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Equity Residential Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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Equity Residential President, CEO, and Trustee David J. Neithercut
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Make the change, it'll be worth it..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A friendly professional environment of competitive, determined, hardworking people. Some of the most inspiring senior leadership I've ever had the chance to work for. This team takes care of their own, makes a point to get to know every one on site, and will take the time to teach, develop, and groom their successors.
    Most importantly, managers actually get a say in their decision making, and the senior leadership team consistently backs them up and believes in their choices (even if they may not entirely agree). You have freedom to really "think like an owner", but that also comes with the responsibility of acting like one.

    The on-boarding process to secure talented candidates has improved greatly over the last few years. Our recruiting team really takes the time to find the perfect people to complete your team, instead of sending you just anyone. Leasing consultant turnover is minimal, and a lot of LCs stay in one place (which is beneficial to a new manager). Most turnover I've seen has been due to promotions.

    Which is in part, due to the training and development team. Over the last few years they have developed a program for leasing consultants and service techs to get as much hands on learning with their management training program, accelerate for sales/service. If you're interested in making a career move and join a company that's ready to invest in your future, Equity is the right choice.

    Cons

    With such a widespread area of communities, your personal preferences of geographic location could keep you from great promotion opportunities.

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 28, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    Wow – what a powerful endorsement of all that we strive to offer in terms of a supportive, enriching, collaborative, and empowering work environment. We’re thrilled to hear that you have had such a... More


  2. "A company that lives their values!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    I left and came back because the culture of Equity is the best! I love the Ten Ways to be a Winner and I love the way everyone embraces them, lives them, includes them in daily conversation and holds each other accountable.

    Cons

    I love everything about this company. They listen to feedback and take action. Every level of leadership solicits feedback as a tactic to strive to be the best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your onsite teams in order to act quickly to continue to beat our competitors.

  3. "Leasing Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are nice, especially since you get a discount on rent. Everyone is also eager to help one another, and the company has programs to help you succeed in being promoted.

    Cons

    Rent is still a bit expensive with the discount. Residents take out their problems on your since you are the face of the community.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    We have flexible schedules with great benefits

    Cons

    They no longer have apartment communities in Kansas City

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this time


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company issues with Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked at Equity almost 5 years, Great Benefits, 401 K, medical, dental, Awesome Events for Employees Great advancements opportunities.

    Cons

    Untrustworthy managers and inappropriate items dealt with HR,needed distance.

    Advice to Management

    RMs keep an eye on your managers .


  6. "The best company I’ve ever worked for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The excs listen its employees, put them in position to win, and rewards them. Great culture, the people are very supportive, care for one and other, literary felt like family.

    Cons

    I was not happy when the company exit south Florida market but I understand it’s business.

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 24, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    Thank you so much for taking the time to pay us such a tremendous compliment! It’s music to our ears to hear your ringing endorsement of our leadership teams and the empowerment and support you felt... More


  7. "Experience is what you are willing to put in."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers
    Great training programs and instructors
    Some technology is used to increase productivity and better customer experience

    Cons

    Much of your experience will be determined by your manager
    Slow to react to change
    Follow through is not great

    Advice to Management

    Follow through was an issue.

  8. "Advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity Residential (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large market area, good benefits, and location of properties.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth and wages aren't competitive with most companies. Lack of employees value.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Miss It"

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    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very up to date with technology and software, always got the help you needed.

    Cons

    Sold my property and no openings close to my home

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 6, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    We miss you too! We’re so sorry that our time working together ended with the sale of your property. If your circumstances ever change and our other locations become a fit for you, we hope you will... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "The Best!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) Decent Pay
    2) Great Benefits
    3) Good Vacation Accrual
    4) Good work and home life balance

    Cons

    Only big issue I have noticed is some Community Manager's take a lot of vacation time and/or leave the property early. Either they get more vacation time than everyone else or they are doing something shady and no one above is noticing. This leads to unnecessary weight on staff who are there every day most likely resulting in losing hard working people.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep CM's more accountable.

    Equity Residential Response

    Sep 6, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    Thanks so much for the five-star review! We love that you think we're the best — but we know it's you, our hardworking employees, who make us the best!

    We appreciate you taking the time to share... More


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