MDC Holdings
2.5 of 5 13 reviews
www.richmondamerican.com Denver, CO 500 to 999 Employees

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MDC Holdings Chairman and CEO Larry A. Mizel

Larry A. Mizel

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MDC Holdings a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MDC Holdings as an intern

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

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

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

I have been working at MDC Holdings

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

I worked at MDC Holdings

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

I have been working at MDC Holdings

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

I have been working at MDC Holdings

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

I worked at MDC Holdings

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

I have been working at MDC Holdings

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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Would not recommend

Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at MDC Holdings

ProsExposure in the field if you want to be in home building. You will get a lot of experience - some of it you will wish you didn't have.

ConsCulture, leadership, cut-throat. The culture is such that it makes MDC a diffult place to feel successful.

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize the value of your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Only if you are desperate

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MDC Holdings full-time

ProsThere are no pros for this company.

ConsThis is for the corporate office: No life work balance. Expect to work 60 hours/week + and still be told it isn't good enough. There is no excuses not to work long hours and weekends (death in the family, serious illness of a loved one, etc...). You will be told there is no travel and then asked to travel. Plenty of public critisicm and no praise. Lower then average pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementPositive affirmations are more motivating then negative reinforcement.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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