AvalonBay Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
82 Reviews
4.3
82 Reviews
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Timothy J. Naughton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Challenging work environment with a lot of room for growth (in 6 reviews)

  • This is a top notch company to work for with great benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Dealing with disgruntled residents everyday can be taxing, but that is the nature of customer service (in 6 reviews)

  • It is hard to advance unless you work for the right manager that can get you noticed for the hard work you do (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with Caring Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Studio City, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Studio City, CA

    I have been working at AvalonBay full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The support that you receive as Manager with Avalonbay is fantastic. The off-site teams that support the revenue management processes, human resource and operational support are both intelligent and caring. Many companies preach work-life balance however this company practices what they preach by putting trust in their onsite team and are consistantly looking for ways to steamline processes that would inhibit customer service. I feel honored to work for this Avalonbay and encourage others that are looking for a hospitable culture and pro-associate enviroment join this team.

    Cons

    I wish there were locations in Hawaii

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic Company With Below Average Bonuses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at AvalonBay full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This Company is one of the best companies I have worked for on many fronts they emphasize or have...

    Employee Development
    A balanced approach to work and life
    Good Benefits Package including stock options
    They hire good people to work with and for.

    (Not a pro or con, pay is about average for the industry.)

    Cons

    The only con I experienced would be the worst bonus structure of any company I have worked for in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the bonus program, if there was opportunity to make 10-20% of your annual pay in bonuses it would have enticed me to stay over moving my family out of state for a differing opportunity for my wife.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reliable place to work. Very easy work.

    Cons

    Very routine, day to day does not change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hours are a bit too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor  in  Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Dublin, CA

    I worked at AvalonBay full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Room for growth
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Small staff makes it hard do an optimal job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink staffing level matrix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Job

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

    I have been working at AvalonBay full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff and employees--work well to promote success of each other.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging--requires weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well Managed Company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company.

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

    I have been working at AvalonBay

    Pros

    I work out of the South Orange County region. I have been with the company for a little over 3 years and I am proud to say that Avalon Bay is a great company to work for. Based on experience:
    -Staff: AvalonBay is staffed with some of the most dedicated, driven, hardworking associates I have ever had the pleasure of working with and/or meeting. Company Events: AvalonBay hosts quarterly events to show their appreciation towards their associates. The corporate team puts a lot of time and effort in planning these events to ensure they are not only a great success, but fun & unforgettable as well. Growth: AvalonBay is perpetually looking to expand and has done so in recent months which means, the opportunity for growth is always there.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great people and great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at AvalonBay full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people I work with are fantastic. Very smart, dedicated and friendly. The work is interesting and engaging. The company and senior management cares about its associates - more than just lip service. Senior management is top notch. I have full faith in the direction of the company.

    Cons

    We use Lotus Notes instead of Microsoft Office! We'll likely move off Notes within the next 3-4 years but that will be a painful process. Information can be heavily siloed here and good information exchange can be lacking sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfactory

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

    I worked at AvalonBay

    Pros

    Work life balance was great...bonus systems were great as well

    Cons

    Some of the policies implemented, although being good for the company, were not always resident-friendly, and caused a more difficult time for on site employees. Lots of changes occurred in the time frame that I was employed there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love working for this company, work with lots of great people!

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

    I have been working at AvalonBay full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I feel like you truly have a work-life balance with this company. It makes me enjoy coming to work. I feel it is a collaborative environment where team building plays a big role. I have met lots of employees that have left but have come back because the grass was not greener. I think that says a lot about the company.

    Cons

    Really can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AvalonBay

    Pros

    loved the way upper management treated employees

    Cons

    not enough room for growth

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