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MDC Holdings Reviews

Updated March 13, 2019
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MDC Holdings Chairman and CEO Larry A. Mizel
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  1. Featured Review

    "AP Specialist enjoying her job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AP Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - AP Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, co-workers that actually work! lots of perks, discounted food trucks, Foodsby ordering, pizza every other Wed, ice cream on Fridays in summer, bagels on Fridays in winter, and that's just the food stuff! treated with respect. great working conditions, flex schedule, good training, fun to be here!

    Cons

    hmmm can't think of anything right now

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!


  2. "Money-Grubbing Org That Doesnt Value Employees Safety!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MDC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not in downtown Denver, so traffic in/out isnt horrible

    Cons

    Forcing employees to work during hazardous driving conditions - including largest blizzard in half of a decade.

    Zero work-life balance. No options to work from home

    Private jets, events, booze for the owners, meanwhile G&A cuts to trimming down paper towels in the bathrooms!

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of the clouds, and show some appreciation towards your employees

  3. "Terrible Management, Would Not Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation Structure / PTO Accrual

    Cons

    Poor leadership, inability to address workplace concerns, extreme favoritism, management who drank while on the job (and in the workplace)


  4. "I don’t want to work here and neither would you!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are no pros. I have been looking for another job.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. Unfair bosses. Inappropriate behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Close your business and quit while your ahead


  5. "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great growth opportunities, great team environment,

    Cons

    limited employee perks, very corporate environment


  6. "Competitive Pay--Very poor vacation and 401k match structure"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, supportive managers, competitive health insurance plan, competitive pay. Employee discount on buying a Richmond American Home or employee discount on using Home American Mortgage for your mortgage company. Casual Fridays

    Cons

    Only 2 weeks vacation--not competitive at all. Structure of 401k also not competitive or fair--instead of match being made each paycheck like almost all other companies match is only made in one lump sum once a year in February. You do not get your 401k match for the year if you are not employed on that day it is awarded. Other companies match your 401k contribution each pay period, which is more fair. Also, 401k match is discretionary--which means it is not guaranteed. Lack of competitive vacation and fair 401k match makes me feel like company does not value employees. More formal work environment (casual Fridays exist but there are limits to what you can actually wear). No employee gym. Feminine products are not provided in women's restroom at no cost to employees like other companies. Company is too paper based.

    Advice to Management

    Award more vacation days-2 weeks is not competitive at all (at my prior company I had 4 weeks). Change 401k match from discretionary one time annual match to guaranteed match each pay period to show employees you value them and to be competitive with other companies. Add feminine products (at no-cost to employees--no vending machines) to restrooms.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I would not recommend this company unless you are just passing time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDC Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really fun teammates, nice small perks. Great opportunity to get an in depth view of the housing industry. Many individuals have been there over 10 years.

    Cons

    Pay is well below the market and raises are usually 1-2% even though CEO would manage bonuses in the millions. Depending on what department you're in, you may get stuck under the wrong manager who doesn't value your growth or the growth of your team. This may lead to a dead end for your career but at least you'll be comfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Always foster the growth of those who want it because those are employees who want to grow with you and are obviously loyal.

  8. "A New Opportunity in Homebuilding"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent team support; management is looking forward towards process improvements; an innovative role with a home-building company

    Cons

    Some systems may be non-intuitive


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDC Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is ok...at best.
    DP is very nice and understanding
    VP is very nice and understanding
    You get to meet a lot of great people in the field and build new relationships that will benefit you later down the line in your career path

    Cons

    -Poor Management skills shown by upper management.
    -You get treated like a pawn.
    -No say in anything.
    -You get micromanaged like your a child.
    -No respect.
    -No real opportunity for moving up, even though they try to sell you on that in your interview.
    -Pay is not what they advertise.
    -Everything is a big game to see who has more power.
    -Poor communication skills.
    -Lack trade base.
    -Quality of craftsmanship is DECENT at best.
    -Do not back up the people in the field putting in the work.
    -Huge lack of recognition for the people actually making the company money.

    Advice to Management

    -Get rid of the toxic people in Management.
    -Stand behind your employees.
    -Show your employees that you value them, don’t just say it once a year.
    -Realize that without the people doing the footwork, selling and building your houses, that you wouldn’t have a job.


  10. "90 day"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Architectural Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with

    Cons

    traffic getting to and leaving work is frustrating