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Westfield Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
69 Reviews
3.5
69 Reviews
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Westfield Co-Chief Executive Officers Peter S Lowy
Peter S Lowy
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good comapny with good benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • good pay and benefits; vaction and sick time (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance was a struggle for many employees (in 4 reviews)

  • High turnover here as culture drives food people out (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Learned more salesmanship skills and graduated to store manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Westfield full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    handled marketing and collaboration responsibilities

    Cons

    awful payroll for unnecessary work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loyalty

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    sales driven corporate environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Westfield as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Their corporate office in LA have a lot of benefits, close to shops and good places to eat. The open layout makes it easy to collaborate with other members of the team.

    Cons

    Very corporate environment. Higher executives is a "good old boys club". Mid-level leadership is constantly changing and not given the resources to execute goal correctly. Office is an open layout, which can make for noisy environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Westfield

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit, opportunities for growth, ever changing industry

    Cons

    Many changes in leadership, decisions take a while to happen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Use you…discard you…youth movement…hard core…..

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westfield full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Any discussion regarding Westfield always includes they the generally have a respectable pay scale with good benefits-and I found that to be generally true. However, they will take advantage of you if they get a shot…and they always get a shot.

    Cons

    Company discarded almost all of the employees who built their Westfield America brand…both corporately and in the field at the centers. They showed no loyalty to all of the hard work those employees performed embracing the company's brand and objectives. They dumped them. They bring "non industry" individuals into the differing disciplines and treat those people like celebrities while relatively demeaning and ignoring those employees with industry tenure. (Guess who trains and spends time with the "non industry" individuals making them shine - yup, the tenured employees.) Middle executive management is so focused on their fiefdoms that they ignore the real work that needs to be done…and degrade those doing it. Leadership is weak generally and personal growth…well, that is up to you…you sure won't get it from the company. I would not recommend this company to anyone…and retailers should watch their wallets closely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management…..naw….you wouldn't listen anyway.

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

    Great Company.

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

    I have been working at Westfield full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is great flexibility in the company and moving around departments. The office is great and brand new and newly redone. The CEO is a great guy and has a great mindset on where he wants to take the company and great ideas on how to take it there!

    Cons

    If you are looking for a company that provides a good training program, there is none. There is also not a lot of room for growth, I was told they hire from within and have yet to see someone promoted. Office space is very open people are constantly watching you to make sure you are working, dont think about using your cell phone or going on websites unwork related. Malls are becoming less of a necessity to people...just something to think about. Expect to work holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is no room to grow it is hard to motivate employees. Also, don't make employees feel silly for asking questions or making small mistakes in their training months with no training program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Westfield full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits & people at Westfield are great. An engaging company with a huge opportunity to grow. Westfield has a renewed focus on growth professionally & personally.

    Cons

    Personel fear creativity and thinking outside the box, no one wants to be the one who has a failed idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster creativity and trial/error.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    facilities

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

    I have been working at Westfield

    Pros

    good benefits and respectable company

    Cons

    lack of growth amd only meets lower end of salary

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Westfield is a nice place to work!

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

    I have been working at Westfield

    Pros

    Nice offices, I love my boss!

    Cons

    Surrounding food options are pricey.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Entrepreneurial Attitude

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Westfield full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to drive your career, industry leaders in real estate. If you are willing to drive your own career you can move into different areas of the business.

    Cons

    Silos within the organization, reduced presence in the United States. Little support in terms of training and best practice. An international organization but it operates each region relatively independently making it difficult to transfer internationally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    PSC Security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Century City, CA

    I worked at Westfield full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no Pros, this company doesn't care about employees. You are just a body or number. You can be very dedicated and that doesn't matter to them. The turn over rate is very high. If you don't know anyone in the corporate structure then you're in for a hard time. All of management is completely incompetent and prejudicial. The only reason PSC holds the contracts to Westfield is because both owners are very good friends, otherwise this company would have been replaced.

    Cons

    Very poor training, they offer ZERO benefits, the wages and hours are substandard. Their excuse is "they are competitive wages." What they are saying is that they and other security companies have met an agreement to use the same wage in the area of operations to avoid turn over. Trust me, I've sat on those meetings. Even if the responsibility belongs to a supervisor, you will be blamed for it! This company has managers and supervisors that are functioning illiterates! Everything one does will be scrutinized down to a minute. If your detex checks are within good time, and close to the limit, you're looking at a possible write up. Just steer clear of this company, it's not worth the stress and loss of time over it. They are a bunch of hacks and 3rd rate security company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to talk and treat the employees with respect. I highly suggest you take some Social Studies classes so that you can improve on being a better human being. Many of you are still kids and haven't learn lessons from life yet, so listen to those who have and given you respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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