Simon Property Group

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Simon Property Group Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Simon Property Group – US – “Southern View of Indianapolis (Lucas Oil) from…”

Simon Property Group – US – “Southern View of Indianapolis (Lucas Oil) from…”
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2.8 102 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Simon Property Group Chairman and CEO David Simon

David Simon

(48 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive salary and benefits, with an opportunity for bonuses with hard work (and a little luck) (in 3 reviews)

  • They do offer great benefits for full time employees (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance depending upon which department you're in (in 7 reviews)

  • Your experience at Simon seems to depend on the support of upper management (in 10 reviews)

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    Great place with a lot of great people but no balance.

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsThe people form a community and a lot of long-term employees with 20+ years experience are within the ranks. Can be a lifetime career depending upon your career goals.

    ConsVery little upward mobility due to the stable (read sedentary) nature of the middle management staff. No work-life balance depending upon which department you're in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Growth at Simon

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfield level management cares about employees

    Conscoporate management not in the field enough

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor upper management and employee development.

    Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsThe company did pay for medical insurance at that time, I do not know if they still do. The u8niform choices were not as bad as some companies that I've worked for.

    ConsThe mall was so poorly managed and physically upkept that tenants were pulling out of their leases left and right. It was impossible to make corporate set goals to sell mall gift certificates in a dying mall! Upper management worked banker's hours and had no idea what really went on nights and weekends at the mall.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Most long-term employees are cutthroat and not team players although they preach teamwork

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat relationships with tenants, work life balance is good depending on the mgmt team, opportunity to learn a lot more than just your job, and there is generally flexibility with scheduling.

    ConsThe lack of a proper training program with the amount of informational knowledge required to conform to the "Simon" way. Actual company values are not the greatest.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut together a better (formal) training program for new hires.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are willing to relocate you can move up quickly in the company. Compensation is ok.

    ConsThe holiday season can really wear on you. Direction from corporate departments can be conflicting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big company, big responsibilities, but little control over destiny

    General Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsSolid and secure company, benefits are great, annual bonuses fair, top brands

    ConsMicromanagement of properties, inability to affect change, limited and shrinking operational budgets, low base pay in comparison for similar responsibilities, top down management, layers of reporting - often overlapping

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the field teams, open lines of communication, streamline processes, work on the company culture in the field

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you don't like how things are run, find another job.

    Guest Services Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsOn a local level, the management teams tend to be great. They work with you. They are friendly. They become almost like family. They do offer great benefits for full time employees. Health insurance, vacation, sick, and personal leave. Flexable schedule.

    ConsOn a corporate level, you are constanly reminded that you are replacable. If you do not like how things are run, you are told to go some place else. Now, if you work for the company for a long time, that kind of mentality is disheartening. And if you are guest service rep, you might as well quit. They do not care about you. the benefits are only offered to full time staff. But they no longer hire full time GSRs. They don't want to waste money on employee satisfaction, especially at such a low level. And it's basically impossible to move up. They will hire someone outside of the company rather than promote from within. And, if you are promoted (by sheer luck), you will have to travel to a different location. The position themselves can be difficult because they expect them to work a position that should be done by two or three people. That's why they make financial records every year.

    Money wise, the company loves to waste it. They are always coming up with new and exciting ways to brand themselves that never bring in new revenue. You will see multiple new projects being launched in a few years. They do not put any money toward people and positions that actually bring in revenue. My philosphy has always been, if you empower the people that act as the face and voice of the company, you will see increase and repeated business. They do not give employees incentives unless it's holiday. They do not pay employees a decent livable wage. And their budgetting is a joke.

    It's also impossible to tell what their goals are. For the five years I have worked at this company, the focus at my level was selling giftcards. Now, they have turned it into almost conceirge like. They are also branching into tourism. Trying their hardest to reach out to international travelers. Well, it doesn't seem to be doing anything. They own malls. Not resorts. They call it their new "rebranding." New uniforms, new responsibilities, new everything. More work, but still only barely making enough money to live off of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOn a local level, just remember that you work as a team. The office environment can be really competetive, untrusting, and toxic at times. But if you focus on a common goal and work together, there can be a lot done.

    Coporate level, they need remember that they don't work in the real force of the company. They sit in their offices and come up with goals, new ideas, and impossible reaches without actually thinking of the reality of implementing them in a realistic situation. To them I suggest they pull from actual employees. Have a poll, see what has worked, what hasn't work. Get the employees involved. Make them a part of the company and stop telling them to just deal or move someplace else. That is not how you should treat your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been working for Simon Property Group for 2 years now as a Guest Service Rep.

    Guest Services Representative (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsThe Guest Service Representative boss is very nice, and will work around your schedule the best he can. They also work with college student very well. The coworkers are very nice, as well as the upper managers. You will meet a lot of nice and interesting people.

    ConsThey don't give you many hours, the most you can get is 24hrs and that's if you have been there longer than the other employees. The pay is minimum wage, even though you have a lot of responsibility and if you mess up you get written up right away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen bringing in new managers, try leaving things the way they were before.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible company! No one ever stays. That should show you something.

    Guest Services Representative (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsOnly perk would be seeing smiling customers.

    ConsHorrible communication with management including HR, low pay, no advancement, bullying done by management, unable to contact managers after hours in emergency, safety and basic policies not followed, forgery, no security with money, low organization, no professionalism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou all should be more in tune with the employees needs instead of thinking only of the company. This company is not morally or financially correct. If you would like this company to get back on its feet, get a new management crew at the Wolfchase Galleria location in Memphis, Tennessee. The employees as well as the tenants are unhappy with this new management that's why your turn over and move out rates are so high. No one ever works here long. This company has rotated about 6 mall managers in the last 4 years. I worked under 2 supervisors and 3 mall managers all under a year! Get this mall under control before it self destructs! Also the HR department should be more professional and in depth with dealing with employee issues. That's probably why this mall isn't prospering. The numbers here have been down for the past four years!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Growth and opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowth with the right people

    Consno support from Home Office

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