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General Growth Properties Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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Difficult Interview

Associate Accountant Interview

Associate Accountant
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at General Growth Properties in March 2014.

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

Negotiation Details – 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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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tenant Coordinator Interview

Tenant Coordinator
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Growth Properties.

Interview Details – 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!

Interview Question – typical questions only   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Common Area Coordinator Interview

Common Area Coordinator
Tucson, AZ

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at General Growth Properties.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – How will you handle the cart tenants?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Property Accountant Interview

Property Accountant
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at General Growth Properties.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – Standard personality questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Financial Analyst Interview

Senior Financial Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at General Growth Properties in September 2008.

Interview Details – 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 Question – N/A   Answer Question

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


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Property Accountant Interview

Property Accountant

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at General Growth Properties.

Interview Details – Very positive experience. Specific questions and friendly atmosphere.

Interview Question – 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.   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

General Manager Interview

General Manager
Las Vegas, NV

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at General Growth Properties in June 2010.

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

Interview Questions


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Corporate Accounting Interview

Corporate Accounting
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at General Growth Properties in January 2011.

Interview Details – 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 Question – How do you keep up with an extreme workload in a fast paced environment.   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Marketing Interview

Marketing

The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at General Growth Properties in December 2011.

Interview Details – Initial interview w/ someone from corporate HR. Interview was fairly simple and relaxed. About three weeks later, I received a second interview with two people from mall management (one local and one state). Spoke about my background and how it's relevant to position. Brought samples of previous work to display my capabilities and give a clear idea of what I did at previous jobs as well as during my studies. The interview again was simple and very relaxed. Got my rejection letter :-( after several more weeks. Can't really pinpoint why I might have not offered the job except my salary requirements may have been too high.

Interview Question – Tell me about your background.   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Manager Interview

Manager

The process took a day - interviewed at General Growth Properties in May 2011.

Interview Details – Very professional, prompt and polite. One interviewer did not follow up with another phone call as promised but others have been very good about follow up. Still in the process. Will update.

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