Equity Office Careers
There is only one way to build a great company, and it isn’t with bricks and mortar. Our employees are the cornerstone of our success. If you’d like to find your niche within our fast-paced dynamic culture, we invite you to explore these pages, and complete our on-line application.
At the Top of the Industry in Benefits
Every employee has unique life and career goals. At Equity Office, we acknowledge that diversity in our approach to benefits.
Compensation: We offer competitive base salaries and a performance-based bonus plan.
Retirement: Equity Office offers a 401(k) retirement saving plan, with dollar-for-dollar company match, up to 4% of eligible earnings.
Healthcare and Insurance: Medical, dental, vision coverage for employees and eligible dependents (including opposite and same sex domestic partners), Health Savings Accounts, Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, life insurance, supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment Insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability.
Balancing Work with Life
Both matter. The better you’re able to balance the two, the more productive you'll be. Here’s what Equity Office does to help employees keep a healthy balance between work and life.
Generous Holidays: New employees are eligible for 17 days of paid time off (PTO) in their first year of employment. All employees also have the option to buy or sell three or five days of PTO. Equity Office also observes 10 paid national holidays each year.
Educational Assistance: Through this program, employees can be reimbursed for all eligible education-related expenses at 100%, up to $5,250 per year.
Employee Assistance: This program, called Guidance Resources, offers assistance in a number of different areas, such as: Financial Planning, Estate Planning and Child or Eldercare
Adoption & Surrogate Assistance Program: The Adoption & Surrogate Assistance plan reimburses employees up to $5,000 to help offset the costs associated with a legally finalized adoption or surrogate parenting arrangement.
Commuter Program: Through the commuter benefits program employees can purchase transit tickets for buses, trains, subways, ferries, and streetcars, as well as pay for parking pre-tax.
We have Pride in Diversity and Equality
Equity Office is committed to creating a workplace that taps into talent, encourages ideas and thrives on different perspectives.
It is the policy of Equity Office to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without regard to race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, age, covered veterans status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. We are also committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era. This policy extends not only to all terms and conditions of the employment process such as promotion, demotion, termination, transfer, assignment, recruitment, compensation and selection for training. Equity Office supervisors, managerial personnel and employees are forbidden from engaging in prohibited discrimination.
Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace is expected to bring these questions or concerns to his or her immediate supervisor, certain other individuals or Equity Office’s compliance hotline. It is the responsibility of managers to understand and make the terms of this policy known to their employees, and to ensure that the policy is followed. Human Resources representatives are responsible for ensuring consistent application of this policy. The Vice President, Human Resources is responsible for final interpretation and application of the procedures of this policy.
Equity Office is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from intimidation and harassment. Equity Office policy prohibits sexual, racial or any other type of harassment in the workplace. Equity Office considers harassment to be a major offense that may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
All new employees must successfully complete Equity Office’s anti-harassment training as a condition of continued employment. Employees are instructed to promptly report matters of harassment or unlawful discrimination to their supervisor, certain other individuals or Equity Office’s compliance hotline. All inquiries and complaints are investigated and kept as confidential as possible. Equity Office will not tolerate retaliation against any employee who makes a good faith report or who assists in a complaint investigation.
A Commitment to Sustainability
Equity Office is committed to operating its entire nationwide portfolio of over 60 million square feet with an eye towards a green and sustainable future. Together with our customers and the communities in which we operate our goal is to demonstrate leadership in owning and maintaining eco-friendly work-place environments throughout the country.
Conserving natural resources and energy, while maintaining peak building operations, is at the forefront of this endeavor. In recent years, Equity Office has made a number of strategic as well as on-the-ground changes to reduce our carbon footprint, and our sustainability initiatives include energy efficiency, waste reduction, water preservation, environmentally friendly cleaning and responsible compliance, with each program covering all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Moving forward, we want to assure all of our customers that Equity Office remains committed to improving and maintaining the sustainability of our properties. As such, we are constantly evaluating best practices and innovative ways of greening our portfolio. We will continue to introduce positive changes into our operations that support this mission.
Equity Office is dedicated to helping our local communities thrive and grow. Here are just a few examples of how Equity Office is helping to give back to the communities around us:
- Our Northern California team spent a Saturday helping rebuild CORA, a facility which serves victims and survivors of domestic abuse in San Mateo County, by painting, landscaping, and building fences.
- Our Boston team participated in the Boston Shines program to clean up a neighborhood.
- Our Chicago team annually participates in the Making Strides Breast Cancer walk, the Chase Corporate Challenge supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative Essay Reading Contest.
- Many of our offices participate in local food drives, toy drives, runs/walks, blood drives and other programs to support our local communities.
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