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    Unprofessional and Disappointing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at General Growth Properties (Atlanta, GA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    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.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at General Growth Properties (Las Vegas, NV) in June 2010.

    Interview

    I was surprised to have been told I would be hired then nothing happened.

    Interview Questions

    • You are very assertive, is that a good thing?   1 Answer
    • Will you relocate?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to go into real estate? I was not expecting this question.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    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?"

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    Tenant Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    2 interviews
    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!

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    Property Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    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.

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  7. Helpful (1)  

    Property Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at General Growth Properties.

    Interview

    Very positive experience. Specific questions and friendly atmosphere.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were difficult. I felt competent enough to answer all questions without any doubt. Most of the questions were concentrated on the specific technical issues of the position. Precise questions and answers. No generic questions.   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at General Growth Properties in November 2009.

    Interview

    I was called by the general manager of a mall in the area. We met at a casual restaurant for a morning interview. He asked me questions sent to the gm by the hiring gm. Very friendly gm. Lasted approximately an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most challenging part of my current job?   1 Answer
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    Corporate Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL) in January 2011.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you keep up with an extreme workload in a fast paced environment.   Answer Question
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL) in September 2008.

    Interview

    Met with staff level, managers, and vice president of the department in several different interviews. All very basic professional questions about my background and what they were looking for. No curveball questions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate salary. Was successful in getting more vacation time.

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    Tenant Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at General Growth Properties (Chicago, IL) in July 2008.

    Interview

    The process was rather easy. They flew me to Chicago the night before. I walked to the office and met with HR. They escorted me to the hiring manager. We spoke for about 1 hour and I left. By the time I reached the airport, I had an offer extended, and the job was excepted.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain my work background.   1 Answer

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