Essex Property Trust

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3 people found this helpful  

I work as an assistant manager at an apartment complex

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Essex Property Trust full-time

Pros

The company provides a lot of corporate support to ensure that its employees are able to succeed in their positions. The company shows that it values its employees through great benefits (ie medical, 401k, dry cleaning/milage/rent allowances, ETO)

Cons

Salaries are generous for the property management industry, but overall this is an underpaid industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management is great, I love this company. However, the company (and industry as a whole) would benefit from a more skilled/educated workforce, but they are unable to offer the wages to obtain that kind of quality.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    it's okay to start, but not for a long time

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    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Essex Property Trust full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good training programs
    friendly maintenance staff overrall

    Cons

    alot of politics in higher management.
    change the commission system against the employees

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad company to work for, but there are a few flaws.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Leasing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Leasing in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Essex Property Trust

    Pros

    -Decent pay/commission based compensation structure.
    -Some flexibility with time off. If you need to take vacation you can ask employees from sister properties to cover for you.
    -Bonuses offered to lease longstanding vacant apartments.
    -Sense of team spirit.
    -Professional environment.
    -They reimburse you for laundry (Essex apparel only)
    -Good experience.
    -Job security (so long as you meet your goals of course)

    Cons

    They overwork employees. There is not enough staff. I refuse to believe they can't find people to hire. They just milk their employees and expect the same high level of work output with only 3/5th the staff. They hire and promote people who are related to or are friends with a current employees. Not a huge con but they do this a lot and then end up hiring relatively incompetent/under qualified people.
    Huge salary cuts recently, while, I'm sure upper management saw raises.
    They try to squeeze every last penny out of residents from their security deposit to make up for vacancy loss caused by their own ill model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop raising rents obnoxiously! Tenants leave and then we have apartments stay vacant for months, suffer vacancy loss, only to reduce the rate and rent them out at even lower rates than what the previous tenants were paying! It makes no sense! The problem is the current software we are using to generate pricing!
    The leasing staff has the power to keep your residents happy, rent and increase revenue. Please don't be cheap and hire sufficient staff so that the job can be done right.

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