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Equity Residential Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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Equity Residential President, CEO, and Trustee David J. Neithercut
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  • "A lot of people complain about work life balance" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Most of upper management does not have an open door policy" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

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

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    • 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. "Community Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Chino Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Chino Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely supportive in regards to career growth.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

  3. "Current Leasing Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equity really has amazing people here! From the job interview to the training to the actual job everyone has been very nice and helpful. The pay is great. I love the set schedule. I can also be close to home. They offer a very competitive rent discount with the company with a lot of location options. There are awesome bonuses, commission options, and discounted medical insurance, dental and vision insurance. There are also fun bonuses for staying healthy (like gift cards of your choice).

    Cons

    The only con I would say is if you don't like working on weekends then don't apply as a leasing consultant. Leasing consultants will often have to work at least one weekend day. Managers or Customer Service Assistants are the only ones who would get the Monday-Friday schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Only advice would be to try to budget more for upgrades/repairs on properties if needed. Most properties are great though.


  4. "Best company ever!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Feels like a family at work, excellent pay and benefits, perfect balance of work and home, exceptional training, appreciation

    Cons

    No cons at this company

    Equity Residential Response

    Dec 4, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    Hello, and thank you so much for taking the time to share your memories of your time with Equity! We're thrilled to hear that you have carried positive memories of your Equity family and the training... More


  5. "5 Stars all the way!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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

    Equity Residential is one of kind. I love my job!!!!!

    Cons

    I don’t have anything negative.

    Equity Residential Response

    Dec 4, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    A high five to you for your five-star review! We can feel the enthusiasm in your words, and it makes us smile knowing that someone with your energetic, upbeat attitude is out there interacting with... More


  6. "Community Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equity Residential full-time

    Pros

    Culture, ability to grow with company, modern apartments

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult

    Advice to Management

    Need more floating leasing consultants to cover properties , many staffing issues

    Equity Residential Response

    Dec 4, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, and for your balanced feedback. We're thrilled that you love our culture and that you see the growth available to you and your team here at... More


  7. "Leasing Consultabt"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Residential full-time

    Pros

    Large company with unimaginable structure and training programs.

    Cons

    Not in my area.

    Equity Residential Response

    Dec 4, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    Hi there, and thank you for sharing your thoughts! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope you are still enjoying the ride in your new endeavors.

  8. "Concierge"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equity Residential part-time

    Pros

    opportunity to grow and reasonable salary

    Cons

    Work and life balance . management could have been better

    Equity Residential Response

    Dec 4, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on what you enjoyed about your position, as well as your suggestions on how we can improve. We take all of the feedback we receive here seriously... More


  9. "A company that lives their values!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

    Equity Residential Response

    Dec 4, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    Wow - what a great endorsement of all that we strive for! We are so appreciative of you sharing your perspective as someone who left Equity only to return. As you have likely seen and heard, that is... More


  10. "Concierge"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    i'm contract worker, so far so good.

    Advice to Management

    When I'm in.

    Equity Residential Response

    Dec 4, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you feel like part of the team and are enjoying the ride in your contract role. As a Concierge, you are the face of the company for so many of our... More