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Westfield Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Company pays wells from my understanding during my time and have good benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • Had the opportunity to get to know so many great people (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Company is in silos Hard to know what is going on You are thrown in a cage not good work/life balance lots of stress (in 9 reviews)

  • I've also heard that other Departments have a somewhat high turnover rate, so be forewarned (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Entry Level Employee - 2 years of experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Creative work environment and talented coworkers

    Cons

    Upper management and lower employees can often be disconnected. Can also be a lack of accountability


  2. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westfield full-time

    Pros

    Provided you with lots of fancy tools.

    Cons

    No constructive feedback during reviews

  3. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Ambassador in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Ambassador in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westfield full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great environment
    - The company doesn't set you up for failure with anything
    - Very professional company with great amenities
    - Job itself strengthens your experience with retail and hospitality

    Cons

    - Work hours
    - Working at flagship center also means parking where our guests park (rather busy)


  4. "Hope things have changed."

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westfield full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Liked participating in annual fundraiser on Santa Monica Pier. Enjoyed cameraderie with other admins,

    Cons

    HR very plainly not there to support employees but operating as a separate arm of the legal department. Different rules/cultures in different departments, led to resentment. As admins our jobs were always at risk due to palace intrigue at CLevel

    Advice to Management

    Micromanaging departments from afar is unsettling to those in the environment.


  5. "Advantageous Opportunist"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Westfield full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is always looking ahead to see what the future holds in property management/retail. Great benefits and endless recreational, rapport building, career building, and stress relieving programs.

    Cons

    All of the cons are currently being worked on to develop a better company, so there are none to be stated.

    Advice to Management

    Create a testing environment for potential employees prior to hiring them. Also a personality test such as DISC assessments should be used.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Do It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Westfield (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was great working in a mall, getting to know the merchants, when sales were, employee discounts, lots of excitement.

    Cons

    They'll work you into the ground. Overheard a VP tell a relative (also working for Westfield) that "that's what we do (name), we bring them in young and work them into the ground". Old Boys network. Job overtakes home life. Manager wanted me there early and then work late and then come BACK to check/close up any vacant spaces. (all on a strict 8 hr day pay)Lots of alliances and backstabbing. OK if you want to learn how to step on people to get ahead, but not my scene.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people - they'll do MORE for you if they feel valued, not as unappreciated cogs in the machine.


  7. "Senior Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westfield full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, Great opportunities, great career growth

    Cons

    nothing at this point really.

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Westfield (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    No path for advancement. Insuffiently staffed for the amount of work product to complete daily.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to become more familiar with the administrative work being done in order to manage effectively.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Westfield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    excellent brand, smart organization, tech savvy

    Cons

    Too many contract employees - a lot of churn

    Advice to Management

    gig economy will never create loyal employees


  10. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Century City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westfield full-time

    Pros

    big forward thinking company; great benefits package

    Cons

    open office environment; current instability in the mall markets

    Advice to Management

    continue cultivating a team driven work atmosphere


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