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"Tight Knit"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
Current Intern - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at GGP as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

GGP is an extremely tight knit group with a high pay off structure that favors those that stick around for the long haul. Upward mobility is entirely possible and happens quite frequently. Each team is chosen by their leaders specifically in order to sponsor a positive team environment and the SVPs are always close at hand. Though the company is large, one can connect directly with their superiors.

Cons

It is easy to get pigeon holed into one department and as it is a larger REIT, things get lost in the chain of command. GGP values those that stick around for the long haul which can be great, but sometimes upwards mobility becomes stagnant, and for no good reason.

Other Employee Reviews for GGP

  1. "Was a Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GGP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, often every day is different and interesting, the location is great and most of the folks I work with are nice.

    Cons

    It was a great place to work, but now there is so much focus on profit, investment in the business is at a bare minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Less leadership through fear would go a long way.


  2. "Disappointing, to say the least."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Development in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GGP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good name recognition; overall strong sense of purpose and pride in "righting the ship" following the bankruptcy; no one seems to work much more than a 9-5, so there is a good work-life balance; from a strictly-business point of view, it seems to be headed in the right direction, so long as the long-predicted "death of regional malls" doesn't come to fruition.

    Cons

    The development department is a generally depressing place to work... lot's of bored older people in senior roles who seem tired of putting up with the mud that is slung at them by the company, and lot's of bored younger people who feel held back by the lack of promotability, creativity, and excitement. Seems like the young crowd joined the group to get in to real estate development, but are stuck in largely administrative roles with no career development; executives like the preach the importance of our culture, going as far as throwing million dollar + "culture retreats" for the whole company each year, but then seem to take pleasure in cutting employees down and practicing an extremely closed-door policy... this is particularly true in the development department; pays substantially lower than comparably companies, though the CEO seems to have no shame in taking home a record-setting $22M in 2013.

    Advice to Management

    If culture is so important to your strategy for the company, live by it yourselves... it is not enough to preach it if you've created an environment where people don't find you to be particularly enjoyable people to work for. The frequent CEO emails written by corporate communications team have become a bit of a laughing stock... it means much more if you communicate to employees in a way less reminiscent of a press release.

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