Simon Property Group

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Simon Property Group Reviews

Updated November 28, 2014
Updated November 28, 2014
119 Reviews
2.9
119 Reviews
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Simon Property Group Chairman and CEO David Simon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits some of the lower level managers understand the importance of family (in 5 reviews)

  • They treat their full-time employees well (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance depending upon which department you're in (in 9 reviews)

  • At that point, upper management can then get their jollies kicking you around (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mall Management Training in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Mall Management Training in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company will take care of you if you are able to perform and show that you have the determination to take the company forward. Challenging but satisfying.

    Cons

    There is limited growth potential. The reason behind the ceiling is that the company is very lean and structured in a way that will take a number of years to get to the next level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have been working at Simon Property Group

    Pros

    If you are willing to work you can grow quickly in the company, but you have to be willing to move/relocate.

    Cons

    Challenging to max out bonus opportunities as there are many things that go into the annual calculation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are with the HR department!
     Need to have HR reps be proactive with staff rather than reactive. Reps should reach out to employees occasionally to discuss things such as career growth, employee/individual challenges, etc.

  3.  

    Great Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Simon Property Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, enjoyed my co-workers

    Cons

    High Turnover rate in my shop

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company that works hard to care.

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

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Considering they have so many employees, they try very hard to do things for those employees and make them feel wanted. Good healthcare benefits, company get-togethers, and highly invested in Simon Youth Foundation.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can get lost in the masses. Work-life balance can be difficult depending on position. Not the top paying company in this field. Growth can be difficult if you do not make yourself know with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One suggestion would be to assign mentors to all Property Management positions including: Mall Managers, Operation Directors, Marketing Directors, etc so they can get to where they want to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Guest service representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Services Representative in Mercedes, TX
    Former Employee - Guest Services Representative in Mercedes, TX

    I worked at Simon Property Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job for being a retail position

    Cons

    The pay, the management, hours but then again they are regular retail hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont lie to your employees about recieving a raise, you really need an incentive program for your guest service representatives they make the sales for all th gift cards and managers get a hefty bonus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Services Representative in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Guest Services Representative in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Work will overpower your personal life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting

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

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    SPG owns some of the best malls in the USA and is focusing on the top 20 Luxury Malls and putting the older assets into Washington Prime. The company and it's treatment of personnel lives and dies by the value of the stock, so know that going in. It's all about the Benjamins.

    Cons

    SPG has been accused of unfair trade tactics many times in courts across the country and has been accused of over-leveraging older properties to invest in new malls then walking away from loans on older properties which creates urban blight and economic black holes. Not exactly good neighbors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better stewards of communities' and tenants' trust.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Marketing Internship

    Former Employee - Marketing in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Simon Property Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Promotions, benefits, nice environment, MOST of the staff was very nice. Every office has a bad apple.

    Cons

    If you get the wrong mentor it can be an unpleasant experience as it was in my case. Nothing to do with the company but just the person that was suppose to "mentor me" She was not ready or mature enough to handle interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to make sure that the right person is in charge of interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good healthy company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent policies, job security

    Cons

    Every company has its pros and cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Services Representative in Hyannis, MA
    Current Employee - Guest Services Representative in Hyannis, MA

    I have been working at Simon Property Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great relationship with the tenants, and a wonderful upper management. As long as I am able to find out what was going on each day, I have had no problem figuring things out.

    Cons

    I wouldn't necessarily say that there are many cons, as I can see why the company do what they do, but oftentimes you can be caught between doing the right thing and following the book by the rules, which can cause misunderstandings amongst management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be good to have Guest Services Representatives be able to rate their immediate bosses, because it's hard to feel like you're a part of a team if all you get is criticism from one manager, and a rightful mix of praise and criticism from others (i.e. one manager just sees the negatives and never acknowledges good work to certain employees).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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