Equity Office Properties

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Equity Office Properties Reviews

21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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Thomas F. August
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    Positive, great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Equity Office Properties full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Management is caring. Great benefits, compensation is fair. Good way to get a start in private equity - company is owned by Blackstone. Time off is flexible.

    Cons

    For certain positions the career path seems constrained. No formal training programs in place. Limited turnover at higher levels, makes it difficult to advance..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need way to retain promising employees.

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    Positive Outlook
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Equity Office Properties Interviews

Updated May 13, 2014
Updated May 13, 2014

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Equity Office Properties.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with HR. It was very structured, because the interviewer was reading me questions and writing down my responses. All the questions were pretty basic though. The interviewer couldn't answer any questions I had about the job unfortunately.

    Second round was at the office. I met with three people. First, the director, who filled me in on the type of person they are looking for and answered all the questions I had very truthfully. Some of the answers I was given surprised me, as they made the company sound unappealing. This person did not ask me any questions, which I found strange. The second person was pleasant and just asked some basic questions. They seemed very focused on having ARGUS experience. The third person I met really threw me off. Everyone was very pleasant but the last person was not. I feel as if this person had just been recently promoted to manager because they spent almost the entire time we were speaking bragging. This person mentioned that they were a manager 3 or 4 times within the 20 minutes we were meeting, and proceeded to brag about many things that did not even relate to the job. It was a confusing experience.

    I was excited going into the interview process and generally had an okay experience, but was confused by the end of the process. One of the people I met with acted unprofessionally, but overall it was a very laid back process.

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Website www.equityoffice.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1 to 5 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Real Estate
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable

All else being equal, Equity Office is one of the largest commercial landlords in the US. The company owns 400 buildings with more than 59 million sq. ft. of premiere Class A office space in the country's top markets, including Boston, Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Northern California. Equity Office has experience with major renovations and developments. It also handles large corporate leases. Former chairman Sam "Grave Dancer" Zell founded Equity Office in 1976. The company is now owned by The Blackstone Group.

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