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Review averages

  • 10 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    20%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (5)
    50%
    Subpar (3)
    30%
    2.55
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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Reviews for Essex Property Trust

Reviews - What employees say

2.55 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 03.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

There really isn't a company culture, they don't value their employees as human beings and have grown so large you'll just be an employee ID #. Huge company but rarely promote within especially at a senior level.

Support from management

They tell you to speak up but hold it against you if you do. Classic hypocrisy unfortunately.

Freedom to work independently

Micromanaged to the 10th degree.

Internal Communication

Too many departments, approvals take forever to get creating massive frustration for the residents

Career Development

Rarely saw genuinely earned growth within the company.

Overall compensation for your work

For the level of stress the "competitive pay" isn't worth it. Benefits are good however - the only reason I stayed 9.3 years.

Environmental Friendliness

The bigger the company, the worse the internal politics are. This is the case with Essex.

Work-Life Balance

This is something they preach in their company values, however it couldn't be farther from the truth if you have manager in your title.

Company Image

Essex tries to create an image of the best company to work for, however it's far from the truth. Constant change, corporate office top heavy with many many unnecessary departments preventing better pay for site level employees.

Challenging Work

With constant change it isn't boring.

Inclusive / Diverse

The Corporate offices are flooded with white/caucasians

Suggestions for improvement

  • Remove many BRE alumni Executives who are turning the company back into BRE and have removed what made Essex great prior to the "Merge" - even though Essex literally bought out BRE for poor performance, keeping a lot of these higher ups employed is creating the same problem BRE had, will Essex be the next to be bought out? Seems like they're heading in that direction especially once the rental market cycle changes again.

What I like about the company

Medical/Dental/Vision, 401k benefits all excellent

What I dislike about the company

Almost everything else

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • City
    Seattle
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
  • 13.Sep 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • City
    San Mateo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 19.Aug 2016
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

poor career development

Suggestions for improvement

  • Truly take interest in maintaining their employees

What I like about the company

Industry-wise, Essex is better than most others

What I dislike about the company

Industry in general is unprofessional

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • City
    Seattle
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Review averages

  • 10 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    20%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (5)
    50%
    Subpar (3)
    30%
    2.55
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Essex Property Trust
2.55
10 reviews

Industry average (Real Estate/Facility Management)
3.29
26,711 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,904,000 reviews