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Dan Ryan Builders Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good Company To Work For"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends

    Pros

    The overall morale of employees is one of the best reasons to work at Dan Ryan Builders. Everyone from upper management to administration gets along and feels valued.

    The company is able to still achieve it's goals along with making time for fun. The company holds trips to places such as the Carribean frequently depending on the economy and how the company is doing.

    The company cares about giving back to the community. Most recently they were sponsers for ABC Home Makeover Show.

    Cons

    Dan Ryan Builders is somewhat overly passionate with letting non-performers go. I personally have been affected by this. I am stretching to think of any other downside of working here.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes there might be too much micro-managing. Trust the people you hired or let them go if they can't be trusted to complete their tasks in a productive & expected manner.


  2. "Great culture and friendly management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of room for personal growth, promotions through experience and motivation. Flexibility to get the job done in your own way as long as it gets done.

    Cons

    Long hours required in order to get the job done. Not able to take much time off. More employees needed and corporate puts a lot of pressure on other divisions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "This is a great place to be!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dan Ryan Builders full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The leadership team gets it. They understand the market and continuously make the right decisions for the company. Dan Ryan genuinely cares about every employee and it shows in the strong culture.

    If you want opportunities for professional growth, DRB is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Since the company is privately held, company growth can be slow. However, the company is poised for long-term growth.

    Advice to Management

    Consider expanding training and development efforts and investing more in employees who want to grow.

    As the company grows, consider raising salaries to match larger builders.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Moving up the leader board"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dan Ryan Builders (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Executive Leaders have done a great job of growing the company since the downturn in the market. They've expanded the footprint and at the same time are maximizing the growth potential in their established markets.

    Cons

    The housing industry can be a very stressful environment


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is so great to work for. The environment here is very welcoming and relatively easy going. Everyone in this office is very friendly.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as high as it could be.


  6. "Superintendent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dan Ryan Builders full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent staff, very good pay program, positive critique

    Cons

    Too many surveys, warranty overburden

    Advice to Management

    Assign less work load for greater quality improvement


  7. Helpful (1)

    "DRB has given me the opportunity to contribute my knowledge as well as gain knowledge in the home building industry."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Management cares about each of the employees and pushes them to keep improving
    Company trips
    Employee moral is always high
    Dan Ryan is still involved in all aspects of the company and knows all employees by name. Rare for a company this size.

    Cons

    Due to being a privately held company, salaries are lower than most comparable jobs at public companies. It is still worth working at Dan Ryan Builders.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all employee's that are not "A" players and this company will continue grow ever larger.
    Keep offering incentives to all employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The CEO/Owner is an amazing person."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dan Ryan Builders full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dan Ryan Builders has probably the most loyal, dedicated and hard-working employees on their payroll. Dan Ryan himself is such a genuine, humble and caring person that it's difficult not to want to work hard for him.

    Cons

    Although Dan Ryan himself holds many qualities that have made Dan Ryan Builders successful in the last two decades, the executives around him has very different views of how the company should operate and how they treat the employees. Beware if you are looking to work for this company, you might be captivated by Dan Ryan's genuiness but there's many snakes that he surrounds himself with.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the company but don't forget who you really are and what and how you got there. Treat people with respect and make sure your COO and the people below him does the same because right now it's not happening.


  9. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dan Ryan Builders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product! Loved the home plans, if your lucky enough to be placed in the right community, they practically sell themselves!

    Cons

    Too much employee turnover - lacks consistency. Old mistakes in processes are repeated because employees haven't been there long enough to know that "xyz" has been tried (and failed) before - huge source of frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Too much turn over. As new management is hired, too many processes and/or procedures are changed causing confusion and loose ends.


  10. "Sales consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dan Ryan Builders (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, you get out what you put in. In competitive markets. Decent pay. Company is constantly improving and getting better as a whole.

    Cons

    Takes a while to be promoted. Very sink or swim type atmosphere. All training programs are raw and partly helpful. Needs more in depth training. Always having hickups in workflow.


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