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Richmond American Homes Reviews

Updated January 23, 2019
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Richmond American Homes Chairman and CEO Larry A. Mizel
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Pros
  • "Great training program and great people to work with" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Fantastic training program and coaching by the management team" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance and ability to work remotely" (in 5 reviews)

  • "No Cons yet as everyone seems helpful" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Excellent Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coming from a small family builder to Richmond American Homes I was expecting a totally different atmosphere. I was planning on just being a number in a sea of people lost in a traditional corporate atmosphere. I couldn't have been more wrong! They have an amazing training program! The day I started out in the field I had all the tools needed to blend in with other associates that have been here for over 15 years +. They have an excellent work-life balance and great benefits. Finding that a huge portion of other employees have been with Richmond for over 5 years was great, then you find another portion that have been here for 15 years which was amazing, and after that there is another huge portion that have been with Richmond for 20 years WOW! There is a growing number of companies that do not have the tenure that Richmond American does. Seeing that once someone starts with Richmond they stay, is huge.

    Richmond has an excellent product that backs up everything you are selling to your customer. After 200,000+ home sales it truly shows they know what they are doing and are very well at it. They strive to have an excellent culture throughout the company from head quarters to the divisions and it shows. After working in several different places this by far has been my best experience with any employer.

    Cons

    When starting with Richmond American Homes they have a slow tedious process. It is like that for a reason. Like all aspects of this company there is a process for everything and this is one of those processes. If hired on be patient, it will be very rewarding.


  2. "Great compay!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Richmond American Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It truly feels like a family, they listen to you and help in any way they can. Great atmosphere, great culture, amazing team.

    Cons

    Truthfully only con is a salary cap in the specific position

    Advice to Management

    Management team is the best their is in town!

  3. "Great until it wasn’t"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Analyst
    Former Employee - Purchasing Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Richmond American Homes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program and an incredibly bright group of database staff.

    Cons

    High turnover. I was hired and trained and doing great. Placed with a guy with “issues” because of my education. Didn’t go well. Then a medical claim hit and that was the nail in my coffin. It seems like if you’re not a healthy 30-something, your days are numbered.

    Advice to Management

    Look at turnover and stop dumping people for using their health insurance.


  4. "Positve outlook"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Richmond American Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company treats their employees like valuable assets.

    Cons

    High expectations can will not falter serious professionals.


  5. "Hard working company"

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

    I have been working at Richmond American Homes full-time

    Pros

    people, bonuses, 401k, medical, and job security

    Cons

    It depends on what team you are on, some are great, others are difficult

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training and better decision making


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Richmond American Homes full-time

    Pros

    It’s so fun to sell the product and work with people building their dream home.

    Cons

    The company is in a transition trying to implement more structure and systems to put in place however, the culture they have created in doing so is a very negative atmosphere. Every sales person new or old expresses their disdain for corporate, but is too scared to admit it for fear of being fired. The pay structure does not allow you to make money for at least 1.5 years. If you can handle being belittle by management, favoritism and working 7 days a week- This is the job for you. Also the reviews that are positive are because management makes you fill out a glass door survey right after they hire you when you think everything is great.

    Advice to Management

    So much micromanagement is happening to the point where your sales force is not behind you. Everyone talks about it behind your backs, but knows there will be retribution for expressing themselves. The motto is step up and do what we ask or get out.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor loyalty"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Richmond American Homes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    can really say much good about the place due to circumstances

    Cons

    Hired for but got fired because there was not more work. Knowing I had left prior position due to their offer

    Advice to Management

    be loyal to your employees

  8. "Great fit for me."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Land Development Manager in Suisun City, CA
    Current Employee - Land Development Manager in Suisun City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of my co-workers have been extremely helpful in my indoctrination to this company's procedures. We have a great teamwork atmosphere. I love this place.

    Cons

    I haven't found any reason not to like it here. Every company has a "jerk" working for them. If so, I haven't found them. Everyone genuinely likes each other.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is so busy, we need more help if this current sustains itself.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best hiring process, my manger is INCREDIABLE , they care about their employees , !

    Cons

    I don't see any ..


  10. "Amazing Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have never had a company care more about my personal development and invest so much time, effort and resources in me. They truly want me to succeed - from coaching, to daily interactions with team members, and most of all is accountability. I finally feel like I have all the tools that I need to succeed in my career and I understand that it's up to me with how I choose to use them.

    Cons

    I have yet to find one downside to this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!