Simon Property Group Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    You are disposable ...unless they can't find anyone to take your job

    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good résumé builder; looks especially good to competitors.
    Opportunities to transfer to other Simon Malls at their expense. However you have to pay some of it back if you leave in less than a year.

    Cons

    If you're not one of the RVP's favorites don't expect to advance.
    Money driver. If you do well all they say is "Great. Now make us more money."
    Frowned upon if you ask for work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting the budget and screwing up raises.
    All roles that produce revenue should be bonus-eligible.
    Don't expect staff to check and respond to emails while on vacation. It's not really vacation if we're working still.

  2. Long term Lifer

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

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent to say that you work for the #1 company. Definitely niche-y -- some departments "work" others not so much.

    Cons

    IT support / systems are enormously outdated + led by uninspired / unresponsive management.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training resources. Employee retention does pay in a stable, committed workforce.

  3. Guest Services Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Services Manager
    Current Employee - Guest Services Manager

    I have been working at Simon Property Group

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, excellent bonus potential, competitive benefits, autonomy on the job

    Cons

    No training, completely outdated computer systems, HR is aware of major policy violations and won't do anything about them. My particular property follows no rules and field management here will fire you if you report them since HR won't keep complains anonymous.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to learn to keep things confidential, and upper management needs to grow a backbone and fire field management when they grossly abuse their positions. Stop firing people for coming forward with complaints.

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  5. Accountant

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Direct Boss, benefits and pay

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue what is going on and how to improve the life of employees. The heads of some departments were former developers and have NO clue how to run the department their are the new department head of. They only moved them as the department heads when they had to let go most of their developers and placed the developers with the most promise as the department heads to retain them until they would be promoted back to a developer but instead you have people running departments that have no interest or experience in running that departments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who have worked in departments for a long time or at least want to be in that department not people who are waiting for a job to open up as a developer.

  6. Helpful (2)

    They do not appreciate their employees and continue to take benefits away from their employees.

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

    I worked at Simon Property Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Experience in a fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    High stress for non competitive pay. They do not appreciate their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to being employee focused. Give back tuition reimbursement. Stop bring so greedy.

  7. Good Money for Easy Job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Grapevine, TX

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Director works with you if you have another jobs, Asst Director is really laid back too. The job is a minimum wage job, but you get the extra $2 because of the contract. BlueCross BlueShield benefits with great costs, company pays for half of your costs anyways. Everyone is really laid back, as long as you get your work done. Also get gift cards for showing up on time and working when big events happen. You'll always get 40 hours a week. Checks are every other week, even if you call off a day or two, you'll still get your 80 hours in.

    Cons

    Can't call in sick during special events/holidays, can't get overtime. Getting new pants/shirts/etc takes some time, have to remind Asst Director a few times.

    Advice to Management

    When someone tells you their shirt and pants size, listen to them instead of just giving them whatever size you think fits. Also, I'm not sure how you can afford to give one person all the over time. Giving one person nearly 50 hours of over time in one month is insane when the rest of us ask, and we get an extra two hours, then get off an hour the next two days.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Work for any other mall management company, it will be 10x better.

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

    I worked at Simon Property Group

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

    Pros

    Relocation options, that covers it all

    Cons

    Everything else is a con. Simply a pss poor operation that prides itself on working management 24/7, always on call, floods, ice, hurricaines, your life means nothing. Go to work or PAY the Simon Price all the time. It literally will make you ill.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! How can Simon be the worlds largest developer, and be so inept?
    David, your a genius yet you let this happen. Look and listen. Its not working, the jelly of the month clubs are of no solice to those that work 7 days a week Nov 15 to Dec 31. Offer the Time off or Incentive pay. Some need the family time. No work balance here. Actions NOT words. Upper management runs like a frat house. All their buddies are in.

  9. Helpful (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 a year)

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

    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.

  10. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, enjoyed my co-workers

    Cons

    High Turnover rate in my shop

  11. 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 Management

    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.

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