Service Manager (Former Employee) – Menlo Park, CA – November 3, 2015
typical day check work orders check vacant organize work for the team review po and create other and receive them do pre move inspection schedule vendors check vendor in property from remodel and other check email
Leasing Specialist (Former Employee) – Renton, WA – July 28, 2015
A typical day consisted of office tasks as well as customer service and sales. I learned a great deal about the Property Managment Industry. Unfortunately management was frequently unsupportive, and not family friendly. Maintenance staff was excellent and easy to work with. The most difficult part of this position was communicating with management and the most enjoyable part was conducting day to day business with residents.
Leasing Specialist (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – July 6, 2015
It is tough to request a day off, even if it is months in advance. There is no one to cover and depending on manager they will refuse to cover your shift. I have asked a whole district if there was anyone available to cover and they couldn't because they were working too. There is no one in place to cover shifts and depending on manager they do not care because when they were leasing specialist they never had a day off. You have to be careful about commissions because it can easily be taken/stolen. Depending on the property manager will determine overall experience. i went to another property that was great. My manager brought drama to the workplace and set in place ridiculous busy work. Another manager was very professional. So it just depends, on the specific property.
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – July 1, 2015
In few words an awesome company to work. growing fast. All the employees are happy and full filling their commitments. easy to get promotions for the quality of work and the trainee from employees. Apartment building is the new market.
market changes and regionals changing all the time
Leasing Consultant (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – December 27, 2014
Let me first say that if you are hired by Essex and sell a lot of apartments then you will probably be able to have a decent work life. However, you are working for a company that only cares about the selling of apartments. This company merged with another huge company called BRE and guess where all the BRE employees are.....either fired and unemployed or getting written up enough times to get fired. This company wants cheap sales sharks that they hire. They had/have no problem firing all BRE alum. They didn't want to pay severance packages but they made sure to fire most employees before paying out holiday bonuses. Honestly you can make more money being a leasing consultant at a different company. They can dock your commission if the property manager feels like you don't deserve it. They want a person who does not care about the customer and can kiss butt to management. If that is you then you will do well in this company but if you have some dignity and are a good person please look elsewhere.
Leasing Consultant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 28, 2014
I worked with Essex Property Trust, Inc. for 3.5 years and while they have their issues (like any company) they really are committed to excellence. They promote from within as long as you perform consistently. They have awesome managers who work right along side of you (for the most part) and they seek to understand their employees perspective. Corporate visits just enough for employees to know who they are without being over powering. I would recommend this company to any star performer in the Property Management Industry.
Associate Project Manager (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – August 6, 2014
I was hired by the outgoing Senior Project Manager knowing that I had no Corporate Experience. I learned quickly the management of budgets and the problems it would create when going over budget. Management there was great, my co-workers were great, the hardest part of the job was creating budgets, awarding contracts and creating scopes of work that the company could recoup within 5 years. Most enjoyable part was seeing the finished product.
Asset Manager/Trainer (Former Employee) – Bellevue Wa – June 28, 2014
I really enjoyed going to work everyday, residents were always friendly. Property management can make you strong as long as you are always on your toes. I miss the challenges of renovating and working side by side with vendors. You truly do learn something new everyday. I would always take time to answer co workers questions, I really like to solve problems using tact and good judgment.
Company is very pro education, and most of upper management is good, the pay is not great
Senior Property Manager (Former Employee) – Washington – May 27, 2014
Over all Essex was a good place to work, they are pro training and education, along with offering additional vacation time for long-term employees. Unfortunately, upper management continues to employ some regional portfolio managers that create extremely hostile working environments, and tend to drive off long term employees.
pro education, vacation and medical benefiets for long term employees
certain regional managers create hostile working environments. too many politics to maneuver through, no job security for long-term employees.
Assistant Property Manager (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – April 22, 2014
Over all a good company to work for. a typical day at work... Always something to do what you learned... N/A management... No Comment your co-workers... Great team, hard working the hardest part of the job... N/A the most enjoyable part of the job... Meeting new people
Productive and fun workplace with a new outlook everyday.
Leasing Consultant (Current Employee) – Newbury Park, CA – April 16, 2014
A typical day is working from 9-6. I started with the company 2 years ago and have learned a lot. I enjoy all aspects of my job and really enjoy building relationships. I have great co workers who I work with daily and enjoy coming to work everyday. The hardest part of my job is having to say "No". It has been a challenge but sure learning how to over come situations.
Assistant Property Manager (Current Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – March 24, 2014
A typical day at work consist of greeting prospective residents as well as current residents. Showing and lease apartments to people who are interested in living at that property. My coworkers and I tend to split the duties as we go through our day. The hardest part of the day is trying to fit everything that needs to be done in one day while still doing tours and calling back prospective residents. I think the most enjoyable thing is knowing I found someone the home of their dreams.