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Equity LifeStyle Properties Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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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 19 reviews)

  • low pay, local management issues (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fun Company to Work For!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recreation Director in Cottonwood, AZ
    Current Employee - Recreation Director in Cottonwood, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, creative job that utilizes my media skills, great flexibility, coworkers, and clients!

    Cons

    Minimum wage, career growth may be limited.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work listening to property managers!

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Nov 10, 2017

    Hello and thank you to you over there in AZ! We appreciate your feedback and time you took to review. We are so happy to hear that you are happy in your work environment and feel you are able to use... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Office Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Ranger"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "It was ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    "Communists mind set/ Illegal practices"

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

    I worked at Equity LifeStyle Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A few good guests, the rest is all down hill. Benefits are awful unless your a corporate employee. Get treated like a second class citizen.

    Cons

    Everything. Corporate management. Angry guests. Snakes for employees. Shady backstabbing methods. Regional management in the south Easter zone is a joke! I feel cheated and lied to by the way I was done by this company. You can give them everything you have and do your job perfectly with out a flaw and they will still screw you over. I have witnessed many times regional management require employees to not let guest know information that is critical to some of our guests way of living. They pick and choose who they want to do favors for. They tell one guest this date is the deadline then when the money isn't rolling in they tell others they can have more time. How is that fair to all the people who met the deadline and were threatened to be kicked out if they didn't. Regional management tells property employees that they are not allowed lunch breaks when the CEO is on a site visit. Property employees cannot get any enjoyment out of the parks they tell you cannot speak to the guest after hours you cannot participate in events in the park after hours and you cannot spend time with your own family that is camping In The park either. I witnessed south eastern regional management tell 2 other employees that they could not spend time in the park with their family members that was camping on their own membership. Also seen the same man fire 2 employees for a wreck that happened because of the poor condition of the roads in the park. I believe they got rid of those employees to cover themselves in case of a lawsuit. This company could be buried in the sand with law suits.

    Advice to Management

    Burn it down and start over

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Nov 10, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to providing a positive work environment to all our employees and are working hard to ensure everyone has the opportunity to grow and develop. If you... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate"

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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Onboarding"

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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 (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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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)

    "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ELS - best in class"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    Pros

    ELS has a culture where its people are king. Being part of a team made up of kind and hard-working professionals makes me proud to say I work for ELS.

    Cons

    Not available at this time.

    Equity LifeStyle Properties Response

    Dec 1, 2017

    Thank you so much for this kind review! We are ecstatic to hear that you feel our employees rock, because we certainly feel the same way. We are always looking to hire great talent and provide a... More


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