EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES Employee Reviews

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Hostile work environment w/ HORRIBLE pay
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Boise, IDJuly 24, 2018
I learned how to work face to face with customers and how to code bills. Community manager is terrible, goes off on you for things that aren't even part of your job description. They make you do the dirty work when it comes to upset/angry residents instead of them dealing with them directly. Their excuse is that their too busy and it's a waste of their time. It's a very stressful job, but can be rewarding when you go the extra mile to hep a current/future resident. The regional manager is nice and great to work with, but I rarely see him because he is always traveling. Those are the only positive things I can say at this point.
Pros
Steady job
Cons
Low pay, Manager has erratic behavior and is a control freak
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Stressful, stressful, stressful!!!
Membership Specialist (Former Employee) –  Advance, NCJuly 23, 2018
Not a good company to work for. Poor management, long hours, stressful environment, unrealistic performance expectations. Job requirements seem to change daily.
Pros
get to meet and interact with lots of nice campers
Cons
management, compensation, hours
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Good part time work.
Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLJuly 18, 2018
I worked at this company full time. The pay is generally low and there is little room for advancement. If you are looking for a part time income, this could be a good option.
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A depressing angry and usupportive environment
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Palm Desert, CAJune 24, 2018
I have worked sense the age of fourteen and in that time, I have never come across a more hostile and miserable group of workers from the Rangers to Management, the working envirment at ELS was unprofessional and completly toxic. A waisted rung on my career ladder.
Pros
FT Employment
Cons
FT Employment
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Look Somewhere else
IS Services Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 20, 2018
IF your not a VP your Ideas and experience don't matter. If you like a life work balance go somewhere else. Policies and procedures or in place but never followed.
Cons
If your not a VP you don't Matter
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Upper management could care less
Community Manager (Former Employee) –  Myrtle Beach, SCJune 19, 2018
They only care about the money they are making from the property. The employees don't count. There is no loyalty to hard work and dedication. They take the opinions of the residents over the manager without even asking the manager Be careful and don't turn your back.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, ungrateful residents who lie, a company that only cares about the dollar.
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Comfortable Work Space with room for improvement.
Part Time Front Desk Administrator (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, FL 34788June 19, 2018
I enjoyed working at Equity LifeStyle Property. I enjoyed promoting the business and special events. I worked closely with the Sales Manager. I further enjoyed assisting the new Home Buyers and welcoming them to the community.
Pros
Team work and Building
Cons
Consider convicted felons who has paid their debt to society for over 10 years.
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the fish rots from the head
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  NYJune 16, 2018
The biggest issues with this company is (I believe) at the corporate level. The offices are understaffed, especially for the size of the park. They don't maintain the properties to a sufficient level, cut budgets, underpay the staff, then expect the employees to deal with the residents, many of whom have very valid complaints. The environment is stressful; not very pleasant to deal with. Too many inconsistencies with policies and procedures.
Pros
easy commute
Cons
several
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Great Park now with much better management
Recreation Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Amboy, ILApril 17, 2018
I have been a camper and Yogi Bear campground for 20 years. Love it like my second home. The relationships and experiences i have had not only from working there but from camping, are life long memories.
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Relaxed work environment
FP&A Intern (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 16, 2018
Employees are encouraged to dress comfortably (yet still presentably), there are frequent HR sponsored office events for team building and improving overall company culture, and opportunities to speak with the CEO.
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terrible
Property Manager (Former Employee) –  Lockport, NYApril 16, 2018
before you make the move, make sure you do your research you can do better somewhere else not enough capital is put in to the properties to make the residents less angry about increases in lot rent. understaffed and they make you accountable for things out of your control
Pros
Avoid
Cons
Lots
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The Job
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 29, 2018
The job can be boring on some days, and absolutely crazy on others. It's like going from 0-60 in the blink of an eye. I think this company could pay their employees more money instead of lining their own pockets.
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Wouldnt reccommend
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLJanuary 4, 2018
Selling a manufactured home is nearly impossible when financing is involved. Unless you have the perfect clients who are willing to pay cash, most deals don't go through. The pay is not high enough without commission to make it worth it. No real room for higher positions.
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Not bad, but definitely could make some changes for the better
Community Manager (Former Employee) –  United StatesDecember 31, 2017
Some seem to get decent training, while other say they don't. Seems to be inconsistent on that level. There was no micro managing which was great. Didn't feel like there was a lot of room for advancement. Generous paid time off and sick time.
Pros
Vacation time, sick time, paid holidays.
Cons
Health insurance too expensive, not a lot of room for advancement.
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The company was very poor in employee compensation
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Zephyrhills, FLNovember 19, 2017
It was made know at the start of the interview that you would never get a raise or maybe a 1% but not likely.
Sometimes the pace was quick, which I liked and sometimes, in the summer months, it was very slow.
Pros
Great hours and love most of the residents
Cons
Poor pay
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Not much to say
Corporate Director of Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL 60606November 8, 2017
Dress code is casual. Learn what you can. Put in a couple of years, make connections and use this experience to open other doors. Not a place to spend your whole career.
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Often stressful but rewarding
Community Manager (Current Employee) –  Manheim, PAOctober 27, 2017
Often stressful but rewarding. Family atmosphere. Corporate needs to have more first hand knowledge of the RV and camping world. Better marketing and advertising.
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Great People, having a great time.
Community Manager (Current Employee) –  PA Dutch CountryOctober 26, 2017
Enjoyed all aspects of ELS and PAD campground. Looking for an RV park to manage in the southern region.

Love seeing the customers happy and making great memories for families for year to come.
Pros
Great place to work
Cons
Winter
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Overall a Great Place to Work
Corporate Office (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 21, 2017
I started working at ELS 6 months ago. I am enjoying the collaborative culture and feel there is opportunity to make a a real impact on the company. There is a recognized need to build more of a bridge between corporate and property employees, and I have already seen positive changes being made, including learning and development conferences for Property Managers.
Pros
Stable company, collaborative environment, opportunities for career growth.
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Google docs and demands and young corporate geeks
Guess (Former Employee) –  Guess Place, NMOctober 11, 2017
They get 12 hours out of an 8 hour day, every day. Never enough time to catch up or complete the workload.
Very poor training for managers, large staff turnover and they offer no time for you to get out of the office to train because of the demands of the job.
The residents are bitter, hateful and angry, the older they are the worse they get. Lets face it, it is their last chance at a home. Living in a run down trailer and paying high rent.

Corporate is run by young 20 year old geeks fresh out of college who create more work for community/resort mangers with more spread sheets and google docs and end of the day deadlines. They misinterpret emails and get very upset if you say NO.

A typical day is walk through the office door, phone ringing off the hook, complaints about the state of the parks and enforcing the rules which everyone ignores and the high rents. Residents shouting abuse, slamming the phone down, storming in the office. Verbal insults and ignorance.
The most exhausting job ever, no gratitude for the hours you put in.
The best part of the job is leaving at the end of the day.
Pros
I get to go home at the end of the day and live in a real house
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