Equity Residential Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2021

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Equity Residential President and CEO Mark Parrell
Mark Parrell
95 Ratings
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  • "Also upper management in Chicago is super all boys club with very little diversity with women or people of color(in 41 reviews)

  • "Not much of a work/life balance(in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I love equity! It’s a tough time right now and Equity is doing everything they can to help and step in, providing us with extra emergency sick time, providing the necessary sanitation on site and showing us how much they value us! The benefits are great, flexibility in schedule is good, management is extremely supportive and I love this company.

    Cons

    It’s a tough time right now! It’s stressful on-site but higher mngmt is showing their support and making it known that they appreciate us. Happy to have a job during this tough time. Honestly, not many cons except it is hard to get into a CM role. Once your there you are definitely supported.

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    Equity Residential Response

    November 2, 2020Operations Specialist

    Your kind words are so appreciated - thank you for your positive energy and feedback! We’ve been working hard to find new ways to support our amazing team members during this challenging time, and ensure a safe and clean work environment. We will continue to look for opportunities to show our appreciation to our employees and welcome your feedback and suggestions!

  2. "Great leaders that talk to you!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall leaders are caring and engaged all the way to the top. Also, there is high quality training and thoughtful career development. Equity is a leader in Property Management and a great place to work.

    Cons

    You will work hard and be expected to go above and beyond. This is not really a "Con", but may not be for everyone.

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  3. "Good company to work for. Most of the Executive Leadership are Top Notch!"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They do care about their employees! Great leaders!

    Cons

    No cons are worth mentioning.

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  4. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff friendly, Great Work Environment, and Good Management

    Cons

    There was nothing I could think of

  5. "Best company I have worked for"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Chino Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay, positive work-life balance, easy going work environment

    Cons

    There is not as much growth opportunity and there is a need for more floaters or assistant managers

  6. "Best Company In Boston"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everyone is excellent to work with and they are always available 7 days a week.

    Cons

    None after five years of working here.

  7. "Good company overall"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, growth opportunities, commission

    Cons

    Low raises, team members can be petty and hard to work with, rude customers, understaffing, confusion of duties, penny pinching

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  8. "Great Place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - VP- Asset Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great People and fun place to work

    Cons

    Cold weather; otherwise it was great

  9. "Leasing consultant"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant 

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management was amazing and welcoming. They gave me all the tools to succeed,

    Cons

    I was hired to a location that was further from my home.

    Equity Residential Response

    January 22, 2021Operations Specialist

    Thank you for your comment! While it sounds like the location wasn’t quite a fit, we’re so glad that you had an overall positive experience and that you felt supported during your time with us.

  10. "This is home."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive management. Higher-ups talk casually and actually get to know their people. Opportunities to move up are common after the first year or two with the company. Many people are eager to help you by allowing you to shadow them at work, teach you what you need for a role you're interested, and coach you. Rental discount is ok but the apartments are great.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company is very set in their old ways. I have spent a lot of energy pushing the company to do things that they should have done years ago, for the sake of the business. However, this year I think they've realized their processes and tools are dusty, so they've started to rollout new programs.

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    Equity Residential Response

    January 22, 2021Operations Specialist

    Thank you for your comments, and for recognizing the open communication that we encourage - whether it’s through forums like our weekly Huddles, where our senior leaders meet with our onsite teams to discuss a variety of topics, or suggesting ideas on technology, processes and procedures through our many shared platforms - we love hearing from our employees! We are continually looking for ways to improve our processes and tools available to our employees and are glad that you are seeing that we are evolving. We appreciate your comments about ensuring our compensation is competitive and will continue to review our compensation rates regularly to ensure that we are being competitive in the market. We are so glad Equity feels like home!

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