I worked at The Ryland Group full-time (More than 3 years)
Top 5 builder. Management trusted you to do your job and did not micro manage every aspect of your job.
They merged with Standard Pacific to become Cal Atlantic. In the Raleigh market, the Ryland guys were made to feel like outsiders and was no longer a good fit.
Advice to Management
Be open to the good things from both teams tied into a merger. Don't try to belittle the smaller groups accomplishments.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Ryland Group in April 2016.
Two in person interviews. One with direct supervisor/design center manager and the second with office vp and controller. Took personally/IQ test inbetween first and second interviews. Long extensive background test as well as drug test after employment offer.