The Ryland Group

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Updated Jul 23, 2014

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3.3 28 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

The Ryland Group President, CEO, and Director Larry T. Nicholson

Larry T. Nicholson

(13 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Ryland Mortgage

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, good atmosphere. Loved everyone I worked with and loved the company in general. Felt the benefits were comparable to other organizations and the vacation time was great.

    ConsI didn't have many cons. I was "laid off" due to market downturn and subsequent market meltdown. I wish I could be there again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue treating your staff well!

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    My Experience was positive - Ryland Mortgage

    Loan Officer (Former Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsGreat group of people, committed to doign a great job in a rapidly changing mortgage environment

    Consfiscal years ends in december, makes decemeber very hectic and takes away from family time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great product.

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsManagement did everything possible to help sales agents to succeed.

    ConsCommission structure changed leading to a lower net income for agents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great co-workers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of experience, friendly work environment, great work/life balance, good benefits

    Consdecent amount of corporate oversight, but this is pulling hairs. overall an awesome company to work for

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Ryland Group is an excellent company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProfessional, friendly, and driven, the team at Ryland are great! The interview was friendly and direct. They are consistently helpful with maintaining a positive work/life balance. I've never had a problem leaving early or coming late due to family responsibilities. The benefits are fantastic, and the work is stimulating and rewarding. Everyone is helpful in increasing workplace knowledge. Office lunch is often provided and an annual meeting includes food, drinks, and awards.

    ConsNone, none, none, none, none

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Westlake Village, CA

    ProsThe company really cares about it's employees! Co-workers are hardworking and very knowledgable.

    ConsNo substantial cons to working for this company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful Experience

    Sales Counselor (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsStrong National Leadership, Great Training, Excellent Product

    ConsSmall local footprint, Slow to change

    Advice to Senior Managementalign yourselves with the changing market quicker

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company to work for, my job was boring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Pros-Flex time
    -Talented employees... everyone is very smart and friendly
    -Great location
    -Some good perks - breakfasts, birthday celebrations, team activities

    Cons-My role was not thought out very well. it was a new role and there was not enough work for a full-time position. I found myself to be bored quite a bit.
    -Did not see much room to grow in my specific area.
    -Too much red tape - had to jump through hoops to get anything done. Everything took three times as long to accomplish because of all the levels of approval.
    -No performance based raises or bonuses - everyone gets them or no one gets them.

    Advice to Senior Management-Consider performance based raises/bonuses to show hard workers their worth. Knowing that my performance had really nothing to do with my future compensation did not push me to work harder. Also, consider giving employees more responsibility instead of having to push everything up the food chain. It takes too long and nothing gets accomplished.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I was a Home Builder for many years. Very Good Company. Was laid off due to the Housing Market Crash. I like to be back.

    Home Building Manager (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsGood Benefits, Good People, Sound Company. They build excellent houses.

    ConsSome times work loads are tough. Long hours are expected

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid principles guide a good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsSeeing a tangible result to your work: Families making the houses we build into homes. Comfortable corporate culture. Relatively flat organization.

    ConsVolume has skyrocketed and hiring has not kept up. Many decisions funnel through offices in other parts of the country that still don't understand that building is local and that they way things are done in Indianapolis, is not now its done in Atlanta, for example.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire workers and quit trying to stretch profits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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