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Essex Property Trust Los Angeles Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  • Upper management is terrible at responding to non management employees almost nonexistent unless they are actually at that property (in 15 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "What an amazing company! The people and the culture are so wonderful."

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

    I have been working at Essex Property Trust full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The training provided is wonderful and the people all over the company are extremely helpful in helping you learn and grow. The pay is fair and the work is worth it. They reward hard work and treat you like a person.

    Cons

    I can't think of any, but any cons that come up they work on and improve. They are al about improving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your staff and providing the support you do! Amazing company I am so proud to be a part of.

    Essex Property Trust Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Account Director

    Thank you so much for sharing your kind words about Essex. We are truly committed to improvement of our processes, culture and company every single day and appreciate that you took the time to let us... More


  2. "My favorite job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasin Secalit in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Leasin Secalit in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essex Property Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    every day is different, 401k, benefits, pto

    Cons

    you have to work weekends

    Advice to Management

    rotate weekends with a part time leasing specialist

    Essex Property Trust Response

    Sep 19, 2017 – Account Director

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience working for us. Offering a competitive benefits package and work-life balance are key elements of our continued success. We would like to learn more... More

  3. "Great company to work for, great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Porter in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Porter in Newbury Park, CA

    I worked at Essex Property Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of activities through the year

    Cons

    Management not realistic with high expectations

    Advice to Management

    Be more real

    Essex Property Trust Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Account Director

    Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words about our company. We strive to create a culture that makes working fun, professional and rewarding. We understand your concerns with regard to... More


  4. "Innovative and progressive company"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Essex Property Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Training. Growth opportunities. Network and team.

    Cons

    Pay seems a little low at times compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    More higher level training. ARM or CRM certification assistance.

    Essex Property Trust Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Account Director

    Thank you for your kind words and rating of our company. We appreciate the acknowledgement of our training and development programs as well as the wonderful teams we have assembled throughout our... More


  5. "Excellent company"

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

    I have been working at Essex Property Trust full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management listens and cares, fair employer

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher

    Essex Property Trust Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Account Director

    Thanks for your kind words about our management team and how we treat our associates. We know how important an open communication culture is to our performance and understand your concerns regarding... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Community Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essex Property Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Such an amazing group of people! Benefits are great and incentives can be lucrative. Definitely room for growth, and they often promote from within.

    Cons

    Sometimes, your community might be understaffed. But honestly, have you ever worked somewhere where you couldn't use more help at times? Being able to efficiently multi-task only makes you shine.

    Advice to Management

    Just continue to keep the higher-ups happy, because whatever they're doing is working.

    Essex Property Trust Response

    Jan 5, 2017 – Account Director

    We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a positive review about Essex. Thank you. The amazing people we hire definitely drive our culture, and drive us to ensure you have what you need... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Valley Village, CA
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Valley Village, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essex Property Trust full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros! Upper Management is dishonest and expects you to be too. No integrity!

    Cons

    Low pay! Managers and maintenance go though residents apartment and steal items and sell it. Upper management in Woodland Hills are racists. They sexually harass you and dare you to snitch about.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the upper management in Woodland hills and start over!

    Essex Property Trust Response

    Nov 21, 2016 – Account Director

    We are very sorry you’ve had a negative experience. Integrity and a safe working environment is very important to us. As your concerns are of a very serious nature, please contact us as soon as... More

  8. "Leasing Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essex Property Trust (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company... Would have loved to stayed

    Cons

    Low pay... Hope it had increased since my time w/ the company

    Essex Property Trust Response

    Aug 8, 2016 – Account Director

    Thank you for taking the time to review Essex and for working with us. We’re pleased you had a positive experience and wish you the best in your future endeavors. Thank you. — Essex Human Resources.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Property Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Accounting in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Accounting in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multiple Residential Unite 95-97% Occupancy

    Cons

    Employee pettiness and low commitment to tasks at hand.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro Management and think more out the box thinking. Listen to advice of Accountants more.

    Essex Property Trust Response

    May 3, 2016 – Account Director

    Thank you for reviewing our company. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us how we’re doing as an organization and for the fantastic rating. With regard to your concerns expressed in the cons... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Dissapointed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits in what pertains to my lifestyle.

    Cons

    Lack of commitment with improving employees outlook. Bombarded with tedious mundane work task that can be handled by the person giving the task, which creates more work and therefore removed time to concentrate on what the company goal is to create a community people call home.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an individual that can go through every detail from the start of the leasing position to the very top (ergo the rpm/vp/ etc) and remove tedious tasks asked of the on-site team, which will open more time to focus on the product and people that pay for our product across the entire portfolio. I have over 10 years with the company and the focus on the resident and the time spent to ensure they enjoy their experience leasing from an Essex Property has diminished. It is over run with time spent on mundane and tedious reports that generally should and can be handled by the RPM's, Area Managers, etc... But of course they thrust it on-site. By them doing this it has and continues to remove time to focus on the properties we manage and building our relationship with the people who "INVEST" in the property... OUR residents. I started off as a Leaser and I've always been very observant and often wondered why the manager was always in a hurried manner, and I have personally been treated wrongly by these managers because they are too stressed out with whatever task was thrust on them. People are people, they will take their frustrations out on their team. In the position I'm in now, I cannot find what the hell they were so worried about. Makes me wonder what they wasted their time on. There is too many hands in the pot, too many people thinking they are creating time efficient tasks, which because they do not actually work on-site and no longer know the demands of the residents... They think they are creating time saving strategies. You want to change? Work on-site for 45 days. You will get what you need to work on making our on-site staff more worthy of the dollar per square foot you ask us to increase our residents lease for. People pay for quality. We are not giving them that if you take time away from creating a community people can call home.

    Essex Property Trust Response

    Jun 2, 2016 – Account Director

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that you’ve had a negative experience and would like to discuss your concerns more, as ensuring our on-site teams are focused on creating an amazing resident... More


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