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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)

  • Upper management does not care about lower level field employees, they make major decisions without asking the field levels opinion (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Consumer marketing at its best."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing and Business Development in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing and Business Development in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely fast paced company. There is never a boring day. You can gain incredible experience in all channels of marketing.

    Cons

    SPG is a publicly traded company, so ebitda is all that matters. Drive up revenue and manage expenses to the extreme. Expect long hours a and working holidays and weekends. Staff is stretched to thin. CEO one of the highest paid in the world.


  2. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edgewater Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edgewater Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at one of their mall locations in Long Island, NY and it was a pleasant place to work, stress free, and an awesome team. If I had not moved I'd still be there.

    Cons

    I personally do not have any cons


  3. 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


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Cheap,Cheap, Cheap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Northeast, NY
    Current Employee - Management in Northeast, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Property Group full-time

    Pros

    Hopefully the "name" will get you a better job elsewhere

    Cons

    They make it sound great when they hire you. Low pay for all management positions. Trying to hire qualified people for the job they expect is difficult because they do not want to pay for the talent that is truly required. People I interviewed laughed at me when I told them the salary I could offer for positions that I need to fill.
    Upper leadership is only concerned with themselves and their bonuses and they will make you suffer to make sure they get their money (malls and centers would go without key leadership positions to "save money" and to get their bonus, while the leaders at the mall, busted their backs to keep the places running, picking up the slack for the unfilled position). Recognition is almost non-existent.
    They will also cut corners anywhere and everywhere they can. As a business, I understand that you need to make money. But when your property is making over $100,000 more than budget, they still want you to cut back--again because they need to make sure they are getting their $$. Oh and be ready to be at their beckoned call at all times. Day off, plans---nope, if they need something from you, it's right now---drop everything!
    Simon is beginning to be a monopoly and it is understandable you might want to work for the biggest----but this is certainly not the best--by far!
    Only work here if you need "a name" on your resume. You will be disappointed in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying people for what you truly want. Tell Regional leadership and above to stop micro managing people and let them run the business you hired them for.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Worst Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Matching 401K, I can't think of any other pros.

    Cons

    Poor management, unrealistic expectations, little pay, heavy workload, impossible deadlines. You are on your own. Corporate, HR and anyone in management will not stick up for you. You will always be in the wrong. Two positions were eliminated and I was expected to take on the extra work and then written up because I couldn't meet the deadlines. While my boss got a promotion with the money saved from eliminating these positions. This is the worst company and manager I have ever worked for. Very low morale in the office. DO NOT work for Simon.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and reward hard working employees. Don't take all the credit yourself.


  7. "Poor Company Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northeast, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northeast, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Location was convenient and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor management; poor company culture; very re-active; high turnover and lack of investment in employees goals.

    Advice to Management

    Create a company culture that exhibits integrity and alignment with your stated values yet not followed.


  8. "Good Group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked here for the summer as a customer service representative. Competitive pay and nice working facility. New shopping center led to high morale.

    Cons

    My coworkers were unreliable and there was heavy turnover on the staff. Customers were disrespectful and you were often understaffed at peak times.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and maintain the facilities well. Overall, good summer job for a student in high school just looking for pocket money.


  9. "Guest Service Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Simon Property Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work at

    Cons

    Some customers are extremely rude

    Advice to Management

    Give more incentives at each mall, instead of mall vs. mall competitions.


  10. "GSR - Great Start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services Representative in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Services Representative in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to start out, especially while in school.
    Exposure to customer service skills that can help you in the long run.

    Cons

    The pay is not very well, but again this is a starting position, so there isn't much that you can do.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Simon Property Group full-time

    Pros

    Best position I had as an administrative assistant.

    Cons

    I was employed under management of the original owner. They were great employers

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the Mel and Herbert Simon philosophy.


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