Simon Property Group

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Simon Property Group Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
123 Reviews
3.0
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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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  1. 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old School Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Bad management, good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Braintree, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Braintree, MA

    I worked at Simon Property Group as an intern (less than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Unfriendly, unappreciative supervisors that do not care what you think

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (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
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Torture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time (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
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 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.

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