- Essex Property Trust, Inc.03.Sep 2017
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.
Too many departments, approvals take forever to get creating massive frustration for the residents
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.
The bigger the company, the worse the internal politics are. This is the case with Essex.
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.
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.
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
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