Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at General Growth Properties
- Property Accountant (3)
- Tenant Coordinator (2)
- Business Development Representative (1)
- Manager (1)
- Corporate Accounting (1)
- Unprofessional and Disappointing (1)
- Common Area Coordinator (1)
- Construction Manager (1)
- Associate Accountant (1)
- Marketing (1)
- General Manager (1)
- Guest Services (1)
- Senior Financial Analyst (1)
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at General Growth Properties (Houston, TX) in January 2015.
Several rounds of interviews over a period of 1 month. Initial preliminary phone interview, online math and general assessment, video interview with outsourced specialist, phone interview with VP, in-person interview with mall GM. Only the video interview was skills specific and in-depth in nature, the rest were more generic and relaxed. I was offered the job but declined it because they didn't honor the terms initially discussed. I believe an organization that cannot conduct itself in a honorable manner is one I would not trust my professional future with.
- Experience, background, job related questions, some very typical interview questions like describe a time when...... and what would your team say about you, how would you handle so-and-so situation etc. Most of the people who I met / talked to were very professional and pleasant. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.
Initial phone interview with HR; Then take personality and aptitude tests; then in person interview; waited 1 month to get called back; then 2 more in person interviews and 1 phone interview - took over 3 moths to get hired
- Tell us about your past experience; Have you done change orders? Tell us about your MBA coursework? What do you do outside of work? Answer Question
Not great. HR person was somewhat awkward.
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks – interviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL) in March 2014.
Applied online: March 5
Phone interview: March 13
In-person interview: March 14
The phone interview went nicely. The lady at HR was very nice and polite even though I did jump the gun sometimes and accidentally interrupted. One of the questions she asked was if I was planning to get my Masters and she did note that not all the Directors have CPAs but many have their Masters.
After the in-person interview they said if I don't hear back for a few weeks, that they did not forget about me and they are still interviewing more people. I interviewed with four Property Accountants, 2 at a time, took about 1 hour. They were all very nice and at times, it was quiet, and I could feel a little awkwardness but not too much.
I called for a follow-up on April 10 after not hearing anything and HR said another recruiter would be contacting me.
Offer made on April 11.
Start date May 1.
I think the interview is naturally a long process because they have to consider your background and education before making an offer. When I asked how much the pay was, it was a range, and not just a number.
- Why do you want to go into real estate? I was not expecting this question. Answer Question
I really wanted this job and was overexcited and accepted right away. They offered me more than I expected and also more than my job (which I am overpaid in). She basically said, "After talking with the managers, we are willing to offer you this much, $xx,xxx, is this something you are okay with?"
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL).
from applying to hear from HR : 1 month
then from the 1st HR contact to 1st interview takes a week min
then 2 weeks after schedule 2nd interview
then again 2 weeks until HR call with offer / acceptance
then at least 3 weeks before 1st day on the job
A long process ... stay patient!
- typical questions only Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at General Growth Properties (Tucson, AZ).
Only had one interview with the General Manager. Best to bring unique ideas to the table and show your drive and leadership quality. Bring ideas for events, organization of the cart tenants, rents, etc. Show that you can produce without being told what to do.
- How will you handle the cart tenants? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL).
I was contacted by an internal recruiter who found an old resume on the internet. The process was very straight forward. A phone interview, followed by about 2 hours of a series of interviews with different managers. An offer was made over the phone and details were ironed out in person. Straightforward as they come.
- Standard personality questions. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL) in September 2011.
I spoke with a consultant hired to help find staff for the property accounting department and a Director in property accounting. I was asked about my work history and current duties. I was asked about specific job responsibilities at a previous employer in the same field. I was also told briefly about the job responsibilities and the structure of the department.
- I was asked about my biggest accomplishment/struggle I overcame in a professional setting. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL) in January 2011.
Phone interview with HR first, was short and they sent me to Accounting Mgr. That phone interview lasted about 20 minutes, and I never heard back.
- How do you keep up with an extreme workload in a fast paced environment. Answer Question
Helpful (4)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 6+ weeks – interviewed at General Growth Properties (Atlanta, GA) in June 2010.
I was interested to interview with GGP since they are one of the largest shopping center developers in America. I had over 10 different interviews with GGP for a Business Development position. Five of the ten interviews were conducted via phone and five were in person since GGP paid for me to fly to their Regional Baltimore Office. My experience with GGP's support staff (HR and admin) was very disappointing and out of all the companies I have been interviewing with, I found these employees to be the most unprofessional.
The admin for the department I was interviewing with proceeded to speak very rudely to me via phone when I notified her that I rented a car when I arrived in Baltimore. GGP HR clearly stated they would not arrange ground transportation for me (I actually thought I heard the HR woman slightly laugh when I asked this) and this was up to me, but reimbursable. No schedule was sent to me in advance and the admin wanted me to take a cab which would have been $120 round trip. I was able to rent a car for $15/day instead and decided this was the best & cheapest route. When I called to give the admin a courtesy notice that I was enroute, she berated me about being on schedule. I kindly reminded her that no schedule was sent and in return there was silence.
Once I finally made it to their Regional office I had five interviews back to back. None of the people I met with had read my resume in advance and two of the five interviewers corrected me about their titles. After hearing their responses to my questions, I quickly realized this company had many, many chiefs and not enough indians. I was actually quite surprised their egos were so inflated given the state of the economy. When I asked the Manager for the position what his biggest challenge was, he replied: "Dealing with internal employees to have to fight to get work done." After hearing that response (which was interview two of five) I knew immediately this was not the right company. Layers of red tape is not something a sales professional wants to deal with, especially if its coming from internal colleagues.
After I arrived home I followed up with HR in Chicago and have yet to receive a return call. I also proceeded to get an email from the rude admin who picked apart my candidate expense report stating mileage to the airport nor the 6am cup of coffee I purchased would be reimbursed. Thanks sweetheart.
Overall I found this company to be unprofessional in the eyes of a candidate. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone I know seeking a job unless they were completely desperate and wanted to shoot themselves in the foot.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day – interviewed at General Growth Properties (Las Vegas, NV) in June 2010.
I was surprised to have been told I would be hired then nothing happened.
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