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MDC Holdings Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MDC Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great, they take extra efforts to make it a good work place,

    Cons

    I don't have any yet, employed 2 months now.


  2. "Fear Based Culture & Bad Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDC Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - You learn a lot from the busy work environment.
    - They provide free bagels (winter) and ice cream (summer) one every week.
    - Ability to take on more projects and learn more —although much of the work is a bit outdated.
    - Coworkers were very nice people.

    Cons

    - Workload can often be too much to manage and sr. management doesn't do much to help.
    - Management is dysfunctional.
    - Managers use a fear based tactic that drains department morale. People shouldn't fear all management, they should respect them and look up to them.
    - Many employees often don't know where they stand with management and are scared for job safety.
    - There is a lack of respect for non-managers. Often employees are treated as incompetent and micromanaged when working on projects.
    - Lack of actual empathy when expressing concerns/problems in one-on-ones.
    - The department is behind the times with marketing technology/processes (lack of technology).

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to seriously evaluate their management style and enroll in management courses. Creating a fear based culture depletes all department morale and creates a high turnover rate. Also, employees need to be treated with more respect and be given the opportunity to work on projects independently. Treating employees like they're children doesn't foster an environment where employees want to grow and prove their worth. If the department managers and senior execs were to address these issues, lose their egos and actually listen, then everyone could stop walking on eggshells and the culture could drastically be improved.

  3. "IT Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MDC Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    MDC Holdings works hard to be welcoming and supportive. Management goes out of their way to check in, provide group social gatherings, and show their support and interest in their employees. I've had a great first few months and I see constant improvement by the company to provide a fun, yet professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    No complaints at this time


  4. "Purchasing Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Purchasing Analyst in Denver, CO
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MDC Holdings (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for entry level job

    Cons

    Almost no direction from management to lower levels

    Advice to Management

    Connect more with employees


  5. "agent"

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    Former Employee - Associate Real Estate Broker in North Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Associate Real Estate Broker in North Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    president is nice but too busy

    Cons

    no respect for realtors or time

    Advice to Management

    show respect


  6. "Get out of the 50s."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MDC Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues were nice and career track were well laid out

    Cons

    Lots of office politics and really archaic policies.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDC Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High profile company.
    Good motivational education.

    Cons

    Management says they want to increase customer satisfaction, however, construction contracts with inferior trades at lowest bids, producing shoddy finishes. Secondarily, management will not take advice of agents in the field. They do not want to hear any form of criticism or advice to improve systems or operations. Thirdly, sales contracting process is convoluted, and computer system is slow, and ineffective. A multi-million dollar corporation can and should do better.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be a lender. Home American Mortgage is a failure.
    Appreciate you sales field employees. Better schedules, more work-life balance.

  8. "Stability, Growth, & Benefits!"

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

    Pros

    Employees are treated fairly, valued as members of the team, and offered opportunities to work in many different area, accelerating career growth and knowledge. The company offers benefits that go beyond they standard package with a comprehensive wellness program and employee engagement events.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT Business Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MDC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was able to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Had the chance to expand my skills as an IT professional.

    Cons

    There's no accountability in the IT organization so the high-performers carry the majority of the team. The leadership is poor and favors the older men.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what it means to truly lead an organization and hold individuals accountable.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "High Turnover"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDC Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with if teamed up well.

    Cons

    Poor mgmt team. If teamed with wrong person, they'll stab you in the back. Expectations can be unreal, depending upon community you are placed in.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employee team. You were in their shoes before, try to remember that you had your struggles. Handle your employees yourself, don't reach over your head.


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