Equity Residential Reviews

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Equity Residential President, CEO, and Trustee David J. Neithercut
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Pros
  • Equity Residential (EQR) is an emotionally intelligent organization that understands the value of work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Great training, great benefits, wonderful opportunities (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management can be very unresponsive especially if you are working onsite (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. This company is a great place to work for. The pay is good and they want to see you grow within the company as well

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Equity Residential

    Pros

    great pay, bonus, commission, the people you work for are so nice

    Cons

    only 1 weekend off out of the month

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great structure, great on a resume

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    Former Employee - Property Manager
    Former Employee - Property Manager

    I worked at Equity Residential

    Pros

    Structure, clear leadership, clear management

    Cons

    Micro managing, too many metrics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Career Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time

    Pros

    Large, stable company, Ability to promote within, Located in many different cities, Great training and support teams, Amazing product

    Cons

    Pay isn't based on merit and personal value to the company, High turnover, Long hours for salaried employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the opinions of the little people out in the field doing the work, Stop trying to pay the least amount possible to fill positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Community Manager - N. Cal

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    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager

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

    Pros

    Really good company. I have worked for them for years and have enjoyed all the different roles I have been in.

    Cons

    Local management is a mess. My regional manager just got promoted from and area manger which makes no sense. A little over ago she was working on a lease up for a few months and then they promoted her without seeing what she could do. The biggest issues with my supervisor is that she is never around and she never wants to get anything fixed on the property. Asking her to spend money is like pulling teeth. The running joke around the portfolio is if you need her stop off at the community she lives at and you will find her in bed or at the gym.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out where our Regional Manager is. I have had other managers in the past and I would see them three or four times a month and get phone calls and emails responded to. That's all I want back. Ask around and you will see this is a problem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant/Customer Support Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant/Customer Support Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great training, best in business; keeps you informed

    Cons

    schedule. holiday and PTO could improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about how the numbers are achieved than the number achieved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great pay, great benefits, FANTASTIC support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Amazing operations system, MRI that is customized and incredibly efficient. Great support for onsite teams.

    Cons

    No wiggle room to "do what's right" for our customers. Can't waive late fees for certain circumstances, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    I enjoy coming to work everyday. How many can say that? I love this company!

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    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager

    I have been working at Equity Residential

    Pros

    I feel valued and listened to.

    Cons

    The size of our company makes it challengin to know everyone, but I am working on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep insisting on feedback, it is great to ask all what they think.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Equity offers a career, not just a job!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equity Residential

    Pros

    Opportunity for career growth and development

    Cons

    none that differ from any other large corporation

  10. Top of The Market and Always Pushing to Be Best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equity Residential

    Pros

    Forward looking company that looks for opportunities to improve for the better.

    Cons

    None that really come to mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Exciting company to work for with the best people in the business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    As a region, we all work together as one team. I always know that I can count on my coworkers to help me when I'm in need, and they can count on me.
    There are always new and exciting opportunities. I was able to rise within the company quickly and I know there will be more opportunities in the future.
    The training is ongoing, which means that we are constantly perfecting our craft. I appreciate the ongoing dialogue with the corporate team here in Boston as well as Chicago. Everyone is striving to excel and we have the support to help us become the best.
    The biggest pro is the people. Our VP was able to name every single Property Manager and Leasing Consultant in the New England region during our last sales meeting! That speaks to how invested he and the rest of the corporate team are invested in their employees.
    Lastly, Equity's values are powerful; they are what make this company so great.

    Cons

    The pay is not as competitive as comparable property management companies. We have very good benefits, though.
    The initial training is currently being refined, but it was overwhelming when I started.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Upper management takes employee feedback seriously, so there are some good changes in the near future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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