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GGP Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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  • Small scale layoffs are the norm as upper management continues to over and over restructure teams (in 14 reviews)

  • Executive team is arrogant and elitist (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Director of Leasing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Leasing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Leasing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GGP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic group of people. Hard-working and committed.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging as position is demanding and travel is heavy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overall great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GGP (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company's culture is the best I've experienced - they practice what they preach for the most part. Work-life balance is actually a thing that's valued here. During my time, everyone was very cognizant of life outside of work and you'd often see high-level employees leaving around 5. There also seemed to be more employees than necessary, so work was spread thin and rarely did I see anyone stressed about their work. The company perks were also great, with a subsidized lunch, free gym, and good benefits. The pay is market - not bad, not great.

    Cons

    There were a lot of management-level employees that had way too much free time on their hands. They also seemed to get meaningless title promotions every year, while the analysts and entry-level employees could go years without any sort of recognition for good work. There was a lack of movement below 'Manager', which resulted in a lot of turnover during my time there. If a lower level employee is performing well for 1-3 years, and you want them to stay, you need to incentivize them. It could be a small raise or even slapping a "senior" on their title. It doesn't require much. The only "promotion" I saw was through attrition.

    Advice to Management

    There's plenty of fat to be trimmed here, starting with all the Managers through VPs. Incentivize lower-level employees if you want them to stay. Also, the CEO's pay is absolutely absurd


  3. "GGP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GGP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic working environment with wonderful people both in the corporate offices and at the individual malls. Great opportunity to actively take part in the local business community and build relationships with local retailers.

    Cons

    Communication is often choppy with different disciplines getting information at different times which can be frustrating.


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  5. "A big picture view"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    An organization that challenges its team to perform highly by working hard and smart.

    Cons

    It can be a stressful working environment.


  6. "AR Accountnant"

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    • 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 GGP full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits for all employees and pay is ok

    Cons

    Constantly staying busying with the amount of tenants in your portfolio, but it all equals out.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of PTO hours per pay period


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Property Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GGP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment, nice people to work with. Accounting department is big enough for career learning and advancement.

    Cons

    Too much changes and the changes are too often. The management team often has unreasonable demands.

    Advice to Management

    They will not listen.


  8. "Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GGP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities are there if someone is eager/driven.

    Cons

    Exec mgmt need to explain there thought process and plan much clearer.


  9. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in West Linn, OR
    Former Employee - General Manager in West Linn, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GGP (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    GGP was an excellent employer with great benefits, amazing coworkers and excellent resources to help one succeed.

    Cons

    Executive level decisions felt very impersonal. Silo management. Executives express ones ability to speak directly to them but VP's don't suggest it. There has been a lot of turnover in recent years.


  10. "Property Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Property Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GGP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture, good benefits, stability, culture encourages development

    Cons

    competitive environment which might make it hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    Do more training


  11. "Good Company+Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GGP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At GGP they know that people make the company succeed.
    It has a sincerely great, confident, and personable culture. They want to thrive.
    GGP-ers are pleased to make their shopping centers succeed by thinking of them as markets, where you can shop, eat, and be entertained. They work to connect the malls with their home communities - they are part of the community. Their ambition is for them to "belong".

    Cons

    GGP is big and ambitious - its easy to get lost in the enormous scale of the company. I worked on redevelopment projects that were whole-sale renovations of existing malls.
    Because GGP is big, you have to show up, be ambitious, to be noticed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the staff and their goals - that will pay off. It did for me.


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