Essex Property Trust Overview

  • San Mateo, CA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1971
  • Company - Public (ESS)
  • Real Estate
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

Founded in 1971, we currently have ownership interests in nearly 250 multifamily properties in Seattle, Southern California, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Our dedicated focus in urban and suburban markets in California and Washington, make Essex the leading multifamily ...
Mission: Creating Quality Communities in Premier Locations Our associate experience is driven by an inclusive culture and a diverse team of people with common values. We pursue excellence at every turn and aim to re-imagine our people programs with technology-driven innovations, ...

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Essex Property Trust Reviews

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"this is by far the best company i have worked for."

Apr 11, 2022 - Maintenance Supervisor
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medical benefits, retirement benefits, and wellness benefits


i have yet to find anything in this company that would be considered a con
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Diversity & Inclusion at Essex Property Trust

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

At Essex, we believe a company culture focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion is the key driver of creativity, innovation, and collaboration.  The diversity of our employees, their backgrounds, experiences, talents, knowledge, creativity, and the appreciation of all their individual differences are the foundation for our competitive advantage.  Our ability to deliver excellent results is fueled by and dependent on our ability to embed diversity and inclusion in our corporate culture and the way we do business.
We are strongly committed to creating teams that match the needs of the markets we operate in and the customers we work with, represented by an eclectic range of cu

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Essex Property Trust Interviews

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Applied online58%
In Person16%
Employee Referral10%

  1. Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at Essex Property Trust (Irvine, CA) in Feb 2023


    20 min phone screen with recruiter then a zoom interview with a Manager about a week later. In the zoom interview I was getting asked mostly personal questions and not even questions related to my experience or the job role. Felt very unprofessional and a waste of time since it seems like I couldn't even showcase my skillset and the Interviewer was very monotone.

    Why do you want to work in Orange County and not relocate? Why don't you want a consulting job instead? What streets are you located across?

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Essex Property Trust Awards & Accolades

  • Highest Rated CEOs During the COVID-19 CrisisGlassdoor2020
  • GRESB Green StarGlobal Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)2020
  • Top-Rated Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Bronze AwardNAREIT2020

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

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

  • First Job Programs

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

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Essex Property Trust FAQ

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What is paid time off like at Essex Property Trust?

...Flexible work from home schedules for corporate employees, and lots of PTO given....

June 10, 2022

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People Also Ask about Essex Property Trust

Employees rate Essex Property Trust 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 686 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at Essex Property Trust, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Essex Property Trust and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 81% of employees would recommend working at Essex Property Trust to a friend. This is based on 673 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

56% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Essex Property Trust as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.6 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Essex Property Trust.

76% of employees think that Essex Property Trust has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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