have a chance to help the underserved and persons less fortunate.

      Cons

      low pay, management is disconnected, lack of resources

      Advice to Management

      none

      Urban Upbound2018-03-19
    • "Great company for growth"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Urban Upbound full-time

      Pros

      Collaborative environment and opportunities for growth

      Cons

      Benefits package could be improved, but management has made strides in recent years.

      Urban Upbound2017-10-31
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good first job - good coworkers"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Urban Upbound

        Pros

        Great place to grow professionally

        Cons

        Absent upper management and lack of guidance

        Urban Upbound2017-04-06
      • Helpful (3)

        "Not worth it for most"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Urban Upbound

        Pros

        Take a look at the previous reviews from here and East River Development Alliance (former name). The more positive reviews are from young people, temporary staff or interns, and the disgruntled reviews are from longer-term staff. So if you’re a recent college grad or looking to gain more experience, this could be good for you. Learn what you need to learn, but then get out.

        Cons

        If you are more of a veteran in the field don’t waste your time. The agency has a great mission, but they’re doing a horrible job with staff satisfaction and retention. Programs go through cycles of employees every few years, some cases months. Lack of transparency and communication sometimes with upper management and staff on the ground. Some staff are favored more and some are overlooked. No sense of employee appreciation...

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        Urban Upbound2016-12-24
      • "a good choice for freshmen"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Urban Upbound

          Pros

          very friendly colleague, good chance to learn things

          Cons

          no formal training, too small office space

          Advice to Management

          find a bigger office space

          Urban Upbound2016-09-22
        • "Good"

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          Former Employee - Office Assistant in Astoria, NY
          Doesn't Recommend
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Urban Upbound

          Pros

          The atmosphere was great coworkers were very nice

          Cons

          Very rude customers Pay was low

          Advice to Management

          Blah

          Urban Upbound2016-08-29
        • "Giving A Hand Up"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Urban Upbound full-time

          Pros

          Non Profit that is making a difference in the lives of under served residents. Autonomy and the ability to learn about various public service programs.

          Cons

          Salary and benefits; Staff turnover

          Urban Upbound2016-05-31
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