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Updated Jun 16, 2021

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4.4
88%
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95%
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Essex Property Trust CEO       Michael Schall
Michael Schall
279 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Benefits and Pay, Family Environment, Fun Events(in 25 reviews)

  • "Room to grow with great benefits(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Seem to have more than average upper management changes(in 30 reviews)

  • "Some Leasing Specialists don't pull their weight(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company!!

      Jun 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1) Plenty of opportunities to grow and many locations to choose from 2) Competitive salaries and benefits 3) Job stability and supportive of work/life balance 4) Supportive corporate teams and departments 5) Offers a wide variety of training 6) Utilizes most current technological tools and systems and always looking into improving the efficiency of administrative, maintenance and residential tools 7) Great company culture, in general

      Cons

      1) Would like to see salary and commission structure/rates more in line with some competitors so that we prevent good employees from leaving for companies that offer more money. On the plus side though, in the years I have been here, I have seen employees that have left, return, so the grass is not always greener on the other side. 2) Would like to see higher employee discounts for apartments

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      All you need is right here with Essex

      Jun 7, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work-life balance, family atmosphere, give back contributions and more.

      Cons

      There will always be a con no matter where you work so you need to decide if the grass is greener on the other side.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Old school

      May 27, 2021 - Associate in Woodland Hills, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice lower level employees. The HR tries to make it a nice culture. Comfortable hours.

      Cons

      Low PTO and only unpaid family leave including unpaid 3 months only of leave when you have a child. Seems like a lot of upper management changes. Takes a long time for new ideas to get implemented. A lot of unexpected firing.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A Company Worth Trusting Your Property Management Career

      Jun 3, 2021 - Assistant Community Manager (ACM) in Hollywood, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities For Growth Are Endless, Good Benefits, Give E-Rewards For Jobs Well Done! Impressively Upper Management "RPMs" Are Approachable And Are Always Willing To Help - They Provide On-Line Education - 2020 Was An Extremely Difficult Year For Leasing - This Company Rallied As A Whole And Held Weekly Zoom Meetings To Support Their Team/Properties - Amazing !

      Cons

      Hourly Is Not Comparable To Experience

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Review

      Jun 16, 2021 - Leasing Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, competitive hourly rate

      Cons

      Management not very friendly, manager has control over upward mobility

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company-Great People

      Jun 3, 2021 - Community Manager in Hollywood, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I can honestly say that this company is great to work for! My 7th year anniversary was today and started in a Leasing Specialist position to Assistant Manager to Community Manager to Lease Up Community Manager. If you are looking for a company to grow with- Essex should be at the top of your list!

      Cons

      I have no cons to report.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Essex #1 Top Performing Company!

      Jun 8, 2021 - Community Manager in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I've work for Essex for over 10 years and it has been a great experience and look forward to many years to come.

      Cons

      None! Essex is a great company to work for.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      You get what you put in

      Jun 4, 2021 - Leasing Specialist in Hollywood, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Essex Property trust has been the first company I have worked for that has given me clear goals AND the tools needed to achieve those goals. The company acknowledges and rewards your efforts.

      Cons

      None that come to mind at the moment.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company, Great staff

      Jun 7, 2021 - Community Manager in Newark, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, tons of available training on the job, tremendous growth potential going from leasing to assistant to Manager from small to large properties. Did an excellent job of handling the covid19 pandemic.

      Cons

      can be too focused on numbers only pretty much the same as other property management companies.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best Decision Ever!

      Apr 27, 2021 - Senior Assistant Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      So far this has been an amazing experience since day 1. To start of the training was fantastic, they did this amazing 2 day presentation that gave us a view of the company as a whole and the leadership team. Everyone has been so welcoming and ready to assist and guide you to success. The teamwork within my Region is behind phenomenal, feels like you have know everyone for years. Everyone has such a fantastic positive attitude even in these challenging times. The opportunities for career development are like none other I have experienced and I am very excited to be a part of the Essex Family.

      Cons

      I have no cons to mention, because there are none

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