General Growth Properties

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Great if you fit the in crowd

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Las Vegas, NV
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Las Vegas, NV

I have been working at General Growth Properties

Pros

The Company cares about its employees in general and they provide you with all of the tools to do your job. Very supportive if you ask for help or you need additional resources. They have a great support system with National Operations in our sector. Lots of great people work here and I have made good friends. Very friendly overall.

Cons

If you are not mainstream meaning you do not dedicate time to schmoozing upper management and drinking with them at the bar, spending time with them outside of work, and behave in a manner in other wise non-threatening to them you will be stuck without any advancement opportunity and you will always receive the blame for what goes wrong. There are numerous pockets like this or what I would call "kingdoms" in the company and if you navigate the political waters carefully when you start your career here you will be fine. Make sure any great ideas look like they are coming from your boss not you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value people for what they bring to the table. Make sure that good positions are awarded on merit and not friendship and that additional focus is provided to training Managers on appropriate work relationships. Drinking at the bar and forming personal relationships with subordinates is wrong and it makes good,dedicated, and hard working individuals feel like outsiders in their own team. Pay attention to the whole team and place equal emphasis on all of your team members' ideas and thoughts. Hold people accountable for results and do not accept blame shifting tactics as an acceptable reason for failure. Investigate all issues thoroughly and base your findings on facts only not emotional response.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good until we filed Bankruptcy, then downhill.

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    Former Employee - Vice President Construction in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President Construction in Chicago, IL

    I worked at General Growth Properties

    Pros

    Good Pay! They treat people well.

    Cons

    Communication from the top very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some "People Persons" there to get the employees engaged in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ealy on it was fun and interesting but since BK it has been shaky.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at General Growth Properties

    Pros

    The compensation and benifits package seem fare, talented and extremly dedicated group for the most part, recently emerged from bankrupty with unkown leadership at the helm, but has a proven track record at previous employeer.

    Cons

    Since the bankruptcy employee morale has been low due to massive layoffs that continue to this day. I guess this is expected when a company trys to bring themselfes back from the brink. Employees have not been valued and there's no opportunity for cross functional training and development for growth. Company needs some personaly, they need to try and get back to re-investing in their employees instead of focusing on the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once the company starts to get back on it's feet they should really start up the learning and development programs once again. This company used to have a family atmosphere and dedication to employee growth, but it just disappeared.

    No opinion of CEO
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