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Updated September 19, 2017
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Equity Residential President, CEO, and Trustee David J. Neithercut
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  • Most of upper management does not have an open door policy (in 33 reviews)

  • no work life balance as you have to work almost every weekend (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Love My Job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Equity Residential is committed to not only taking care of it's residents, but also the employees. I have been here 10 years and I still get blown away at the amount of time and attention the employees get. I truly feel valued and appreciated every day. Another bonus of working at Equity--my co-workers feel like family to me now after 10 years. I have made lifelong friends here. Also, Equity has really started recognizing successes more frequently and shares those successes in our weekly portfolio-wide meetings. I really feel like I live the "work hard, play hard" motto here at Equity.

    Cons

    Some communities, in my opinion, are staffed a little light. I understand the save in salary but some communities could use maybe 1 more person in the office or 1 more person on the maintenance team (even if it's part-time or seasonal). I have only seen this at a couple of communities though.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize successes like you have been. A thank you goes a long way in our industry. And seeing the smiles on the faces of my team when they get an emailed thank you from someone in the corporate office or receive a Be Think Play Live coin is priceless!

    Equity Residential Response

    Aug 18, 2017 – Operations Specialist

    Wow - what an incredible compliment you have given us! We sincerely thank you for your 10 years of service; the fact that you have such a positive attitude about your career and the company speaks... More


  2. "I loved working for Equity and the structured training program for all positions."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All of the training and classes offered to all positions.

    Cons

    Didn't feel hard work went noticed and recognized as much as it should have in the garden properties. It seemed in order to be stressful you needed to be at an up and coming property or one downtown.

  3. "Accounts Payable Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time

    Pros

    Great Family oriented company that will respect your needs.

    Cons

    Pay is not all that great.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time there as people are dedicated and have a good work life balance

    Cons

    It seems there are limited opportunities for advancement

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Operations Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective on your time with Equity! We believe that the sky is the limit here and we love to promote from within, so your feedback is very important to... More


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company, fair pay, good benefits

    Cons

    no longer managing properties in Arizona

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Operations Specialist

    Hello, and thank you so much for your great review! It is always a difficult decision to sell a community, a portfolio, or to exit a market altogether, and we are sorry that our time together ended... More


  6. "Corporate Field Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - You get to work with some of the best talent in the industry.
    - There's usually a lot of upward movement available for property operations.
    - The employees are smart and good at what they do, but they also don't take themselves too seriously. They know how to laugh and be personable.
    - They care about work/life balance.
    - Upper management takes employee feedback seriously.
    - Decent rental discount if you live at one of the communities.

    Cons

    - New ideas are sometimes hard to test or get off the ground due to the size of the company and how many people/ depts need to be involved in any one initiative.
    - There's a little bit of office politics that comes into play, as with any corporate environment.
    - A lot of the strategy and decision-making happens in the Chicago headquarters, so some in the field find it hard to be empowered and take ownership in their roles.
    - Health insurance coverage isn't great. You end up paying a good amount out-of-pocket.

    Advice to Management

    - Make the health benefits more competitive.
    - Engage field corporate employees more in strategy. Provide them more advancement opportunities.
    - Invest a bit more in corporate field employees' work environment. Employees at headquarters get so many more perks.
    - Consider partnering with local child care and preschools to offer related benefits to employees.

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Operations Specialist

    We truly appreciate the time you took to share such meaningful feedback. It is beneficial to hear your perspective, and we couldn’t agree more with all of the great things you shared as “pros... More


  7. "A Pretty Interesting, Challenging, and Fun Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company does do a fantastic job of hiring, at least for the employees working at leasing properties. My particular property accepts undergraduate students (the majority of which do indeed come from very privileged backgrounds), so you gain very valuable knowledge on when to "lay down the law" and when to simply provide good, polite customer service.

    Cons

    Especially as a new employee, challenges will be presented to you and you may not have much guidance or support in the moment. It is also a "typical corporation" in the way that corporate level employees can have a major disconnect with those actually responsible for managing affairs on site.

    Advice to Management

    The hiring team is doing a great job. I would suggest more communication and empathy for the challenges on-site employees face instead of focusing entirely on numbers which negatively affects the company in the long-term reputation wise.

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Operations Specialist

    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement for our recruiting team! We couldn’t agree more about their commitment to bringing awesome talent to Equity, and we are thrilled to hear you feel the... More

  8. "Concierge"

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    Current Employee - Concierge in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Concierge in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security and good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of honesty when it comes to use you employee discount to live in their properties. I got almost homeless by being lead to believe a lie. Only corporate gets the best of the company has to offer.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and stop favoritism and discrimination specially towards single employees.

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Operations Specialist

    We are concerned about your comment regarding favoritism and discrimination, and would like the chance to discuss this with you, so we hope you will reach out to your HR Director at 202-971-7088. We... More


  9. "All around the BEST working environment!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Leasing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Area Leasing Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Base Compensation and Health Benefits
    Work-Home Balance
    Tools are given for success
    Truly happy longterm employees
    Growth Opportunities
    Huge focus on employee engagement
    Great Company Events

    Cons

    Bonus structure in comparison to other companies

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Operations Specialist

    Hello, and many thanks for your fantastic comments! We are so pleased to hear everything that you love about working for Equity, and in particular that you have recognized our efforts surrounding... More


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time

    Pros

    Easy to grow within the Company

    Cons

    none that I can think of.

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 7, 2017 – Operations Specialist

    A high-five to you for your five-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you have experienced career growth in your time with us, and we are excited for your Equity journey to continue. Thank you... More


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