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Sun Communities Overview

Southfield, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (SUI)
Real Estate
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Established in 1975, Sun Communities became a publicly owned corporation in December, 1993. The company is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: SUI. Sun owns and operates manufactured housing and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Sun is offering $1,000 educational scholarships to eligible Sun Communities residents and Sun RV Resorts seasonal and annual guests. To learn more or to apply, please visit:

  • Learn more about how Sun Communities gives back with its #SunUnity program!

    Sun Unity

    Social Responsibility at Sun Communities & Sun RV Resorts

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Sun Communities – Why Work For Us?

Build Your Career From The Ground Up

Build your career from the ground up (literally)! Sun gives you an opportunity to “get your hands dirty” in all aspects of property management and development. We are thriving because of our customer-focused culture and invite those with an enthusiastic attitude to unlock the door to unlimited opportunities when you join our team! Don’t get us wrong, it’s not easy to land a gig here. You’re going to have to learn the ins and outs of our business. Here’s the good news: only the best and brightest work here! So, once you’re in, this is a place where you’ll be challenged, inspired, rewarded, and transformed.

At Sun Communities, our team is considered one of our most valuable assets. The pace is fast and furious. In exchange, we give you everything you need to live a happy, balanced life. This includes competitive pay, paid time-off, great benefits and flexibility.

Don’t get us wrong, it’s not easy to land a gig at Sun Communities. You’re going to have to learn the ins and outs of our business. Here’s the good news: only the best and brightest work here. So, once you’re in, this is a place where you’ll be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed.

Really, you ask? Yes, really. The Sun experience is a two-way exchange. We ask you to give us your very best every day. We expect a lot from you. We challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative work environment and a lot of learning and growth.

Together as one team, we embrace the following core success attributes that make Sun Communities a great place to work:

Commitment: At Sun Communities, we are committed to be the best in the industry. We work hard to keep team members motivated and rewarded. Committed employees are the key to success.

Intensity: The work environment at Sun Communities is intense and full of positive energy. We work hard to increase confidence and determination of our team members to prepare them to meet the day-to-day challenges of the job.

Empowerment: We will provide you with the skills, resources, opportunities and motivation to succeed in your career.

Accountability: Every team member, no matter what role they hold, is equally responsible for contributing to the success of our company.

Customer Service: We have built our culture around a simple customer service philosophy: The Golden Rule. We treat others the way we want to be treated.

The Sun Unity Project

Sun Communities is committed to guide our social responsibility efforts through the Sun Unity Project. As a team, we join together nationwide and give back to the communities we serve.

This is done with various programs including:

  • Education
    • Sun University Training
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness
    • Promoting health and wellness of team members
  • Environment
    • Decreasing our carbon footprint as a company
  • Charitable Payroll Matching
    • Team members are able to make tax-deductible donations through payroll contributions which are matched by Sun
  • Paid Time Off to Volunteer - Give a Day, Get a Day
    • Receive 8-hours of paid time off to volunteer with an organization of your choice after volunteering 8 hours of your own time

Sun believes your service to our country should be rewarded with an opportunity that makes the most of your skills, discipline and dedication.

We’re proud to offer careers in management, sales, service, technology and more that are worthy of our nation’s military. With locations across the U.S., jobs for veterans can be found almost anywhere.

At Sun, you will experience great camaraderie; we have a great sense of community as well as great teams!


We value your discipline, integrity and commitment to hard work. We look to develop staff from within the company by providing sufficient resources, rewards, and training. With our tremendous growth, you can enjoy various career opportunities.

  • Through Sun University, we provide online and on-the-job training to advance your career.
  • We offer tuition reimbursement.

Translating Skills

As servicemen and women, you have a unique skillset and leadership qualities impossible to find anywhere else. We recognize your high levels of teamwork andleadership experience from working in a high stress and challenging environment.

If you are looking to continue to grow and make a difference, we have several opportunities for you.

Veterans Working at Sun

Sun Communities is honored to employ those who have served our country, whether they're transitioning immediately following their military experience or several years down the road. The experience and skills of our veterans has been valuable and significant to Sun's success.

"Sun believes in serving the community & it was a very easy transition after serving my country. I was a Special Agent in Army Military Intelligence with top secret clearance. I work in Security as a Gate Keeper for Sun providing security for our retirement residential community."

"Now my leadership and management skills are finally being used and that has made me come alive again. Love it!"

"I have been with Sun for almost a year. During that time, all I have come in contact with have made me feel wanted and have seemed to appreciate the fact that I am a veteran. I like that and feel, if other vets are treated fairly, they would like it also. No matter what your career field was in the military, you learn how to treat others and respect others for the position they hold. That same thought process holds true with the Sun Community. As I meet others in higher positions, I find that Sun treats all their employees with respect and makes them feel wanted."

"When I left my military role, which was an administrative position, the military taught me to take my job seriously, it taught me teamwork, that we all have to work together to achieve a common goal. It also taught me not to give up until I have exhausted all avenues. It helped me tune up my customer service skills. My customers were my fellow soldiers, contractors or officers. So, everyone I come in contact with at Sun, I treat the way I wish to be treated."

"A culture that shares similar values that Veterans are accustomed to; such as commitment, accountability, and intensity. The opportunity to translate the skills of fostering discipline, clarity, team work, and objectivity has been used."

Sun Gives Back to Those Who Served

In September 2015, Sun hosted a golf outing in addition to other activities to raise over $23,000 for Homes for Our Troops.

What is diversity? We define diversity as, “A spectrum of differences.”

Everyone is unique and we pride ourselves on not having “one-size-fits-all” solutions. We have a commitment to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement.

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    Great team building and learning opportunities. Big parties twice a year. Free lunches. Free Starbucks coffee.


    The salaries are not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Do away with the over priced parties and give employees bigger paychecks and bonuses.

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Sun Communities Interviews

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    Gate Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Casa Grande, AZ
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sun Communities (Casa Grande, AZ).


    Filled out application
    Received phone call interview screening
    Went to the site for another in person interview with the manager
    Completed a drug screen
    Started working and training

    Overall the hiring process was easy and so was the Interview process. They asked simple questions about how you work with customers, guests, employees. Also how you would direct others in the resort.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you give directions to a new guest   1 Answer
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Sun Communities Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Workplaces in Michigan, Detroit Free Press, 2016

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