Maintenance Worker ll (Former Employee), Crown Ridge (The Eaves), San Rafael – June 27, 2014
Pros: occasional free lunches. on line training programs.
Cons: hostile work environment.
I had a job with Avalon Bay at the San Rafael location as a Maint. ll tech. called Crown Ridge, they now call it The Eaves. I came from a background of 10 years in the building trades and 7 years as a Maintenance Supervisor. I lasted six months and went through 4 Maintenance Managers while I was there, all of them , incompetent boobs. The first one – more... had absolutely no building or maintenance experience and was disliked by his staff and the residence alike. The last Main. Manager smoked constantly and had no idea what was going on in the apartment complex. He often made disparaging remarks about the physical attributes of the female staff and residence. The property manager was so disrespected that the entire staff lacked any sort of leadership or a role model. I often made up my own daily routine just to get through the day as no one seemed to get a hoot what I did anyway. And forget about a living wage unless you have other sources of income. So, if you like mundane work and no respect from your superiors for a pay wage that is laughable, then go ahead and work for this company. Maybe in 10- 15 years you too can move up and enjoy the many benefits of property management. – less
Maintenance Tech 2 (Current Employee), San Dimas, CA – June 24, 2014
Pros: free lunch, housing discounts 20%
Cons: very busy and hard to take vacations, unexperianced supervisors.
work is busy and takes up the whole day you do not catch your self bored or have no work. i ve learned better communtication with the people workers and residents . managment are kind of unexperienced were i work and the schedule for maintenance or set unfair . coworkers are good but there is no trust in each other seems you have to watch what you say – more... and do. Hardest part of the job is the stress of work and everything has to be done on time or meet time requirement also bad communitcation between leasing office and maintenace. The most favorite is companhy has quarterly event like going bowling , sixflags, picnics and managment takes you out to lunch time to time. – less
Community Consultant (Current Employee), Seal Beach, CA – June 5, 2014
This is an ideal job for someone that loves working with people. A typical day includes tours of apartments, leasing, and providing excellent customer service to prospects and residents. You will learn the tools needed to be a successful agent. The difficult aspect could be not enough work-life balance and the most enjoyable part is the ability for – more... advancement. – less
Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee), Alexandria, VA – May 7, 2014
I was hired as Sales and Marketing Associate and promoted to Assistant Property Manager within three months. My objectives included: Conducting property tours with prospective residents and answering questions such as pricing, lease terms, and qualifications for application approval. Determining the needs of prospective residents and addressing – more... those needs to close the sale. Following up on contact leads and individuals previously toured to secure new leases. Verifying applications and following up on applications including resident screening. Increasing and maintaining occupancy above budget. Increasing monthly NOI, market rents and net rent above budget. Building a professional relationship with prospective residents, current residents, vendors, staff and supervisors. Making sure property files are under HUD compliance. Collecting rent, bookkeeping, and cash reporting. Coordinating repair/maintenance requests with maintenance staff, and following up with residents after work completion. Preparing weekly and monthly reports. Preparing new lease contracts. Preparing move-in packets for new residents. Assisting new residents during lease signing. Negotiating and preparing lease renewal contracts. Planning and coordinating resident activities. Other duties as assigned. – less
Great place to work and wonderful residents to help.
Technician I Lead (Former Employee), El Cajon, CA – May 1, 2014
Pros: free lunches sometimes and great support system.
A great company to work for. Has alot to offer people. Always a caring company.You can advance in this company easily. The hardest part of this job was trying to keep up on the property since it was a very large apartment complex. I loved interacting with the residents and helping them when I could. Management was good.
Community Consultant (Current Employee), Union City, CA – April 9, 2014
Pros: contstant learning enviornment
Cons: days and hours prevent much time for family weekends.
Constant customer both new and current by phone and in person. Provides me with an exciting day making time fly. I have learned that time management and prioritization is key in a successful day. I enjoy my team as we work in sync with each other to ensure operations continue to run smoothly. The hardest part of my job is the disappointment I feel personally – more... when I cant please everyone. granted we must always try to fulfill the request of our residents to the best of our abilities but this too must be within reason. The most enjoyable part of my day is knowing that our residents enjoy living with our communities and continue to love us even when they leave. They take the good experience with them and hold it as an expectation for the next community they decide. – less
Customer Service Supervisor, Community Coordinator (Current Employee), Arlington, VA and New York, NY – February 19, 2014
Pros: employee appreciation quarterly events include a half day off and a great meal!
Cons: dedicated curriculum to prove advancement
Working here is a great opportunity to learn about property management and most importantly customer service and sales. Great benefits and compensation. They really know how to show employee appreciation events that also motivate the team!
Community Consultant (Current Employee), Arlington, VA – January 22, 2014
Great place to work. The only downfall is the demanding work schedule i.e late hours during the week (til 6:30), and working on Saturday...hard for moms of young children. I've worked for two property management companies and Avalonbay is the best out of the two.
Assistant Supervisor of Class A luxury high rise (Former Employee), New Rochelle, NY – January 18, 2014
Pros: all around great company with endless growth potential
Cons: limited locations throughout the us
Management and team members are always looking for ways to reward those who excel as well as offer training in every area that would create better employees and work ethic. The company always has a growth and advancement opportunity and looks within for talented employees. They have a work hard and play harder attitude with a true caring attitude for – more... their employees. Excellent Growth Potential. – less
Tenant (Former Employee), Lynnwood WA – January 17, 2014
Great place to live if you like your car being broke into and idiots for managers. High Crime Rate at Avalon Brandenmoor on 164th in Lynnwood WA/ Homeless camp nearby for additional entertainment during latenight hours in dumpsters
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VA – November 11, 2013
Pros: friendly enviroment
Cons: short lunches
A day in the life of an AvalonBay customer service rep was fast paced around the beginning and end of the month. We were required to answer the phones with a friendly tone and remain that way throughout the call, keep the call to a minimum amount of minutes, and ensure the resident got all they needed in their phone call to avoid any call backs. The – more... work environment at AvalonBay is very friendly and open. The managers are willing to work with you to keep you on track and tell you what could be done better. We had weekly evaluations and meetings. The interaction at AvalonBay was my favorite part of the job because it kept you on your feet. They taught me a lot about real estate and property management in their 6 week training class, along with the actual job. – less
Construction Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), San Jose, CA – August 29, 2013
Pros: good people towork with
Cons: contract ended
I worked there as a contractors and learned a lot about the constructon field. I liked the employees there, all were very helpful and supportive. Worked a lot with contractors and vendors of the project