Equity Residential
2.8 of 5 110 reviews
www.equityapartments.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Smart, Hardworking People....

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Equity Residential

ProsI work in the corporate office in Chicago, and love working for EQR. I'm a long term employee (10+ years), and have no plans to leave. Most of the leaders are smart, hardworking, and approachable. Culture is casual, yet fast paced and keeps me interested and challenged. More junior level employees are given the chance to work on really high level work, and are recognized for their contribution. I feel that all of the corporate teams work well together, and there is a true sense of it being a "group effort". I also love that we have gotten much better at remembering what our corporate role is--ensuring that our on site staff can do their jobs well and feel supported.

ConsI sometimes wonder if there is any strategy involved with how people are paid--talking with co-workers, it seems that different rules apply to everyone. Although the vacation and paid time off is decent, my vacation is less here than it was when I was working for another larger firm headquartered in Chicago. I also feel that we are sometimes slow to adapt to technology & how today's workforce wants to work--it's gotten better in the last year, but I still feel like we lag behind comparable companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing....continue to promote the team atmosphere and fun around the office.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not sure anymore company is changing

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Equity Residential full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Ok pay and benifits if you know someone. Cons: Be careful with this company. What they give you they can take it right back and will. No matter how hard you work… Advice to Senior Management: Get more engaged ! No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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No Brain Required, all you need is the right hook up!

Leasing Consultant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Equity Residential full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Looks really good on your resume. You can meet some… Cons: Lets keep it simple. The ONLY way to get promoted in NY/NJ is to have "thee" hook up. If you do not have this hook-up,… Advice to Senior Management: Y'all need a serious reality check. Go sit some of the buildings and see how miserable you have made your superstar employees. Give us back… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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