Simon Property Group Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Simon Property Group Chairman and CEO David Simon
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Pros
  • Great benefits some of the lower level managers understand the importance of family (in 5 reviews)

  • They treat their full-time employees well (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance depending upon which department you're in (in 9 reviews)

  • Growth can be difficult if you do not make yourself know with upper management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Simon Property Group (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The front line people whom you are suffering with

    Cons

    The list is so long. No work/life balance. no respect for ideas from the field. It is about the almighty dollar.

    Advice to Management

    You have smart and talented people in your organization. Stop treating them as if they are expendable commodities and treat them like the valuable assets they are.


  2. Director of Marketing and Business Development

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Marketing and Business Development in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Director Marketing and Business Development in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    It's a job with a paycheck. The fact that you can get a full bonus does not reflect what your review might say. That is, if you actually get one. New ways of doing things are not encouraged. If you get along with the Mall Manager it can be okay, if not, watch your back.

    Cons

    This company is well run when it comes to Wall Street. When it comes to the company culture the company is very poorly run. Management at the Corporate level believes in "Management by Intimidation". In addition, nepotism is rampant with children/cousins of top management in positions they would never get on their own skills.
    The "Field"(malls) tries to do the best, but this is where the company cuts back. So rather than cut fat at the Corporate level, the people in the Field are expected to carry out plans made by Corporate (who have never worked in the Field) with minimal staff. People are working 12 hours a day usually 6 days a week. You're always catching up with no time to really plan ahead.
    People who are handling a lot of money in Guest Services and are the first people customers meet are paid just above minimum wage. That's just wrong and inviting problems.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people. Saying ," you're lucky you have a job" is not a good incentive program. Start managing from the top down. It's important to encourage ideas and not fire people whose ideas don't work. This company is run as if it's 1950. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley. Encourage new ideas and creativity. Stop stifling it.
    Have an HR department where people can go with legitimate complaints about their supervisors.


  3. Guest Services Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Property Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is only good if you're going to school and working really.

    Cons

    Horrible management. They don't listen to suggestions from their employees and only go off numbers. We're completely understaffed and yet we still don't get hours as long as upper management gets their 40 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more often seeing as we're the ones working there. There's no structure on who to complain to if there's work place abuse from upper management. Hours need to be increased for those who actually work down there as well.


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  5. Helpful (1)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Simon Property Group

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

    Pros

    Good resume builder as they are very respected in the industry, for younger people good job security. The people who work there are for the most part good hardworking people. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Too many to list. The majors are horrible training programs and mentoring, poor salaries compared with market, miserable company culture (one section of the office know as 'cul de sac where dreams go to die'), extreme nepotism that doesn't reward hard work. There is a philosophy among middle and upper management that negative reinforcement produces the best results, and positive incentives nor feedback are valued. Management is rewarded for producing and not for managing, and most are more concerned in keeping their jobs so they hoard information. Decision making is so centralized that only the C-suite execs make any real decisions, and getting any real work requires a good set of pliers.

    Advice to Management

    Change starts from the top and takes dedication and commitment. So does company culture. It's no coincidence that there has been a mass exodus of young people from this company. Improve your working conditions and adjust to the 21st century. Make investments in your people and in your technology. Value innovation, and develop good people and good ideas. Make upward mobility more equitable.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Office Administrator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Cabazon, CA
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Cabazon, CA

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefits and it was a job

    Cons

    Workload was way to much, no training, horrible management, no assistance.Culture was hostile and values very poor. No work life balance. No bonuses, raises very meager. Fear based culture. Upper management pushes their work down but takes the credit..

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance should be reexamined. Management needs to change, very hostile and fear based culture.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Director of Marketing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Simon Property Group

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

    Pros

    Great company for young college graduates.

    Cons

    Need more blacks upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Hired more Blacks.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Director Of Marketing and Business Development

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Simon Property Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting new people and tenants.

    Cons

    Very racist. No blacks in upper management.


  9. Helpful (3)

    They do not appreciate their employees and continue to take benefits away from their employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon Property Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Experience in a fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    High stress for non competitive pay. They do not appreciate their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to being employee focused. Give back tuition reimbursement. Stop bring so greedy.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Work for any other mall management company, it will be 10x better.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Simon Property Group

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

    Pros

    Relocation options, that covers it all

    Cons

    Everything else is a con. Simply a pss poor operation that prides itself on working management 24/7, always on call, floods, ice, hurricaines, your life means nothing. Go to work or PAY the Simon Price all the time. It literally will make you ill.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! How can Simon be the worlds largest developer, and be so inept?
    David, your a genius yet you let this happen. Look and listen. Its not working, the jelly of the month clubs are of no solice to those that work 7 days a week Nov 15 to Dec 31. Offer the Time off or Incentive pay. Some need the family time. No work balance here. Actions NOT words. Upper management runs like a frat house. All their buddies are in.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Guest service representative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services Representative in Mercedes, TX
    Former Employee - Guest Services Representative in Mercedes, TX

    I worked at Simon Property Group part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy job for being a retail position

    Cons

    The pay, the management, hours but then again they are regular retail hours

    Advice to Management

    Dont lie to your employees about recieving a raise, you really need an incentive program for your guest service representatives they make the sales for all th gift cards and managers get a hefty bonus



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