Simon Property Group

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Simon Property Group Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
107 Reviews
2.7
107 Reviews
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Simon Property Group Chairman and CEO David Simon
David Simon
48 Ratings

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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  1.  

    boring but good salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time

    Pros

    good salary, nice people, steady job

    Cons

    boring, little upward mobility in tho company

    Recommends
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a pleasant experience

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    Former Employee - Office Administrator
    Former Employee - Office Administrator

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good health insurance and benefits

    Cons

    Their focus is their bottom line. They don't care for their employees at all, very little training. No work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company is respected in the industry, but a TERRIBLE place to work - Do yourself a favor and DON'T accept an offer!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -Not really any pros worth noting, but I will try
    - nice office space in Indy
    -They make other companies look good when recruiters and friends start calling for you to come work for them

    Cons

    -Management by Fear. This starts with the CEO who is very degrading and has bad manners with employees. Yells, curses, yells more, curses more, tells you are stupid.....
    -Communication from management at all levels is non-existent
    -Very secretive culture
    -IT is terrible. They only upgraded to Windows 7 when XP was not serviced any longer. Was still using Office 2003 in 2014.
    -Many employees feel overworked and under compensated
    -Employees are definitely undervalued and you work in a toxic environment
    -Very little room for development & growth for most
    -Company values are just for show
    -HR is unresponsive and inefficient, so don't bother asking for help
    -No work/life balance
    -There is no development or training for middle management...so inevitably you end up with inept, untrained management and 30% of middle management should never have been promoted from their staff positions
    -You can build a much more fulfilling career elsewhere. Do your self a favor and don't accept an offer. Find a company that has good stated values and actually cares to uphold them.....RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Care for your employees
    -Foster an open culture where departments want to collaborate
    -Develop a talent management system rather than just hiring high priced MBAs off the street - you have no idea what talent works for your company because your culture and HR sucks.
    -Morale is terrible because you do not invest in employees or the resources they need (i.e. your IT resources are terrible)
    -Any one with skills and talent is looking to find somewhere else to work - wake up and smell the coffee!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    No appreciation for hard work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Property Group

    Pros

    Great benefits some of the lower level managers understand the importance of family

    Cons

    No growth for woman, all field decisions are made by people that don't work in the field

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Unfriendly, unappreciative supervisors that do not care what you think

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are nice as are the building and gym. There are a lot of good people that work for the company that show genuine appreciation when you do a good job.

    Cons

    A female supervisor that preferred female employees. As a male, I was at a disadvantage through no fault of my own. No matter how hard I worked, she never gave me positive encouragement unless I pried it out of her. When I put in my notice and complained, I was shown the door the next day- no exit interview, no chance to say goodbye to coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff- don't protect managers and VPs just because they've been there awhile. Turnover only hurts the company. I didn't want to leave but felt I had to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Assistant - Field

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Small mall management team - a lot of responsibilities (resume worthy)

    Cons

    If I wanted to advance in the company, I would have had to relocate to a different mall. The compensation was very much on the low end, if I didn't need the relevant work experience I would have passed.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old School Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time

    Pros

    Downtown, nice building, business casual dress code, on site gym

    Cons

    Terrible pay, vacation time (seriously 10 days for 5 years???), benefits, 401(k), and environment. It's a very old school environment and they don't seem to care about their employees. They say they have great training programs for college graduates but their "program" is one to two events a year. You'll get far better and more valuable experience almost anywhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bad management, good experience

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Braintree, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Braintree, MA

    I worked at Simon Property Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Working in social media and planning events as a marketing intern was really cool.

    Cons

    Seeing the was upper management treated employees was a little disheartening and did not make me want to apply there after graduation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not threaten employees with termination if they do not perform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth it!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Simon Property Group part-time

    Pros

    I couldn't find one the 3 months I worked there, I'm surprised I lasted that long.

    Cons

    Work-life Balance, like NONE. Working 6 days a week because they're short staffed as if that's my problem.
    No communication through management.
    LAZY management.
    Completely unsupervised work.
    No benefits, they make sure to work you just under the benefits limit.
    My list could continue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, but have to watch out for certain higher ups

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    Former Employee - Full Time Intern  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Full Time Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Simon Property Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Gained so much experience and was involved in many aspects of the company! Got to interact with many senior employees. Given lots of autonomy to handle big projects on my own. Big company but feels small once you get to know everyone.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management (based on my specific department). Assigned certain tasks that would get thrown out after I'd already spent significant time working on them. Priorities were not well defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need training for employees who have others reporting to them- some need to learn much better communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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