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Sequoia Equities Overview

Walnut Creek, CA
201 to 500 employees
1986
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We’re allergic to generic. We don’t do blah. We’re not too crazy about ordinary, mundane or run-of-the-mill. That’s the kind of vibe you encounter at what the industry calls “multi-family real estate.” (Boring.) At ... Read more

Mission: We strive to make the ordinary a little more special by inspiring our employees and creating communities where people can expect more out of everyday life.

Company Updates

  • At Sequoia, we believe in doing the right thing. Learn more about Sequoia Cares and what we are doing for our residents, employees and customers at this time. https://www.elevatetosequoia.com/blog/faq-covid-19-sequoia-cares

    FAQ: COVID-19 & Sequoia Cares

    According to the CDC and government officials, Sequoia is considered an essential business. We are service providers who are "necessary in maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences." ¹ But above all, we serve our residents.

  • At Sequoia, we remain positive and upbeat as a company, but we also have our ups, downs, and “ok” days as employees. Now more than ever, it is a time for us to focus on our mental health and wellness. In honor of Mental Health Month, we've launched these perks focused just on that! 💪

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Sequoia Equities – Why Work With Us?


We are here to inspire.
We believe it’s the little things we do for our residents that go a long way. Does your dog need a walk? We love dogs. Your kid’s playing in the dirt on the lawn? Our yard is your yard. Nobody would argue that making someone’s day a little more special is a good feeling. And we like feeling good and living in comfort. That’s probably why we attract like-minded people.

We’re not just another apartment complex.
Clearly we’re not the posh, unapproachable apartments that feel like they’re reserved for royalty. But, we also don’t waste time cutting corners. We believe doing things right the first time shows how much we care about the people that choose to live in our properties. We know that by choosing us, they’re choosing to get a little more out of life. And we are happy to give it to you.

IN A NUTSHELL
We strive to make the ordinary a little more special by inspiring our employees and creating communities where people can expect more out of everyday life.

FEELS GOOD TO DO THE RIGHT THING

  • Giving Back
    Sequoia is a proud partner of the Children’s Miracle Network. From surprise hospital visits to donation rallies, children have a special place in our hearts. We love to help make their days a little more special – especially when their days are not so great.
  • Mother Earth
    UV-resistant roofing, paperless billing and eSigning, valet recycle, smoke-free environments, and electric car charging stations. Being a good environmental steward means more to us than it does to the average bear. After all, we are named after a tree.
  • Saluting Our Heroes
    From teachers to firefighters, police officers to active duty military and veterans, we’re thankful for your service. Our local heroes enjoy special discounts when they move into a Sequoia community.
  • Forever Homes
    We know the “ordinary” for a shelter pet is not so great. To make their lives a lot more special, Sequoia is happy to reimburse our residents up to $250 each time they adopt a cat or dog from the local humane society. So go ahead, make their day.


CAREERS AT SEQUOIA

What’s it like working at Sequoia? It feels like family. It really does. Need help? Call anyone at Sequoia and they will take care of you. Why? Because it’s what we do. We are not clockwatchers. We are not about the money. We are about helping each other, our customers, our neighbors. We work hard, are passionate about what we do, and we set the bar high. We are ALL IN to solve problems. We don’t lay blame; we just get it handled.

Does this sound like you? Well then, you know what to do.

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Here's what we do for you and why you'll want to show up and give your best self to Sequoia everyday, we promise.

  • Allow you to crush it – by providing you the best training programs in the industry
  • Boost your wardrobe – visa gift cards to shop for work clothes at a variety of well-known retailers
  • Make sure you’re covered – superior health, dental, and vision insurance and a 401(k) program/match that keeps you on track for your future
  • Take a break - 10 paid holidays (yes! we close our offices on these days), sick days, and paid vacation time
  • Purpose program - paid days off with your team and on your own to pursue a charitable passion
  • Random acts - monthly treats, gift cards, and special programs to reward your dedication to our communities
  • Fun days - regional summer activities connecting our employees to sports, nature, and
  • Elite Sales Force and Sequoia Awards - recognize you and your communities with affirmation, trips, and lavish prizes for a job well done

At Sequoia Equities, we take tremendous pride in providing industry-leading learning and development programs and resources to our team members. We strive to equip and inspire every one of our team members to succeed in their roles, serve our customers, and execute against our mission by providing diverse and high-impact learning experiences.

