Equity LifeStyle Properties

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Equity LifeStyle Properties Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Worst company ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Pros

    There are no pros. Worst job ever

    Cons

    They dont pay on time. Management is horrible. Community is not maintained. They dont allow us a tool or supply budget. Dont work here. The pay is not worth what they expect and for the way they treat employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better. Do your job so we can do ours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Bullies Allowed Here

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    Former Employee - Community Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The majority of the rank and file here are really down to earth.

    Cons

    When upper Management was notified of a mean and bullying mid manager - it was swept under the carpet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DON'T ask a department head to review policies and have staff fill out a questionnaire that involves that department head directly...someone from HR SHOULD be conducting this meeting and collecting the questionnaires!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Working for Slumlords

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    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    there are absolutely no pros to this job

    Cons

    Equity LifeStyle Properties is a company of slumlords who take advantage of elderly, sick, and underprivileged. The properties owned by ELP are dilapidated and unsafe. the water to the units is often off turned off. You do not want to be a part of this company. It is not worth it. they expect you to be cruel and heartless as all of their managers are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    a job with no future, with a company that does not care

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Elkton, FL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Elkton, FL

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    i worked well with the on site staff and property manager. nice property and enjoyed working for most of the residents.

    Cons

    very high demands from corporate. as a maintenance supervisor I was on call 24/7 expected to perform quality work, manage several employs and perform a wide rang of jobs out side of my job description. I did all of this without objection. i was reworded with a 2 percent pay increase after 3 years. the pay was way below industry standers and i was offered substandard insurance that was insulting. ELS does nothing for its employs that shows it cares to retain good employes for the long term. Dead end job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i would think employe retention would be a concern. if you wont a good quality staff go back to full time employes. pay them a reasonable wage with descent medical benefits. reword good employes with a raise above the inflation rate and maybe pay for a Christmas dinner OH ya and when you are at property's take the time to talk to employes and at least pretend like you care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, no respect for manager's not a good company to work for to much basis on hear say, drunks control the park

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    Former Employee - Resort Manager
    Former Employee - Resort Manager

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A good place to work if you want a short term job, Park was nice with a beautiful lake

    Cons

    Low pay, total lack of respect from upper management, only went by hear say Expected you to work 24 /7 with no additional help, upper mangement only cares what can you do never wants to give back to their parks unless it a high dollar making park, gives you little equipment, never follows through with what they say, its a wonder why equity has such a turn over in management, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up ask questions, listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Pros

    Work with great people. Love the work.

    Cons

    Disconnect between corporate & community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Run As Fast As You Can

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed talking to the residents. That is about it. Nothing else. Can't think of anything else nice to say.

    Cons

    Unappreciated, crap community managers; only management ideas are good, noone else has any GOOD ideas; employees are not given any decent raises - come on 20 cents! They should be ashamed of themselves. Insurance for hourly employees is an expensive joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a course on Professionalism!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible, Horrible, and more Horrible

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Pros

    You get to wear jeans everyday.

    Cons

    Everything is a con for this place. Management is completely inept, culture and organizational structure is horrendous. There are no promotions from within, no raises (except for managemen, of course), and no bonuses. I had to give it one star because I couldn't submit this review with a zero.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue, hire new CEO and replace upper management immediately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Constant turnover, revolving door, promotions and raises based solely on relationships rather than merit

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Starbucks - all the time. Cushy travel budget, very casual work attire (some people in yoga pants), a lot of lunches- on them, relaxed about hours worked for salaried employees (40+ but not necessarily 8-5), access to tools needed to get the job done - ipads, mifi, cellphones - which they replace when they break.

    Cons

    Crap medical insurance, work/life balance (selling mobile homes is not an emergency, no one is curing cancer, the midnight emails on a Sunday can wait), raises are less than the cost of living increases, ideas are constantly plagiarized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Stop promoting people who can't do their current job well ie: the person in charge of all of your websites hunts and pecks while typing and hardly knows how to turn on a computer - that should be a sign! Stop wasting money on third party agencies - EE is a joke and is ripping you off. Find a company that knows SEO, find a web team that at least knows enough to look at their own website.

    2.When the same person has multiple lawsuits filed against them regarding hostile work environment, stop promoting that person. Not everyone is cut out for managing people, regardless of how hard they work or how smart they may be.

    3.Value the 20% of the people the actually do 90% of the work. Listening to the Friday morning sales call is painful for those who actually contributed - to hear about a regional who never does anything, and yet exceeded "hush" numbers because of someone else's hard work; give the credit where it's due - to the staff who runs the property, to the people who are constantly subjected to verbal abuse for not meeting sales goals when the sales "training" consists of an 8-page slapped together deck.

    4.Stop wasting money on your revolving door of employees! Take a look at some HR studies that provide facts and data on the investment of retaining current employees.

    5.Implement a rule that requires employees to respond to emails - never in my life have I worked anywhere where it was common practice to simply ignore emails that you didn't have an answer to or didn't feel like dealing with.

    6.Get better insurance. Its a joke that for an individual you pay $300 a month to for a plan that covers NOTHING (including traditional office visits) until an outrageous deductible is met.

    7.Implement training procedures.. Learning and development - a recorded presenter flipping through an outdated deck is better than when I started, but does not prepare anyone for the tasks at hand. Invest in the training of good people, then invest in their retention. You can't blame people and hold them accountable for your failure in providing them the necessary tools to succeed at their position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outdated and tired!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None unless you want to consider the location of the offices.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities limited, outdated systems, unqualified new staff, if it is not broke don't fix it approach by Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management's view on workload, new hires, exisiting employees, retention of key employees, and systems needs to be evaluated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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