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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Worst job I've ever had

    Feb 5, 2020 - Service Tech 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pay is on the low level of acceptable but benefits and company discounts were pretty good

    Cons

    Equity will push incentives to have current employees leave positive reviews that they would not do otherwise. I had multiple female leasing agents confide in me about harassment they received from managers. Human resources has clearly never heard of the NLRB, and absolutely do not follow the law when it comes to treating and paying employees properly. At least 2 other people that I know have pursued legal action against Equity for things like unpaid wages, and I would have also but I just wanted to be done with the nightmare and never think about that place ever again. Management sleeping with other managers/vendors/residents is common. Service staff (maintenance/leasing) is held to a lower standard than management, as Equity has a "do as I say not as I do" policy. 2017 Class action lawsuit against Equity for violating state laws, and I doubt it'll be their last. They contract out labor to subs who hire/take advantage of undocumented immigrants to save costs especially in busy season. The amount of unnecessary landfill waste this company produces is staggering, we'd throw away any appliance that worked fine but had minor cracks right into the dumpster every single day.

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    Equity Residential Response

    Operations Specialist

    Please be advised that Equity takes allegations of this kind very seriously and is committed to investigating and addressing them promptly. To initiate a thorough review of your concerns, we would appreciate receiving additional details. We encourage you to utilize the following channel to share specific information about your allegations: Call to Action Hotline (800) 231-5699. You may elect to remain anonymous or not. Either way, this channel provides a mechanism for you to provide the kinds of details needed to initiate a proper investigation.

  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Intern Review

    Nov 6, 2022 - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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