NVR Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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Paul C. Saville
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Solid company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative

    I have been working at NVR

    Pros

    The company is very stable. They remain profitable even during a downturn in the market. They provide support to employees.

    Cons

    You must be a dedicated, hard worker to succeed. The job requires long hours and can be stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Architectural Services. Once was a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Frederick, MD

    I worked at NVR full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were average. Pay was above average. Most of the seasoned employees were great people.

    Cons

    There was an entire middle management level that was not needed. Standards went out the window in order to save pennies. Management was afraid to make decisions. (Seemed to be afraid of making the wrong decision). Promoting individuals because they were "Yes Men". Moral was very low. Spent million on software that took longer to produce an outcome. Software was very difficult to use the way management wanted to use it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KISS. Listen to the people who are passionate about what they do, not the people who tell you what you want to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful

    Great company if you want to make money but be ready for the boys club.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at NVR full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money, 401k and stock price, good internal policies and procedures and a very smart CEO who makes good financial business decisions. Room for advancement as long as you are a "yes" man.

    Cons

    Politics, be ready for the boys club. If your a female you will never be equal to the men. Upper level male managers sleeping with young female sales reps. Lots of partying in the sales arena. Divisions always trying to hide things from corporate. Corporate does not appreciate people who have been with the company for decades but would rather trade them in for a new younger, lower paid, yes men. Longevity and experience are not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the folks who have been with the organization since the beginning ... When Paul Saville was just a little Accountant shooting baskets in the garbage can at the Campbell's Run Road location. Remember where you came from and who helped you get to where you are today. If you are going to get rid of someone that has been with the company longer than anyone in the history of the company, at least call them up and thank them for all that they did for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Builder Good Pay with a Glass Ceiling

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative

    I have been working at NVR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ryan Homes is a very good home builder and has the sales and home building process down to a science.

    Cons

    This is a great job for someone who is very aggressive, can take orders without question and follows the Ryan Homes process. It is an unspoken rule that you are never to speak your mind. The better reps are required to sell more homes and therefore work more hours to make the same money due to their quota system which is based on ability of the sales person not the situation they are in. There are people who have sold twice as many homes in a more difficult environment and have made less money than someone who sold half as many homes in a less challenging situation.
    Promotions are dangled over your head every time they think you are unhappy and might quit. However at the next interview panel your name is somehow left off the list and there is always a reason why that promotion would not have been a good fit. However, something better is just around the corner and you will be kept in mind for that one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your staff to actually tell you what is going on. Listen to them once they do. Stop penalizing your top reps for being good at what they do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Very fulfilling to help people find homeownership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN

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

    Pros

    Excellent training program and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Fast paced. Must be flexible to shift as market shifts and marketing strategies shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower ranking employees' opinions should be considered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Go in with the correct expectations and the job is great! If you want to climb the corporate ladder go elsewhere.

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    $$$$, training, if you have a sales mentality and produce this is a great place to work. Company is stable and also profit driven so if you are in the home building industry there isnt a better place.

    Cons

    Everything depends on what division you work for, no upward mobility, promotions are based off of relationships not merit, schedule sucks (but comes with the territory), they do not want anyone to think- execute only, new reps typically have to prove themselves and struggle in tougher communities but it can be done. (again expect this prior to starting).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most Managers already know the issues, but they know better to rock the boat or they wouldn't be where they are now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Strong financial company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9. Administrative Sweatshop

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    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
  10. 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 a 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!

  11. 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

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