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AvalonBay Communities CEO Timothy J. Naughton
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    Avalonbay really is the best place to work!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Avalonbay is the best job I have ever had. I started as a maintenance technician almost 10 years ago and worked my way up to Maintenance Director. I have had a blast through the good times and worked through the bad . I recently left AvalonBay for a couple months and returned because in a nut shell no other organization is for me and AvalonBay is my home and nothing compares to the fulfillment AvalonBay offers. Again...

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    Cons

    Not many come to mind but AvalonBay is not perfect in every way but they work through the cons to strive to be better, sometimes the time it takes to get to better could improve but nothing major.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on moving in the right direction and continue to hear to the voice of the associates!

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    September 6, 2018Human Resources

    Thank you for the glowing review!

  2. Thoughtful Company

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional , Love the AVA brand

    Cons

    Distance to Trainings is a lot but could be a pro it is training.

    Advice to Management

    When you start working for a new company even through the interview process you hear so much great things from people who seem to be so happy! Companies Brag about how great they are. 90 days in I am in shock and happy to report that Avalon Bay can keep bragging because they meant what they said! This company is so thoughtful Pay is great incentive plans are great, great health benefit and even greater is they allow you...

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  3. Good Company, Room for Improvement

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good Pay, Good use of internal technology systems

    Cons

    Business Org Style can be disjointed, Not very diverse

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    February 15, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review!

  4. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Technician in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AvalonBay Communities full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They let good employees go for few $$. My supervisor was awesome. Pmd was not really bad not either good. So so. It’s always who you work with , I was running two properties which is more than 800 unites. They never recognized my talent. And let me go when I asked for few more $$ . I would like thank you WILL. He was always there when we needed him. But not the upper management. I am giving them 5 star because of...

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    Cons

    Need to see people talent. Not the money .

    Advice to Management

    Upper management need to focus more to employees who are hard working and keep them in the team.

  5. Awesome company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Sales and Service Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fair, treats employees very well, good benefits, nice pay, a lot of room for growth. They promote from within. Best company that I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    February 8, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to write this glowing review!

  6. Work for a company that cares

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    My eperience over the last eight years is that the day-to-day work is always interesting and that you're surrounded by people who enjoy and are good at what they do . The company makes a concerted effort to reach out to employees for feedback, listens to it and acts on it in an effort to always get better. It's also nice to see to work for a company that is very focused on the customer and is socially responsible...

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    Cons

    Staying on top of changes in technology is always an opportunity and in the last few years, progress has been made. Keep it up!

    Advice to Management

    Continue seeking feedback from employees.

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    February 8, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for writing an amazing review of your experience at AVB! We appreciate your suggestion about seeking feedback from employees. We read these reviews and take associates advice and feedback into consideration when making decisions.

  7. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AvalonBay Communities full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great leadership and people, good benefits, proactive and respectful environment, multiple opportunities for upward movement if looking to advance, great training program and industry reputation if looking to continue in property management or real estate

    Cons

    Low base pay, challenging leasing goals

    Advice to Management

    Increase base pay

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    February 8, 2019Human Resources

    We appreciate you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at AvalonBay!

  8. One of the best companies I have worked for!

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    Current Employee - Sales & Service Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Avalonbay has a great culture and team members feel appreciated and rewarded which is important to keep moral and productivity going. I feel supported by upper management, but also have the freedom to make decisions that suit the resident, property and company. I'm also grateful for our Customer Care Center which handles billing and lots of the back of the house items. It gives the on-site teams more time to engage and...

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    Cons

    While I appreciate the employee discount on apartments that is offered, I feel Managers or Supervisors should receive a dedicated apartment, as it's important to have a staff member from the leasing office also live on site, not just maintenance who does receive a dedicated apartment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being Excellent!!!

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    January 30, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for writing this glowing review! We are so excited that you feel supported, appreciated, and respected. We hope that you continue to love where you work for many more years to come.

  9. The BEST Company

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All employees are welcoming and truly care about each other. So much growth opportunity. The work ethic here is outstanding. Everyone cares about the job they're doing. The company stands by their values.

    Cons

    I do not have cons to list.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    January 30, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for writing a such a great review!

  10. Helpful (1)

    Avalon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time

    Pros

    -customer service based -encourage networking within company -organized and attention to detail is key - care for employees -thorough training process

    Cons

    -outdated technology -always changing systems -bonus structure can be difficult to reach

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    January 30, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the honest feedback that will help us grow in the areas that you have identified as weaknesses, and also continue to find ways to excel in the areas that you have listed as strengths.

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