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Grand Homes Inc. Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "Construction Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Homes Inc. full-time

    Pros

    They pay above average and good atmosphere

    Cons

    To many people involved in the day to day operations

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better


  2. "Company needs to remember Sales People have lives outside work"

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    Former Employee - Community Manager
    Former Employee - Community Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grand Homes Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Bonus structure; great % rate when total commission. Pay each 1/3 during build process rather than wait to the end at closing to get paid.

    Cons

    Hmmm. favoritism; constant change for a sales person to a new community at a whim without notice. No explanation as to why. Lots of turn over; however that is due to a productive status. This is a productive based employment

    Advice to Management

    Management, owners, need to understand that their employees have lives outside work. Constant meetings, constant training. Training should be different from the new hires than the senior sales persons who have paid their dues.
     Award sales people with a weekend off at least quarterly when performance is exceptional. Hire back assistants to give the sales person a break. On going training, seminars are great, however, repetitive, repetitive, repetitive.
     There is no price for peace. I had a wonderful experience, this time with this company, made a very nice living; great 401K; great incentive, when you achieve your goals. Management should keep their positions professional and not get personally involved in sales persons personal life. Some managers it is definitely time to retire. They have old habits of sales techniques and constant repetitive meetings. Sales Persons need to be acknowledged, not favored, answer and make commitments to achieve goals, encourage and provide help when needed. Not personally involved.

  3. "Challenging? Yes! Worth it? Absolutely!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Homes Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities
    Great people
    Rewarding
    Competitive salary
    Bonus potential
    Contests

    Cons

    It's not for everyone. Grand does things their own way but because they have their Grand Way they are more successful than most.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to revisit your holiday policy. That is the biggest issue for a lot of people.


  4. "All the bad reviews are true"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Homes Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can be a stepping stone to move on to a decent company

    Cons

    Same as all the other previous employees

    Advice to Management

    Management won't listen so no need to waste time.


  5. "Challenging and very rewarding for those who have what it takes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Homes Inc. full-time

    Pros

    challenging, advancement opportunities, if you're a high achiever you'll love it. Easy to outshine "the middle of the pack" type guys. Follow the system and you'll do great

    Cons

    if you just want to clock in/clock out or if you want to build the way some other company does it you won't enjoy your time here.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Oh my God"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Homes Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a Paycheck for working

    Cons

    If I listed all of the cons, the internet would crash. Google would be shut down, facebook would stop working, and Youtube would give errors, Amazon would stop selling, and Donald Trump would resign..wait... thats not so bad.

    Advice to Management

    Leave while you can.
    When the company DEMANDS you call the boss MR. Brooks - its not out of respect, its because he tells everyone to. He is the epitome of a Napoleon complex.
    In large speaking arrangements, he preaches god, and religion, and its all BS.
    Want to see how he really is ? Catch the early morning meetings - its all F-bombs, screaming, belittling, and demeaning behavior.
    ALL of the positive reviews are the HR team and managers who are TOLD TO try and salvage the Glassdoor reviews.

    On an average month, 5-6 people will be hired/quit. Thats no big deal when you have a staff of 5000 - but when you have a staff of 100 - thats insane.

    On day 1 - when the boss asks you if you are a good christian - that should tell you everything.


  7. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Homes Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Free water at the models, decent construction.

    Cons

    Micromanaged, trainings or teleblitz every week that are mandatory, the culture is toxic and management style is fear and intimidation. Good luck getting paid on time-excuses and changes in policies are constant. This is the worst place I have ever worked in every sense.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Community Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Community Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Homes Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a good place to start if you're new, and have zero experience. They hire new people, and train fairly well.

    Cons

    Very hard to sell for Grand. Over priced homes, high lot premiums. Micromanagement from top down. The company and the owner are stuck in past and unwilling to change. Everything is blamed on the salespeople. High stress, low reward. Long build times. Poor relations with trades and realtors. A lot of meetings, scripts, and games that waste time and energy. I'm fairly certain that all the five star reviews with no cons are coerced out of the employees by management or the owner. Every company has cons and problems, but Grand has a ton. Really high turnover for sales people. Someone quits every month. They have about 40 sales people and sell under 400 homes a year.

    Advice to Management

    Owner needs to go play golf, relax and give the management team some actual responsibility to turn things around.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Homes Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    NOTHING!!! NOTHING!!! Nightmare!!!! RUN!! RUN!!! RUN!!!

    Cons

    No time off. No family life. The owner is an ego maniac who has to be surrounded by yes men. His floor plans are awful. All he does at all of the ridiculous meetings is talk about how great he is and how God is everything and in the next breathe is cussing at the Sales People. What a hypocrite!!! You will do nothing except go to sales meetings and wear your car out because he is a control freak!!! No paid time off. No paid holidays. No paid vacations.I can't believe I was so stupid to think I could make money here. Good luck getting a check!!! You have to beg for every dollar. Several people have had strokes and nervous breakdowns within the first year. The STRESS is unbearable. Run, Run, Run.

    Advice to Management

    You are all stupid to work for such a horrible person. Good luck!! He is just aging each and every one of you.


  10. Helpful (2)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Homes Inc. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    profit sharing, 401(k) match, opportunity to be promoted (depending on position), most people are awesome to work with

    Cons

    lots of yelling and swearing from the CEO, slow to move at the same pace as technology, limited holidays and PTO


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