General Growth Properties Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani
Sandeep Mathrani
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Pros
  • There was growth opportunities in addition to a great work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits - the pay is decent (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no clear direction from upper management and the "fire drills" for information or tasks never end (in 6 reviews)

  • No communication between middle management and upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Property Accountant

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    Former Employee - Property Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Property Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Growth Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture, good benefits, stability, culture encourages development

    Cons

    competitive environment which might make it hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    Do more training


  2. Good Company+Great People

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Growth Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At GGP they know that people make the company succeed. It has a sincerely great, confident, and personable culture. They want to thrive. GGP-ers are pleased to make their shopping centers succeed by thinking of them as markets, where you can shop, eat, and be entertained. They work to connect the malls with their home communities - they are part of the community. Their ambition is for them to "belong".

    Cons

    GGP is big and ambitious - its easy to get lost in the enormous scale of the company. I worked on redevelopment projects that were whole-sale renovations of existing malls. Because GGP is big, you have to show up, be ambitious, to be noticed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the staff and their goals - that will pay off. It did for me.


  3. Property accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Growth Properties full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great culture post Bankruptcy. They truly care about there employees and push to get the best out of them.

    Cons

    The accounting department is a big department which can make it hard to stand out at times. Needs to be a more structured approach to career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about the different day to day roles of employees. Learn more about the detail that goes into the information provided to the upper level executives.


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  5. Ok

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Growth Properties full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good location, good work.

    Cons

    Senior management manages through fear and cost cutting.


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    Assistant General Counsel

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Congenial environment with a diverse group of employees, which is a good thing. In terms of professional growth, there are opportunities to move into other groups or try other functions to find a better fit, but they are more difficult to negotiate than they used to be.

    Cons

    Senior management is sometimes clueless about the negative impact their decisions have on the ground. They need to place more trust in managers and employees, generally.

    Advice to Management

    Truly listen to your employees. Be transparent. When making decisions, don't just make them based on the bottom line or the short-term Wall Street metric. Take a longer term perspective into account, which may actually provide better value over the long term.


  7. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Growth Properties full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A high-performance company with a very collaborative environment, a management team that is very attuned to changes in the industry

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to list

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on


  8. Great place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Construction in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Vice President of Construction in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Growth Properties full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    GGP has, without doubt, the best employees. They are great to work with. There was no one that wasn't willing to stop what they were working on to help you. Everyone was quite professional. Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    It only takes one person to goof it all up

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look past at who drives the bus in the various departments and see who really is doing the great jobs.


  9. Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Growth Properties (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location, progressive, family friendly, forward thinking, successful, lunch subsidy, casual dress code.

    Cons

    Pace can be fast, not for the faint of heart. Get it done is the goal. Hard work is rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice People. Decent Pay. Located in the heart of Downtown Chicago near pubic transportation.

    Cons

    Zero work/life balance. Always on mentality doesn't allow for personal time. High burnout rate. There also seems to be a high turn over rate with both contractors and full-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Being more organized and knowing what's going on in your teams will help you find and KEEP the talent you need.


  11. Sr. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with and the location was close to home.

    Cons

    The company decided to outsource my department so I was being laid off.



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