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Equity LifeStyle Properties Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Equity LifeStyle Properties President and CEO Marguerite Nader
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Pros
  • Great people and enjoyable working environment (in 9 reviews)

  • This company, from Corporate to Property level, treat their employees as part of interactive team (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management tends to give you the run around (in 16 reviews)

  • Low pay micromanage if your in north cali (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "I am proud to say, “I work at ELS!”"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    ELS has created a culture, which attracts outstanding talent. It’s the amazing people that make it a great company to work for. Employees are encouraged to think and act like owners, and are given the freedom to test their limits. As a result, many employees at ELS have tenure of 10 or more years.

    Cons

    Not at this time .


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very Happy With My Decision To Work Here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is amazing here you! No one is watching you come and go and working from home is an option as well. Its all about getting what you need to get done.

    There are not KPI's its is a do your job environment and show me the results, which I think creates more motivation.

    The culture is great people are very friendly and their are get togethers to meet with everyone.

    Plus the industry is pretty neat I never saw myself working with real estate in particular campgrounds, rv's, and modular homes but its pretty cool and comes with some perks.

    You also have an opportunity to switch departments and learn about different areas you may not of known you were interested in.

    Cons

    It's quiet in the office

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Executive management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Vero Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Vero Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities and roles to show your skillset on the property

    Cons

    Shareholders meetings have driven management to cut experienced employees in favor of new employees at a low base pay to drive profits for the company and bonuses big ones for c level executives. No real central incentive programs applied fairly. Nepotistic and biased organization with low level property attentiveness. Social media and progressive crm feedback did increase.

    Advice to Management

    Apply a central incentive program and allow property managers to partake in capital budget and resident response needs. Asset team and hq can't do all in turn for low base pay at property level.

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a Glassdoor review. We will take your comments into consideration as our goal is to provide an environment where associates feel valued. If you'd like to... More


  4. "Casual Company"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Close community of employees and relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not a lot of top talent, petty when it comes to working hours and poor systems in the accounting department.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Forward-Looking Company with Great Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time

    Pros

    Financially stable company investing in modernizing systems and process. Great time to join if you are looking for a strategic role where you can make an impact.

    Cons

    Change management can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower your employees to make changes that will positively impact the firm.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Executive team is great. They listen to the needs of their customers. The CEO is a woman. Company culture and future growth.

    Cons

    Health insurance is not good. Lots of systems to learn. Policy and procedures are not documented.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Opporunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with your guest can be the most challenging and rewarding opportunity. You must love working with the public, and care about your staff. Your day is never the same. You will never get bored. The company has made great progress in listening to the fields wants and needs to be able to manage a top notch property. Great support from the regional and VP.

    Cons

    Health insurance and pay scale needs some adjustments.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the great progress you have made from your L&D team.

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Jul 19, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you! We will share this positive feedback with L&D. They are working hard to provide value to our ELS employees!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Activity Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to be creative

    Cons

    Managers very busy so hard to get answers or training. The corporate office is not very caring about what goes on at your park. It is about the money and not the employees or residents who live there. Unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees, they are the backbone of the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "RV Parks"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some autonomy, but very specific guidelines and reporting requirements.

    Cons

    Large firm that often takes time to make major decisions through multiple levels of approval. Employees (manager's) are tasked with many many duties and clerical tasks that can hinder physical hands on of the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Pay rank and file what they are worth in the geographic area of hire.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Customer Service"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gautier, MS
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gautier, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free meals during the holidays and employee meetings

    Cons

    Health insurance is expensive. Corrupt company. Management lies.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to your customers and your employees.


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