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AvalonBay Communities Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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AvalonBay Communities President and CEO Timothy J. Naughton
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Pros
  • "Cares about all team members and promotes a healthy work life balance" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Spirit of caring: The only company I’ve worked for that truly does care" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not the best work-life balance, but that's standard in the industry" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Too much micromanaging from upper management" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Avalonbay really is the best place to work!!!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time (More than 8 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 no place will ever be perfect and ups and downs will always be there but Avalonbay is the place to be!
    **They treat employees like family which is rare for a company of this size!
    **Advancement opportunities are great
    **leadership is amazing and overflowing
    ** Culture is second to none
    ** Challanging and rewarding Career
    **Great pay and Benefits
    **With all the internal departments and different locations throughout the USA your career path options are endless
    The list could go on and on just believe me when I say it's an amazing place to work

    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

    Sep 6, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for the glowing review!


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great organization with opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Play with compensation, need more benefits

  3. "CC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, co-workers, benefits

    Cons

    None really at this time


  4. "Proud to work at AvalonBay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A thoughtful and well-managed organization.

    Cons

    Growth is limited within certain groups.

    Advice to Management

    Have courageous conversations. When asked, let people know when the opportunity for upward mobility is limited or unlikely. AVB is a great company to work for and people may decide to stay anyway. Candidness goes a long way.


  5. "Community Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time

    Pros

    Great company, people, benefits, and opportunity for growth!

    Cons

    Has some seasonal ups and downs


  6. "Fantastic Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time

    Pros

    AVB is a great place to work. Employees are treated with respect and the culture is positive.

    Cons

    As with any large organization, it can seem like decisions take time. However, in the end it leads to better decision making.


  7. "AvalonBay Communities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Community Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, amazing training and employee discount on the apartment rent.

    Cons

    The salary and housing discount are not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    The company should compensate people who working hard in a faire and competitive compensation.

  8. "Best Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really do not know where to start. I feel very blessed to have found this job. The people are are so awesome. My supervisor is so amazing. The pay is great. The benefits are great. Everything is great.

    Cons

    I really do not have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Contract Admin."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Upper Management great to work for

    Cons

    No bonus structure at our level

    Advice to Management

    would like opportunity to make bonus on projects we work on.


  10. "Superintendent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They empower you to make decisions without having to go up the chain of command. Good bonuses

    Cons

    Most of the work is in the Virginia area.


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