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Simon Property Group Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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Simon Property Group CEO David Simon
David Simon
168 Ratings
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  • "They only care about the upper management and not the people who actually do the work(in 30 reviews)

  • "Mall offices lacks freedom or creativity(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Demanding, Interactive, Fun"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Simon Property Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Down time, first to know sales and promotions around outlets, lots of activities around the holidays, great incentives

    Cons

    have to be committed, meet promotional goals

    Advice to Management

    understand student employee needs

    Simon Property Group2019-06-04
  2. "It is nothing but corporate politics and the constant game of who is the "Best""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company offers decent benefits A few good employees who actually work hard and care for others.

    Cons

    Corporate is completely clueless of what actually goes on at a local level. Managers play constant games with hourly employees and have no regards for employee's well being unless it is beneficial to the company. Corporate constantly starting "new initiatives" and constantly pushing new implementation for the LOCAL Team to execute. Work overload is unbearable, and always more work being pushed on. Constant fear of...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your housekeeper with the same respect as you would treat your CEO. Do not push the "Team" agenda only for convenience. Simon Culture needs a desperate do over, too many bad apples sitting behind chairs making decisions and only divulging what information is convenient for the higher ups to know. Too many employees constantly afraid of losing jobs because they do not fit into the "cult".

    Simon Property Group2019-06-12
  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time

    Pros

    Good company make you feel like family

    Cons

    I dont have any cons for them

    Simon Property Group2019-05-21
  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate 
    Recommends

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Organized Good Benefits Great Team Decent starting Pay Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Archaic in some of the tools being utilized.

    Simon Property Group2019-05-04
  5. "Politics and semantics"

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    Former Employee - General Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None to mention, glad I moved on to better opportunities.

    Cons

    Very poor environment and hostile leadership. There is an overwhelming fear in Simon employees of the unknown. I recommend moving on and finding company with a solid culture that cares about people.

    Simon Property Group2019-06-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible work environment and even worse corporately"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Grand Prairie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good processes and great way to learn what you DON'T ever want in an employer

    Cons

    Too many to list, but short list is work environment is terrible, culture is almost cult like, they even refer to "Simonizing" you. If you are a robot and don't have any skills, they will teach you to do just what they want, don't think, don't act just work, work, work and work until you die. It is similar to a work camp. I like to tell people for a Million Dollars cash I would not work a single day again for Simon. I...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn to hire people better than you that know what they are doing, and let them actually do it. Do not stifle creativity. Stop with the constant fire drills and over reporting to mid and upper management. If a weekly report is not sufficient then there is something inherently wrong with your company.

    Simon Property Group2019-06-05
  7. "Opportunity to move around the company"

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    Current Employee - Finance 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Internal promotions and decent pay

    Cons

    Corporate environmonent, Benefits slowing becoming less and less

    Simon Property Group2019-05-02
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place I’ve ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Administrator in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of PTO and holidays

    Cons

    I worked at a property in NorCal. My boss was atrocious and Simon really has no HR department to report terrible behavior to. They hire people in managerial positions with absolutely no experience to speak of and they in turn drive away actually qualified people. The pay is horrific and they seem to only give raises to people who already make a living wage. They occasionally do contests in which you win gift cards, but...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people to run your properties! They are so mismanaged. Bad behavior and incompetence is consistently rewarded. They really do not seem to care about their consumers or tenants.

    Simon Property Group2019-05-29
  9. "Cliques and nepotism run rampant"

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

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn alot and get good industry experience. Many companies are familiar with the Simon name and brand which looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, being a reliable and hard worker will not get you far in this company. They like to promote from within but only the specific candidates who have connections and who management has already secretly been preening to take over coveted spots. Basically they already know who they will hire before they even post the position. Most managers are morons. Office cliques are strong and made up of adults who are stunted...

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    Advice to Management

    Chill with the nepotism, promote quality workers and take a course on how to act at work.

    Simon Property Group2019-05-03
  10. "Horrible!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nope nothing. Horrible company to work for.

    Cons

    Hahaha. Everything! They love playing favorites. People talking behind each other’s backs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites.

    Simon Property Group2019-05-14
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