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"Work is largely spent sorting through the bureaucracy and menial office tasks."

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Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Low-threshold for doing well allows individuals to progress and receive positive reviews. This makes for a good job with someone pursuing something outside of work such as a music or acting career in which they need a continual paycheck. MMPI has short hours.

Cons

The firms is largely guided by the upper level management who control the intellectual and then export the rest of it to the lower level management. Overall a very polarized atmosphere that, I believe, bred animosity between the two parties.

Advice to Management

I would advise cutting down on staff to become more efficient. The corporate structure is bloated and lackluster in talent pools.

Other Employee Reviews for Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to high end customers in many industries
    MMPI held in high esteem among peers
    Chris Kennedy takes great care of his people with outstanding benefits package

    Cons

    If you live in the burbs, the commute is brutal.
    No working from home at all.
    Chris Kennedy is brilliant, his senior staff is not the A team.

    Advice to Management

    Chris, get rid of the dead wood on your Sr Staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandise Mart properties"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Matching 401k, good health insurance and decent vacation. Merchandise Mart Properties is widely recognized as a name brand which helps when looking for a new job.

    Cons

    Management is not competent in many cases. Politics play a huge role in who is hired and promoted. Promotions are not based on merit and salaries are generally very low if not an executive.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be competent and lead by example instead of relying on their subordinates to do their work for them.

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