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"Former Multifamily Development Director for Southern California"

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Former Employee - Development Director in Newport Beach, CA
Former Employee - Development Director in Newport Beach, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great culture, strong senior management that is friendly and approachable, great internal resources to provide support to developers. Great reputation with with strong balance sheet and well-established platform and procedures.

Cons

The consummate 800-pound gorilla, they are not nimble. New ideas require extensive study, and the analytic discipline can border at times on paralysis by analysis. National contracts/standards with individual providers for items like signage, naming, and creative design can be very limiting to flexibility. Somewhat of an east-coast bias with over-emphasis on pedigree.

Advice to Management

Great overall place to work - just focus on maintaining balance on appropriate amount of study and research with being nimble.

Other Employee Reviews for AvalonBay Communities

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Constant Micromanaging and Incompetent Managers"

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Rockland, NY
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Rockland, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K, Health Insurance.....that's about it.

    Cons

    Low Pay for the amount of work that is done. Managers take all the praise and recognition for the hard work of leasing consultants. Leasing Consultants are expected to do everything and managers frequently delegate their tasks to the consultants. No room to grow unless you suck up and play nasty office politics. Very hostile work enviroment and main focus is on survey scores instead. Mind-numbingly boring and very slow paced. If you are looking for a boring, dead end job, then this is the perfect place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Live up to the promises you make your employes about growth within the company or be honest with them and tell them the only way to move up is to suck up.


  2. "Overall, its been a satisfying experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible (if your going to school), great working hours during the week, Awesome benefits, amazing bonus opportunities

    Cons

    Takes forever to move-up in a management position

    Advice to Management

    Best, advice if starting as a Leasing Consultant, float to other properties and get to know other operations.

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