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Westfield Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  • 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)

  • There are not much cons besides for a high turnover rate for employees (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "VP Tenant Coordination"

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

    I have been working at Westfield full-time

    Pros

    Great Team to work with

    Cons

    Heavy workload, teams spread thin

    Advice to Management

    encourage work life balance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Escondido, CA

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

    Pros

    Work is never boring, always something to do and it's always different. Fun job to have if you enjoy solving problems.

    Cons

    Not too many complaints other than the facts that this company like all big companies are making a very big effort and universal push to lower the pay increases of the lower paid employees instead of focussing at least as much attention to limiting overhead costs and overpaid employees.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people who work hard and are good at what they do or you will not find good people to work you, and eventually it will impact your business plan negatively.


  3. "IT Department - Undisclosed Title"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Century City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Happy Hour / Social Friday. Friendly people outside of IT Department. They pay well since there is much expected of you.

    Cons

    Too many Chiefs; not enough Indians. There's a reason why Westfield has gone through 3 different CIOs within the last 3 years. The IT Department has too much turn over. Too many cooks spoils the broth. I've also heard that other Departments have a somewhat high turnover rate, so be forewarned.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers and less delegates. Lead positions are more effective than having a Supervisor and Director of same Team. Not to mention cheaper!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing pipeline of projects and great hard working people.

    Cons

    Long hours, little work life balance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Westfield"

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

    I worked at Westfield full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary was reasonable and 401K match was good.

    Cons

    HR is for management only. If you work in a Center outside the corporate office you are not recognized. Center Management can make up lies about your performance and have you terminated without justication.GM has terrible reputation for wrongful terminations, gossip and back-stabbing is a regular occurrence by Center Management. Favoritism even toward unqualified employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take a better look at who you've entrusted to run your Center.


  7. "part-time driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Westfield Ctr, OH
    Current Employee - Driver in Westfield Ctr, OH

    I have been working at Westfield part-time

    Pros

    have met several really good folks there over the years

    Cons

    none I of which I am aware

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "commercial real estate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westfield full-time

    Pros

    great office and environment for work

    Cons

    corporate and sometimes a little stuffy


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a lot of thanks... Top down management culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westfield full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great to work with so many different kinds of people, extremely diverse when working at the property level. When top management stayed out of the property level it was a great place to work, fun events, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Top management runs the company by spreadsheets and has no clue what it's like to work at the property level. Work/life balance is awful. At the mall level, employees pretty much live there and top management does not care about them. Low pay unless you work at a premium mall. Very clannish, a bit like high school. The company only cares about making money and doesn't care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    No one is going to malls any longer, the business model that you have now is dying. There are some great ideas that happen at the property level but you'll need to actually listen.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westfield (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly respected REIT that invests in new technology and high level projects.

    Cons

    There is constant turnover of senior management, in five years we had three CEO's, all from Australia. Unfortunately they did not have a clear understanding of the American consumer. Decisions are made with no regard for the employees, only what is financially expedient.

    Advice to Management

    People matter, do not buy properties you cannot afford.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Design & Construction Executive Assistant / Project Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design & Construction Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Design & Construction Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They can sometimes provide flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor HR operation, poor communication.



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