Good people but senior management has little regard for departments that don't bring in revenue -- those are seen as dispensable.
Field Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 25, 2017
Day to day work was uninspiring, with little empowerment to make local decisions. Budget was reduced by more than half in the five years that I was in the position. The marketing department was forced to justify our jobs on a daily basis.
This job has been a very long time ago I must say, so from what I can remember it seemed to have been okay. I worked in the Management Office across from the Security Office. Everyone seemed to get along well and had laughs
IT Technical Specialist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 1, 2017
The company provided great benefits, but training was lacking. Typical day included servicing calls and emails from over 1,700 employees from 150 locations all over the united states with a wide variety of tech support issues.
Management were fair and knowledgeable. Many perks to the jobs like special outings to celebrate accomplished company goals. The job workload was heavy but doable. Much support in meeting established dead lines.
Group Business Development Representative (Current Employee) – Lynnwood, WA – May 30, 2017
I enjoy working for GGP. At this time the majority of advancement opportunities are in the Chicago headquarters. In my time here I have learned about balancing multiple projects and coming up with creative solutions.
Marketing Manager Assistant (Former Employee) – Montclair, CA – April 28, 2017
I worked under the marketing manager part time while attending high school. I was able to make brochures for the marketing manager that were used for events that were held at the Montclair Plaza. I worked after school every day until the Montclair Plaza closed at 9:00, as they needed someone in the office until closing. I answered phones for the marketing manager and worked the switchboard for security after hours. I was the means of communication between the stores and the marketing manager whenever there were events to plan for.
I loved working with the store managers, making brochures on one of the first computers made and working late hours in a quiet office.
I love being an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. At GGP I interacted with customers and tenants. I would open the office in the am and close the office at the end of the day. Answered phones, handled customer issues. Accepted and processed rent payments. Ordered supplies for the office. Worked with the Security team, Maintenance and housekeeping team, helping with the support that was needed.
Strong culture and great people but opportunities limited
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 7, 2017
A lot has changed at GGP since the bankruptcy - the culture has greatly improved, I work with people I genuinely like and admire and the work life balance is excellent - I'm never there past 5:30. The problems I've encountered are the personnel decisions that are made are baffling - they'll let productive, knowledgeable people walk out the door while they'll promote people who just seem to walk around and chat all day. Also advancement opportunities are hard to come by - its a good place to go for experience but don't plan to move up the ladder quickly there unless you know someone. The compensation is what I call average - not bad but not overly generous either.
Great culture, cool people, work life balance
Limited opportunities for advancement, average compensation