Equity Residential - Living Your Best Life | Glassdoor
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    "Living Your Best Life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    When I joined Equity Residential as a Leasing Consultant 8 years ago, I didn't quite imagine what my journey would look like. As I recently closed my career with EQR as a Community Manager, I can say I definitely enjoyed the ride. I took full advantage of my opportunities at Equity by starting as Leasing Consultant in the DC metro area to transferring to the Boston area and eventually finding my home in Seattle... as a Community Manager. What I can say is the thread that binds these areas together is the company culture. If you take to heart the different opportunities and training presented to you, you can grow and develop into a well rounded professional. From "Living the 10 ways" to recognition in how you "Be. Think. Play. Live." you can find that Equity WANTS you to succeed. Being a part of the Seattle team was particularly rewarding because that is where I had my most growth as professional. I had opportunities to participate as a leader in new hire training, become a hiring specialist in helping in conducting interviews and being an ambassador of Equity's culture through Equity Residential national initiatives on Total Well Being, Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion and Social Responsibility.

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    Cons

    Not a Con but a piece of advice; Take ownership in your engagement. Identify your resources and use them to have a fulfilling career. Don't wait for some to present an opportunity to you, go find them. Find a mentor and take charge of your career.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build the culture to the field teams.

    Equity Residential2019-09-09
  1. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager 

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Currently a lot of shifts and changes happening with leadership

    Equity Residential2019-12-03
  2. "Overall great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Your coworkers and teams tend to become family. Equity hires smart, talented, enthusiastic people. The people that work here have kept me at Equity over the years. Your experience with Equity will depend on your manager, this is true for both CMs and LCs. I've been lucky enough to have amazing mentors throughout my time at Equity, people that truly care about my development and goals. If you work hard (and by... working hard I mean consistently going above and beyond) you will be rewarded. Promotions from within are common and goals are attainable. Equity's training and development workshops and their new hire programs set the company apart from others. I am so happy that I "fell" into this industry years ago. I can say that I have enjoyed the ride!

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    Cons

    Sometimes the residents can be downright mean and disrespectful. It takes a certain type of person to work in this industry. Equity should continue to look into stress management opportunities for employees because the on site teams are consistently talking about the stress that their job causes. PTO should be revisited as the vacation offered is not comparable to its competitors. Work life balance continues to be... a struggle. Not allowing access to systems from home can cause some managers to work late hours in the office. There is a need to revisit flexible hours and office hours with the ever-changing workforce.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your on-site teams! Engage with leasing consultants, these are the most important people in the industry as they are the face of Equity.

    Equity Residential2019-12-03

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