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  • "Lots of nepostism so upper management is fairly uneducated and unqualified for positions(in 11 reviews)

  • "There are many work environment issues such as bullying and harassment(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macerich full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance Caring management team

    Cons

    As with any retail oriented company there can be long hours during holidays

    Macerich2018-11-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macerich full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay, 3 weeks vaca after 5 years, ESPP plans. Depending on your department, the culture is fun and family like. If you get in the wrong dept.... then not so much. Work -Life balance for most Mostly everyone is nice but you pretty much stay in your department silo's.

    Cons

    Macerich is in transition and is under constant scrutiny from investors and there are always rumors of an acquisition. They recently let go of over 100 corporate employees and have been cutting budgets at properties for awhile. The retail industry is struggling and its showing at Macerich.

    Macerich2018-03-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Macerich full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance, decent benefits

    Cons

    slow moving, executives only out to maintain control rather than running the company better

    Macerich2018-02-03
  4. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Macerich

    Pros

    Great people and teams, benefits, work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to grow. Best opportunities go to family and friends of executives.

    Advice to Management

    Develop talent from within, I've seen a lot of talent leave for better opportunities.

    Macerich2017-09-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "One of those diamond in the ruff great companies"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macerich full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company that respects employees and cares about work/life balance. Wonderful family-like culture with very caring management. However, every department has a different culture. My experience in my department was very positive and I truly enjoyed working for my boss and other VP's.

    Cons

    Next to no interdepartmental communication. If I worked in a department where I had to rely on communication between leasing or accounting, etc I can see how I would extremely frustrated. Heard many rumors that the accounting department was strict and inflexible and lended itself to a very anxiety prone environment. Also, H.R. did not seem to have their ducks in a row. Had a wonky experience when I needed advice from...

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate more! Enough with the "good ol' boys" mentality. Would love to see some more women in management and VP roles because you do have a great company!

    Macerich2017-02-09
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Worse Place I Have Ever Worked"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macerich

    Pros

    Good health benefits Reputable company Work/life balance

    Cons

    Work environment Management Compensation on low end

    Advice to Management

    Really take a look at your Managers.. just because they have been there for over 10,15, 20 years... doesn't mean they are the best people for the job. I had the WORST experience in one of the Property Management offices. The PM constantly bashed other managers AND employees.. to ME, a new employee (admin assistant).. I can only imagine what they say to their friends/confidants. The Leasing department wasn't any better...

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    Macerich2015-03-19
  7. "Great company! Enjoyed my experience at the corporate office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macerich

    Pros

    Great work life balance and people are awesome. Great exposure to all aspects of the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was a lack of training involved in some positions. Could have had a little more help with starting off.

    Macerich2014-12-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, especially in Corporate office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macerich full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance, no punching in on the clock. Good upward mobility/promotions.

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement, constant fire drills, lack of clear mission/vision

    Advice to Management

    Get aligned and set a goal/mission that everyone can get behind

    Macerich2014-07-18
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Politics, bureaucracy, and bad ideas."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Macerich full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fairly stable. Decent pay and benefits. Reasonable with work-life balance requirements.

    Cons

    Who you know is much more important than what you know. Outward appearances are more important than actual results. Career advancement is very slow. Type A personalities (extroverts) rewarded, while Type B personalities (introverts) are ignored. A large portion of the company is middle management, all given "Vice President" titles. Many people in middle management seem to feel entitled to special treatment and exemption...

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    Advice to Management

    Change the office culture of "who you know vs. what you know,", if you can, and cut out the unnecessary middle management. Make time to consider the Type B people in the company who are good at what they do but don't make themselves known. Stand by your word when you say you will help your employees with career advancement. Be more open and transparent about the decisions being made regarding the company's direction.

    Macerich2013-06-12
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Real Estate company offers good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Manager IT Auditor in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Macerich full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Allows good work life balance and while there aren't a ton of perks but at least you can take care of things at home when you need to

    Cons

    The company works in silos and sometimes that adds to frustration

    Macerich2012-08-24
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