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Friendly team, fast-paced environment.

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Former Employee - Community Consultant  in  Florham Park, NJ
Former Employee - Community Consultant in Florham Park, NJ

I worked at AvalonBay as an intern for less than a year

Pros

A very friendly environment, everyone is approachable. A young company in terms of the age of the employees who work hard. A lot of opportunities to move upward.

Cons

Little training for the interns, which is too bad because interns are hired during the most busy time and it can be stressful. But if you learn fast and adapt, it's going to be rewarding to see people move in.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for AvalonBay

  1.  

    Nice enough job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AvalonBay

    Pros

    Office has some good flexibility

    Cons

    Upper management can be shifty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    AvalonBay - More Pro's than Con's if you're willing to work hard!

    • 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 a year

    Pros

    All AvalonBay Leasing Offices provide very dynamic and social atmospheres. Unlike most corporate positions, you won't sit at a window-less cube all day waiting for 5:00PM to come. Talking with prospective residents on community tours helps the day fly by and is also a great way to network. If you are an extrovert, AvalonBay is the place for you. Although many people criticize the company for high-turnover, I believe it's what you make of it. Avalon is a leader in the real estate industry and can become a crucial stepping stone for anyone interested in a career in property management. Bonuses can greatly contribute to one's overall yearly earnings and also helps to motivate employees across the board. The company also does fun events and contests throughout the year which keeps employees engaged and invested. When you spend every day making a difference in resident's lives, you enjoy your job and take great satisfaction in your day to day operations. If you are willing to work hard, AvalonBay is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The pay is fair (not great, but not awful) but it seems like you won't reach a higher salary too easily. Promotions are given to those who work extremely hard, but also must put in lots of overtime hours. Hours are a huge con, and most offices don't close until 6:30PM. Working Saturdays is annoying, and extremely difficult when the rest of the world is on a 9-5 Mon-Fri schedule. Dealing with disgruntled residents everyday can be taxing, but that is the nature of customer service. Vacation time could be more generous, with 2 weeks off per year and just a handful of sick days. All time off balances accrue over the year, so time off must be strategically planned. Housing discount is appreciated, but dropped to 50% for managerial level employees which is unfortunate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees with more feedback and strategic action plans for continued growth within. Motivate employees with recognition and provide more generous raises to increase loyalty. Improve on-boarding training for Community Consultants. Continue to plan exciting activities and contests.

    Recommends
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