Equity LifeStyle Properties

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Management by Intimidation

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Former Employee - Staff  in  Riverside, CA
Former Employee - Staff in Riverside, CA

I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time for less than a year

Pros

Cannot think of even one.

Cons

An amateurish and inept management that spends an inordinate amount of time demoralizing the staff. It was easily one of the worst experiences of my professional life working for this company. The compensation is so lousy that you might just qualify for government assistance there as a full time employee. The benefits are a joke. Do not, for a second, consider working for these guys if you have any other viable options.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think you are well aware of your problems with local management and choose to ignore them. You allow, and even foster, bullying and browbeating of staff. What advice can be offered to an organization that believes hostility breeds productivity?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company I've Ever Worked For

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    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great commission structure ~ until it was cut. For some, in half. Enjoy my co-workers.

    Cons

    Impossible to name them all. I am continually shocked that ELS is a publicly traded company, and a successful one, at that. It's a testament to how hard the employees work. No systems in place for inventory. The entire company runs on Google docs, as it's too cheap to invest in quality systems. When I started, the email platform was Lotus Notes. Hello, 1979. IT is a joke. Regional VPs micromanage to death, new policies and procedures are introduced daily, but are never thought out long-term. This results in someone figuring out they don't work and replacing them with new ones that were also not thought-out. It's a vicious cycle. The health "insurance" is a joke. I pay $200 per month for a $2k deductible ~ for a single person. I cannot wait to land a new job and tell this company to get bent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This isn't worth my time. Do yourself a favor: If you don't work here yet, don't bother. If you do, find a new job pronto.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrated with the direction the company has gone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great working environment and property level staff. Dedicate and helpful (although overworked and unappreciated) corporate support staff.

    Cons

    Revolving door for corporate employees and Regional Management. Lack of focus and support for properties. Upper management out of touch with their guests needs. Lack of relevant marketing support. No opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read your own mission statement. Promote from within and based on experience relevant to position. Be aware of industry trends and your competitors and learn your industry and customers, ALL of them. Don't continue to slash spending while your competitors spend, add and grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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