Essex Property Trust
Essex Property Trust Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Property Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at Essex Property Trust in April 2014.
Interview Details – This was a job fair and all the Essex staff were very friendly and welcoming. I was met and interviewed by a regional manager who was also gracious. The interview was focused on what I could do for the company as it grows, not so much a review of my past experience. This seemed like a very efficient approach.
Interview Question – The questions were more of a higher level perspective and I was prepared with having done research. Nothing was dificult. Answer Question
Community Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Essex Property Trust.
Interview Details – I had an interview with a woman regional supervisor for Essex. She and I had a 45 min long phone interview, then she requested I come in for a one on one in person interview at the actual property located in Hemet. We went through basic property management scenarios, and how I would handle each situation. After 45-1 hour, she requested I come back the next Tuesday at 3 PM, for a final interview with another member of upper management. I showed up on that Tuesday at 3 PM as she requested, only to have her tell me in a very rude and unprofessional manner, that she never scheduled an interview with me. I showed her the hand written document she handed me with the appointment date and time in her handwriting, and she made a scene in front of the entire office. She said "I never called you back so obviously I was not interested". I was aghast at her unprofessional attitude and behavior. I had taken an entire day off of work and drove over an hour and half for an interview she scheduled and she forgot all about it. I told her I was no longer interested in working for a company that conducted themselves in this fashion, and left the office. I feel I dodged a major bullet and I'm thankful I saw how upper management treats employees and prospective employees.
Interview Question – General property management scenarios, and how you would handle them. If you are experienced in this industry, you will have no problem with the questions. Answer Question
Corporate Accountant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Essex Property Trust in July 2012.
Interview Details – I Met three person in the company, from senior accountant to accounting supervisor. It took about 2 hours.
Interview Question – there was a short test, not very hard but be prepared. Answer Question
Property Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Essex Property Trust in June 2012.
Interview Details – Walked in to a Job Fair, reception staff very pleasant and friendly. Had an open and pleasant conversation about my previous experience. We covered: skills, conflict resolution skills, likes, dislikes, computer skills, management style. Had several "situational" questions.
After doing an online test. Two parts: 1. Math & Logic 2. Personality Test
First one was timed and somewhat difficult as I didn't expect questions like that. Second was not timed, but very repetitive (same question was asked multiple times just differently worded).
Then second 1:1 interview was 2 weeks later. Very detailed (90 minutes). The answer was to come in another 2 weeks... Unfortunately, didn't get it...
Leasing Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Essex Property Trust in May 2008.
Interview Details – it really depends on who you meet. there is no standard.
Very Easy Interview
Leasing Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
The process took 5 days - interviewed at Essex Property Trust in July 2010.
Interview Details – My interviewer was also my boss. She did a superb job at asking me questions that mattered. She offered me the job after a series of 3 interviews. 1st with her, then the assistant manager and lastly a phone interview with her boss. I was very satisfied with the entire process.
Interview Question – Give me an example of a difficult situation in your previous job and explain how you resolved it. Answer Question
Assistant Property Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at Essex Property Trust.
Interview Details – The first time I went the questions was general. When I left the company and tried to get rehired I,ve been applying now for 2 month and get no response from anyone.
Interview Question – What are your expectations from a company? View Answer
Assistant Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Essex Property Trust.
Interview Details – Applied through company website and got a call from the Hiring Manager. Asked me a few questions on the phone and scheduled an interview in two days.
Interview Question – What were your day to day responsibilities at this position on your resume. View Answer