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AvalonBay Communities Overview

Arlington, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
1998
Company - Public (AVB)
Real Estate
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
At AvalonBay, we’re driven by a bold purpose: creating a better way to live. We do this by providing distinctive apartment living experiences and contributing to the vitality of local communities. It’s important work, and we all have a role to play in ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to be the leading apartment company in select U.S. markets by providing distinctive living experiences that customers value.
Our purpose and this vision underpin every decision we make. They drive our commitment to building and maintaining ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#26)

Company Updates

  • Through the support of our generous residents, AvalonBay hosted over 250 donation drives in May helping philanthropy organizations in all of our regions. Thank you for helping us give back to those in need in our local communities!

    Additionally, throughout May our associates helped create a better way to live by donating their time to over 100 volunteer events supporting 50 of our Building Strong Communities Philanthropy Partners. Check out some our team members in action below or by searching #AVBSpiritofCaring!

    Together, we are building strong communities!

  • Since partnering with the Red Cross, AvalonBay has helped donate over 3,750 pints of blood. In honor of World Blood Donor Day today, we encourage you to make an appointment to give blood today. #GiveBloodGiveLife http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ8RQ

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    A few missing letters may not seem like a big deal, but for a hospital patient who needs type A, B or O blood, these letters mean life. You are the #MissingType patients need! Visit RedCrossBlood.org/MissingTypes now to make an appointment to give blood or platelets with the #RedCross.

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AvalonBay Communities – Why Work For Us?


At AvalonBay, opportunity awaits you. With 3,000 associates working in our more than 275 apartment communities and regional offices in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Northwest, and Northern and Southern California regions of the country, AvalonBay is a great place to build a career.

We develop, build, own and operate a wide array of apartment communities, making us unique in the industry. But what truly sets us apart? Our people. Our professional opportunities offer experiences to work alongside the best and brightest in the industry. Here, you’ll find your achievements will be recognized and rewarded with highly competitive compensation and benefits and the opportunity to learn and grow.

Watch some of the videos below to learn more about career opportunities within our sales, customer service, maintenance and construction teams. 

Our sales and customer service positions offer rewarding work with real potential for advancement.


Our maintenance roles provide an opportunity to expand and apply both your technical and customer service skills – in a supportive environment that encourages learning, development and growth.


In our construction roles, you have the chance to leave a lasting mark by building apartment communities that you can be proud of for years to come.


Our culture is special and sets us apart. It’s built around our desire to fulfill our purpose of creating a better way to live through a common vision, shared values and cultural norms. These are the building blocks that make AvalonBay strong—and they’re our inspiration as we reach new heights and go further together.

At AvalonBay, we’re driven by a bold purpose:

We do this by providing distinctive apartment living experiences and contributing to the vitality of local communities. It’s important work, and we all have a role to play in bringing our purpose to life.

Our vision is to be the leading apartment company in select U.S. markets by providing distinctive living experiences that customers value.

Our purpose and this vision underpin every decision we make. They drive our commitment to building and maintaining state-of-the art communities and to expanding our reach in our markets. They’re the reasons we’ve created distinct brands to meet different customer needs. And they inspire us to give our best every day.

We have three core values to help guide our choices and actions.


Succeeding at AvalonBay is easy when we apply our six cultural norms to our actions and interactions.

For insight into our culture in action, check out the most recent issue of CONNECTIONS, our associate magazine. There you’ll see how we recognize achievements, produce great work and manage to have a little fun along the way.

As we strive to create a better way to live and be a force for positive change, we are committed to efforts that make AvalonBay more innovative and sustainable. Our corporate responsibility initiatives make our values visible and drive significant improvements in our utility spend and the environmental impact of our communities. In addition, our strategic approach to philanthropy ensures that we make smart, long-term investments in the communities in which we do business. Perhaps most importantly, we look to invest for the long term so that our residents can be proud of those same communities, and enjoy a better way to live.

We work with philanthropic partners to contribute to all communities, with an additional local focus in all the areas where we operate, focusing on community preparedness & disaster relief, affordable housing and support for the disadvantaged. You can read more about all our philanthropic efforts and partners here.

Every year, we also dedicate one month to focus especially on our core value of spirit of caring, and associates are encouraged to volunteer with local organizations and make a difference in the neighborhoods where we live and work.

You can read more about the full scope of our corporate responsibility accomplishments and plans in our annual CR report.

We recognize that each associate has different needs, lifestyles, and interests. Our benefits packages are created with the flexibility to support associates who are at different stages in their lives and careers. New associates are eligible for health and 401(k) benefits on the first day of the month after 30 days of employment.

We offer a highly competitive total compensation and benefits package to help with your needs today and build for your future tomorrow. We focus not only on health and wellness, but also offer opportunities for professional development, tuition reimbursement and a housing discount at any of our communities.

You can read about all of it in detail on our careers site, here.

AvalonBay Hiring Days

This is your chance to come home to a better way to work! Join us a a local hiring event for opportunities in your area.

Full-time opportunities include:

  • Leasing Consultants
  • Concierges
  • Community Supervisors/Managers
  • Porters/Housekeepers
  • Maintenance Technicians/Supervisors (all levels)

Visit www.avalonbay.com/events for a list of events near you!

 

AvalonBay Communities Reviews

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

    Pros

    Organization cares about the development of its people
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Our technology is a little dated...but it's improving

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AvalonBay Communities Photos

AvalonBay Communities photo of: Our customer interactions are always personal, but they're also supported by technology.
AvalonBay Communities photo of: AVA High Line
AvalonBay Communities photo of: Across all departments of AvalonBay, we make sure to take time for fun.
AvalonBay Communities photo of: Avalon Bowery Place
AvalonBay Communities photo of: At AvalonBay, we build in some of the biggest cities in America, and we get the best views too.
AvalonBay Communities photo of: AVA Burbank
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AvalonBay Communities Interviews

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    The interview process started out well enough, with the interviewer telling me that he would be back to me within four days to let me know if I was still being considered, or if they passed on me. Two weeks and several emails from me later, I've heard nothing. They talk a good game, but they practice the typical corporate B.S. I wonder if this type of avoidance is also done with their tenants. This type of behavior tends to be consistent across stakeholder groups.

    Interview Questions

    • None. Typical "tell me about yourself" interview.   1 Answer
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AvalonBay Communities Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places To Work, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Best Places to Work 2017, LA Business Journal, 2017
  • Top Workplaces, Bay Area News Group, 2017
  • Top Green Companies in the U.S., Newsweek, 2016
  • Top 100 Green Building Contractor, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2017
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