Onboarding

Every new team member who joins Sequoia Equities receives a personalized training plan, which includes a roadmap to success for that team member in his or her role. These training plans include on-demand web-based training, classroom experiences, 1:1 teaching from experienced team members, and hands-on learning and application assignments. As they complete these training plans, team members develop the knowledge, skills, and relationships they'll need to succeed in their roles.

Continuous Learning

The learning doesn't stop after new hire training! Every year, we provide dozens of learning opportunities to help our team members continue to grow as professionals and advance in their careers. These training experiences include topics like: Financial Management, Leadership, Maintenance, Sales & Marketing, Customer Experience Management, Company Systems & Processes, and more!

Mentor Program

To help our high potential team members successfully transition into first-time management roles, we have implemented the Sequoia Mentor Program. The carefully-selected mentors in this program are company leaders who exemplify the values, behaviors, and results that make our company great. These mentors are matched with high potential non-manager mentees, for a high impact experience that includes coaching, feedback, projects, and exposure to the challenges they will face as managers. This program has helped us to increase the number of management positions that can be filled from within by proactively preparing our next generation of leaders.

On-demand Learning Resources and Performance Support Tools

To help reinforce and extend the support of training experiences, we maintain a library of performance support tools. Team members can find user guides, job aids, and videos to help them in the moment of need, whether they are completing expense reports, navigating a new online system, or preparing for a career development discussion.

Outside Training

To help team members learn and develop in areas where we do not currently offer in-house training, we provide an Outside Training Program whereby team members may apply for company sponsorship of outside training. Team members have been able to leverage this program to attain industry certifications, participate in professional conferences, and build job-specific skills to help them continue to succeed in their roles and advance their careers.

Sequoia Equities Reviews

  • "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Cupertino, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Sequoia Equities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership throughout the company. Great benefits all around with random "Surprise and Delight" for employees and residents. During the pandemic, Sequoia has been providing lunch for ALL staff members in every location, every day! They've also added "Lunch is On Us" for the residents. How cool is that? They also have random "Rest and Relaxation" paid days off that they surprise all employees with. It feels good knowing that I am working for a company that truly cares about their employees and residents. After being with another great company (different industry) for many years, it was a difficult decision to leave. I am happy to say that coming on board with Sequoia was the right choice for me.

    Cons

    No cons for working here.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you, Sequoia!

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Sequoia Equities Photos

Sequoia Equities photo of: Sequoia 2017 Holiday Luncheon
Sequoia Equities photo of: 2019 Sequoia Holiday Luncheon
Sequoia Equities photo of: Taco Tuesday at Sequoia!
Sequoia Equities photo of: We're proud to announce that we've been named one of San Francisco Bay Area's 2019 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, a second year in a row!
Sequoia Equities photo of: For the third year in a row, Sequoia won The Oregonian Top Workplaces Award!
Sequoia Equities photo of: 170+ employers participated in Talent Board's #TheCandEs survey program & only 65 received awards. We attended the awards reception in Washington D.C., where we ranked #15 in small employers!
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Sequoia Equities Interviews

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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Sequoia Equities (Walnut Creek, CA) in November 2019.

    Interview

    I received an email regarding interest in an interview within 5 days of my submitted application. The second interview was also extremely smooth and expeditious. I was flown to the corporate headquarters for a third interview, which was a great experience (despite the rainy weather the Bay Area was experiencing). I have never had such a smooth and great interview experience! I am blown away.

    Interview Questions

    • Did I ever have a negative situation with a resident that I was able to turn around and make positive?   Answer Question
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Sequoia Equities Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Workplaces, The Oregonian/Oregon Live, 2017
  • Top 100 Workplaces, The Oregonian/Oregon Live, 2018
  • San Francisco Bay Area's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Best and Brightest, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

First Job Programs

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

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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