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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    20%
    Good (1)
    20%
    Satisfactory (1)
    20%
    Subpar (2)
    40%
    2.41
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Urban Lending Solutions Appraisals, LLC

Reviews - What employees say

2.41 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 18.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Support from management

This really varies depending on whether you are part of the Management's clique or not.

Internal Communication

Only hear from the company when touting their opinion of themselves. When things go bad as they can in the roller coaster world of mortgage services, don't expect to hear anything until you are told that your services are o longer needed.

Gender Equality

There is a fair balance of male and female employees. Percentage is probably near 50% each.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Remember the comment about the cliques.

Career Development

This seems to rely on the financial health of the company which in the roughly 5 years I have spent there can be great and other times non-existent. This can be said of all companies and industries, but again, the home loan sector is a roller coaster.

Overall compensation for your work

One of the few positives of the company...if you can handle all of the other negative aspects and money is how you gauge happiness with a company, put more weight on this factor.

Office / Work Environment

This all depends on the location you work at...our North Denver location seems well-maintained, but the South Denver location often smells of sewer gas, or damp floors due to leaks and while one row of cubicles is hot, the row next door is freezing.

Work-Life Balance

Many employees are expected to work overtime. It is paid overtime in many instances, but that does not guarantee a healthy work/life balance.

Company Image

Not proud in the least. Ownership and upper management look out for themselves only.

Job Security

At the moment, very little job security.

Handicapped Accessibility

Locations seem to have plentiful handicap parking, wheelchair ramps, and handicap bathrooms.

Workplace Safety

Varies by location...I wouldn't think the pre-mentioned existence of sewer gas smell to be safe.

Challenging Work

Depends on the department you work for...if you process loans all day, not so much. If you work in technology, then it can be.

Inclusive / Diverse

Since this is a minority-owned company, it is diverse on all levels.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treat your employees more like family.

What I like about the company

The ability to work remotely in certain departments...that is about the only thing that comes to mind.

What I dislike about the company

Please read the various ratings.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Urban Lending Solutions Appraisals, LLC
  • City
    Broomfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered
  • 21.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Support from management

no

Internal Communication

no training, you are on your own to figure out how to do your job.

Company Image

no, company does not care about it's employees.

Suggestions for improvement

  • nurture and support employees to help them learn the job.

What I like about the company

willing to take people with diverse employment background.

What I dislike about the company

training is nonexistent

Support from management
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Company Image
1.00
  • Company
    Urban Lending Solutions Appraisals, LLC
  • City
    Broomfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production
  • 15.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

I'll give it to you straight, I worked there for 2 years, and did 5 different projects. I had ONE good manager out of 8....

Freedom to work independently

You do everything yourself. ...literally everything.

Career Development

You could advance all you want, but it's always in the back of Todd mind that you could get fired tomorrow, And all you can take with you is your experience.

Overall compensation for your work

Oh yes, it was a very well paying job. And they kept your pay even when you moved to a dept with smaller base pay

Office / Work Environment

For the most part you will get your own spacious cubicle. ...but there are three buildings in one area, sho who know

Environmental Friendliness

Oh yeah there is a recycling program.... but none off that really matters because you can't have pens or paper at your desk Anyway

Work-Life Balance

2 of my managers cared about my personal life, the others didn't. In some of my projects, you would get butt loads of it, the others you would get punished for it

Company Image

No, and I'm also going to mention if you go to any other mortgage company, and they see that you have urban slapped on your resume, they will laugh at you. Especially for under writting.... they just don't train you right.

Job Security

Here it is, the big kicker. Absolutely NO job security. You're dept could be doing just fine, then the bank decides to pull the project. I've seen sets of 300 people get let go multiple times without warning. Sometimes the bank is nice And will give you the worst, most tedious project they have, but if not, your tossed to the curb. But no worries, if you re apply and have time to wait 4 or 5 months, they'll probably rehire you

Workplace Safety

There's another. ... because you work with mortgage, foreclosure, and loan approval, we've gotten several bomb threats from angry customers.

Challenging Work

I'm not going to lie it was all challenging, it became easier with time like anything else. The hardest part is learning a new department every few months, something totally different than what you where doing just the day before

What I like about the company

The people are great, I mean you spend so many hours of the day with these people.... mutt forest project (and my longest) was a complaint resolution project, it was a lot of outsourcing and using my own skills and it was a very independent job. I did everything by myself for 10 hours, I had to figure it out and it honestly was still the best job that I have had to this day. My co workers and I did a lot of team building and our manager was awesome. He also have us a lot of freedom to do as we wished as long as we did our quota. It was pretty sweet.

What I dislike about the company

A lot I have said already, but the worst thing for me is that the facility itself is very far for me it was about an hour commute everyday, but it is also on top of a massive mountainous hill, so of course in the snow... not pleasent. But the lack of job security is really the only thing that Is truly unbearable.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Urban Lending Solutions Appraisals, LLC
  • City
    Broomfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered

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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    20%
    Good (1)
    20%
    Satisfactory (1)
    20%
    Subpar (2)
    40%
    2.41
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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Urban Lending Solutions Appraisals, LLC
2.41
5 reviews

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