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"Top heavy, but has potential."

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Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Generally, a positive corporate culture - there are a lot of good people that work there. Excellent benefit package.

Cons

Many of the departments suffer from a top heavy organizational structure, with a staggering number of vice presidents in place shoveling out projects to the property level - most of which have little, if any, apparent relevance other than justifying the existence of their positions. Limited advancement potential for individuals in non revenue generating operational positions, as those departments tend to have a much leaner organizational structure - not to mention a constant battle to justify one's own existence through countless reports and metrics since you're not bringing in money. Often the company as a whole feels like it is managed directly out of whichever management theory book is in vogue at the moment - far too much emphasis on drilling the slogan of the moment into the collective minds of the employees versus genuinely putting into practice. Becomes Dilbert-esque after a while.

Advice to Management

Thin the ranks of the meaningless VPs and AVPs.

Other Employee Reviews for Macerich

  1. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macerich full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is very organized and has ample resources to support its managers. There are always new projects and initiatives, which is refreshing vs. a routine job.

    Cons

    No cons but be prepared to work weekends and holidays. If you love what you do, especially special events, t won't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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    "IT Department"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Support in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, friendly and willing to help. Management tries to make it fun by holding monthly fun events ordering pizza, watching movies, etc.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, as is typical of alot of IT departments the ones that are promoted to leadership roles are prior developers, etc with little management experience and unfortunately it is not a natural fit with their backgound/personality.

    Advice to Management

    when the life of a product comes to an end, true leaders/managers should see the potential of existing employees and try to find places for their talent where they can contribute. Macerich managers unfortunately urge you instead to find another job.

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