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Simon Property Group Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is hard to achieve (in 19 reviews)

  • They only care about the upper management and not the people who actually do the work (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Director of Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, and bonus potential

    Cons

    No work life balance, company too big to get out of its way

    Advice to Management

    Being the biggest is no longer all that is required in order to be the best and to regain the brightest


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Director of Marketing & Business Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing & Business Development in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing & Business Development in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leader in the Shopping Center Industry
    Well respected company
    Great portfolio of properties
    Well placed properties in major markets
    Great advertising campaigns

    Cons

    No work/life balance, long holiday and weekend work shifts with very little to no comp time in return.
    Overload of paperwork from a wide variety of departments funneled to the property with limited training of new procedures and policies. Field team is "expected to know" with insufficient training or roll out of policy changes. Field employees are overburdened with long hours, too much paperwork, no real voice in decision making and treated with little respect as managers by corporate staff.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline paperwork and empower the on site management team to become more of a partner with corporate in the decision making process. Somehow open the lines of communication so that the company culture begins to feel more like a team/family instead of a group of adversaries


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Services Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GSR in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - GSR in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Simon Property Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with people, work get togethers outside of work, sales bonuses during holidays, pleasant customers (most of the time)

    Cons

    Dealing with harsh and unreasonable management and marketing director, being given just under 40 hours a week so as not to be considered full time with benefits, and just not be professional when dealing with issues that arise. Conflict was never taken care of head on. To say the management is unorganized is an understatement.

    Advice to Management

    Work a little harder at keeping your employees happy and there might not be so much turnover in the positions beneath you


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arundel, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arundel, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work schedule. good benefits, good vacation and time off.

    Cons

    low employee moral, poor management support, management out of touch

    Advice to Management

    need to recognize employee for loyalty and improve middle management


  6. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not a very busy mall

    Cons

    Management is incompetent and mean

    Advice to Management

    Make schedules in advance; Train people properly


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Security Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Public exposure, activities for families, enjoyed job generally

    Cons

    Difficulties with some of the clientele who did not agree with dress codes and wanted to behave poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Find a healthy balance between safety needs, a positive image for the community and security enforcement


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Culture of bullying"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, pretty good schedule (one night per week and one weekend day a month usually), good health insurance and prescription plan for the price.

    Cons

    Training and communication are awful. Vital information isn't passed on in a timely manner from either corporate of the field and it affects your ability to do your job. Also, upper management apparently supports bullying, an unsafe work environment, sexual harassment, major policy and ethics violations, and retaliation because all have been reported and "investigated" but no one ever got in trouble. And only complain to HR annonymously because they will tell the person you complained about exactly what you said.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignoring problems in the field. I don't care if the problems are caused by senior field management; they still deserve to be disciplined. Also, HR needs to actually keep things annonymous when they say they will. You have a lot of conniving, deceitful, lazy employees running your malls and you just look the other way.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lacking Proper leadership and structure needed for web dev."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior UI Developer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior UI Developer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay great. They pick good talent. Team outings are fantastic.

    Cons

    People aren't put in the best position to succeed based on managers inability to express to product owners the need for a consistent project/bug life cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Try implementing agile and force everyone to stick with it for few months. It will change everything.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Tenant Coordination - Do not expect this to be a positive career move, you will get no respect from upper management."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tenant Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Tenant Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary at time of hire.

    Cons

    Din't let the good salary entice you to take a position in Tenant Coordination. They lure you in with a good salary and give you time to increase your standard of living. Once they think you can't afford to quit (they do pay on the upper end of the scale and it makes leaving difficult), they will begin to tell you how terrible your work is, degrade you and try to reduce your self esteem (another tactic to keep you from leaving). You will ultimately feel trapped and hopeless. At that point, upper management can then get their jollies kicking you around. Think I'm joking???
    Salary growth stalls almost immediately but you won't find that out until your first performance review. No matter how much you excel and contribute to the success of the department. T.C. Executives have favorite employees who benefit economically from the entire team's effort. If you are not one of those favorites, despite how much you excel and contribute, you will get little to no bonus or salary increase, not even basic cost of living while others who are favorites will get showered with rewards and accolades.
    Beware: Tenant Coordination Executives practice corporate bullying and encourage their management staff to do the same... and they do. Tenant Coordinators do not coordinate tenants, they are upper management's crash test dummies. Upper management will do their best to make you crash and then call you a dummy.
    Remember, HR is a department that exists to protect the company, not the employees. HR will make that very apparent, if you ever go to them with an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees equally and with respect.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "While the company is an industry leader, management cares only about the bottom line and not the people that make it all"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    SPG owns and operates many of the nations top retail destinations. They are truly an innovative industry leader. David Simon has an excellent understanding of Wall Street. The company is financially solid.

    Cons

    You are expected to work long hours and put the job ahead of family or personal pursuits. There is no work life balance. Upper management leads by intimidation tactics. Your job is always in jeopardy.

    Advice to Management

    Take a moment to thank the people that make it all possible. They are all on your team, but you have lost immeasurable talent because people will only put up with it for so long before they leave.


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