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Fischer Homes Reviews

Updated June 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Remarkable training program for new hires and a great management staff to make the transition from Sales Associate to Sales Counselor" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Fischer Homes sales counselors has the ability to earn a great living if they are willing to work diligently at there profession" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can get be an issue in sales if you let it" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Working weekends but that comes with the job" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Very good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Fischer Homes full-time

    Pros

    Nice, family atmosphere. Good people.

    Cons

    We need a service department!


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consruction Superintendent in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Consruction Superintendent in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fischer Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, great leadership, great incentive pay

    Cons

    Have to run our own warranty

  3. "Sales Counselor"

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

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

    Pros

    Remarkable training program for new hires and a great management staff to make the transition from Sales Associate to Sales Counselor. Commission is uncapped and the sales team practice weekly to maintain top performance. The work environment is great, everyone wants to see their peers do well!

    Cons

    Fischer is a smaller, private company and can experience growing pains, such as software changes. (This is also very progressive!)


  4. "Fischer Homes Sales Counselor"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome company culture with great management. Fischer is focused on doing what is right, which makes working for and selling for them even better. They often consider employee's opinions while constantly focusing on improvement.

    Cons

    None for Fischer Homes as a company


  5. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited commission potential - work hard and earn as much as you want.
    Work with a great group of internal people.
    Great product to sell.

    Cons

    Working weekends but that comes with the job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. "Great experience with the company so far"

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

    I have been working at Fischer Homes full-time

    Pros

    Have become a part of a great culture and values. I have had the opportunity to learn a great deal in a quick time. Great structure and systems seem to be working. Good compensation

    Cons

    If a homeowner is unhappy, it comes down on construction. This is unfortunate due to issues that may have occurred prior to construction being involved.


  7. "Fischer Homes"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fischer Homes
    Current Employee - Fischer Homes
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fischer Homes full-time

    Pros

    Talented employee pool.
    Relaxed work environment.
    Growing company.
    Members of executive management are great leaders and highly knowledgeable.

    Cons

    HQ location is convenient from northern KY and the southern half of Cincinnati. It might be more convenient for employees if HQ was on the Ohio side of river. Overall, great company to work for, and pros highly outweigh potential areas of improvement.

  8. "Quality Company with Quality People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erlanger, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erlanger, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Although I have only been here 6 months, I have been impressed by the people I work with. Across the board, they are smart, caring and competent. Everyone is stretched pretty thin as we are growing both organically and via acquisition (e.g., Louisville which came onboard JAN 1), but they still do a good job and are pleasant in the process.

    The product is impressive as well. If you are in the market for a new home that you can help design yourself, we probably have a community somewhere near where you are looking. From picking out your lot to selecting amenities, it seems like you are building a custom home - even though you don't have to pay that much.

    Finally, the owners share the success of the company with the employees in their 401(k) contribution. Above and beyond the standard match, the amount of the additional contribution increases as the performance of the company improves.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment keeps everyone hopping, but that is what you expect from a growing company.

    As we grow, a concerted effort will have to be made to keep the same "culture" they have had since the early 1980's when formed. Helps that it is a family-owned company and the family is still involved.

    As with any residential builder, external economic forces can dictate growth parameters. Things are good now but just a decade ago all builders were doing great as well. It is just an industry where things can turn very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to plan for the growth that is anticipated while still preparing for any downturns that may arise. Keep the current transparency as the business grows. It makes the Associates more vested in the company and their work.


  9. "Fischer Homes"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Erlanger, KY
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Erlanger, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, people, always something to do. The future is huge concentration. The company isn't stalling at all.

    Cons

    There is a complex business process, which took me at least a year to understand.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the process.


  10. "Sales Counselor"

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

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

    Pros

    Unlimited income potential (No Cap)
    Great Coworkers
    Autonomy

    Cons

    Working weekends and on "off days"
    Stressful to deliver bad news to homeowners
    Minimal vacation days

    Advice to Management

    Give more vacation time to sales, working weekends with only 10 days off is not realistic


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