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Dan Ryan Builders Reviews

Updated January 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good Company To Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Moving up the leader board"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Superintendent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "The CEO/Owner is an amazing person."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  10. "Sales Counsleor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No cap on quota. Better quality production builder than the competition.

    Cons

    No weekends off. Lack of respect for sales staff. Very poor work/life balance. No base or draw. Feast or famine with the pay schedule. Blue prints are not consistent. Favoritism. Website desperately needs to be improved, more user friendly, better graphics. Outdated floor plans.

    Advice to Management

    Respect sales staff, provide a base or at least 50% of commission at ratification. Ask for feedback from Sales on how to improve product.


  11. "Sales Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Assistant in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Assistant in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dan Ryan Builders part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great way to make extra money and introduction to New Home Construction Sales

    Cons

    Part of the job description for a Part time Sales Assistant is to mop and vacuum floors. They need regular Housekeeping visits to make sure their Model Homes are always looking perfect and not rely on the Clerical Staff to keep it clean.

    Advice to Management

    Better Bonus structure for Sales Assistants. Have regular housekeeping visits and not depend on clerical staff



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