Equity LifeStyle Properties

www.equitylifestyle.com
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Equity LifeStyle Properties Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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Pros
  • Meet great people to work with and visitors (in 3 reviews)

  • I enjoyed talking to the residents (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • When upper Management was notified of a mean and bullying mid manager - it was swept under the carpet (in 10 reviews)

  • Speaking of low pay, the amount of work expected is huge compared to what the pay is (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Administrative Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are many locations throughout the US

    Cons

    They hire people in Regional or above positions, that have never worked in the industry before, and they do not understand the industry. Property management/hospitality industry is much different than a RV resort/property manager.

    Advice to Management

    Hire/promote growth from within, providing cross sectional training. Pay your lower employees more, especially the ones that show loyalty.


  2. Current Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time, respectful, engaging, work.

    Cons

    Amount of work is high

    Advice to Management

    hire more staff


  3. Helpful (3)

    Be smart and stay away.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resort Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Resort Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is no good reasons to come on board or stay with ELS. Lawsuits, top heavy management and unethical practices is the ELS way and its only getting worse.

    Cons

    They mistreat and are very disrectful for ALL their employees that work for there properties. Extremely high turn over rate!!Management would rather invest their money in purchases of new properties than maintaining and improving there 400+ properties.

    Advice to Management

    Restucture. Restucture. Restructure if you want to get out of the red and stay out.


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  5. Don't bother with this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in South Dennis, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in South Dennis, MA

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros with this company, management or property. The only pro might be is it's about 3 miles from the ocean.

    Cons

    This property is a cash cow only. Annual people are constantly leaving, nothing to do for kids and the property photos are not realistic. You can do anything you want if you fit with park management otherwise everything is a problem. Office is only open from 9:30 AM until 2:00PM.


  6. Helpful (2)

    HORRIBLE. STAY AWAY

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resort Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Resort Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There really isn't any pros to working for Equity Lifestyle Properties. To many hands in one bucket and No leadership or guidance.

    Cons

    Everything imaginable! You will have to learn over 16 different software programs with little to no help. STAY AWAY is the best advice!

    Advice to Management

    Get a real clue to what your RMs are doing.


  7. Good company little advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is growing and doing well and has a decent policy with working hours.

    Cons

    No real education or advancement potential in the company. Positions are often stagnant and education opportunities limited. Turnover at lower levels is terible and at higher levels there is little to no mobility even when highly qualified and there are openings.

    Advice to Management

    Better focus on in house advancement and training as well as focus on improving education of all staff. Lack of any feeling of career advancement leads to higher turnover rates due to people leaving for better opportunities.


  8. Helpful (3)

    You have to be kidding!

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Community managers strive to help each other accomplish goal and daily tasks.

    Cons

    Non responsive upper management. Last minute email to complete useless reports they already have access to. The only real training is from fellow employees. Constant changes to policies with no information being passed on the the properties. Blatent ridicule by upper manager with no regard to the employee working their back sides off. Procedures are changed constantly. Pay scale sucks unless you sell high end home every week.

    Advice to Management

    Get in the trenches with property managers. Get a better grip on what is really going on. Be responsive to request that need attention. Give some reconigtian once in a while instead of brow beating!


  9. Good Regional Corporate Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My direct supervisor and VP were wonderful to work for. They offered great support. They allowed me to determine my own methods for completing various duties. They sought out and truly valued my feedback. I was able to work with Regional Managers and Vice Presidents on a daily basis and was often included in important decision making. I left due to family medical issues. I wish I could have stayed with the company. The company is growing and offers opportunities for personal growth and professional growth.

    Cons

    The only con is the medical insurance. It may have changed by now, but it was a high deductible plan with a high monthly premium.

    Advice to Management

    I loved the changes the company was implementing. Continue to do what you are doing.


  10. Great experience until ELS acquisition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Richland, SC
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Richland, SC

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people whom you provide service to are the real reason we are in business. If you genuinely were concerned about the comments of its customers then you would actually do something about it across the board not based on which properties are more profitable because in the end they are all our customers and they are financial contributors. #classactionlawsuitELS for not honoring contracts.

    Cons

    Senior management is top heavy and out of touch with reality and has no clue what it takes to run the communities. The operating budgets are unrealistic and they are bleeding the communities dry. Once they extract every dollar possible from its customers they will offload the properties onto someone else. Just before that happens they will begin to systematically terminate it's experienced managers and their salaries in exchange for a lower salaried employee who they to will bleed dry while showing a gradual increase in profits by shrinking their payroll expense ultimately making their NOI appear better than it actually is

    Advice to Management

    If you promote from within as you claim it should start from the ground up. The communities are the reason you are employed.


  11. Worst Company Ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Venice, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Venice, FL

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lesson learned! Nothing good comes to mind

    Cons

    Pay is horrible....Health insurance is a joke and management is asleep! Park is run down and old, company is raking in the money and doesnt put anything back in

    Advice to Management

    Get new management



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