Insurance Analyst (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 5, 2017
Relax working environment that didn't cause too much stress. A typical day, I came and was able to complete most of my work before the afternoon. The culture was great and you are able to make friends.
Poor leadership and disconnect between business units.
Sr. Business Intelligence Developer (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – April 23, 2017
Friendly but certainly disparity between offices.Management operates on fear and not by leadership. Company is trying to establish a unified culture but some roles are considered second class. Some offices afforded quality of life and pay while others are not.
Many supported business functions, technology, friendly
Analyst (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 12, 2016
One word to describe the firm - "adequate". Nothing really stands out and the culture is overly bland. Lack of collaboration across the firm, which leads to a lot of finger pointing and shaming.
There are many other great real estate firms in New York that are more worth your while. Arbor employees all seem to come and go within a few years - management pays little attention to the attrition. Lack of clear direction as management often changes their mind.
Portfolio Management (Current Employee) – Depew, NY – June 26, 2015
This organization does not keep it's word in terms of what they promise you during interviews what actually happens. Although you are working in portfolio management you are tasked with a multitude of administrative duties that should be handled by an admin assistant or customer service; such as data entry of new loans, creating file folders, scanning documents and saving to loan folders. Their requirement of a college degree is ridiculous, because anyone with basis office experience can work here. There are many "groups of employees" that have special treatment: can walk around and chat, use their cell phone at their desk, take 1.5 lunches without any grief from management because "they are friends" yet if you don't fall into this special group, you are constantly being emailed and spoken about behind your back. They do not treat people fairly or professionally.
Credit (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 24, 2012
Arbor is good for entry level professionals who want to break into the real estate world. However, the company is terribly mismanaged with no focus on growing either the business or the employees. Senior managers have no communication skills and always allow blame to roll down hill. Senior managers play clear favorites with deal allocation.
Credit analysis is second to just getting deals done. Work environment is only good due to Stockholm Syndrome that is shared with other employees. All deals are bottom of the barrell deals that other shops wont touch. Compensation is poor. Managers fire employees who dont get deals done or disagree with credit analysis.