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  1. "Overall great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Standard Pacific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family culture, fun work, lots of company events

    Cons

    Overwhelming amount of work with "skeleton crew" setup

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to the amount of work each employee is assigned and hire more help accordingly


  2. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Pacific full-time

    Pros

    There were definitely some great upper level managers and great opportunities to succeed

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the very highest part of management seemed not interested in employee feedback. This is a real estate company, and they were quite happy feeding at the trough when times were good, so chance was not considered important.

    Advice to Management

    When times are good, get leaner, and get smarter. Thinking that the only path real estate can go is up, doesn't seem very forward thinking.


  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits, more relaxed corporate atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of onboarding leads to mixed ideas on protocols and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training staff


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Construction Manager"

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Pacific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to build due to rapid expansion in the area. Company invests in land planning several years ahead. Company has money and high profits, supplies nice laptops and model homes have very nice offices. Good benefit package.

    Cons

    Too large, over 100 employees in Raleigh due to merger with Ryland Homes. Quality is bad because only the cheapest trades in the area are hired, and replaced with cheaper anytime the purchasing department finds a lower price. Builders are forced to use the worst trades possible and construction is not allowed to fire trades. Construction department is not allowed to manage or interfere with purchasing department, it's an independent island of profit and the bad trades create an impossible situation for the construction department. High stress. Builder is rated and bonused on surveys and buyers are very upset about the bad trades and rough work everywhere. More stress. Company office employees consider themselves superior to field managers and ignore their needs and requests. Most builders do all their own warranty requests so plan on some late night work and being very close to your clients for the first year.

    Advice to Management

    Put purchasing under Construction where they belong. Have office staff support construction instead of ignoring them and working against them. Start promoting from within, most managers were outside hires.


  6. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Community Sales Manager in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Community Sales Manager in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Standard Pacific (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    holidays and weekends required in sales

    Advice to Management

    good job


  7. "Good Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Pacific full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company culture. Very laid back management.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say. Good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointed"

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

    I worked at Standard Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They build a good home worth buying and have good retention of employees in the construction team. There is obviously better employee support than in sales.

    Cons

    High turn over in sales and design for a reason. No respect for any sort of work life balance and with the merger, there comes new accountability leaving a division that is looking for people to blame. Be prepared to watch your back or be under the bus. Sales assistants are terribly underpaid for the amount of work required. The company employs staffing agencies too heavily because they can't keep sales offices staffed. This affects sales reps. which are the first in line to get blamed for issues that aren't under their control.

    Advice to Management

    Fix internal and existing issues first and foremost. Too much finger pointing; fix it and move on.


  9. "Merger"

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

    Pros

    Good 401k benefits, 1/2 day on Friday's when Monday is a holiday. Everyone know what they are doing.

    Cons

    Company merger and headquarters moving.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lousy Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Pacific part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Basic homes /quality of customer service manager Good pay

    Cons

    Lack of Quality Supers/Outside sub base flawed

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality people with experience


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to learn the building process. The structure is solid and the company has a bunch of successful divisions.

    Cons

    Too many people have ideas of what the company is supposed to look like, but to date it is not a cohesive company. Overall Standard Pacific is not an employee centric company and they have a revolving door of new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Hire, train and develop your people. Don't be so quick to eliminate quality in search of the next best person. Grow your team and develop so that you can have depth of experience.



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