Simon Property Group Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Depends on where you work...

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

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Getting to talk with guests everyday and make a difference in the mall.

    Cons

    Pay sucks and very corporate world.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and pay attention to what is going on in the field level. Experience should matter if you have worked with a company to hire within.


  2. Helpful (1)

    OK

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

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People in the office are fun.

    Cons

    Company seems to be molded on a "Mad Men" mentality. VERY 60ish


  3. Helpful (1)

    Leasing Assistant

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

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Professional and great work environment.

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth.


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  5. Director of Marketing and Business Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Marketing and Business Development in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Director Marketing and Business Development in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    It's a job with a paycheck. The fact that you can get a full bonus does not reflect what your review might say. That is, if you actually get one. New ways of doing things are not encouraged. If you get along with the Mall Manager it can be okay, if not, watch your back.

    Cons

    This company is well run when it comes to Wall Street. When it comes to the company culture the company is very poorly run. Management at the Corporate level believes in "Management by Intimidation". In addition, nepotism is rampant with children/cousins of top management in positions they would never get on their own skills. The "Field"(malls) tries to do the best, but this is where the company cuts back. So rather than cut fat at the Corporate level, the people in the Field are expected to carry out plans made by Corporate (who have never worked in the Field) with minimal staff. People are working 12 hours a day usually 6 days a week. You're always catching up with no time to really plan ahead. People who are handling a lot of money in Guest Services and are the first people customers meet are paid just above minimum wage. That's just wrong and inviting problems.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people. Saying ," you're lucky you have a job" is not a good incentive program. Start managing from the top down. It's important to encourage ideas and not fire people whose ideas don't work. This company is run as if it's 1950. Take a lesson from Silicon Valley. Encourage new ideas and creativity. Stop stifling it. Have an HR department where people can go with legitimate complaints about their supervisors.


  6. Guest Services Representative

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

    I have been working at Simon Property Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is only good if you're going to school and working really.

    Cons

    Horrible management. They don't listen to suggestions from their employees and only go off numbers. We're completely understaffed and yet we still don't get hours as long as upper management gets their 40 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more often seeing as we're the ones working there. There's no structure on who to complain to if there's work place abuse from upper management. Hours need to be increased for those who actually work down there as well.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Brutal Employment Experience

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

    I worked at Simon Property Group

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

    Pros

    Good resume builder as they are very respected in the industry, for younger people good job security. The people who work there are for the most part good hardworking people. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Too many to list. The majors are horrible training programs and mentoring, poor salaries compared with market, miserable company culture (one section of the office know as 'cul de sac where dreams go to die'), extreme nepotism that doesn't reward hard work. There is a philosophy among middle and upper management that negative reinforcement produces the best results, and positive incentives nor feedback are valued. Management is rewarded for producing and not for managing, and most are more concerned in keeping their jobs so they hoard information. Decision making is so centralized that only the C-suite execs make any real decisions, and getting any real work requires a good set of pliers.

    Advice to Management

    Change starts from the top and takes dedication and commitment. So does company culture. It's no coincidence that there has been a mass exodus of young people from this company. Improve your working conditions and adjust to the 21st century. Make investments in your people and in your technology. Value innovation, and develop good people and good ideas. Make upward mobility more equitable.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Office Administrator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Cabazon, CA
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Cabazon, CA

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefits and it was a job

    Cons

    Workload was way to much, no training, horrible management, no assistance.Culture was hostile and values very poor. No work life balance. No bonuses, raises very meager. Fear based culture. Upper management pushes their work down but takes the credit..

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance should be reexamined. Management needs to change, very hostile and fear based culture.


  9. Good retail experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon Property Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good coworkers and management, sufficient training.

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Director of Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Simon Property Group

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

    Pros

    Great company for young college graduates.

    Cons

    Need more blacks upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Hired more Blacks.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Marketing Administrator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time

    Pros

    Ability to learn and develop marketing skills, network with multiple tenants. Enjoyed and effectively coordinated mall events.

    Cons

    Didn't have the guidance of a Marketing Director as that position was terminated. Understood the reality of fiscal necessities.



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