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What Employees Say
I have been working at Equity Residential full-time for more than 8 years
Your coworkers and teams tend to become family. Equity hires smart, talented, enthusiastic people. The people that work here have kept me at Equity over the years. Your experience with Equity will... depend on your manager, this is true for both CMs and LCs. I've been lucky enough to have amazing mentors throughout my time at Equity, people that truly care about my development and goals. If you work hard (and by working hard I mean consistently going above and beyond) you will be rewarded. Promotions from within are common and goals are attainable. Equity's training and development workshops and their new hire programs set the company apart from others. I am so happy that I "fell" into this industry years ago. I can say that I have enjoyed the ride!
Sometimes the residents can be downright mean and disrespectful. It takes a certain type of person to work in this industry. Equity should continue to look into stress management opportunities for... employees because the on site teams are consistently talking about the stress that their job causes. PTO should be revisited as the vacation offered is not comparable to its competitors. Work life balance continues to be a struggle. Not allowing access to systems from home can cause some managers to work late hours in the office. There is a need to revisit flexible hours and office hours with the ever-changing workforce.
Advice to Management
Listen to your on-site teams! Engage with leasing consultants, these are the most important people in the industry as they are the face of Equity.
I have been working at Aimco Apartment Homes full-time for more than 10 years
We do the right thing…always! I am proud to say I have been with Aimco for thirteen years! Last year I was feeling the work load was becoming overwhelming and I was stressing out about it! Luckily I... had a dream job with another company drop in to my lap! It was a brand new ground up community, closer to home cutting my commute in half and a slight but not substantial pay cut. Well I left Aimco after 12 years of service! It was not long after this that I realized this new dream position was not my cup of tea! My day to day was very lax and consisted of keeping the office and clubhouse facilities clean, and really taking a back seat to all of the maintenance decisions being made. This made for very long days! It was at this point I decided I would not be staying at this “Dream Position”! I thrive on success and the difference I make in the lives of my fellow teammates and residents. I want to make or help make the decisions if I am the closest one to what is actually going on. Guess what.. I had that as a ten year team member at Aimco, however that ship had sailed. Around this time a past Aimco colleague had contacted me saying a position was opening, my first thought was nah, I just left 6 weeks ago! Well then I continued to think about what Aimco had done for me in the past and how they actually made me feel as a team member, and you know you just don’t see that everywhere! After making contact with Aimco leadership and having some phone conversations I was COMING BACK!! Not only did they bring me back with all the benefits I had when I left they even gave me a slight increase in compensation! Upon my arrival after the 10 week hiatus I felt reenergized and felt a different energy coming from Aimco! We truly drive innovation and change! I am sure anyone that is reading this has heard “ Build the Bench” yup we do that here at Aimco, we give everyone the tools and training to get where ever they want to go within the organization. However what I don’t think everyone realizes…here at Aimco we are LOADING THE BASES and the GRAND SLAM is right around the corner. We have a TON of talent working here at Aimco and invite anyone that is ready to invest in their career growth to look into us! If you are the type of person that thrives on results, productivity, success and at the end of the day that feeling of accomplishment you know where to go!
Well I have read some feedback about cons at Aimco and yes some are true, We do work weekends and holidays time to time, We do work some crazy hours at times, We do get calls in the middle of the... night, We do make crazy changes in process, We do at times make mistakes. However there is a key word here and it is “WE”! I just want to say this is WORK and that is what We do! People call Aimco home for all of these so called “CONS”
Advice to Management
Continue to find ways to recognize team members, ISAT cash is a great program and hope to continue to see this type of thing.