Equity Residential Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lifetimer

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

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits - medical, dental, vision, matching 401k, pet insurance!, legal insurance, stock purchase plan, life insurance. Strong company culture - people have a strong sense of what Equity stands for and live it everyday. Good relationships with regional management and support teams in the markets. I feel like my voice is heard everyday.

    Cons

    The workday is very fast-paced and not for everyone but I find it exciting. Properties tend to be leanly staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Regional Managers do a great job of staying connected to all of the property staff - please keep that going--it's so important to us. More all-employee meetings would be great.


  2. Blue Collar Sales Gig - Shiny Assets, Impoverished Leasing Consultants

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    - Largest apartment REIT in the US - Extensive training - Leasing from the get go

    Cons

    - Leasing consultants are mostly poorly educated and the successful ones are 'lifers' - Lots of politics - You're treated like a moron - Salary is LAUDABLE!!! - Commission is the same for any unit type and it's LOW -

    Advice to Management

    Pay people enough that they can work this role independently and live in New York

    Equity Residential Response

    May 14, 2015 – Operations Specialist

    Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. Our commission structure is a tiered one - the more leases sold in a month, the greater earning potential on each lease as you move up the tiers ... More


  3. Team Oriented Workplace. Dynamic and Fast Paced Environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Foothill Ranch, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large corporation provides perks such as benefits, 401K match, paid vacation, etc. Also, more opportunities to promote to a higher position.

    Cons

    Many properties are understaffed with minimal or no administrative/clerical support. Leasing staff are expected/required to work every weekend. Work/life balance may be an issue, especially for employees with spouses and/or children.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, a great company to work for with high potential for career advancement.


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  5. overall positive

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

    I have been working at Equity Residential

    Pros

    apartment discounts, discount on stock options purchases, good compensation

    Cons

    inconsistent with set goals, under staffed

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


  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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and work life balance. The people I work with every day are phenomenal, and I love the level of support and encouragement I receive from upper management. They reward performance not simply longevity, which I appreciate. I am able to own my growth within the company and have several departments that help guide me along my path.

    Cons

    They could ease up on the micro-managing, but it isn't anything that impacts me on a daily basis, but it would be nice to feel a little more trusted to make good business decisions. However, at times when I want to "Do the Right Thing" for my customers there is some red tape to get through to do it.


  7. Not just a number... They are a big company, but still treat you like family.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Management in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Property Management in Irvine, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Culture- they care about you as a person, not just see you as an employee Balance- I am not expected to work late daily and every day off, they focus on us being happy at home too Pay- they are in line with other major companies in Property Management

    Cons

    There are alot of metrics to meet, and we have to submit tickets for approval verses helping a customer right away at the property. Overall, I agree with the direction of the company- I don't have to like 100% of every decision made.


  8. Great company to work for

    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of perks, great co-workers, upper management is best I have ever worked with

    Cons

    Very demanding with average salary.


  9. 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

    Pros

    commission pay out, benefits, co-workers and learning tools

    Cons

    under staffed, under pay hourly, lack of company events, cut backs to summer event,

    Advice to Management

    reward staff


  10. Best Property Management Company to Work For!

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The BENEFITS are unreal. Paid vacation every 6 months. Commission adds up. Discount on apartments. GREAT healthcare benefits

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Demanding Residents. Corporate run, sometimes unrealistic expectations. I turnover!

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest paying more, and hiring more personal. Under staffing to cut cost, creates a higher turnover which slows business down, as we have to train new employees


  11. Negative working environment within office

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

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the residents and feeling professional throughout the day.

    Cons

    The office I worked in had a lot of negative employees including my manager. If I took a sick or vacation day, the staff would not be speaking to me when I came back to work. Made for a very long day and made it hard to be motivated during the day.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional to your staff. You can't pick and choose the employees that you want to clique up with and ignore the staff you don't like.



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