Equity Residential

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Equity Residential Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
131 Reviews
3.2
131 Reviews
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Equity Residential President, CEO, and Trustee David J. Neithercut
David J. Neithercut
87 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • decent compensation and benefits package (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits and a nice corporate structure with healthy and energetic management (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Some of the local upper management were so far removed from reality (in 16 reviews)

  • Consistently lectured on customer service is important and training for (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Northern California - San Francisco

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sam Francisco
    Former Employee - Sam Francisco

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most of the people who work for the company really care about the company

    Cons

    Some of the local upper management were so far removed from reality. One new guy from the east coast to the management side only understands the dollar and nothing about customer service, very cut throat. There are two guys who just run around the office like a loose cannon.

    The company really needs to reevaluate pay. New people are coming in with much higher salaries and all you do is louse or good long term associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a closer on on what's going on with your local management teams. I would have loves to stay with the company and had many good years with them, but it just go to out of controls and the the pay at every other company is much better.

    Best thing that could have happen to me was moving on. I hope someone brings some change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It provided great training but highly aggressive organization when it comes to profits.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot about property management. A good career path and they promote within. Good profit sharing and health benefits.

    Cons

    They are greedy at the expense of customer service and the residents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop aggressively raising rents and offer more customer service to residents.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great staff I had fun working

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Service Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Resident are very nice to work for and staff also having the right equipment and support.
    Running a 106 units property is keeps me more hands on.

    Cons

    My budget in carpet replacement also in appliance replacement needed to be larger.
    Having a small maintenance shop was hard to have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was simple to share advice by email.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to gain base experience in real estate and property management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good sales based pay (Work hard make good money), Most coworkers are fun and intelligent, Occasional fun company events, I work at a very nice property, progressive company, approachable corporate staff

    Cons

    Residents who complain (can't escape this in Real Estate), No uniform (dress clothes) stipend, old software.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lacks culture and leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Residential

    Pros

    Blah blah blah blah blah-

    Cons

    Regional level leadership have their best interest in mind, not yours or your teams.
    No employees to - figure it out!
    Worked 7 days straight to bad - figure it out!
    You are expected to create miracles with nothing, when you pull off those miracles, it's written off, if your not an inner circle employee, or at a flagship property

    Outside the box creative thought is not allowed, or tolerated.

    Many hidden agendas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience with Equity was unfortunately not the best.

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    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have a lot of activities for employees to participate and get involved with the community.

    Cons

    They don't care too much about employees, you can get fired in a second. I didn't get fired, but I saw many come and go. You can work really hard for a raise or a promotion, but if you are not liked by upper management then forget about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking a closer look at people's hard work and not at who brings you coffee every morning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Good Company that Rewards Results

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager  in  Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Plantation, FL

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The upper management is very fare, and try there best to create a successful working environment. The benefit package is good, and they like to promote from within.

    Cons

    The middle management likes to micro manage, and can get in the way of progress. They didn't seem to realize that the staff on sight was very capable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the staff on site running the day to day operations, they know the ins and outs because every property has is own different challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Leasing Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Strong company with strong culture. Potential to make decent commission. Flexibility between properties. Good benefits. nationwide company allows flexibility between states.

    Cons

    Company is strictly about profits and numbers. Amount of work allocated for position is at times overwhelming. Less and less room to grow. Company seems to be downsizing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Leasing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Leasing in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    There are really no pros to working for this company

    Cons

    Poor Management and unethical company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do Not Care About Their Residents or Employees, it's all about revenue

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Training and that's it

    Cons

    All about numbers, too many metrics & stressful micro managing. All the employees are stressed, unhealthy work environment. Crazy work load, no overtime pay but they expect you to complete it. Careless about the residents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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