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UrbanDaddy Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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Pros
  • The work environment is top notch (in 6 reviews)

  • If you're an editorial professional who enjoys writing quirky-fun reviews for party locations and trendy tchotchkes you'll probably enjoy working here (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • no room to grow, inexperienced and unprofessional CEO, HR is a joke, no transparency (in 3 reviews)

  • Or when they do eventually become full-time employees, it's a very long temp-to-perm transition (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Loved My Time @ The Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UrbanDaddy full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Fun office. Best co-workers. Inspiring CEO. Last year has been filled with positive change and think the year ahead is going to be very inspiring and fulfilling for everyone.

    Cons

    Depends who's in control of music in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Management cares and is making a real effort to be transparent


  2. "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UrbanDaddy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I genuinely enjoyed working with most of my team. Most of the staff was friendly although perhaps sometimes a little too preoccupied at the next immediate task at hand instead of taking moments to take a step back and review long-term strategies.

    Cons

    Some "favorites" didn't seem to have the rules apply to them when it came to work ethic, leaving early and general professionalism. Company doesn't take time to train junior employees on things that will pay off in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the employees you have who think creatively and are willing to go above and beyond routine tasks.

  3. "Fun when you're young, But a Lot of BS"

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor
    Former Employee - Associate Editor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly talented writing and Editorial talent. Fun atmosphere to work from remotely. Pretty over the top party culture, but no one seems to mind because everyone was young.

    Cons

    Terrible management from admin. No HR made for some VERY frustrating moments. Trouble getting reimbursement checks for expenses and taxes were filed in the wrong state for numerous remote employees when I was there

    Advice to Management

    Get HR, calm the party down


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pretending to be a viable business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UrbanDaddy full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues were great, company throws killer parties for their clients, young, work hard/play hard, decent work schedule/hours. Really really smart, talented, creative people come to work for UD and generate some really amazing campaigns- but all the smartest ones have left for real companies before they go down with a sinking ship.

    Cons

    CEO is a joke. Slows everything down with his indecision, plays favorites amongst the staff, and is wildly inappropriate and offensive in front of staff and clients. HR is non-existent. Spending is out of control on un-necessary items and ongoing vendor relationships are impossible due to payment issues.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UrbanDaddy full-time

    Pros

    Pizza Fridays once a month.

    Cons

    No communication, no leadership, no transparency


  6. Helpful (4)

    "You've reached the bottom."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A job if you're coming off the unemployment line... otherwise walk away. I would try Uber first.

    Cons

    Dewey, Srew'em, and Howe Headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Start over... with some ethics.


  7. "Customer service coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UrbanDaddy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Empowered to make own decisions and work on projects that interest you.

    Cons

    Disorganized from the top down. Inexperienced managers were not motivating and did not provide clear paths for growth and achievement.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in management training. Communicate objectives more clearly to achieve better results.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Smart, Creative People—Terrible Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UrbanDaddy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the most creative, thoughtful, smart and hardworking people across Editorial, Product and Tech.

    Cons

    The chief leadership is abysmal, and the sales team is unapologetically unrealistic—they will sell the moon and stars, promise it in 6 weeks, for $100,000...without ever thinking to themselves "Hmmm, do we have the technology to capture the cosmos? Is that even a thing?" Then its handed over to the rest of the team to figure out. The CEO condones the practice, which always nets out with them spending more than they make on the deal, and crashing the boards on any work taking place to actually improve the core company products; site, app, etc.

    Advice to Management

    There was management?


  9. "Accounting Finance intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great chance to learn. Nice people. Open office. Friendly environment

    Cons

    Non-paid. Turnover rate too high

    Advice to Management

    Trying to keep people here stay longer


  10. "Cool to work at UD until it wasn't."

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

    Pros

    The company beats to the sound of its own drum which can be fun and refreshing. It was a lot of fun working at UD when you as an employee of a startup were still aloud to be yourself and have fun doing your job. You can really gain a lot of experience about the way things work while at this company.

    Cons

    Unorganized most of the time. Never paid on time as a freelancer working full time at the office. Overworked, underpaid. Terrible communication between the chains of command. UD was cool while the young 'I don't give a ___ ' trendsetter types were involved in the company's direction. Then one day all the cool people were suddenly gone in a matter of weeks and replaced with pretentious people dressed in pretentious clothes with pretentious hair.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots and be cool and youthful again – let the young, up and coming talent have more say-so and guide the brand instead of a bunch of fancy executives from Google.


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