Retail Properties of America - It’s all about attitude | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "It’s all about attitude"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Retail Properties of America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people. The better your attitude the easier it is to get things done. The CEO and CFO aren’t hesitant to talk directly to the low man on the totem pole and provide direction, encouragement or seek answers to issues as the situation warrants. The department heads usually pick up the phone and are happy to assist. My direct supervisor has always expressed appreciation for the job I do and I have always felt that this was a sincere statement.

    Show More

    Cons

    I’ve enjoyed quite a bit of anonymity in my position. However, that seems to vary from office to office. Some people express feeling micromanaged by their supervisors and express discontent when they are held accountable for actions they were instructed to take. I believe a consistency in this regard would allow employees to feel a sense of ownership in what they do and prevent people from passing the buck and finger pointing. Teamwork needs to be all encompassing. Not satellite offices versus corporate or Leasing versus Property Management.

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    No system, hardware or SOP changes during budget season. Seriously throws us off our game. I would also suggest moving away from the current goal system as a standard of measurement for employee compensation. Or if you are to continue, the goals should be scrubbed for feasibility. An employee trying to accommodate a goal only to be told by another department that the goal is unachievable creates frustration and sometimes resentment. Otherwise I have enjoyed every moment spent with RPAI.

    Show More
    Retail Properties of America2018-09-24

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excited about the future of the company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Retail Properties of America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Summer hours, flexibility with work when needed, jeans everyday! Small leadership team that slimmed down intentionally to forge the way ahead for the rest of the company. Management that obviously and honestly cares about every individual.

    Cons

    So much change going on (albeit positive) but the pace is a mile a minute! You have to be OK with constant change to work at RPAI. Also, the company has many remote offices so it's tough for employees in field offices to feel connected.

    Advice to Management

    "Keep transparency in communications - your continued efforts haven't gone unnoticed. We believe in the vision so keep doing what you're doing!"

    Retail Properties of America2018-09-19
  2. "great summer houre, NO FLEX TIME or appreciation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lease Administrator in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Retail Properties of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Summer hours, good team and 20 days off

    Cons

    no flex time or work from home, oy yearly increase

    Retail Properties of America2019-02-25

Discover more reviews about Retail Properties of America.