Schumacher Homes

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Schumacher Homes Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great workplace!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Greensburg, PA

    I have been working at Schumacher Homes full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My interview process was very professional. I met with the Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager and the National Sales Manager. Having been in New Home Sales for over 25 years, I've seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Schumacher is a great place to work. Filled with good people with one goal in mind.

    Cons

    I have not seen any yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is a job, it pays the bills & I get to use my skill set but no career growth or training.

    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Schumacher Homes full-time

    Pros

    Not a high stress environment, nice work culture.
    Upper Management has great Vision, down to earth & treat everyone with respect.

    Cons

    No career growth opportunities or training outside of Sales. Middle management lacks leadership skills. Lower level employees opinions are not valued.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Builder in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Builder in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Schumacher Homes full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No pros to the job other than a paycheck for a time.

    Cons

    Effectively, the company is predatory in the way they handle their customers. Customers do not know that they are not receiving a complete house. Have never seen brand new houses not appraise for what the company sold them for until I worked for these people. Effectively, they get a construction loan which they revert to a mortgage at substantial completion and transfer it to the homeowners name prior to closing. Substantial completion does not include driveway/walkway/grading/landscaping of any kind. I saw customers crying on the street because the house did not appraise for the mortgage amount. They have to refinance in order to get in the house yet Schumacher gets paid the full amount at transfer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus upon the product as opposed to tricking people out of their money through entrapment within a contract.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Quality and poor pay

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

    I have been working at Schumacher Homes

    Pros

    Built a nice home and worked with the Home owners well and cared a great deal about the process they were going through.

    Cons

    Pay plan was bad. You got a company vehicle but the bonus program was non existent when I was there and the salary was poor.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great family owned organization with emphasis on customer satisfaction and a high quality product delivered every time.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Builder is provided company vehicle to check individual projects.

    Cons

    Builder has to cover many miles each day to oversee his/her projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to see more promotion from within the organization instead of bringing in management from outside the organization who are unfamiliar with the way things are done within the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Dictatorial Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Uilder
    Former Employee - Uilder

    I worked at Schumacher Homes full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the sales people and all of our subs. I enjoyed working for most of the homeowners

    Cons

    management personell who were making the high salaries had a way of refusing to pay bonuses to builders if issues were beyond the builders control, such as subs that we were forced to use

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your builders when it comes to selecting subs in their area. Don't flaunt your extravagant vacations when the builders know they are paying for it..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Canton, OH

    I worked at Schumacher Homes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice looking homes. Especially the models which are not a reflection of how homes are finished with standard features. Owner does cares about his company, but doesn't have a clue what goes on in field.

    Cons

    Owner does not have an inkling of what goes on in his satellite offices. There is no team spirit and there is so much money wasted. Pay is horrible. Compared to other sales jobs in new home sales the pay is paltry. Builders are nickel and dime'd to death. General managers are given all power and are often abusive with it. There are no corporate perks to speak of. Very unlike other builders I have worked with. Insurance is Ohio based. My co-workers in other states paid higher co-pays because the insurance didn't cover them the same. Small company with small ideas and small vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees from different sites do talk to each other. We know the difference in our pay. We know not everyone has to work every weekend. There needs to be more training and there needs to be rules that ALL must abide by. Your General Managers should have managerial experience and people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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