NVR Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
21 Reviews

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  1.  

    Strong financial company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NVR full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In this volatile industry, this company is one of the few that is excelling. There is no fear of downsizing and only growth. It is a great long term career oriented company.

    Cons

    This company has very high expectations and a fast paced culture. I enjoy that challenge, but it is not for everyone.

    Recommends
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    Decent company to work for among the last standing mortgage companies that are still in business.

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    Current Employee - Loan Processor  in  Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Loan Processor in Brecksville, OH

    I have been working at NVR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and no weekends. Small Fortune 500 Company. Experienced and reputation proceeds them.

    Cons

    Very minimal vacation time thus very little family/work life balance. Must be employed 5 years before increase in vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone should be treated equal, some members of the management team plays favorites. Company should work together as a team not against each other. Lots of disconnect, upper management should really talk to the people on the ground.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great environment and great people to work around. The environment was great and the training was valuable.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager Intern  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager Intern in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at NVR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and ability to move up in the organization. The people are truly fun and quickly break down the typical work boundaries that keep you from having fun. There is also the ability to move around in the organization from sales, to production to other aspects of the business.

    Cons

    The type of work is seasonal and cyclical. Your job and salary can be completely dependent on the housing market.

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    Positive Outlook
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    NVR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NVR full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement is abundant if you are willing to work hard long hours every day.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor for burnout and try to help when you see it......

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great career if you want to advance

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    Current Employee - Loan Processor  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Loan Processor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at NVR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Laid back enviroment. Great growth potential if you want to move up and do well in a company.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful. High pipelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good but could be better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at NVR

    Pros

    Well managed company with detailed systems and processes.

    Cons

    Senior Leaders manage from Ivory Towers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to basics and become the homebuilder you were.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Used to be great, now just good.

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    Current Employee - Cost Manager
    Current Employee - Cost Manager

    I have been working at NVR

    Pros

    Solid company with a great balance sheet. A real industry leader in business practices.

    Cons

    Consolidated power in Reston. Very little leeway for operations managers to make the right decision. Many recent decisions were based upon the impact to the stock price and analyst perception, and not necessarily for the good of the company. The culture that made NVHomes special has eroded over the past years, it has turned from a homebuilder to a money making machine, no different from other Fortune 500 companies except for there is little focus on employee morale and well being. The pay scale is under industry averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bottom line is not the only line. Employee morale is dictated by positive and consistent information flow from senior management. Unfortunately when times got tough a CFO to CEO consolidated power and took all of the decision making away from the operation centers. Treating people like luxuries instead of necessities tears down the culture that made NVHomes special.

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Notch

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Associate

    I have been working at NVR

    Pros

    NVR is a leader in the homebuilding industry and has buying power that other builders don't. In many markets, they are the big fish in a small pond. They have an excellent team of engineers and have some of the best floorplans around with the best quality. They offered great training and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    In some positions there is not great work life balance. It may be difficult to be promoted from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to show your employees that you value their time. Giving them a better work/life balance would improve their enjoyment of their jobs and in turn they will work harder for you.

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  10.  

    Good when the market it good - cut throat in the downturn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NVR

    Pros

    Great place to learn all aspects of homebuilding

    Cons

    Very little advancement even when doing a superior job

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