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Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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Christopher G Kennedy
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  1. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very relax company to work for.

    Cons

    The dress code is business casual.


  2. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Small group, work in teams

    Cons

    lack of professionalism and petty supervisor

  3. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to work independently and for an important building

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement


  4. "overall good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diversifying tenant base to more tech based companies.

    Cons

    Moving away for the traditional home furnishing & design based companies that made the building great.


  5. "Controller"

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    Former Employee - Controller in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Controller in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great company to learn and grow professionally.

    Cons

    Would like to see a higher level of staff accountability.


  6. "Do Not Work Here"

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    Current Employee - Union Steward/Tradeshow Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Union Steward/Tradeshow Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee and snacks with fresh fruit

    Cons

    There are to many negatives that may be listed for this Company. When the Kennedy family was in control it was a great company, great culture and a positive working environment. Once Vornado took the Mart's the day to day activities the company quickly changed into a greedy profit seeking Corporation. The disconnected between the Management staff and it's employees has created a miserable cultural within the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    I wish that the any advice would reach the management staff and change some of the unfair labor practices within this Company. Unfortunately, any advice will not change what this Company, and if you want to get an idea of the moral of this company just talk to a current employee.


  7. "Great company to start career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Merchandise Mart Properties hires great people who are friendly and enjoyable to work with. The flexible summer hours, employee benefit programs and office culture make it a great place to work.

    Cons

    lack of room for advancement, low salaries, lack of organizational visibility and large layoffs because of a change from showroom management to more of a traditional office building structure.

    Advice to Management

    Need additional training opportunities for employees and salaries are not industry standard.

  8. "The good old days"

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    Current Employee - Credit & Collection Analyst Senior in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Credit & Collection Analyst Senior in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You don't see companies offering the vacation, personal, sick day or health benefits like this company does.

    Cons

    The company was experiencing constant downsizing.


  9. "Used to be a good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Attainable goals. Good exposure to higher level work, since upper management depends on lower level staff to interpret results for them. Good work life balance and summer hours

    Cons

    Still has shirt and tie dress requirements. Company is on major decline and poorly ran company. Unqualified senior management. Major reduction in forces have totally demoralized the remaining employees.

    Advice to Management

    2 percent annual raises are not going to retain your best employees.


  10. "Independent thinkers at low salaries"

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to think big and implement strong plans.

    Cons

    Moving more into trade show business priority.


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