Equity Residential Overview

  • https://careers.equityapartments.com/
  • Chicago, IL
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1993
  • Company - Public (EQR)
  • Real Estate
  • $2 to $5 billion (USD)

Working for Equity Residential (EQR), a leading multi-family real estate investment trust (REIT), means living our purpose: creating communities where people thrive. It means striving to provide the best in apartment living, speaking boldly about new ideas for innovation, and ...
Mission: One Purpose, One Team. Our purpose is the foundation of our success and our winning spirit drives the high performance we deliver every day.
Equity Residential: creating communities where people thrive.™

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019(#43)

Company Updates

April 7, 2022
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There's no doubt that the energy at our 2022 National Leadership Summit was unmatched 👏 Fueled by collaboration and designed to create a shared vision for the future, our National Leadership Summit is known as the ultimate event for our community leaders and beyond. Thank you to everyone who participated.
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July 28, 2021
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One Purpose, One Team. ✨ #TestimonialTuesday #EQRCareers
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Equity Residential Reviews

3.9
75%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
Mark Parrell
Mark Parrell
213 Ratings
Featured Review
5.0
Current Employee, more than 5 years

"The Best of the Best!"

Oct 22, 2021 - General Manager in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I have been with Equity in Washington DC for almost 7 years, and I must say, it is the best Property Management company that I have worked for in my 14 years in the industry. Equity and its

Cons

I would say that the only downside is that employees tend to stay with the organization for long time, so certain positions do no open up as frequently as some would like.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Equity Residential

4.3
(186 Reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

At Equity Residential we are committed to cultivating an inclusive environment of belonging for all employees by driving excellence through shared perspectives and collaborative innovation. We are focused on diversity and inclusion with a goal of fostering a culture of belonging for all of our em

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Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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How is diversity at Equity Residential?

...diversity and inclusion are a work in progress and they ARE working on it which is good to see...Read More

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Equity Residential Interviews

Experience
Positive76%
Negative10%
Neutral13%
Getting an Interview
Applied online64%
Employee Referral16%
Recruiter6%
Difficulty
2.5
Average
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  1. Leasing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied through an employee referral The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Equity Residential (United States)

    Interview

    Company almost never gets back to applications for jobs that are posted on the company portal. Better have a referral to get noticed or your resume goes in the trash. That being said, once you overcome that hurdle. You get to get grilled on your experience (entry level fyi) After you interview, don't expect to hear anything back. Have to follow up over 5 times just to be told "You're just a broker right?, Yeah, we we're hoping for someone with more on-site experience" Really good indication of what it's like to work there considering this individual went out of their way to demean/belittle my experience. (This is for the NY branch of Equity & is not an indication of what other branches are like)
    Interview

    How strong are your closing skills? How many luxury deals have you closed?

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Equity Residential Awards & Accolades

  • CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion PledgeCEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion2021
  • Real Estate Development Sector LeaderGRESB2020
  • Glassdoor Best Places to WorkGlassdoor2019
  • Employee Voice AwardQuantum Workplace2018
  • Global Residential Sector Leader in SustainabilityGRESB2018

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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Equity Residential FAQ

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What is paid time off like at Equity Residential?

...The amount of vacation you receive and paid time off is nice as well and better than most other companies I’ve worked for....

January 26, 2022

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