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Essex Property Trust Overview

San Mateo, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (ESS)
Real Estate
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

Mission: Our passion is to provide great homes for our residents, a positive place to work for our associates, positive returns to our shareholders, and be environmentally responsible to our planet.

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!

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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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    I have been working at Essex Property Trust full-time (More than 3 years)


    I have been in the multi family industry for approx. 17 years. Worked for ASN and AVB in the past. Essex is on par with those other two and excels in some areas over both. I am valued, respected, well compensated and I am able to do my job with minimal red tape. I work with some very talented people and value these relationships. I feel as if I have found my home. When ASN was bought out I did not know if I was going to find that again. I hope to be with Essex until I am ready to retire.


    I have do not have any negative comments.

    Advice to Management

    I trust in the Sr. Leadership and would not be so arrogant as to give them advice. I am quite sure that their jobs are harder than anyone can imagine. Certainly harder than mine.

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Essex Property Trust Interviews



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    Leasing Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Essex Property Trust (Seattle, WA) in July 2017.


    Online application, followed by an in person interview which was followed up by another manager's interview. Apparently there is some in-company variation here. There is then a drug and a background check. Nobody called my references, it seems.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about some of the experience on your resume, what was that like?   1 Answer
    • What brings you here?   1 Answer
    • How much customer service and sales experience do you have? Tell me about your style   1 Answer
    • What is important to you in a work environment?   1 Answer
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