NVR Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
21 Reviews
3.4
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Strong financial company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NVR full-time (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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Administrative Sweatshop

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NVR

    Pros

    Nice office locations to work in.

    Cons

    It's a home-building "factory" environment. It's all about the bottom-line and the administrative employees are micromanaged, poorly compensated, and overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Management was unorganized

    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Franklin, TN

    I worked at NVR full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    New and updated floor plans that made sense.

    Cons

    Too many chefs in the kitchen. Then they insisted on that sleazy canned sales approach over and over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach people to sell but let them have their own individuality too. Enough with the video shops!

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loan Processor in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Loan Processor in Brecksville, OH

    I have been working at NVR full-time (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
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at NVR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Compensation, with an excellent job opportunity. Hire from within and also much guidance as your move forward and learn with the company.

    Cons

    Not many downsides. As a Rep, you have to work weekends which could be a downside. The hours are not bad at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager Intern in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager Intern in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at NVR full-time (less than an 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Experience, Great People, 100% Meant for Me

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Intern in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Production Intern in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at NVR as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great People, friendly and a really fun, laidback atmosphere, can't stress this enough, best part about the job
    -Work outdoors! If you like to work outside, this job is for you! It is mostly all managing people, and in your down time you can get your hands dirty for fun
    -Every day is different
    -Learn a lot of real life skills
    -you NEVER sit behind a desk
    -Manage a LOT of people and build relationships
    -Huge inventory
    -You have no boss every day. You essentially decide every day what you need to get done and you do it, no one tells you what to do
    -Unreal Amount of Freedom and yet you still feel motivate to get your work done

    Cons

    - Not much room for growth. YOu basically need to wait 20 years for someone to die and then still compete against 20 other people for the position.
    -Knowing spanish makes this job a lot easier
    - Always need to be aware of safety and wearing a hard hat
    - Don't wear nice clothes, spray foam and paint will ruin them
    - Uniform (Khaki pants and a company issued polo)
    -Could have more customer interraction
    - (In a full time job, not as an intern, you probably will work a lot of over time and some saturdays)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Update your computer systems. They're terrible legendary systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need to update the process

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Associate
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Associate

    I have been working at NVR full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, great upper management with good guidance and leadership. They want their employees to succeed.

    Cons

    tough work/life balance, hard to communicate with home office, too many people in the upper management pipeline. Sometimes the nature of the business is tough and demanding, but you have to be ready to devote majority of your time to the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    NVR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Totally unorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NVR full-time

    Pros

    Location is pretty convenient (right off of Route 50 and I-66). Free parking.

    Cons

    I don't think there was a single week that went by in which the rules didn't change. The worst part is that the rules aren't always official, and when those in charge decide it's time to change them again, you aren't kept in the loop until something goes wrong and they need someone to blame. There's also no appreciation shown for hard workers. Those that scrape by get by on the backs of the hard workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more communication between departments, and within departments. Also, rules are only made from the top down without actually consulting with those people whom it affects or who deal with the details on a daily basis. The extremely high turnover rate (approximately 33% in the mortgage division) should tell you something is not right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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