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Can be stressful at times

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

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

Pros

Great benefits, 20% off rent for any employee, 60-100% off for upper level management/maintenance, good people, corporate office will know your name, chance to dabble in multiple areas including marketing, finance, and sales

Cons

Managers on salary will have to put in long days to get ahead, micro management with numerous spreadsheets tracking your numbers daily, monthly, and yearly, investor owned so sometimes it seems like all that matters is the bottom line, living on site can be stressful depending on property, always short staffed with no plans to change, podded communities add to lower levels of customer service because staff is spread thin

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create better live work balance, we get a lot of vacation time but cant take it, hire more floaters to be available to cover sick days, vacation, etc or just have more people in the office all together, stop throwing so many reports at the managers so they can't do their regular day to day job without working OT

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Hellish'' with no time for a 5 min personal break. Constant micro-managing!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Consultant
    Former Employee - Community Consultant

    I worked at AvalonBay full-time

    Pros

    If you like to meet new people and help, you will find the day going by very fast at work!

    Cons

    Commissions/ bonuses are sometimes not paid out on time. Unqualified managers run the place with poor managerial experience.

    Hard work is not appreciated. Don't over extend yourself!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put checks and balances in place. Customer service managers should focus more on Customer service related duties not leasing to ensure residents are provided 1st class service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Middle Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AvalonBay full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many great benefits as compared to other firms. Organization does try to remain true to hiring from within.

    Cons

    Action taken against employees is often very sneaky and underhanded. The wide path of the organizations policies foster a culture of taking only business minded action without considering all circumstances of the associate. While this is true of most companies, this one seems to work more frequently in this manner and associates are not given a fair opportunity to rebut or explain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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