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Fischer Homes Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent training program in KY (in 7 reviews)

  • Fischer Homes sales counselors has the ability to earn a great living if they are willing to work diligently at there profession (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • gotta balance work and personal life (in 3 reviews)

  • Atlanta needs its own localized marketing department (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Fischer Homes"

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

    I have been working at Fischer Homes full-time

    Pros

    Great company, tremendous place to work. Successful and treats associates very well. Great culture founded on doing what is right at all times.

    Cons

    It is not easy. There are high expectations across the board, and that is not for everyone. If you are a hard worker, who is dedicated to success, you will love it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build the amazing culture, everything flows from that.


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fischer Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great work place culture
    -Excellent management and communication
    -Top training programs
    -Growth opportunity within the business
    -Consistent interaction with upper management in meetings and events

    Cons

    -Work weekends, but that's when you make money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  3. "Great Company, but can be stressful"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fischer Homes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Support from Management, A lot of company Outings, Financially great.

    Cons

    Overstaffing, and some push on sales Goals.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Counselor, Atlanta"

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    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fischer Homes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training program in KY. Nice people. Nice model homes to work out of. Nice product. Lots of options for buyer.

    Cons

    Excellence ends in KY. Exceedingly high turnover. Picture painted of income opportunity might be realistic if stories of new communities opening were true. Inventory homes available to sell are few and far between. Complex selling and pricing process...wearing even on the potential buyer. Counterproductive work environment as you must compete against your "teammates". Atlanta needs its own localized marketing department.

    Advice to Management

    Look deeper into why there's a revolving door. You are investing a lot of money on training excellent talent and not retaining or developing this investment


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Loving Fischer Homes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fischer Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quality homes you are proud to sell. Excellent teammates. Ongoing training. Great management team. I love working with Christy Dorsey and Ann Kresky, our sales managers. There is a family atmosphere and most team members will help you out. I have found our management team really listens to the sales counselors and makes changes accordingly.

    Cons

    Working all weekends, but I knew that going into the job.

    Advice to Management

    My only desire would be to see more up to date offerings such as LEDs and other green features to make the homes even better!


  6. "Sales Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Fischer Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good group of sales counselors peers but nobody stays long enough to become a cohesive team.

    Cons

    Massive turnover in both management and sales force. 19 left just this year alone in the Atlanta market. They like to hire young and inexperienced who don't know any better about fair business practices and payroll. No one explains how your pay works, so when you don't get paid at all or incorrectly, you may not even notice because it was never explained. If you are considering this company, think again. Run don't walk from this corrupt, greedy and unethical company.

    Advice to Management

    While you may be a big fish in a little pond in Kentucky, you are a small fish in an ocean in Atlanta. Care about the people you hire, treat them right and they'll give you the same courtesy as well as the people buying from you. Your sales force can't provide the best service if they are worried about where their next meal is coming from because they are trying to live off the small $2000 a month draw, that must be paid back. You build a good home, now build a good team.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fischer Homes (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice people , good floor plans

    Cons

    complicated process , slow on warranty

    Advice to Management

    Build more southern ,

  8. "Poor Ethics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fischer Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mileage Reimbursement
    Some allowance to use alternative methods
    Good support from the office staff
    Several employee appreciation activities
    Founder still involved int the activities of the business

    Cons

    Don't hold the customers best interest at heart
    Sweeps problems under the rug
    Superintendents aren't knowledgeable
    "Make it work" is a common phrase
    No accountability
    Management tries to keep your from your bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees: Teach the ones who know your eccentricities, keep those who don't know but know the business and are skilled
    Have attainable goals and make an attempt to financially reward your employees
    Customers do not like the office staff and it's the superintendents responsibility to give them extra things to get good reviews and get the bonuses that allow their families to survive


  9. Helpful (1)

    "New Homes Sales Counselor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fischer Homes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fischer Homes is a great company based out of the Cincinnati/KY area. I joined them as they were starting up in the Atlanta Market with a lot of great plans and ideas. Fischer brought a fresh approach to floorplans that were quite different then what you would see in Atlanta. Atlanta leadership was great and the training out of Cincinnati was well worth it. They invest a lot in their employees

    Cons

    The pay structure is something that works in the MId-West but not what experienced agents are used to here in Atlanta. Awesome company that is great for Newbies in Real Estate


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fischer Homes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good hours, nice training program

    Cons

    some of the coaches are rude

    Advice to Management

    none


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