Equity LifeStyle Properties

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Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Good company little advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    You have to be kidding!

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  3. Good Regional Corporate Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Great experience until ELS acquisition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Worst Company Ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Worst company ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Bullies Allowed Here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!!!


  9. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resort Manager
    Former Employee - Resort Manager

    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

    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 Management

    Follow up ask questions, listen to your employees


  10. Good people

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

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties

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

    Pros

    Work with great people. Love the work.

    Cons

    Disconnect between corporate & community.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication


  11. Helpful (8)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Tampa, FL

    I have been working 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

    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 Management

    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.



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