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Equity LifeStyle Properties Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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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 will do whatever they can to get their "buddies" promoted even if it's not what's best for park (in 17 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 .

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! At els, we work hard to build a culture that is both entrepreneurial and collaborative so it is great to hear that your personal experience has been... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Onboarding"

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    • 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 (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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. "Resort Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Company with lot's of opportunity.

    Cons

    Most of the parks are very run down and need allot of work to get right.

    Advice to Management

    Spend More Money on the parks.

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Sep 8, 2017

    Thank you for providing feedback. We appreciate all feedback as it's a way to ensure we are creating the best experience possible for both our employees and customers.We will make sure that your... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Property Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Growing company with unlimited potential for employees.

    Cons

    Property Management documentation and reporting requirements are extremely time consuming when the property isn't staff properly.

    Advice to Management

    Good office assistances and maintenance people are key to a successful property.

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for writing this review! We appreciate hearing that you feel valued at els. We are always looking to better our culture and processes so we will take your feedback and ensure that we create... More

  8. "Administrative Assistant/Counselor to frustrated co-workers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful surroundings, 99% fun and friendly guests

    Cons

    the frustration of knowing what this COULD be with an adequate manager who had some idea of who to hire, who to hang on to, and who to get rid of quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better on site management and communicate with all the minimum wage workers who make your properties what they are, including earning those great online reviews. If you knew how many of them are trying to jump ship due to unappreciative, sloppy management ... Why do you think there is so much turnover now?

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Sep 14, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a Glassdoor review. We appreciate your comments and take them seriously. You will be happy to know we have two upcoming manager training courses which... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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

    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


  10. "Houskeeper"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pacific City, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pacific City, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful close to home love the guests live on the coast

    Cons

    Company does not take pride in their parks

    Advice to Management

    Say thank you appreciate your employees that show up be there at your scheduled times mgr leaves by 1230 the admin asst works 2 and a half days a week not there for us

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Aug 15, 2017

    We really thank you you taking the time to review els. Any feedback that will help us improve our culture and employee experience is greatly appreciated. We are always looking to improve the company... More


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