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21 English questions out of 21

4 June 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Dream Unlimited?

Pros

Dream has many of the same policies as other companies, with a difference. They actually follow them. The workplace is fair and balanced and I have never come across any signs of toxic culture. There are no silos. Benefits are great and as good or better than any I've had. Pay is fair and better than most other places of a similar nature. There are opportunities for advancement and good work is noted and appreciated. Dream is a company working toward the new, inclusive world we are all trying to build. They don't cut corners and only move forward when there is a well thought out strategy and proper budget. Communication is great and I've never been a victim of 'buck passing'. I am happy to be here and feel fortunate to have found this company.

Cons

Since I am required to fill in this field, let me say this. The only con about working for Dream is that I didn't land here sooner.

There are opportunities for advancement and good work is noted and appreciated.

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10 June 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Dream Unlimited?

Pros

Strong leadership, great culture, opportunity to grow professionally

Cons

Should offer more flexible hours

Strong leadership, great culture, opportunity to grow professionally

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16 January 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Dream Unlimited?

Pros

Dream is a wonderful company to work at, full of congenial, hard-working, smart, friendly and fun people. They work very hard to maintain their culture and go above and beyond to engage employees and promote health, wellness and learning. Professionally, you’ll get a chance to run with things independently that might be above the level you would otherwise be at in a larger company, and you’ll learn quickly and develop to advance in your career faster as a result. These will also be towards some very interesting, landmark projects and deals. I would go to Dream all over again.

Cons

Dream is not a developer, it’s a hedge fund/PE firm that develops, and financial management is Dream’s primary value-add to any development partnership it enters. It’s not a bad thing at all, but one should know that going in because it drives everything at the firm, and the experience accordingly. It’s the classic pitfall of investment banking still hanging around from Dundee. People get promoted into people-management positions because they’re very gifted at finance and deal making (or not, but somehow get there anyways and leave you scratching your head). These people form the long-term core of Dream’s management. While many are fantastic managers and great mentors, others are not, nor do they have any interest in anything other than their own visibility and advancement whatsoever. The latter would be a small minority, but it’s definitely there unfortunately. I suppose it’s everywhere; maybe I’m just bitter. If your manager is the latter, your life will suck. It’s not a reason not to go to Dream, You’ll thank yourself later, and you will develop tremendously by virtue of what’s being dumped on you, but it will be painful. A lot of people can’t handle it, or plain don’t meet the expectations placed on them, which may very well be completely unrealistic depending on your supervisor’s managerial ability (or lack thereof). Hence the churn. Ohhhhh the churn. Everyone but the inner management circle churns like you’ve NEVER seen. It’s almost Orwellian, like 1984. One minute you’re talking to someone over coffee and the next....Poof. They gawn. Email address no longer valid. Like they were never there. No announcement of course, it happens too often, from resignations as well as terminations, to be fair, but it makes it very difficult to get up to speed as a new employee because you’ll be inheriting someone’s mess and/or busted excel model and there’s zero training coming in. Your manager is likely barely keeping their head above water with their workload (and yours, pre-transition) the day you sit down at your desk, and they can’t wait to hand off all the unsexy crap they just plain don’t want to deal with, especially if they’re in the management inner circle. If, like most employees, you’re outside of this circle, you’re dispensable, plain and simple. management assumes (quite rightfully so) that there are 100 people out on the street ready to take your place when you hit the glass ceiling. You won’t get through that ceiling, because your boss’ job is on the other side, and that’s when you disappear, voluntarily or not. Don’t worry, you’ll land on your feet in greener pastures because of the gauntlet you’ve just experienced.

Advice to Management

The churn is an issue that must be addressed. It’s a real risk to the firm, particularly now more than ever as Dream has transitioned to focus primarily on development. The Developments are large multi-year projects with inherent risk at the best of times; having people come and go throughout them is just asking for something to go wrong. Of course you can’t just promote people all the time, but show some of the same creativity that you approach projects and deals with. Maybe pay a bit more if you need to depending on the situation. If you’re cheaping out on the people you depend on to make yourself look good and display a short-term result, you’ll likely have to pay significantly more in the market to replace that person when they leave, instead of the nominal raise you could have given that person, which would have bought you another year or so with them and made your own life easier in the interim not having to facilitate transitions. Show more long-term thinking in your approach. You’re in real estate after all.

No announcement of course, it happens too often, from resignations as well as terminations, to be fair, but it makes it very difficult to get up to speed as a new employee because you’ll be inheriting someone’s mess and/or busted excel model and there’s zero training coming in.

16 January 2021

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4 June 2020

What is the feeling of job security at Dream Unlimited?

Pros

Support to employees are current. Upper management persons are directly reaching out to employees, showing the support and care and that was great. Superb!!

Cons

I don't have for now.

Advice to Management

Continue the great care to employees. Health and safety are always on top for every person, please continue providing it to employees. Employees wants to feel security at work.

Job security and Health & Safety of employees

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23 July 2020

Does there seem to be diversity at Dream Unlimited?

Pros

Everyones open to talk to you. Very friendly and encouraging environmental. The culture is very welcoming a

Cons

Hardly any cons really. Most of their analysts are Queens graduates and not a lot of diversity in entry level positions

Most of their analysts are Queens graduates and not a lot of diversity in entry level positions

23 July 2020

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