Essex Property Trust

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You Get What You Give

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Essex Property Trust

Pros

I have worked in the industry for over 12 years and have spent half of my years with Essex. I have had ample opportunities to grow within the organization and have been able to actively contribute to the company. Essex looks for "can do attitude" people who are willing to communicate issues, ideas and ways of improving our overall business. One thing that really attracted me to the company was the tenure of the leadership team and various employees throughout the organization. The company makes you feel like you are an investment rather than a number or job title. The more you invest, by way of effort, in the company the more they invest in you. The property manager, regional managers and division leaders are really committed to improving the way we do our business. And we are growing! Many of our corporate departments have added support to improve things. So glad to see better systems in place as when I started we were on a DOS based computer system, little marketing support, no classes and little capital and maintenance support. Now that has all changed. And for the better. Before we were expected to do it all on our own and now there are support systems/departments in place.

Cons

Anyone and everyone who is going to reflect on a company will have things they would like to see different. I'll let my supervisor know what we can improve on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep us in the know and continue to communicate to us! It's great to see you out at the sites, on webcasts and at company events.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Take the good with the bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager

    I have been working at Essex Property Trust

    Pros

    Advance quickly if you show that you're capable
    Many communities in close proximity

    Cons

    Essex expects employees to know their residents very well but they transfer them from property to property so frequently that it's nearly impossible. Managers are expected to know their properties and residents but they don't trust on our opinions on what will make our residents happy and retain them. They generally see their residents as money instead of people and at times they make decisions that anger the residents, but expect us to take responsibility and act as though they were our decisions. The majority of my residents don't think that Essex is a very moral company, and they tell me so frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Creating the communities people call home" You should stay true to this and stop sacrificing service and your residents for money. Upper management has very little idea of the day to day happenings of a community. If you're constantly pressuring your employees to make the company more money, try passing on the success of Essex to them.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding Chaotic Challenge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cant Say in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Cant Say in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Essex Property Trust

    Pros

    Corporate Salary is competitive
    Recognition
    Good Benefits
    Flexibiity

    Cons

    Disgruntled staff
    Harried Execs
    Disorganized and messy offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your Corporate Culture
    Transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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