Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Employee Reviews

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Awesome learning environment
Tax and Escrow Intern (Former Employee) –  Depew, NYJuly 6, 2018
I was an Intern at Arbor for two summers in 2016 and 2017. I spent a lot of time my first summer learning about what Arbor does and how the servicing branch functioned. I not only got to do hands on work, but I was able to attend lunch and learns. During these I was able to learn more about the industry, and the company as a whole.
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friendly coworkers
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Portfolio Manager (Former Employee) –  Depew, NYAugust 16, 2017
This is a company that is growing rapidly, but lacks the organization and management to keep pace. The culture would best be described as unprofessional and chaotic.
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Poor leadership and disconnect between business units.
Sr. Business Intelligence Developer (Current Employee) –  Buffalo, NYApril 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.
Pros
Many supported business functions, technology, friendly
Cons
Much turn over lack, poor management
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A Nightmare Too Boring to Keep You Awake
Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 26, 2017
Bloated bureaucracy filled with the living dead. A typical day is defined by redundant reports, archaic software, sad faces, empty promises of improvement, and finally a race to the exit at 4:59.
Pros
Early death
Cons
This is your life
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5.0
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Accomodating and flexible
Closing Officer / In house Counsel (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 23, 2017
Great work environment, accommodating and flexible. Benefits are outstanding.

Workplace culture is relaxed but still maintains professionalism. Arbor hires talented, hard-working individuals.
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Great company to work for.
Director - CMBS (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 4, 2016
Great company to work for all around. Great people and work environment.

The company provides a great foundation for learning and growing at every level.
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Not the most ideal firm for you and your career
Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 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.
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4.0
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Very nice place to work at
Processor/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAApril 20, 2016
Assisted Financial Director and Senior Underwriter with HUD loans. Great deal of research, travel arrangements, reports, quality control, record maintenance.
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Set the bar low on your expectations
Portfolio Management (Current Employee) –  Depew, NYJune 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.
Pros
Bank Holidays off
Cons
everything else
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Typical FNMA DUS shop
Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 12, 2014
• Monitored and assisted in the resolution of issues & managed daily production reporting, reviewed E&O situations, took corrective action, documented E&O to mitigate the portfolio exposure
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3.0
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Nice people to work with
Capital Markets, Underwriting, Sales and Marketing (Former Employee) –  Uniondale, NYDecember 20, 2013
This company is a fast paced environment. Peers are nice to work with. Hard to socialize with the team. Employees stayed at their desks.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
Felt confined to my work station
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Sweat Shop
Senior Underwriter (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 16, 2013
They will work you to death and you will be treated like a dog!
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Be expected to be treated like a dog!
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Good for entry level but no career development.
Credit (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 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.
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everthing
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