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Equity LifeStyle Properties Reviews

Updated October 15, 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)

  • It's challenging and rewarding work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has no sense of how to hold on to good staff (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Very Happy With My Decision To Work Here"

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    • 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

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Aug 15, 2017

    We truly appreciate your feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoy the company culture here at els, as we strive to provide a working environment that is beneficial to our employees. Being able to... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Office Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in South Hampton, NH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in South Hampton, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love camping and enjoy working and staying at the Encore Resort

    Cons

    Do not have anything negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Oct 6, 2017

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts on your career at els. Congratulations on 3 years! That is an incredible milestone. We hope you have many... More

  3. "Ranger"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ranger
    Former Employee - Ranger
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Employee Benfits within park system

    Cons

    Lack of Corporate ability to fix issues

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Oct 20, 2017

    We truly appreciate you taking the time to write a review! We really apologize if you had issues with Corporate during your time at els. A great work environment is what we strive for as a company... More


  4. "It was ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transfer Agent in Gautier, MS
    Former Employee - Transfer Agent in Gautier, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, and fun activities

    Cons

    odd hours and not good for work life balance

    Advice to Management

    It was fun working there, but, there is always a but isn't there, the schedule there is odd. When you start off you are placed in either Member Services, Collections, or Reservations. No matter where you start off in you are scheduled to work from 10:30am-7pm no exceptions. After you have been there for some time you are able to move to different departments but your schedule may not change. I understand that working in the call center the hours will be odd, but it doesn't make for good work life balance. It does help however that they close on major holidays and have parties for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Oct 20, 2017

    We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. It always helpful for us to get information on both culture and your candidate experience as it provides us with ways we can improve. We are sorry... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and always willing to jump and help. Time off is a plus, when you can take it.

    Cons

    Upper management has no sense of how to hold on to good staff. They are too busy with the small stuff, they need to get in the trenches with their direct reports.

    Advice to Management

    Chicago execs seem to know what will drive business, but this is not being relayed properly to boots on the ground. I would also take a look at on and off boarding of staff.

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Oct 9, 2017

    We appreciate you taking the time to write a review regarding your time here at els. It is great to hear you enjoy working with your co-workers, as building relationships is essential to creating a... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Onboarding"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Detailed and thorough onboarding for all new associates. In the West, a fastastic dynamic and supportive atmosphere to get the job done, meanwhile focus on individual professional growth.

    Cons

    Like most REITs, some challenges exist with internal corporate departments. Health benefits are below average.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, ELS!

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Aug 28, 2017

    We will ensure to pass this great feedback to our onboarding team from HR and L&D, as they work hard to provide a great experience for all new hires. We appreciate you providing a review! it is great... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in North Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in North Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, Great work environment, Good benefits, and an upper management team that is both Approachable and helpful!

    Cons

    Timeframe for approvals and the layout of some of the software programs (From the sales perspective).

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the approval process, especially in terms of overrides.

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Aug 30, 2017

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! One our main goals is to ensure our employees feel supported and are able to grow in their roles so we are happy to see that you have experienced... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "ELS is a Solid Place for Career"

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

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

    Pros

    - Corporate world, business casual attire, casual atmosphere
    - Executives on down all feel like family. Very close and open. Open door policy seems real.
    - Relaxed, adult like environment. Be responsible, get work your done and you can do whatever
    - Company get togethers, events, parties, lunches, etc
    - Travel opportunities
    - Benefits include: Perks/discounts when staying at ELS properties and with third party vendors
    - Busy work and growth opportunities
    - Open minds to new ideas

    Cons

    - Communication between corporate, regional offices and local properties is sometimes difficult
    - Hard to connect or get on same page with local properties
    - Lots of "cooks in the kitchen" on certain projects
    - Better/more healthcare and dental options
    - Still "old school" ways of doing things. Could use updated technological advances to make things run smoother

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key on all levels, to all properties and throughout corporate departments

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Aug 30, 2017

    Thank you for this thorough review! It's great to get feedback on both the positive and negative aspects of our company and culture as that helps us grow and get better each day. We pride ourselves... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    ELS is the type of company that empowers all employees no matter what position you hold. I have found my position to both be challenging and rewarding. We have fantastic support from direct supervisors, peers and corporate staff. With a company as large as we are you have the ability to grow and move to other regions should you decide to.

    Cons

    Because we are nationwide it is tough for the company to find good medical plans to meet the needs of employees with families.

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Aug 22, 2017

    We really appreciate you taking the time to review us! It's great to hear that you feel empowered by the company, as that is something that is truly important to us as a company. It is impressive... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Resort Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Advance, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Advance, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, mostly great campers

    Cons

    Upper management will do whatever they can to get their "buddies" promoted even if it's not what's best for park. Long hours if you want to be hands on employee. Very run down parks. Expect manager to a lot with very little.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! You've had some really awesome employees who are no longer with your company because of bullies in middle management positions.

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Sep 8, 2017

    We appreciate you providing feedback, as we want to ensure that we are providing the best experience for all employees. Your feedback on both the parks and experience with our management team will be... More


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