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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    NY's new motto: Out with the old, in with the new

    Jul 22, 2015 - Community Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great benefits, great coworkers. Large stable company who own and manage their own properties. Systems are up to date with new technology making it easier to manage your property. Training is a focus. Outings are fun.

    Cons

    The company has shifted in a direction that only cares about the bottom line. Employees are not valued nor are our residents! It's all about the money. It is understood that Equity is a REIT and we must do our best to make money for our shareholders. However, where is the balance? Extreme micro managing from corp level who only harps on what you can do better. Never focusing on what you have done well. There is a sense of a pompous tone from corp. Make money!! Even it means low annual increases for employees. And don't move on property because your increases will be just as high as residents! It seems the newly hired employees benefit the most with regards to compensation. Just wondering how many people need to leave for someone to see what's going on. Even new employees feel blindsided in comparison to what they were told and the reality of the way it is.

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    Equity Residential Response

    Operations Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your teammates and company functions. However, we are sorry that you felt micromanaged and for your feelings that the company only cares about the bottom line. While it is true that senior leaders are passionate about the company, its success, delivering great customer service and creating a culture of accountability, no one likes to feel micromanaged. We like to think there can be a balance and are sorry you don't feel that it was true for you.

  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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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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