AvalonBay Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Maintenance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at AvalonBay full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits , can move up fast in the company

    Cons

    The balance between pay and responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Better payable housing compasation

  2. Decent job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AvalonBay

    Pros

    Great staff, monthly events, benefits as well.

    Cons

    Low pay. Change pay structure

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at the moment. thanks.

  3. Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at AvalonBay full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great on boarding process, good benefits

    Cons

    Too many temps are hired who lack experience and knowlege

    AvalonBay Response

    Apr 6, 2015Hiring Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We are always thrilled to hear positive comments regarding our onboarding process and benefits. We encourage you to speak with your supervisor or HR Manager about your ... More

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  5. Nice company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AvalonBay

    Pros

    Good environment, Variety of locations and projects to work on.

    Cons

    Must work a lot of hours and can be far from home.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Property management reality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Consultant
    Former Employee - Community Consultant

    I worked at AvalonBay full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow if you have the right manager that enjoys seeing their employees grow, decent pay, housing discount, great company events.

    Cons

    Policies vary from property to property depending on who is managing. Many associates know the policies and procedures better than managers do. Some managers lock themselves in their offices all day and do not contribute to the team.

    Advice to Management

    When managers receive several negative reviews via resident surveys take action upon it. Provide better training as a whole. Provide more opportunities for associates to explore other communities within Avalon.

  7. Nice but crazy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech III in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech III in New York, NY

    I have been working at AvalonBay full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work is very busy and hectic.

    Cons

    Management can be clueless at times and will threw you under the bus to save there neck.

    Advice to Management

    Before having people manage a property make sure they are really qualified

    AvalonBay Response

    Dec 18, 2014Hiring Manager

    Thank you very much for writing a review and your 3 years of service to Avalonbay! We are always looking for ways to improve and should you wish to share more information on your experience or ... More

  8. Pleasant experience but not challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Summer Associate
    Current Intern - Summer Associate

    I have been working at AvalonBay as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hourly pay wage was high for an internship, very laid back environment

    Cons

    Hour lunch break that meant you couldn't go home earlier and work was dull and repetitive

    AvalonBay Response

    Dec 8, 2014Hiring Manager

    Thank you for the feedback on your summer internship experience. Your comments will help us to make the internship program a more valuable experience for participants.

  9. Average experience, uncovered lots of unfair treatment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at AvalonBay (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People on-site are friendly and have a fun work environment. Nice properties in great locations. Pay is fair compared to others in industry.

    Cons

    No support from upper management. No expectation setting, nothing is ever good enough, no one saying and meaning what they say. Employees treated unfairly compared to peers. Experience is dependent on manager.

    Advice to Management

    Take a real interest in your people, don't pretend you care. Take time to say thank you and actually mean it. Add staff to properties onsite staff is over worked.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor

    I have been working at AvalonBay full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At first I loved my job!! Easy going, good pay, great hours, holiday time and vacation is great. Love my benefits, (I'm sure there is better but this is manageable.) Good work life balance. Company events are fun and MOST people are great to work with. Regular evaluations with pay increases (although they are rigged to cap you at a certain level of excellence for financial reasons. This is not a joke, it's been happening my entire career and when I first started I was in denial of it but now it's just getting old)

    Cons

    As time goes on you do more and more work outside of your "job description" or "title". This is great for development but eventually enough is enough. It makes employees feel like they are doing the job of a Community Manager (which they LITERALLY are) but just don't get paid the same or get the same benefits. The same is true for Community Consultants, several CC's take on a lot more responsibility yet can't seem to be promoted. Maintenance Supervisor's are in the same boat, usually running a property with no direction from maintenance manager or senior. Even maintenance tech positions find themselves in the same boat. Avalon keeps staffing small to keep costs down. Most of this stems specifically from "podded" communities. Company favors certain employees which include offering better housing discounts to one person over another. The stress of doing more than one persons job with NO thanks or recognition is becoming extremely draining.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better training and roadmaps for employees that are trying to grow with the company. Be straight with employees who are not qualified for a promotion and tell them how to get there and what you're REALLY looking for.

    AvalonBay Response

    Oct 30, 2014Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and more than 8 years of employment with AvalonBay.

  11. Boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Community Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at AvalonBay full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reliable place to work. Very easy work.

    Cons

    Very routine, day to day does not change.

    Advice to Management

    Hours are a bit too late

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