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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 state-of-the ... Read more

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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. 

Sales and Customer Service positions offer rewarding work with real potential for advancement.


Maintenance positions roles are an opportunity to apply and expand both your technical and customer service skills – in an environment that encourages learning,development and growth.


In our Construction roles you have the opportunity 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 401k 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.

Please check back often for upcoming AvalonBay Hiring Events!

AvalonBay Communities, Inc., an equity REIT, has a long-term track record of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing distinctive apartment homes in some of the best U.S. markets, and delivering outsized, risk-adjusted returns to shareholders. With equal parts experience and vision, we’ve established a leadership position rooted in building value for the long term.

About 3,000 associates work 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. Our portfolio is high-quality and diverse in product- type – including Garden, Townhome, Mid-Rise and High-Rise communities operating under three brands: Avalon, AVA, and eaves by Avalon.

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.

Discover a company that will challenge you to make an impact and grow with us as we continue to expand our business. Apply today!

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    Pros

    The size of the company offers the opportunity for everyone to really make a difference, unlike other very large companies where you can get lost among other employees. AvalonBay is a growth company which in and of itself creates excitement and momentum. You feel you are part of something bigger than your job

    Cons

    Sometimes decision making can be overly analytical, but the quality of decision making is proof that it might be worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in formal leadership development - there are great people that have the raw material to lead the company in the future

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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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    I applied online. I interviewed at AvalonBay Communities (Arlington, VA).

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    Apply online. Receive email from recruiter (in addition to generic email acklowdgement that your application has been received). Have a phone call with the recruiter. Call you in for some interviews. Constant feedback from recruiter. Very good at communicating.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you looking to change jobs?   1 Answer
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AvalonBay Communities Awards & Accolades

  • #1 REIT -- ORA Power Rankings, J Turner Research, 2015
  • NAREIT Leader in the Light Award, NAREIT, 2015

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