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Brookfield Properties Reviews

Updated 9 July, 2018
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Brookfield Properties President, CEO, and Director Ric Clark
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  • "You have to make your own work/life balance, own your time and set boundaries" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Employees often work long hours on weekdays and weekends" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Worth the super extra effort"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Intelligent, hard-working, shrewd co-workers. Very little politics and everyone is open about what they're working on; everyone has a common goal. Kitchen is stocked with soup and excellent coffee and fridge has juice/pop. Office supplies aplenty. Excellent place to learn because you will be doing the job of four people at other organizations.

    Cons

    Open concept - there are no offices for anyone (even the CEO). Meeting rooms are in short supply. Not a good company for someone who wants to coast through their career - the job will be demanding and the environment is constantly changing. Top management runs the company and HR hasn't changed in 20 years. Compensation is low compared to other real estate companies.

    Advice to Management

    Try and retain your high performers by paying them a little more money. Otherwise, people will take their experience and go to the competitor.


  2. "Dead end"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Properties full-time

    Pros

    Free parking. Easy going company

    Cons

    No room for advancement. People are looked at as numbers

  3. "Excellent Company"

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

    Pros

    Very positive work environment and great team spirit. They foster growth and promote from within whenever possible. Relocations are also possible should an opening be available.

    Cons

    If you can't work with protocols (being a public company) this isn't for you.


  4. "Love my job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment & strong collaboration amongst the property team;
    Support & opportunities for growth;
    HR is proactive & supportive in helping me deal with staffing;
    Have lots of autonomy once trust is built;
    Supports my professional development with honest constructive feedback from my manager.

    Cons

    Open office environment can be very distracting;
    Computer networks are terrible and IT call centre is terrible;
    Could do a better job of communicating regional staff changes.

    Advice to Management

    Formally announce staff changes and encourage more consistency amongst all of the properties.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly staff who are team orientated.
    - HR has a great presence and are always available
    - Lots of opportunities for growth
    - Corporate always communicates with staff ensuring you are part of the bigger picture
    - Great benefits and work/ life balance

    Cons

    - Technology is really bad. Computers are slow and programs don’t work well.
    - Difficult to change/ improve any processes as long term staff prefer old ways and aren't flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Some new programs and improvements to processes could really help make us run more effectively and efficiently.


  6. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Brookfield Properties (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were really great caring people.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement within the company.


  7. "Very Good"

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    Current Employee - Power Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Power Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent training
    Great pay for Power Engineers
    No night shift required
    Rotating shifts that I enjoy
    Upper Management very accessible
    Furthering your Education is encouraged
    Very strong company financially

    Cons

    Training could be better
    Health and dental Benefits are lacking
    Lazy, non team people seldom managed

    Advice to Management

    Great company overall , my experience has been very good. Health benefits could stand some improvement
     Creation of an on cite Wellness Center for each building would be very beneficial. Employees need education that effect they're health and a place to get active, sitting is the new smoking.
    Most larger companies have them now and they are pretty much the norm, used both as a retention tool and display a caring attitude to the employees they are a very welcome addition to any workplace.

  8. "Brookfield Properties treats employees well"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance and Operations in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Maintenance and Operations in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are treated very well. Recognition is given to outstanding employees and everyone's input into company policy and operations is always considered.

    Cons

    Promotion can be difficult depending on your field of work

    Advice to Management

    Change the on-call portion of maintenance workers.


  9. "Development Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookfield Properties full-time

    Pros

    International experience, solid group, proud to an employee.

    Cons

    Reconcile some conceptual international differences.


  10. "It's a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Collaboration Lead Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Collaboration Lead Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookfield Properties full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The view was amazing as you get to see both the NYC harbor and freedom tower/ WTC from your office. Brookfield does have the great way to showcase their A class architecture to the world, and the team was very supportive and welcoming.

    Cons

    Management sees you as a number. Have had outsourced overall IT without any prior notice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees on the same page, not a number.


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