Equity Residential Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
188 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.5
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Equity Residential President, CEO, and Trustee David J. Neithercut
David J. Neithercut
120 Ratings

Pros
  • You have a wonderful work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Equity Residential has great benefits (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management views you as being replaceable (in 21 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be very challenging in some departments or some locations (in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

188 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Best Property Management Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Competitive Salary
    -Tiered and competitive commission structure
    -Good health benefits and matching 401k up to 4%
    -Great job security and loyalty to employees
    -10 ways to be a winner: allows challenging opinions and respects yours
    -400+ communities to choose from in the U.S.
    -12 different states

    Cons

    -Raises are based on the cost of the employee not the cost of living
    -Raises are not substantial
    -Leasing Consultants receive no end of year bonus

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the Leasing Consultants who are paying your bills. Leasing consultants, although many, are few and far between who truly value your company, your own company values, and who see a future with your company. Provide your Leasing consultants with an end of year bonus; especially if they hit their monthly sales quotas most months. We work extremely hard and appreciate he recognition, but money pays our bills just like yours. Leasing consultants who are without concierge and CSA assistance should be paid more than LC's with that assistance. Raises are crucial to an employees sense of fulfillment and sense of value with the company, keep us, don't lose us over a few dollars. All in all, I appreciate this company and value my work and this companies goals.


  2. The best company I work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Service Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I miss then I hope they comeback.

    Cons

    Great benefit,great pay good people always be # 1


  3. Great company with a work home balance ethic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Knew how important family is. Advancement opportunities. Training classes. Bonuses. Benefits. Happy employees/happy residents.

    Cons

    Even though they knew family was important, families were not included in celebrations. Felt left in the cold at the end.

    Advice to Management

    Return to the focus on the site employees. Without happy healthy staff you have unhappy residents and less chance of resident retention. When your staff are long time employees, don't turn your back on them. You instilled a wonderful work ethic and quality product and service in us so much so that it is difficult to obtain same position within another company. Most don't want to take the time.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Leasing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Residential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment to be in

    Cons

    Challenging to move up at times


  6. Community Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees, every changing and improving

    Cons

    If you don't like busy it's not the place for you

    Equity Residential Response

    Jun 25, 2015Operations Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoy working at Equity!


  7. Average

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Residential

    Pros

    They have some good bennies

    Cons

    They sure could pay better

    Equity Residential Response

    Jun 25, 2015Operations Specialist

    We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience at Equity. As you mentioned, we offer great benefits to our employees and consider those, as well as salaries and performance bonuses, to ... More


  8. Great Company to work for overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Community Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall I am happy to work for Equity. This company is full of opportunity and if you prove yourself easy to move up. They keep us engaged and training is great.

    Cons

    The only down side so far for me is the Employee discount. I feel they penny pinch a little too much with employees. If the rent discount cannot be higher (the New York Market specifically) at least the other fees, such as parking, pets (maybe a small deposit is necessary), amenity fees can be waived or discounted more than it is. We are paid fairly however, not enough to really be able to truly afford living in an Equity Property comfortably. I believe it is a benefit that we live in our Properties, especially Managers.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been great for me.

    Equity Residential Response

    Jun 17, 2015Operations Specialist

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We're delighted that your experience at Equity Residential has been an enjoyable one. We also appreciate your thoughtful feedback regarding our employee ... More


  9. Community Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, growth potential, housing discount, Good pay, growth potential, housing discount, Good pay, growth potential, housing discount, Good pay, growth potential, housing discount

    Cons

    I just wish this company wasn't all about politics. If someone in upper management doesn't like you - good luck getting promoted. Hopefully they'll figure out soon why everyone in the NYC market is leaving

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people. We are not a number. Get to know everyone's strengths and weaknesses and help us. Stop giving the wrong people the better opportunities ... Oh stop being cheap


  10. Consistent and Successful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Efficiency - all information to be successful is made available to you.
    Advancement - many properties in the area, so you have the opportunity for promotion - if you take extra responsibility and produce positive results.
    Support Groups - a department for marketing, training, financial services, procurement, utility services, legal, etc; so you have resources to reach out to if you need direction/assistance.
    EQR knows how to run a property. They are very successful at running a business.

    Cons

    You have so many support groups, so you don't need to learn a lot of items that are involved with running a business or real estate. You are somewhat specialized; however, it is a positive if you prefer to focus on a certain task and be successful with it.

    Equity Residential Response

    Jun 17, 2015Operations Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your experiences and feedback. We are always seeking ways to give our teams the resources and support to be effective, efficient, and successful.

    As you mentioned, our
    ... More


  11. Office Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Residential

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Create more specific job descriptions.

    Equity Residential Response

    Jun 8, 2015Operations Specialist

    We are delighted that you have had such a great experience at Equity. Thank you for your suggestion on the job descriptions. We will review them to see where we have opportunity to improve.



Showing 188 of 191 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.