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Essex Property Trust Overview

San Mateo, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (ESS)
Real Estate
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Come here, go far. Founded in 1971, we currently have ownership interests in more than 200 multifamily properties. And now that we've merged with BRE Properties, we are the leading multifamily company on the West Coast.

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Company Updates

  • Multi-Site Job Fair / Hiring Event in NorCal, June 22, 2017. Events to be held in Emeryville and San Mateo. Please see link for details.

    Job Fairs

    This is the perfect opportunity to see what Essex is all about! Meet other E-Team members, ask questions you may have about the Company, interview for open positions, and more! Our job fairs offer the unique opportunity to expedite the hiring process for many new associates.

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Essex Property Trust – Why Work For Us?




Our E-Team represents the core of Essex: strong, successful, driven, and passionate. If you’re a driver of progress and an out-of-the-box thinker who communicates on a person-to-person level … we’re looking for you! Connect with us today.

At Essex, our associates are the foundation of the company and reason for our success. You Matter!

We offer Comprehensive Benefits, Career Development, Paid Time Off, Employee Housing discounts, and much more. 

We understand that there is more to work than financial gain. Essex fosters an environment in which our associates can find personal fulfillment. Each year you will invest at least 2,080 hours at work. Make it count by choosing a career which you can grow and be passionate about. 

Join the E-Team and make a difference. 

We know that taking the best care of our residents starts with taking the best care of YOU! Essex offers comprehensive, employee-centric benefits to fit every lifestyle.


Company Subsidized

  • Medical – HMO and EPO
  • Dental – HMO and PPO


  • Vision – PPO
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account Plan
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Plan
  • Employee Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Spouse Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Child Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability (WA Only)
  • Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match – Associates receive $0.50 matching contributions for every $1.00 they contribute up to a maximum of $3,000 annually
  • Employee Apartment Discount

Essex Property Trust Reviews

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Essex Property Trust CEO Michael Schall
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  • Featured Review

    "What an amazing company! The people and the culture are so wonderful."

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    Current Employee - Senior Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
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    I have been working at Essex Property Trust full-time (Less than a year)


    The training provided is wonderful and the people all over the company are extremely helpful in helping you learn and grow. The pay is fair and the work is worth it. They reward hard work and treat you like a person.


    I can't think of any, but any cons that come up they work on and improve. They are al about improving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your staff and providing the support you do! Amazing company I am so proud to be a part of.

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Essex Property Trust Interviews



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    Leasing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
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    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Essex Property Trust (San Jose, CA) in April 2017.


    I attended the job fair on March 16 2017, after the interview I never heard back anything from anyone, either yes or no which is unprofessional. If we spare our time for interview, the employer should be courteous to at least reply to the emails. The worst experience was interviewing at Epic Apartments San Jose. I was interviewed by a Leasing Consultant for the position of Leasing Consultant, this is more worst. I was expecting to be interviewed by the Community Manager but this was something wired. The worst part is I have not heard back anything, I contacted the property manager and I am still waiting for her email, haven't heard back from anyone yet. I had some questions in my mind about the company and the position but, the Leasing Consultant was unable to answer any of the questions, I was told by him he doesn't know how to answer my questions. It was sheer waste of my time, I don't think its worth spending my time interviewing with such dumb people.

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