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  1. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Culture...Poor Senior Management

    Aug 30, 2016 -  in Alexandria, VA
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    Pros

    EQR hires great people who fit the "10 way" culture. People are fun to work with and EQR encourages team work. EQR is great at hiring people who love what they do and want to make a difference to the residents. If you have a great manager - your life will be much easier and you will enjoy working there. Great apt discount.

    Cons

    Large disconnect between HQ in Chicago and regional offices. Seems HQ (2N) does not truly understand how the changes they consistently implement can reflect so much pressure on lower level employees. Like most large companies, money is giving to senior level employees while the leasing/service teams make little next to nothing even though they bring in the revenue. Pressure to promote too fast therefore unqualified managers in roles. Internal promotion system is not fair to all employees.

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    Equity Residential Response

    Operations Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad that you connected with your coworkers and your direct manager, and that you felt and identified with our “10 Ways” culture. However, we are sorry to hear your thoughts on senior leadership and the larger corporate culture. We carefully review compensation packages every year to ensure that our ranges are competitive within the industry. We also opened up our transfer and promotion policy a couple of years ago, removing any barriers such as minimum time in position and opting to make promotion decisions solely based on performance and potential. We developed our Accelerate program this year to better prepare individuals for management positions. We hope that you took advantage of the opportunity to do an exit interview; if not, please feel free to contact Human Resources at 202-971-7088.

  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Intern Review

    Nov 6, 2022 - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great community and great people

    Cons

    Unclear assignments at some times.

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    Equity Residential Response

    Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to reflect on your experiences as an Intern with us, and wish you the best of luck!

  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Advancement and development severely lacking

    Nov 28, 2022 - Assistant Community Manager 
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    Pros

    Strong company culture and some great people.

    Cons

    Upper management does little in the way of promoting advancement and development opportunities. The portfolio is restructuring staffing, centralizing operations etc. in a way that takes away responsibilities and earning potential, rendering certain full-time roles almost irrelevant. This restructuring also limits advancement opportunities as managerial roles are extremely difficult to come by and competitive to earn.

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Our Story In the early 1960s, two guys at the University of Michigan – Sam Zell and Bob Lurie – started managing student apartment...More

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