Simon Property Group

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Simon Property Group Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
109 Reviews
2.7
109 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.  

    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
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    anonymous

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    Current Employee - Operations Director  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    there is nothing positive about this company

    Cons

    poor middle and upper management. More concerned about keeping their jobs and looking good than anything else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Torture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice to have access to downtown in the summer months

    Cons

    The level of abuse from the EVP level is absolutely horrific. Childish, mean, bullying egotistical sorts are the only ones that can make it. The culture revolves around of cycles of verbal abuse. Intense attacks followed by a sort of honeymoon period are the only treatment you will experience. Also, if you are a woman or minority, don't waste your time. This is an old boys club of rich, white entitled men with a few token examples of women and minorities they keep around. If you get a chance to interview here, DON'T. DO. IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with Wallstreet in a dying industry!

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good company for people with creative minds, and a lot of time on their hands.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon Property Group

    Pros

    Gives you the opportunity to explore your creativity with mall events

    Cons

    Promoting within is a joke

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Underpaid, under appreciated, over worked.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Property Group

    Pros

    Though simon property group operates In a dying category with no innovation on the horizon, they seem quite able to create stability for at least the next five years until the internet completely devours their business model.

    Cons

    This company manages to the lowest common denominator. If you want to think outside a box, have any latitude to affect change or even simply think for yourself- go elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are not entitlements.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful Experience

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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

    Well known company
    Respected in the industry
    Nice corporate office
    Okay location
    Secure industry
    Fitness facility for full-time employees

    Cons

    Terrible interviewing and onboarding experience. Accepted the job because the company is so well respected in the industry, but I should not have. Benefits are terrible, comp is terrible, IT systems belong in the 1980's, management from middle to top is terrible, you'll get 10 days of vacation for 5 years unless you flirt with a recruiter. They don't care about their employees and do not hesitate to let their employees know they are easily replaceable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    No good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Property Group

    Pros

    nothing is goof about this company. their management team is a job and they take advantage of their employees

    Cons

    everything about this company is terrible. I have nothing nice to say about them no.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I worked at Simon for five years.

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    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Simon is an international genius in the real estate world but not in its home-grown back yard. Nice building, altho shoddily constructed; one might expect more of this giant. Charitable contributions (if that they are) are amazing.

    Cons

    Way too little (i.e., none) training, support and mentoring; ugly management, always changing; pitiful IT systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your most profitable resource, your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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