Equity Residential Reviews
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- "no work life balance as you have to work almost every weekend" (in 39 reviews)
- "upper management is horrible." (in 39 reviews)
- "LA Management is horrible (I really think they would need a spy to audit employees)" (in 27 reviews)
- "micro management by inexperienced managers moving up too quickly based on who they know not what they know" (in 25 reviews)
- "Salary is average for the industry 14" (in 13 reviews)
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Updated 27 Nov 2023
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEW30 Oct 2023Service TechnicianCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearDallas, TX
Work with the team that wants nothing but the best for you! The atmosphere is absolutely the best and I’ve never honestly worked for a company where everybody wants you to win in your career! The pay is great! And the workdays are never too much to handle! Truly feel blessed to be a part of such a great company☺️
Haven’t came across any yet!Equity Residential Response4w
Thank you so much for the 5 star review, we're so flattered by your kind words! We truly appreciate you taking the time to highlight your positive experiences with Equity Residential - we appreciate you!
- 4.027 Jan 2021Tech LeadCurrent EmployeeBengaluru
Lots of opportunity to learn a lots of things.
No issues for those who want to learn.Equity Residential Response3y
We love that you are enjoying the learning opportunities with Equity Residential! Thank you for taking time to leave a review and we hope that you continue to “Enjoy the Ride”.
- 3.027 Nov 2023Community ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
pay is generally better here than other property management companies
work life balance is off. they changed the way vacation time is accrued which makes it more difficult to plan for vacations, and some roles could really benefit from the ability to be hybrid such as managers.
- 5.026 Aug 2023Senior Maintenance EngineerCurrent Employee
There Are So Many Ways To Apply Oneself In A Positive Atmosphere, Helping Community Members Enjoy The Full Benefits Of Residential Management And Property Maintenance; A Great Place To Work Where Others Do Not, Which Is Very Rewarding As You Are Welcome And Made A Part Of The Community, Because You Truly Care!
Needs Further Coaching Of Staff To Adhere To Building And Electrical Codes, Further Training And Continued Engineering Maintenance Education Required As Problems Continue To Arise From Previous Failed Service Maintenance Practices And Bubblegum Patch Techniques; It's Concerning When Plumbers Don't Even Use A Product In Which Other Technicians Do And Don't Understand How Damaging It Will Be To The Company Property In The Present Future; Other Staff Are Disgruntled And Appear To Take Acts That Inherently Are Disrupting In Every Aspect Of Maintenance Occurrences....Still, Buildings Can Be Saved....Equity Residential Response4mo
Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback about your experience with us, and for your 5 star review. We're glad to hear that you find our workplace to be positive and rewarding, and that you value the sense of community and care that our team provides. We agree with the importance of adhering to building and electrical codes and providing the best possible maintenance practices. Your insights regarding the need for further coaching, training, and education in these areas are valuable, and we take this feedback seriously, as it contributes to the betterment of our services and property management. If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to share your feedback with your manager, as well. Thank you for being a dedicated member of our team and for your commitment to maintaining a high standard of service.
- 5.016 Nov 2023Maintenance TechnicianCurrent Employee
An older building built in the 80's. which give me many opportunities to learn here. They have a greatly diverse community.
Older building with some a challenge to replace or repair parts and or product because things are a bit dated.Equity Residential Response6d
Thank you for sharing your positive sentiments about working at Equity Residential! We're delighted to see you celebrate the diversity within our organization. Your enthusiasm for learning new skill sets and facing challenges in an older building is truly appreciated. We believe that every challenge is an opportunity to grow and enhance your skill set, and it's wonderful to see your positive approach. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences with us.
- 5.03 Oct 2023Area Leasing ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearDenver, CO
- Areas of opportunity available for growth (can be market dependant if smaller) - Rent discount above the typical industry standard of a flat 20% - Implemented a Values Council who collaborate on matters of: diversity, equity, inclusion, social responsibility, sustainability employee engagement and total wellbeing - Training(s) and support systems available for a multitude of topics
- They offer a Flex Schedule but certain positions are exempt - Commission payout is low compared to competitors - For my specific market, I wish Corporate / Senior Management had more interactions with on-site employeesEquity Residential Response2mo
Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us, and for the 5 star review! We value your feedback and appreciate you sharing your thoughts.
