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3.4 29 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Macerich President, CEO, and Director Art Coppola

Art Coppola

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Politics, bureaucracy, and bad ideas.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFairly stable.
    Decent pay and benefits.
    Reasonable with work-life balance requirements.

    ConsWho you know is much more important than what you know.
    Outward appearances are more important than actual results.
    Career advancement is very slow.
    Type A personalities (extroverts) rewarded, while Type B personalities (introverts) are ignored.
    A large portion of the company is middle management, all given "Vice President" titles.
    Many people in middle management seem to feel entitled to special treatment and exemption from company policies.
    After the original President was pushed into retirement, it seems like poor business decisions keep being made.
    No transparency in Executive-level operations after the original President left.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the office culture of "who you know vs. what you know,", if you can, and cut out the unnecessary middle management. Make time to consider the Type B people in the company who are good at what they do but don't make themselves known. Stand by your word when you say you will help your employees with career advancement. Be more open and transparent about the decisions being made regarding the company's direction.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    public company with long-tenured employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    Prosyou can work there for life, if you want a stable position that doesn't really change

    Consthey are not interested in doing things differently, change is very slow and new ideas are not welcomed

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent, but nothing special

    Lease Revenue (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsFlexible work time, work/life balance, good office location, respectful workplace.

    ConsLack of corporate culture, most work is data-entry, creativity is not rewarded or desired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFine place to work if you want to shut off your mind for 8 hours a day. Some managers completely lack people skills, but others are fine.

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

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    You only advance if you kiss a managers butt, def not based on experience or qualifications

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsMost people were good to deal with

    ConsYou only advance if you kiss a managers butt, def not based on experience or qualifications

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    Great executive and SVP leadership at company.

    Senior Manager, Development (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsStrong executive level people running the company. Most executives consider the employees their greatest asset. Conservative financial management (which is good given the current economy). Many good SVPs who have long term experience in the industry. Good benefits package.

    ConsToo many personal agendas and corporate politics. Positive Company messages and agendas do not trickle down past VP level. Most talented and hardest working are not always looked at for promotion or advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure company messages are being communicated and "enforced" below the VP level. Pay attention to the talent at lower levels, particularly those who are not always in the spot light. Create better communication on sensitive issues to lower stress and non-productive behaviors.

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    Too many cooks in the kitchen

    Manager (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsOpportunity to learn new fields; encourages advanced career education; good at promoting from within.

    ConsWay too top-heavy in senior management and understaffed in the support roles;

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job of sending clear and consistent messages.

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    Top heavy, but has potential.

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGenerally, a positive corporate culture - there are a lot of good people that work there. Excellent benefit package.

    ConsMany of the departments suffer from a top heavy organizational structure, with a staggering number of vice presidents in place shoveling out projects to the property level - most of which have little, if any, apparent relevance other than justifying the existence of their positions. Limited advancement potential for individuals in non revenue generating operational positions, as those departments tend to have a much leaner organizational structure - not to mention a constant battle to justify one's own existence through countless reports and metrics since you're not bringing in money. Often the company as a whole feels like it is managed directly out of whichever management theory book is in vogue at the moment - far too much emphasis on drilling the slogan of the moment into the collective minds of the employees versus genuinely putting into practice. Becomes Dilbert-esque after a while.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThin the ranks of the meaningless VPs and AVPs.

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