General Growth Properties

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General Growth Properties Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014

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3.1 50 reviews

42% Approve of the CEO

General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani

Sandeep Mathrani

(24 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There was growth opportunities in addition to a great work-life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, solid 401k, gym facility in building, lunch program for discounted rates(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no clear direction from upper management and the "fire drills" for information or tasks never end(in 6 reviews)

  • Good company to work with before it filed for bankruptcy(in 12 reviews)

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    Learn a lot but little pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance, great people to work with, atmosphere is always changing, never boring

    ConsPay is lower than expected, upper management has no idea what they are doing, very few opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake advice from properties and work with them. Meetings should be used to make a better quarter, not just to make people feel important and then do whatever you want to do,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company-Upper Management Lacks Clear Direction

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsI very much enjoy my position at GGP. But with continuous reorganization within marketing and various members of the managment team giving conflicting direction it can be a very unnerving place to work. There are not clear goals, or is there even a general direction in any aspect regarding marketing. It has been that way for the past 3 years that I can speak for. Your superior will give you direction and then you will be scolded by the CEO on a property visit for simply doing your job. Once upper management changes, I feel that the environment will stabilize. The current CEO did a great job bringing the company out of bankruptcy. But as far as managing people, and marketing in particular, not his strong points.

    ConsI would say the cons are the lack of direction, it causes an impossible work environement for those looking to succeed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Work-Life Balance, but Growth and Professional Development Opportunities Lacking

    Director (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsCompany has been through alot of change over past five years which has provided chance to work on challenging projects. Work-life balance is very good; Company is very involved with charitable organizations; Company Has strong values

    ConsValues such as accountability are not always practiced at higher levels of management within the organization; Continual reorganization within groups the past five years; Company does not make employee professional/personal development a priority

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Real Estate Ivestment Trust

    Accounts Receivable Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGrowth opportunity is readily available as well as relocation.

    ConsMany obstacles to overcome while trying to accomplish your goals. Over saturated with consulting groups which are paid large fees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet loose of the consulting firms and hire smart people to help with IT infrastructure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    at first exciting place to work looking forward to Mondays

    Tenant Coordinator (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosgreat personalities, kind coworkers, awesome projects, travel

    Conspolitical, not truthful, do/say whatever it takes to keep the client not the employee

    Advice to Senior Managementdisappointment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company that fell to hard times

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsPrior to 2008, fantastic company to work for - great managers, coworkers and interesting projects. Firm made every effort to make workers feel welcomed, good growth opportunities.

    ConsPost 2008, or the beginning of bankruptcy, the ugly side of management revealed itself. Lack of communication - employees resulted to looking at google alerts and financial news to see if the company was still open. Fear began to creep into the culture which ended up with huge layoff of the workforce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain good communication lines with employees which would quell 80% of uncertainty and fears. Middle managers start making bad decisions and tempers become short when people do not know if they have a job to come back to in the coming weeks.

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    In flux

    Property Accountant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFair wages, relaxed work environment. Not micro-managed for the most part. Good benefits, solid 401k, gym facility in building, lunch program for discounted rates.

    ConsConstant procedural change, poor communication for changes. Large scale overhaul and combination of roles was left up to peer to peer training creating large scale inconsistancies on many processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining needs to be completed by managers, not peers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    GGP

    Ad, Inistrative Assistant (Current Employee) Christiana, DE

    Prospay is competitve, fabulous coworkers

    ConsCompany could improve on health benefits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical corporation -- take the good with the bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsI had an OUTSTANDING supervisor who never micromanaged and completely trusted me judgment so she made this one of my favorite jobs of all time. I also thought the HR person who recruited me was just awesome to work with -- if either of these women asked me to come all the way to Chicago and paint their houses, I totally would. In a heartbeat. They were that good.

    ConsWhen my boss was on maternity leave, the replacement supervisor was absolutely terrible. She made rash business decisions that were hugely detrimental and when I tried to offer alternative ideas that were far more rational, she involved Human Resources and basically tried to get me fired. It was, hands down, the most unprofessional treatment I ever received. The HR person involved was also EXTREMELY unprofessional -- the the extent that I started audio recording our conference calls in the event they actually tried to terminate me. Luckily, my supervisor returned and I never had to work directly with the temporary supervisor again. I did have to work with the HR person again and she continued to be unreliable during my tenure there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI experienced the best and worst professional treatment of my life working for GGP. Why such extremes? Overall, though, I enjoyed my time working for GGP.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company to work for

    Property Accountant (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsThe company makes it easy for you to connect with other employees within GGP, so access to people and information is relatively simple.

    ConsThe company was definitely spreading itself thin in regards to the on-site accounting positions. It would have helped if there was more visibility beyond just the property you were working for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that your staff, especially those in management type roles, are knowledgeable about their areas of expertise. Have a way for the General Manager of the property to oversee different departments to ensure quality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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