MDC Holdings

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Updated Jun 9, 2014

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2.5 15 reviews

30% Approve of the CEO

MDC Holdings Chairman and CEO Larry A. Mizel

Larry A. Mizel

(10 ratings)

11% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Awesome people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProven sustainability through rough times in the last few years.

    ConsOpportunities are limited unless you are in the right business unit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage professional development and competitive salaries for all areas for better retention.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good People, Company Challenged by Economy

    Manager (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsMost of the people are great to work with at MDC. When times are good in the home building economy times are great at MDC. There is a sincere desire to grow and perform at the top of the list of home builders in the country. Original leadership still in place who built the company from the ground up.

    ConsAs in many cases, miscalculation and risks in a challenging industry can leave many people without a job. This company seems to find value in it's strategic investments rather than it's people. Compensation is extremely low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTwo pieces of advice: first to the executives, seek out wisdom and advice from the leaders in your company. The difference between where you are and where you want to be may be limited by your desire to micro-manage your company. Second, find value in your people before you invest in risky indevours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    MDC Holdings a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosculture, pay, hours love it

    Consits a good comapny to work for that cares for its employees

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    Great

    Attorney (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsWonderful people and great work environment except during downsizing

    ConsReal estate market crumbling and many people lost their jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more considerate of the vulnerable, older workers or those who can't easily find other work

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    Any port in a storm

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsStill employed during hard times.

    ConsCutting edge management philosophy....for 1890. Classic management 101 mistake; give an employee responsibility with no authority.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you don't want your people to make decisions and take ownership of their responsibilities, then don't hire qualified professionals. It leads to dissatisfaction and low morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Short and not to sweet

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsGreat people to work with from mid-level management down.

    ConsExec leadership is a one way street. Right or wrong. Many sr. mgrs are placed in the wrong position. Culture and moral is non-existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on your people and the business will improve. Take away good people and you will continue to struggle.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsThe company is well positioned to move forward with any improvement in the current home building economic climate. They are conservative in their leadership style and will be in business a long time with their strategies.

    ConsThe benefits continue to shrink each year as with most companies. Over the past few years, RIFS and voluntary resignations have resulted in a significant loss of talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind the balance between stock holder expectations and employee satisfaction. Sometimes cutting compensation and benefits cost more in the long run when real talent (aka productivity) walk out the door.

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    Fair

    Mechanic (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsGood Pay & benefits. Good insurance

    ConsNo time off. Hazardous wirking conditions

    Advice to Senior ManagementBoot the all!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible place to work

    Account Coordinator (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsGOod place to get into the denver market place but would get out while you can! The majority of the graphic designers are very talented and try their best to make the boring work tolerable.

    ConsIncredibly dull advertising campaigns. Senior management is outdated and has no idea how to treat employees. Had to work 15 hour+ shifts and had to clock out so I would not go over in hours. Get out while you can!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet new advertising campaigns. Pay people what they are worth. Quit going with the horrible 80's stuff that only middle aged old people like.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsLots of opportunity to move up as there is high turnover and growth potential in the industry. Transformation of the company has begun to occur with the downturn in the economy and consolidation of divisons, leading to improvements.

    ConsSenior Leadership is not as hands on as in years past, leaving many company operations disjointed and frustrated with lack of direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStronger direction and involvement from President and CEO.

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