Mission: To create lasting relationships with buyers, partners and associates through an unparalleled buying, building and home ownership experience, a commitment to community, and a work environment built on open communications, accountability, profitability and integrity.
I have been working at StyleCraft Homes full-time (More than a year)
Our management team is truly excellent. They care a lot about their employees but care more about doing things the right way. They push us. I love this. I have worked for supervisors in sales in the past that only cared about the number of sales you put up on the board. If you were selling, it didn't if you did the remainder of your job. I love that our management team holds us to a higher standard and doesn't just care about the sales being made (and trust me- they do care about that as it is full commission job) but they also put emphasis on every other aspect of you job. I love this. I sought out a company that likes to invest in the training and growth of their employees- by pushing me to be the best in all aspects of my job, I have grown so much and learned exponentially more than I would have in a different environment. I am encourage to own my community, I am encourage to ask for help, I am encourage to have relationships with my clients and with realtors. I am overall encouraged every single day. I also love that the company truly is innovative. I recently purchased a new construction home from a different builder. I can tell you right now that StyleCraft is far advanced in many ways- we invest in our website, they invest money into tools that help us sell like our interactive sales centers, I could go on and on but our dedication as a company to always bettering ourselves, shows in so many facets. I appreciate that the president and vice president have quarterly meetings to show the rest of the company the direction we are headed- it makes everyone feel like they are a part of the team and it helps to showcase how each member of our company impacts us. We also have awesome pay, we are rewarded in bonuses for performance, we are recognized for a job well done, we have great benefits and a good 401K program. Overall, I really enjoy this company and would recommend.
If you are looking for a company where you get by doing the bare minimum, don't even apply. This isn't the company for you. As I stated above, they care. They care that you do more than just sell a home, they expect you to earn the pay they are giving you. and I wouldn't have it any other way. the only true negative is that we do work weekends so our days off are during the week. While the sales managers do their absolute best to respect your days off, it is hard not to get calls on your weekdays off. Again it is not out of a lack of respect on their part, it is just how the cookie crumbles.
Advice to Management
keep doing what you are doing, keep your high stands and don't compromise on them as that is what makes StyleCraft so very special.
Very informal phone call to "come in and talk." Leaving me unsure of the formality of the visit. Seemed to expect a complete panel interview when I came in not knowing what to expect, as I didn't even really apply they had just "received" my resume. I completely controlled the entire interview. Having conducted many interviews as the hiring manager myself it seemed as if they had never done an interview before, stumbling over questions and not knowing how to respond to anything I said/asked. One guy was half an hour late. I have no idea how the interviewers even got where they are. The guy who said his job is to train the sales team couldn't sell me money at half price! Not interesting, monotone voice, unenthusiastic, seemed almost sad. He must be someone's relative. Don't interview with any type of confidence in your skill set or you will not get an offer.