Leasing Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 17, 2015
Worked in the leasing department supporting the sales and growth of the company. I enjoyed the friendly environment and participated in company supported social events that brought employees together as a team.
Treasury Analyst (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 31, 2015
This has been the best job I've had thus far. Management is pretty down to earth. Co-workers are fun to be around. Hardest part of the job is figuring out what to eat for lunch. Most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with.
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 25, 2015
It seems to have a high turnaround. Everyone seems to like working there, but they don't have a great model for measuring performance. You can do twice the amount of work, at triple the quality of anyone else, but you might still get sacked because of the tight knit politics in the office. Subsequently, you need to make some very high connections to stay employed past your first rookie mistakes. The IS department seems to be the most disorganized.
Owned and managed Shopping Centers and Office Properties
Sr Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – July 20, 2015
The company owned and managed shopping centers and office properties and is based out of Chicago. This company purchased the Rouse Company in 2004. They decided to outsource a lot of their work so in 2011 I was being laid off.
Security Systems Engineer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 6, 2015
During my time with GGP, I realized that the only thing I'll miss about the job is the pay.
I specialize in CCTV administration, project management and networking but when I arrived on my first day, I learned that I would be reporting to a guy who managed desktop security and had no concept of cameras or networking.
I constantly had to deal with the difficulty of balancing the contrasting priorities of Corporate Security and Information Services since the two departments refused to communicate to one another. I learned first hand what it feels to be "between a rock and a hard place" as I could never find a solution that would make both sides happy.
The second bomb was dropped on me when I learned that even though I was brought in to help manage the CCTV installations at their malls throughout the country, the IT department had no budget for me to travel. They wouldn't even pay for me to go get trained in the video management system that I was expected to support!
I did get the chance to work with some very talented people and formed some great relationships. But I will not miss the stress associated with working for such a mess of a company.
Paid Internship (Former Employee) – Gainesville – May 5, 2015
Responsible for managing and providing aid/ training on quality customer service to mall retail employees in order to increase mall traffic and generate larger sales. • Responsible for effectively manage, building, and updating different marketing campaigns for the Oaks Mall and its retailers specifically through new innovative social media platforms such as instagram and Facebook. • Assisted the Customer Service experience/ Marketing Manager in creating innovate and quality services available for customers in order to increase mall traffic rates and retail revenue. Services included: Personal Shopping, retail/tenant relationship , “look book” outfit ideas, birthday and holiday gifting ideas under different budgets, free faxing and wheel chair services ext. • Assisted General Mall Manager in holiday marketing research in order to understand, evaluate, and predict traffic/sales trends VS. Last year during the peak holiday season. • Gained quality experience on effective oral communication and marketing skills. • This internship allowed me to further develop my retail service skills through interaction and fundamental understanding of consumer psychology and motivation directly related to spending. By executing and conducting interviews and surveys I was able personally witness the significance that memorable quality customer service experiences has on rate of return rates and revenue spending per customer. • Responsible for fostering and maintaining communication ties between General growth properties mall management team and its tenants.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – West Coast – April 10, 2015
Enjoyable work environment at a company that takes the time to focus on core values and build the culture of the team. Forward thinking with constant change, good for some and for others it may be a nuisance.
Group Business Development Representative (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – April 8, 2015
As a leasing rep for two Regional indoor mall properties, I have the pleasure of working in a multi-cultural environment.
I enjoy meeting people who have not only a desire to work in this industry, but those who have a plan to fulfill their dreams and to succeed in their new mall business adventure.
Traveling throughout the five state region, canvassing and prospecting for new potential tenants at other mall properties is fun and challenging. Every year is a new experience....it's a review process, monitoring how better or worse the retail industry is faring.
Network Engineer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 18, 2015
I worked here as a short term contract (5 months) but I liked the environment here. Everyone here has a business mind and work together to get the job done. From my short time here I would recommend it.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Hoover, AL – March 11, 2015
GGP is a good company to work for. The benefits are wonderful. I would love the company to invest in me or give me opportunities to advance. I want to know my company wants to invest in my growth as much as I invest my time in doing the best job possible.
Account/Project Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 9, 2015
I loved working with the field marketing managers across 120 malls. They simply were the best talent to work with as they worked hard to meet customer expectations and generate repeat spending. I managed full service development and execution requests from the field marketing managers to facilitate an average of 50 live creative projects for B2B marketing, interactive - social media, out of home, digital billboards and animation videos, in store collateral and barricades.
strong talent in field marketing managers
not enough positive reinforcements from management.