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Equity Residential Reviews

Updated July 8, 2018
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Equity Residential President, CEO, and Trustee David J. Neithercut
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Opportunities, Growth and Support From Leadership!"

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

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

    Pros

    I started with Equity as a Leasing Consultant, was promoted to Senior Leasing Consultant, then promoted to Assistant Manager and now Community Manager. My experience with Equity has been one of constant support and encouragement toward growth and furthering my career and personal development. Equity frequently rewards exceptional effort and results with awards and bonuses. Pay is competitive. Larger company, which means more opportunities for advancement, more often. Equity is ethical and has created a culture of kindness around "doing the right thing."

    Cons

    Rent can still be expensive with the great employee discount on rents, since many of our communities are located in higher rent areas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer the incredible training and coaching that has helped me to succeed. This makes all the difference in a person's career.

    Equity Residential Response

    Apr 1, 2018 – Operations Specialist

    Can you see the smile on all of our faces? We love hearing about your impressive career path with the company, and that you have felt encouraged and supported along the way by your leaders, by our... More


  2. "Great Company Culture"

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    • 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

    Company has great culture. It's rare to find an environment where you have supportive management and staff that work together toward a common goal. The position allows for a constant change of environment and gives you exposure to different properties. The company is big on work life balance so being able to unplug on your days off s a plus. Pay is very competitive for the industry.

    Cons

    Property management can be stressful. You "wear many hats" and you have to work with your tenants/ prospects through good and bad experiences. Your usually on the frontlines for EVERYTHING that happens in your community.

    Advice to Management

    Commissions could be more aggressive. Higher education support (tuition incentives) could be better. I love the culture! Please continue to support the culture you've created.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Truly Happy In My Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equity Residential has given me the training, technique and tools I need to be a success. Add in a fantastic support structure and it's perfect. Equity Residential is invested in giving us all that we need to do our jobs to the best of our ability. I truly feel valued and appreciated as a member of this company.

    Cons

    For those of us that have no desire to be a Area Manager or Regional Manager, the options for advancement are limited. Training to be an trainer, recruiter, auditor or human resources would be amazing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous career growth and amazing people

    Cons

    Very dynamic environment - not for everyone!

    Advice to Management

    Keep "checking in" with employees to make sure they understand changes.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Company that Lives up to their values"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Robust onboarding and training programs. Leadership promotes teamwork and company values. They genuinely care to have diversity and inclusion. They support the employees total wellbeing. They encourage community service and ways to help our planet.

    Cons

    They run a very lean operation. Work expectations are real high and you need to be ready to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Add to staff!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Community Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, well kept communities, superb reputation

    Cons

    Do not feel empowered as leader of the community; sometimes decisions are not fully explained

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have town hall meetings and company-wide, team-building outings


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership really cares"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A professional company built to recognize and reward top performers with leadership that "gets it". We recently had Town Hall meetings in every market and every employee had the opportunity to listen to our leaders and ask ANYTHING they want. Best of all our leaders cared to listen.

    Cons

    There are great resources for help but sometimes the layers get in the way and can feel bureaucratic at times to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Let site employees make more decisions for the customers with less needed approvals.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Happy Employee!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Everyone does want you to succeed
    Sense of family and a bonded team

    Cons

    Can often be stressful
    Rent expensive but discount is a huge help

    Advice to Management

    Really look at staffs to see which locations needs more support


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Service Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great corporate leadership, Great training,lots of resources,competitive pay

    Cons

    Very busy,but makes the days go by faster!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Community Manager"

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    Current Employee - ACM in Studio City, CA
    Current Employee - ACM in Studio City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Is a great company to work for. They truly care about their employees.

    Cons

    We need more staff in some of the local offices.


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