Working at Sequoia Equities | Glassdoor

Sequoia Equities Overview

Walnut Creek, CA
201 to 500 employees
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

  • 2018 Sequoia Interns visiting our Pacific Northwest communities!

  • Supporting Marvin at the 2018 NAA Maintenance Mania event in San Diego, CA!

See AllSee All

Sequoia Equities – Why Work For 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.

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.


  • 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.


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. 

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.


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

Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Sequoia Equities President and CEO Bill Brooks
Bill Brooks
5 Ratings
  • "Best interview process ever."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician II in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician II in Reno, NV
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sequoia Equities full-time (Less than a year)


    The recruitment staff and everyone I interviewed with were very kind, prompt, and knowledgeable. I was constantly surprised by how quickly I got updates on my application process and they were completely transparent and honest with procedures.


    It is impossible to speed up time to get started with such an amazing company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Everything is great.

See All 114 Reviews

Sequoia Equities Photos

Sequoia Equities photo of: Sequoia 2017 Holiday Luncheon
Sequoia Equities photo of: 2018 Home Office Holiday Party and Secret Santa
Sequoia Equities photo of: Game Day Sponsor - Cal Men's Basketball
Sequoia Equities photo of: The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® 2018
Sequoia Equities photo of: 2018 Emerge: Mentor Program
Sequoia Equities photo of: Just Because Day... Amazon gift cards for every Sequoia team member!
See All PhotosSee All

Sequoia Equities Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sequoia Equities (Walnut Creek, CA) in March 2017.


    I applied online, was contacted by talent acquisitions the next day for a phone interview wfor th her. Then a Skype interview with the Regional. Then I was flown to California for apanel interview with HR, VP, and Regional. It was the most welcoming, efficient, well organized, and pleasant interview process I have ever been through. The company went above and beyond for me just for the interviews! As comfortable and as kind as everyone was, the panel interview questions were not off-beat questions that have nothing to do with the position like " if you were a super hero what would your power be?" They were smart and all related to company culture,my experience, and skills. The questions I believe should be asked at an interview. I was completely blown away by Sequoia Equities and every person I dealt with during the interview process. They went above and beyond.It was a really enjoyable experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever had to terminate an employee and what was that like?   Answer Question
See All 40 Interviews

Sequoia Equities Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Workplaces, The Oregonian/Oregon Live, 2017

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

Work at Sequoia Equities? Share Your Experiences

Sequoia Equities
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
Click to Rate