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Brookfield Properties’ retail group Reviews

Updated Apr 26, 2019

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Brookfield Properties’ retail group CEO Sandeep Mathrani
Sandeep Mathrani
74 Ratings
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  • "No one in upper management will listen to you(in 16 reviews)

  • "Good company to work with before it filed for bankruptcy(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "leasing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Properties’ retail group full-time

    Pros

    incredibly well structured. exceptional management team - great culture. lots of mobility.

    Cons

    no cons really. thanks for asking

    Brookfield Properties’ retail group2018-11-09
  2. "Great people, lots of reorgs"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Properties’ retail group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were average, but the teams and direct managers were top notch and provided a supportive working environment with growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of reorganization in a short period led to people performing hybrid roles without being fully trained for them. This constant restructuring also created a culture of anxiety around performance and high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on fostering true teamwork and collaboration with the same intensity you directed towards making the company attractive for buyers.

    Brookfield Properties’ retail group2019-04-26
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding Culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Brookfield Properties’ retail group

      Pros

      BPR is an excellent company, immersing employees at all levels in an engaging, collaborative, and socially-responsible corporate culture.

      Cons

      Organizational challenges inherent in merging cultures.

      Advice to Management

      Keep working to build collaboration and strengthen your HADTO values across the portfolio.

      Brookfield Properties’ retail group2019-04-19
    • "Look elsewhere."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Brookfield Properties’ retail group full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      The salary is reasonably competitive.

      Cons

      No work at home policy. No work at home policy. No work at home policy. And, oh yeah - no work at home policy. The Chicago office is “open” which is cramped and awful, unless you care about things like “lychen walls” and inspirational quotes painted on the walls.

      Advice to Management

      Institute a work from home policy.

      Brookfield Properties’ retail group2019-04-19
    • "Fun"

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      Current Employee - Financial Analyst 

      I have been working at Brookfield Properties’ retail group full-time

      Pros

      Fun place to work in

      Cons

      Sometimes not so fun to work in

      Brookfield Properties’ retail group2019-04-04
    • "Temp assignment"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Brookfield Properties’ retail group

        Pros

        Rotation program, good culture, growth sustainability

        Cons

        Lack of communication, too Many assumptions made without seeking proper feedback from employees. Too many policies which aren’t clear nor updated

        Advice to Management

        When hiring for a temp assignment please give the employees the tools and resources as well as training to set them up for being successful. Accept ownership of the failure of your permanent employees instead of blaming the temp employee.

        Brookfield Properties’ retail group2019-04-03
      • "Not worth it"

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        Current Employee - Leasing and Marketing Manager in Arlington, VA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Brookfield Properties’ retail group full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Okay insurance and benefits. Don’t sit in an office all day. Large company

        Cons

        Pto is awful. Corporate has no idea what they are doing in multi family. Very little communication. No one in upper management will listen to you. Requirements and procedures change daily. Asked to preform multiple titles with little to no additional pay.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to your team. Communicate policy changes more efficiently instead of switching at the drop of a hat. Fire people that are insubordinate and taking advantage of you and hire new people that want to work. Reward employees that go above and beyond to help you profit.

        Brookfield Properties’ retail group2019-04-08
      • "Good company, poor management"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Brookfield Properties’ retail group full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        * Large company with a vested interest in growth * Trying to do the right things in spite of old GGP culture lingering * Willing to open up their wallet to create new and innovative concepts * Good work life balance * Decent benefits package * Most people are pleasant

        Cons

        * The old GGP culture is bringing this place down. * Middle management has no training and people are promoted on the buddy system. Creates an environment where new ideas and growth are not possible because the old guard keeps doing things the way they’ve always been done. Anyone with a new idea is told to shut up and take a seat because “seniority”. Not an effective way to run a business. * 10% of the staff does 90%...

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        Advice to Management

        * If you want to attract a new mindset, and a highly productive staff, clear out the old ggp guard. There are a few that are great, but the majority are keeping the status quo and preventing Brookfield from rising to its potential. Your staff is frustrated by middle management’s attempts to stifle growth. There are some incredible people working for your company, if only you could hear their voice. HR is useless, afraid...

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        Brookfield Properties’ retail group2019-01-22
      • Helpful (1)

        "Definitely recommend"

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        Current Employee - Property Management Associate in San Francisco, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Brookfield Properties’ retail group full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great team, fast paced environment

        Cons

        I have no cons to report

        Brookfield Properties’ retail group2018-07-26
      • Helpful (1)

        "Work Environment"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Brookfield Properties’ retail group full-time

        Pros

        Great working environment with exceptional resources.

        Cons

        Can't think of anything at the moment

        Brookfield Properties’ retail group2018-07-18
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