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Orleans Homebuilders Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality construction from trades, good supers, New product, new communities, compensation, management allows you to work without micro'ing you, what else do you need!

    Cons

    still transitioning some new product, company is growing but tough to keep up with sales volume sometimes. construction needs help in field!

    Advice to Management

    hire hire hire! (construction personnel, purchasing, etc)


  2. "Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tried to keep entrepreneurial spirit going through economic and industry down turn. Delegated a lot of responsibilities to field personnel.

    Cons

    Too bad 98 year old company had to sell off divisions and then close following Chapter 11 filing. Classic example of company growth from private to public without putting in more sophisticated and knowledgeable management processes, metrics, accountabilities and personnel. Managed like small company and got eaten alive when the industry turned.

  3. "Don't accept a position here unless desperate..."

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    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Bensalem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders full-time

    Pros

    Land purchases leading to company expansion. High turnover rate leads to opportunities for individuals looking to get into the business.

    Cons

    Overall culture is very disruptive and employees are very dissatisfied. The company claims to be building a great corporate culture but turnover ratios are very high with quarterly dismissals or layoffs as well as employees leaving which is a good sign that this culture within the company does not exist. Quality of product which is meet only code requirements, negatively impacts customer service and results in a lot of customer complaints and dissatisfaction which ultimately results in very few to no referrals. Customers service is relied on exclusively by CSM's, management does not focus on customers service and when they do it's just a facade. Many employees are required to commute more then 50 minutes even when available communities are closer. Most insulting, management regularly threatens dismissal to try and prove a point farther creating a very disappointing and dissatisfied corporate culture. Do not fall for job ads stating the company offers a teamwork environment or Sale Manager's enthusiasm to get you on board, this will quickly turn into broken promises and little support leading to employee frustrations. It's unfortunately an every person for themselves and a figure it out yourself culture.

    Advice to Management

    With a high turnover ratio for years now, both in employees leaving and getting dismissed/laid-off, it's time to look at management instead of entry level employees as the problem.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Oswego, IL
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Oswego, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really nice a good place to work

    Cons

    Love to come to work.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more dedicated to employees


  5. "Getting Better Every Day!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders full-time

    Pros

    The new management team is trying to make the process and product better but simpler for employees, subs and customers.

    Cons

    Needs to spend some money on the computer systems to make people more efficient. Smiling face on logo is growing on me. I think that's a con.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to spend some money on the computer systems to make people more efficient.


  6. "low salary and cheap products"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Laborer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders full-time

    Pros

    The Project Manager and Site Supers could care less about how it's constructed as long as it passes inspection

    Cons

    Most buyers realize that our subs our inexperienced and have terrible craftsmanship. People are starting to realize that Orleans could care less after the buyer closes. The reputation is near bottom and I see this company back in bankruptcy and this time for good.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better skilled staff, listen to your managers and we HAVE to honor our Warranty. WE can't keep blowing off or potential referrals.


  7. "Too much for so little!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orleans Homebuilders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule at times, but work load has kind of nullifed the possibility.

    Cons

    Too much required for job than what is being paid, they have slowly added more and more per the job description and no compensation for the extra responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the infrastructure system, listen to ways to improve process instead of saying you are working on it. Better support system in place from upper management.

  8. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Glen Mills, PA
    Current Employee - Community Sales Manager in Glen Mills, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product and good support from management.

    Cons

    Company in transition and it's a tough market.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff more


  9. "...Only If You Don't Have a Job"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Bensalem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part, people are pretty nice
    Close to home for most

    Cons

    Extensive arse kissing at all levels
    Chauvinistic
    Executive managers are temporary (out of town renters)
    All money stays at the top. No middle class

    Advice to Management

    OHB ain't Toll Brothers


  10. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orleans Homebuilders full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great environment

    Cons

    None that come to mind


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