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AvalonBay Communities Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, extremely helpful & consistent support from regional & corporate offices (in 21 reviews)

  • great benefits, great team nice company (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the best work-life balance, but that's standard in the industry (in 12 reviews)

  • I have also seen great employees be pushed out of the company by upper management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Residential Consultant Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at AvalonBay Communities as an intern

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, really great pay for an intern, learned a lot and fully enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  2. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AvalonBay Communities as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, ability to work remotely, great office location

    Cons

    Occasional lull in projects


  3. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Lead Maintenance Technician in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Maintenance Technician in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AvalonBay Communities full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good Benifits
    Good people
    Employee recognition

    Cons

    None that deterred me away

    Advice to Management

    Give all employees opportunities to receive bonuses.


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  5. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    By far, the best culture I have ever worked in. The company does all it can to promote from within and advance the careers of associates.

    Cons

    Highly analytical environment, particularly in Arlington. Can be difficult to keep up with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. You've built a great company.


  6. "Growth company where you can make a difference"

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    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

    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


  7. "Very friendly and helpful."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Dimas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The perks and benefits. Good bonus program and corporate help. The possibilities of a raise or promotion are very very good.

    Cons

    Not good for people who look for regular shifts or want to finish at the same time every day. Fast paced and can be stressful.


  8. "maintenance manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AvalonBay Communities full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Management really cares about their employees. Company always wants to do the right thing for their residents.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company. Not enough opening and movement for growth


  9. "tech 2"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits, great team nice company

    Cons

    the people you deal with. not a bad place to work


  10. "AvalonBay life"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Coram, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Coram, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the best part. Working with Avalon you really get surrounded by the best people. Thoughtful, talented, committed and caring, everyone focuses on doing their job well and building together, not independently.

    Cons

    Its a lean orgnaization, so at times the workload can pile up. If you're organized and willing to put in the effort during the tough times, it will be recognized by management and appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the core values of continuous improvement, spirit of caring, and commitment to integrity. These three things are the bedrock not only of the company's success, but leading a successful life in general.



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