- 5.026 Oct 2023Leasing ConsultantCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
My team is wonderful! We all get along great, the atmosphere is very productive and everyone is team oriented and a team player. Company events are a great source of networking and building rapport with other employees and upper management.
I do not have any cons.Equity Residential Response4w
Thank you for sharing this fantastic 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you consider Equity Residential to be one of the best companies you've worked for. Your positive feedback about your team is wonderful to hear. A productive and team-oriented atmosphere is key to our success, and it's great that you have found this at Equity Residential. We appreciate your recognition of the value of company events as a source of networking and rapport-building. These events play a crucial role in creating connections and fostering a sense of community among our employees. Thank you for being a part of our team and for your contributions to making Equity Residential a great place to work.
- 5.030 Aug 2023Maintenance TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLos Angeles, CA
Equity residential offers a wide range of employee benefits including a 20%-50% discount on rent depending on your position and location, as well as deep discounts on healthcare and other services. Equity has a lot of work events including free tickets to sports games and employee appreciation lunches and dinners which are great ways to meet employees at other locations and network. They also tend to hire internally which means there is a clear pathway for advancement.
Hours can be odd and depending on your position you may be expected to deal with emergencies at any time, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Dealing with residents can difficult at times. Equity residential doesn't provide full time security for its properties which may not be a problem in other cities but can be a serious issue in downtown Los Angeles.Equity Residential Response3mo
Thank you for the 5 star review, and for sharing your positive feedback about your experience with Equity Residential. We're thrilled to hear that you appreciate the wide range of employee benefits we offer, including discounts on rent and healthcare, as well as the various work events and networking opportunities. We believe in providing our employees with a supportive and engaging work environment, and it's great to hear that you've found value in our employee appreciation events and the potential for internal advancement. Regarding your comments about the challenges, such as odd hours, emergency response expectations, and dealing with residents, we understand that these aspects of the role can be demanding at times. We appreciate your dedication in handling these responsibilities and ensuring the well-being of our residents. We also value your input about security concerns, and we take this feedback seriously. Your safety and that of our residents are of utmost importance, and we will continue to evaluate security measures. Thank you for being a part of our team, and for your valuable contributions. Your feedback helps us improve our practices and maintain a positive work environment for all our employees.
- 3.01 Nov 2023Sales and Leasing ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLos Angeles, CA
Great people and fun company events
The base pay is lower than other companiesEquity Residential Response4w
Thank you for sharing your feedback; we appreciate your insights. We're thrilled that you recognize how great our teams are, and that you enjoy our company events. We believe that a positive work environment and a strong team are essential for success. We are sorry to see your perspectives on pay, as we have dedicated Compensation and Benefits teams that work hard to ensure that both our benefits packages and compensation are competitive within the industry. In addition to paid time off and a competitive 401K plan, we also offer a range of dynamic benefits to our employees, including rent discounts on Equity Residential communities and access to premium features on the Calm App (for both employees and their families!) - just to name a few! Thank you again for your willingness to provide feedback, we appreciate your comments.
- 5.018 Sept 2023General Service DirectorCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLos Angeles, CA
I've been with Equity for over 5 years and excited for the future. Got hired as Service Manager and year later got promoted to a larger community. A year later, I was promoted to General Service Director of multisite properties. I've been recognised for living the ten ways and helping with initiatives outside my job role. I received a lot support my leaders that keeps me engaged and help me grow in my career. With Equity Residential your voice matters.
It's hard work but very rewarding.Equity Residential Response3mo
Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for the 5 star review! We appreciate your feedback, as well as your advice to management. Thank you for championing our 10 Ways and for all that you do!
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Equity Residential has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 1,008 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at Equity Residential to a friend and 71% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.
79% of Equity Residential employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Equity Residential 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.