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Ryan Homes Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Assistant Interview

Sales Assistant

Interviewed at Ryan Homes

Interview Details – Very polite and helpful through the entire process. After submitting my application online I was contacted via email by an HR rep for an initial phone interview (about 15-20 minutes long), and then referred to an online test battery consisting of personality/behavior questions (~300), logical reasoning (~20) and numerical reasoning (~20). I was then invited to an office in the same region, though not the exact same location, as the opening (southern MD for a DC posting). The in-person interview consisted of three 45-minute interviews with three different individuals from the site, all involved in Sales in some capacity.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when a customer said no. What did you do? What was the final outcome?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales and Marketing Representative Interview

Sales and Marketing Representative
Richmond, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ryan Homes in April 2011.

Interview Details – I was referred by another employee and the process started with an Initial phone screen. That was followed up with a personality test online. I came in the following week for an in-person panel interview with 3 different managers. Mainly asked behavioral questions, made sure I was OK with working on the weekends, asked about 100% commission.

Interview Question – Asked to do sales demo of an item I had with me (i.e purse) or with something in the room.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Just graduating from college I did not negotiate, but I would recommend negotiating some or asking for moving expenses.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales and Marketing Representative Interview

Sales and Marketing Representative

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ryan Homes.

Interview Details – I met with an manager first through referral and they encouraged me to apply. I sent my resume. Then there was a phone interview which was pretty intense. Then I had a panel interview where everyone asked a bunch of questions. Then I had to apply on line and fill out an IQ type test with math and language questions. It had SAT type questions. "This word is to that word, as this word is to ________" Then they did a full background check. I received a call from that I was hired and they were great at working with me on my hire date.

Interview Question – They asked me to sell my favorite thing to them in a role play situation. They asked me questions like, "if you had an extra $10,000 what would you do with it and why?" "Tell us about a time when you had to make an executive decision without getting approval from you supervisor"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales and Marketing Representative Interview

Sales and Marketing Representative
Saint Petersburg, FL

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Ryan Homes in January 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online to their opening of a Sales and Marketing Representative. Was contacted by someone in HR to do a phone interview. Then I was asked to take an online test. I was then invited to an in-person panel interview with the division representatives at one of their communities in Florida. I was not chosen in the panel interview to move forward.

Interview Question – For me, it was why my sales background was not stronger.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Sales and Marketing Representative Interview

Sales and Marketing Representative

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Ryan Homes.

Interview Details – I met a sales manager at a career fair, he was not overly friendly but I was called for a phone interview. The interview questions all revolved around awards received and sales awards. I then took an behavioral test. I have taken many aptitude and personality tests and this was HORRIBLE! I have scored well on these tests in the past but the test they give is bizarre and poorly worded. It is also time consuming along with the online application.

Interview Question – What do you consider to be areas you need to develop?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Norfolk, VA

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Ryan Homes in March 2014.

Interview Details – One of the more time consuming, 6 hours min. to get through phone call #2. Click on "apply" and the resume and cover letter just start you down the rabbit hole. Yes, then you need to redundantly put all that info into their form. Over 45... don't bother.

Interview Question – "So, did HR explain what the job is?" (phone interview with field ops person)   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Washington, DC

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ryan Homes in March 2010.

Interview Details – lengthy and annoying

Interview Question – sell this pencil   View Answer

Negotiation Details – na


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Production Supervisor Interview

Production Supervisor
Naperville, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ryan Homes in December 2013.

Interview Details – A very long Interview Process taking around three months. It was not bad at first but after waiting to hear back that you have been accepted for an additional interview is the equivalent of teasing you with a treat while keeping you at an arms length. Very anti military as they do not seem to value our choices to defend this country.

Interview Question – a meeting with the second hiring manager.....walks in states his name then proceeds with, "So tell me seeing that your in the Army, when you go away for your two weeks a year your using your vacation time correct?" Afterwards, "Do you have any questions for me?"   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales and Marketing Representative Interview

Sales and Marketing Representative
Sicklerville, NJ

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Ryan Homes.

Interview Details – Multiple interviews

Interview Question – How much did you make as an average over your past 3-5 years in real estate?   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales & Marketing Representative In Training Interview

Sales & Marketing Representative In Training
Fairfax, VA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ryan Homes in December 2013.

Interview Details – Just like all the other interview reviews you will see on here, Ryan's process usually starts with a phone interview with an HR person or a headhunter. Unfortunately, the headhunters have no idea about Ryan Homes' process and who they're willing to hire. For me and my friend (we both used to work for Ryland Homes and were trained there), we knew the type of person Ryan Homes hires and it's not us. Both of us have experience and that is not what Ryan wants. They want someone fresh out of college (preferably "All-American"--visit a NoVa Ryan community to see what that looks like) that they can train as they wish. Unfortunately, this wastes a lot of people's time. After the phone interview, you do the online test and then you'll move on to the face to face interview with 3 or more managers. My friend didn't get to the face to face part and she was actually glad, because it just would have been a waste of time for her. When she called to inquire about her application, the HR woman said, "Oh, you're still interested in the position?" She knew that meant they weren't intending to move forward with her. I, on the other hand, went through the entire process before I was told no. Both my friend and I kept asking: "are you sure they want someone with experience?" Again, unfortunately, the company won't tell you the truth and the headhunters just don't know any better.

Interview Question – Describe a difficult situation and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

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