Orleans Homebuilders

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Orleans Homebuilders Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
12 Reviews
3.2
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Homebuilder

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orleans Homebuilders

    Pros

    Respectful and friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Work locations sometimes require lengthy commute.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Don't accept a position here unless desperate...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Bensalem, PA

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders full-time

    Pros

    Land purchases leading to company expansion. High turnover rate leads to opportunities for individuals looking to get into the business.

    Cons

    Overall culture is very disruptive and employees are very dissatisfied. The company claims to be building a great corporate culture but turnover ratios are very high with quarterly dismissals or layoffs as well as employees leaving which is a good sign that this culture within the company does not exist. Quality of product which is meet only code requirements, negatively impacts customer service and results in a lot of customer complaints and dissatisfaction which ultimately results in very few to no referrals. Customers service is relied on exclusively by CSM's, management does not focus on customers service and when they do it's just a facade. Many employees are required to commute more then 50 minutes even when available communities are closer. Most insulting, management regularly threatens dismissal to try and prove a point farther creating a very disappointing and dissatisfied corporate culture. Do not fall for job ads stating the company offers a teamwork environment or Sale Manager's enthusiasm to get you on board, this will quickly turn into broken promises and little support leading to employee frustrations. It's unfortunately an every person for themselves and a figure it out yourself culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With a high turnover ratio for years now, both in employees leaving and getting dismissed/laid-off, it's time to look at management instead of entry level employees as the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Oswego, IL
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Oswego, IL

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really nice a good place to work

    Cons

    Love to come to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more dedicated to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Quality construction from trades, good supers, New product, new communities, compensation, management allows you to work without micro'ing you, what else do you need!

    Cons

    still transitioning some new product, company is growing but tough to keep up with sales volume sometimes. construction needs help in field!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire hire hire! (construction personnel, purchasing, etc)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Getting Better Every Day!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders full-time

    Pros

    The new management team is trying to make the process and product better but simpler for employees, subs and customers.

    Cons

    Needs to spend some money on the computer systems to make people more efficient. Smiling face on logo is growing on me. I think that's a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to spend some money on the computer systems to make people more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    low salary and cheap products

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laborer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Laborer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders full-time

    Pros

    The Project Manager and Site Supers could care less about how it's constructed as long as it passes inspection

    Cons

    Most buyers realize that our subs our inexperienced and have terrible craftsmanship. People are starting to realize that Orleans could care less after the buyer closes. The reputation is near bottom and I see this company back in bankruptcy and this time for good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better skilled staff, listen to your managers and we HAVE to honor our Warranty. WE can't keep blowing off or potential referrals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Too much for so little!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule at times, but work load has kind of nullifed the possibility.

    Cons

    Too much required for job than what is being paid, they have slowly added more and more per the job description and no compensation for the extra responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the infrastructure system, listen to ways to improve process instead of saying you are working on it. Better support system in place from upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Glen Mills, PA
    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Glen Mills, PA

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders

    Pros

    Good product and good support from management.

    Cons

    Company in transition and it's a tough market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff more

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    ...Only If You Don't Have a Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Bensalem, PA

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders

    Pros

    For the most part, people are pretty nice
    Close to home for most

    Cons

    Extensive arse kissing at all levels
    Chauvinistic
    Executive managers are temporary (out of town renters)
    All money stays at the top. No middle class

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OHB ain't Toll Brothers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Tough Industry

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

    I worked at Orleans Homebuilders

    Pros

    exciting but tough industry during a downturn. Mgmt did what they could to stay afloat though they got overlevered. made nice houses and owners worked hard to stay afloat.

    Cons

    mgmt shoud have sought more input from field staff and listened to what they were saying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    liquidate

    Disapproves of CEO

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