General Growth Properties Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani
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Pros
  • There was growth opportunities in addition to a great work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits - the pay is decent (in 7 reviews)

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

  • No communication between middle management and upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Assistant General Counsel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Chicago, IL

    I worked at General Growth Properties

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Congenial environment with a diverse group of employees, which is a good thing. In terms of professional growth, there are opportunities to move into other groups or try other functions to find a better fit, but they are more difficult to negotiate than they used to be.

    Cons

    Senior management is sometimes clueless about the negative impact their decisions have on the ground. They need to place more trust in managers and employees, generally.

    Advice to Management

    Truly listen to your employees. Be transparent. When making decisions, don't just make them based on the bottom line or the short-term Wall Street metric. Take a longer term perspective into account, which may actually provide better value over the long term.


  2. Great Real Estate Opportunity for Students

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Leasing Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Leasing Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at General Growth Properties as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Accepted interns into company culture, plenty of commercial real estate experience, excellent way to get an in at the company. A few interns were offered positions upon graduation.

    Cons

    Work could get stale and there was a good amount of nepotism.


  3. Sr. Administrative Assistant

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

    I worked at General Growth Properties

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with and the location was close to home.

    Cons

    The company decided to outsource my department so I was being laid off.


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  5. VP Procurement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Growth Properties full-time

    Pros

    strategic, driven, organized, fast-paced, fun

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  6. Amazing opportunities to grow

    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at General Growth Properties as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You have the ability to shadow coworkers, learn new things, and people are always friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    I never have enough work, and time always flies by quickly.

    Advice to Management

    I liked everything about GGP, although it would have been better if I had more work and tech to work with.


  7. Lots of potential for advancement of you're willing to stick it out. But it can take time depending on your department.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at General Growth Properties full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Positive environment, great work/life balance, decent pay & benefits

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive. Management seems to shift direction a lot with regard to culture initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk. Treat the little guy better.


  8. Company was great before it went into bankruptcy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at General Growth Properties

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    All of the benefits including time off and health care was great. I loved the training that was offered.

    Cons

    No control over keeping my job.

    Advice to Management

    Consider how restructuring affects your employees.


  9. Great company to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at General Growth Properties full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Work life is balanced with personal life.

    Cons

    No room for growth in department, but an opportunity to learn more.


  10. Summer Accounting Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at General Growth Properties as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed company culture. Everyone is out of the office by 5:00pm at the latest. In the internship they have you work on a project and present it in front of the CEO, which can be intimidating but worth it. We got to go to the roof of WaterTower Place and got at least one free lunch every week while meeting with senior management.

    Cons

    They go crazy on the culture initiatives. They're nice but become trite after awhile. Also, the actual office space is kind of sad and boring.

    Advice to Management

    Let the interns see the end-of-internship presentation reviews instead of just giving general advice.


  11. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IS Support in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IS Support in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at General Growth Properties full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is good, depending on the department you are in

    Cons

    Depends on who you work for



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