Equity LifeStyle Properties

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Updated April 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Meet great people to work with and visitors (in 3 reviews)

  • nice property and enjoyed working for most of the residents (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management doesn't care one bit about people at the community level (in 10 reviews)

  • Speaking of low pay, the amount of work expected is huge compared to what the pay is (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    HORRIBLE. STAY AWAY

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resort Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Resort Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There really isn't any pros to working for Equity Lifestyle Properties. To many hands in one bucket and No leadership or guidance.

    Cons

    Everything imaginable! You will have to learn over 16 different software programs with little to no help. STAY AWAY is the best advice!

    Advice to Management

    Get a real clue to what your RMs are doing.

  2. The good and the bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong impact to industry, some good and friendly people to work with. Location is prime

    Cons

    Horrible and untrustworthy HR. Only favorites get advancement opportunity. Merit increase minimal.

    Advice to Management

    New management needed, fresh blood. Replace all HR.

  3. Hotel tastes on a Trailer park budget.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They need staff and are constantly hiring.

    Cons

    Pay is below market... Hours are long, clientele is rough.

    Advice to Management

    No chance.

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  5. Good company little advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is growing and doing well and has a decent policy with working hours.

    Cons

    No real education or advancement potential in the company. Positions are often stagnant and education opportunities limited. Turnover at lower levels is terible and at higher levels there is little to no mobility even when highly qualified and there are openings.

    Advice to Management

    Better focus on in house advancement and training as well as focus on improving education of all staff. Lack of any feeling of career advancement leads to higher turnover rates due to people leaving for better opportunities.

  6. Great experience until ELS acquisition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Richland, SC
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Richland, SC

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people whom you provide service to are the real reason we are in business. If you genuinely were concerned about the comments of its customers then you would actually do something about it across the board not based on which properties are more profitable because in the end they are all our customers and they are financial contributors. #classactionlawsuitELS for not honoring contracts.

    Cons

    Senior management is top heavy and out of touch with reality and has no clue what it takes to run the communities. The operating budgets are unrealistic and they are bleeding the communities dry. Once they extract every dollar possible from its customers they will offload the properties onto someone else. Just before that happens they will begin to systematically terminate it's experienced managers and their salaries in exchange for a lower salaried employee who they to will bleed dry while showing a gradual increase in profits by shrinking their payroll expense ultimately making their NOI appear better than it actually is

    Advice to Management

    If you promote from within as you claim it should start from the ground up. The communities are the reason you are employed.

  7. Helpful (3)

    You have to be kidding!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Community managers strive to help each other accomplish goal and daily tasks.

    Cons

    Non responsive upper management. Last minute email to complete useless reports they already have access to. The only real training is from fellow employees. Constant changes to policies with no information being passed on the the properties. Blatent ridicule by upper manager with no regard to the employee working their back sides off. Procedures are changed constantly. Pay scale sucks unless you sell high end home every week.

    Advice to Management

    Get in the trenches with property managers. Get a better grip on what is really going on. Be responsive to request that need attention. Give some reconigtian once in a while instead of brow beating!

  8. Worst Company Ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Venice, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Venice, FL

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lesson learned! Nothing good comes to mind

    Cons

    Pay is horrible....Health insurance is a joke and management is asleep! Park is run down and old, company is raking in the money and doesnt put anything back in

    Advice to Management

    Get new management

  9. Good Regional Corporate Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My direct supervisor and VP were wonderful to work for. They offered great support. They allowed me to determine my own methods for completing various duties. They sought out and truly valued my feedback. I was able to work with Regional Managers and Vice Presidents on a daily basis and was often included in important decision making. I left due to family medical issues. I wish I could have stayed with the company. The company is growing and offers opportunities for personal growth and professional growth.

    Cons

    The only con is the medical insurance. It may have changed by now, but it was a high deductible plan with a high monthly premium.

    Advice to Management

    I loved the changes the company was implementing. Continue to do what you are doing.

  10. Worst company ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Bullies Allowed Here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Tucson, AZ

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

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

    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 Management

    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!!!

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