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A very good company that takes care of its employees

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at AvalonBay full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good people and nice perks

Cons

Some in management try to be cheap and lose important people.

Advice to Management

See a employee you cannot lose, pay them well.

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at AvalonBay full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment that allows day to go by quickly. Working at large properties allows higher income. Working at smaller properties allow steady income. If you are willing to learn and be proactive you can grow into supervisor roles. Recognition of employee results daily, monthly, quarterly. With all jobs if you don't enjoy it I'd say find new work if you don't like helping residents. 401k match, healt benefits, compensation for travel to help other communities.

    Cons

    Initial training is based off of the strength of the current team. You are given web based training and allowed to follow employees to learn on the run. Some people I could see may struggle as everyone learns differently.

    Advice to Management

    In larger communities there should be an hour a week we open just office to catch up on files and paperwork before residents can come in.

    The discounted housing since the acquisition of Archstone should have stayed the same.

    Provide a centralized training for new employees rather than tossing them into office to learn on the go.

  2. Poor training for first time leasing consultants, and cut throat management.

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

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

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

    Pros

    pay was avarage at $15 plus 75 per lease and renewal
    many good ideas for a company
    the people they got from Archstone were actually very nice and cool

    Cons

    They expected people to make sweet lemonade out of rotten lemons
    Absolutely poor training for first time leasing consultants.
    All about the numbers
    Unprofessional managers
    Arrogant associates
    Many good ideas yet poor execution of those ideas
    Did not like to pay for overtime and were cheap on materials

    Advice to Management

    For a company that is big like this, you should train people better within your 90 day period so that you could yield more from your investment. Stop being so darn cheap on overtime and materials.

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