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Updated January 13, 2018
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Paul C. Saville
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  • Depending on the time of year, work life balance ebbs and flows dramatically (in 16 reviews)

  • Long hours are required and three weekends a month for sales team (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Training and Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryan Homes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training program is industry leading in both Sales and Production.
    Autonomy to do your job how you would like, as long as you can produce.
    80% of upper level management is promoted from within.
    If you have the right direct manager, your job doesn't feel like a job.

    Cons

    Metrics (KRA's) get tighter every year almost to a fault (I.E. cost cutting, tighter schedules, and higher quality score thresholds at the same time).
    If you have the wrong direct manager, your job feels very unstable.
    Depending on the time of year, work life balance ebbs and flows dramatically.

    Advice to Management

    Go to bat for your people in the field. If you continue to focus solely on the numbers without fully supporting us, we will eventually lose hope and go elsewhere.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run away from this company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make money if your good at sales. However, it depends on the community they decide to put you in. That makes ALL the difference. They offer some nice designs and floor plans.

    Cons

    Their pay structure is hokey. The more you sell, the less they pay you per sale. It's a quota system that really caps your earning potential. You wont make the promised 6 figures unless your in tight with management. They decide what deals get approved and which don't, it all depends if they are cranky that day or not. You'll go months without making anything if the community is slow (which most are).

    They build an awful home. The quality is simply appalling at times (check their reviews anywhere online). When its not appalling, it sub-par at best. They really don't care much about how well the home is built, just how fast it can be slapped together so they can get paid.

    The coworkers have a negative mentality and are very "clicky". The environment at Ryan Homes in the Dayton Division was just so sour. Its ran like a daycare. Most of the sales staff are drugged out of their minds because of the pressures management put on us. Several people came and left during my three years here and they all said the same thing. Very negative group of people (sales, management, office).

    You only have one life, try and enjoy it by working for a company that values you - unfortunately, Ryan Homes is not that company.

    Advice to Management

    Be better humans in general.

  3. "Great money but stressful on family/life balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryan Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money, leads come to you! Fun managing a community, if you love commission sales, it’s great!

    Cons

    Stressful, work weekends, accountability high, high quotas bring more work and the more you sell, the less you are paid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep good people longer by being more supportive, keeping promises, and by being accountable.


  4. "Sales and Marketing Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryan Homes full-time

    Pros

    High income potential. Great training.

    Cons

    High pressure. Income depends on community assigned to.

    Advice to Management

    Better systems training for employees


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryan Homes full-time

    Pros

    A great group of people to work with

    Cons

    pay does't match the work load


  6. "Excellent Sales and Marketing Opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fair working hours, Excellent compensation plan, Management will work with you to train you in areas needed, Great health benefits, Great product.

    Cons

    Cons are different for everyone, I do not believe in sharing any negativity. This is a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic growth and expectations for your market...not what the company believes is the market for your area.


  7. "PHILLY SALES Rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None... 100% commission and you have no control over who walks in your door

    Cons

    Management is a joke... they will tell you 130k during interview (Bait) then you'll be in training for a year (switch)

    YOU WONT MAKE MONEY HERE

    Advice to Management

    Set up a recruiting booth at a used car lot

  8. Helpful (1)

    "New Homes Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryan Homes full-time

    Pros

    They have a nice assortment of benefits to choose from. The model homes are cleaned by an outside company.

    Cons

    Management encourages a culture of back-stabbing and lets employees steal other locations customers. Motivates by threats, shame and intimidation to force everyone from voicing their opinion. Very unprofessional, no local HR to report misconduct to. They do not care if you make a dime. You are 100% commission and 100% disposable. You can very easily end up owing the company money if you are not in a producing neighborhood. Management has too much control over your success, it is all based on where your location is and management will change your location on the managers whim of the day. They hire mostly women who are in desperate situations that they can intimidate.

    Advice to Management

    The world of sales is changing. Bring motivation into the year 2017.


  9. "Reputable Builders"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryan Homes full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    There are none for this company


  10. "Production Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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 Ryan Homes full-time

    Pros

    Hours are great, love being outside, people within Ryan Homes are outstanding

    Cons

    You will get dirty, you will sweat a lot, you will have to deal with contractors who aren't always the most professional


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