Careers | Essex Property Trust | California and Washington

Working at Essex is more than a job. It’s a way of life. We are a team of nearly 1,800 employees who come together every day to provide exceptional experiences for our residents. At every turn, we pursue excellence. Our goal is to reimagine our employee journey with technology-driven innovations, upgrading and standardizing how we work, and offering programs that allow our employees to achieve physical, mental and financial well-being. We are proud of where we work and the work we do.
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Our Employee Journey

Essex provides great communities in which to live, work and invest. We are a purpose-driven company, and we pride ourselves on promoting an internal culture of growth and opportunity by engaging, enabling and empowering our teams. Working at Essex is not a destination. It is a journey where you can confidently build your career.

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Company Culture

We strive to innovate, improve, and add value to the lives of our employees by rewarding their efforts, giving them ownership of their responsibilities, and creating a team environment. Our five key values drive our day-to-day behaviors as we aim to create a better and more inclusive workplace: act with integrity, care about what matters, do right with urgency, lead at every level, and seek fairness.

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Benefits Package

When it comes to supporting our employees and their families, we go the extra mile. Our benefits package starts with competitive compensation, including equal pay, and expands to medical and dental insurance, vision benefits, and pre-tax flexible spending plans. Additionally, we offer housing discounts, 401K match program, paid time-off, 24-hour employee assistance programs, and more.

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Wellness Programs

The needs of our employees are constantly changing, and we understand a variety of factors contribute to a healthy workforce. Our multi-faceted wellness program successfully addresses the five measures of wellbeing: financial, physical, and mental health, community support, and workplace satisfaction. We encourage work-life balance and provide tools and resources to amplify our employee journey.

Our Commitment to Equal Opportunities

We are proud to promote an inclusive culture where employees want to work and grow.

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0% pay gap between men and women

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50% of named executive officers are female

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58% of manager positions held by people of color

Internal promotion rate for current employees

40% internal promotion rate for current employees


We continue to innovate and receive top industry recognition. 

NAA Excellence Awards

2021 NAA Excellence Award

Our team was delighted to receive the Anthony v. Pusateri Award which celebrates projects, events and initiatives that promote apartment careers.

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2022

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

At Essex, we are committed to inclusive workplace policies and are honored to be one of the 418 firms in the 2022 index.

NAA Excellence Awards

2021 NAA Excellence Award in D&I

We are proud to be the recipients of the National Apartment Association (NAA) Diversity & Inclusion Award which recognizes the initiatives, policies and practices of organizations that embrace diversity and inclusion across our industry.

Corporate Social Responsibility

More than 10 years ago, we began pursuing new initiatives to integrate sustainable practices into our communities. Our goal is to make our communities a place our residents are proud to call home. The four pillars of our corporate social responsibility strategy include improving our residents’ well-being, creating a positive work experience for our employees, reducing our environmental footprint, and delivering long-term results for our investors.

View our Current CSR Report

Vaccine Requirement

Essex requires that all successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment. Essex is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation consistent with federal, state, and local law. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Essex’s vaccination policy.