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Updated 24 September 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)

  • "Truly encourages a spirit of caring" (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. "Great Place To Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Consultant in Orange
    Current Employee - Community Consultant in Orange
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, great benefits, lots of room for growth, decent starting pay, great management, willing to teach you as much as you want to learn.

    Cons

    The company is awesome the only con would be dealing with the angry residents.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "A place you won't want to leave"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company, Great People, Great Culture

    Cons

    The technology should be better

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  3. "Superintendent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Baltimore, MD (US)
    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.


  4. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of personal and career growth. Great colleagues and managers.

    Cons

    no real downsides to working at AVB

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    17 Sep 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for writing a great review! We are glad you are enjoying work at AVB.


  5. "Great People, Great Company, Great Work!!"

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

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

    Pros

    AvalonBay Communities is an excellent company that has a true focus on delivering excellent products and a commitment to its associates. There is a true commitment to integrity throughout the company. The organization always looks to grow and promote and is continuously improving all aspects of the business. I am continually amazed at the tenure of people at the company, which in my mind is a true indicator of how great a place is to work. Everyone is passionate about the work and helping out each other.

    Cons

    There are very limited Cons, but work flows can sometimes take longer than expected. This is can be fairly typical with large organizations compared with smaller ones.

    Advice to Management

    None

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    21 Sep 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for writing this great review!


  6. "AP Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    the flexibility is very good

    Cons

    There is't much opportunity for growth


  7. "Amazing Culture and Colleagues!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a joy to come to work everyday for this company and to spend the day with my colleagues. The company culture and employees are the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Slow with technology but catching up

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    21 Sep 2018 – Human Resources

    Glad you enjoy coming to work daily! This is always something we want to hear. We are working on improving our technology. You should see improvements within the next several months.

  8. "Great employee-centric culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Employees are valued, heard and supported. You are never made to feel like a number and work/life balance is encouraged. Excellent corporate citizens both internally and externally. I am proud to work here.

    Cons

    One's strengths can sometimes become one's weakness when taken to extremes. Our cultural norm to be thoughtful and thorough make AVB reliable and sound in judgement but can sometimes slow things down.

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    21 Sep 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for writing this review. We appreciate all feedback as it will help us become better.


  9. "Love Coming to Work Each Day"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Nice office space; Free coffee and soda; Solid benefits and wellness programs like Vida one-on-one coaching; Extremely generous bonus and equity programs

    Cons

    IT systems and technology is lacking compared to other employers; Vacation accrual is low unless you negotiate upon hire;

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money and resources in IT; Allow more telecommuting; Increase associate housing discount; Continue monthly and quarterly communications with associates.

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    6 Sep 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are working to make improvements in the area of IT. Keep your eyes open for news about changes coming in the future!


  10. "AvalonBay Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Great company culture and core values. Definitely a company that cares - not just about customers, but also employees and philanthropy.

    My senior director provides support and guidance, while also being genuinely interested in my well being and seeing me succeed.

    Cons

    Technology not as up to date as it should be for such a successful and widespread company.

    AvalonBay Communities Response

    6 Sep 2018 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your review! We strive to be live by example in our company's culture and core values.


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