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  1. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    sharp boss, good pay. fund did very well while i was there. the pm left for new york, wish he'd stayed

    Cons

    company had a hard time attracting assets after the bubble burst in 2008 despite good returns

    Advice to Management

    restart the fund


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good company that has strayed too far from its values"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SPH builds good homes and builds them well. They pay attention to customer preferences and try to stay ahead of the trends.

    Cons

    Employees are expected to do more and more with fewer resources and less autonomy. Salaries were frozen during the economic downturn and never recovered. When I started with the company, the focus was on the customer. By the time I left, it was all about profit margin. Volatile and disrespectful employees were tolerated as long as they produced the right numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Consider employee value as equal to shareholder value. Do a salary analysis to ensure the employees are compensated fairly across the organization.

  8. "Great company, great processes, sales and marketing team!"

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    Current Employee - New Home Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Standard Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organized. well funded for sales and marketing. A great opportunity in sales with great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    I had a awesome experience with Stan Pac in the Raleigh/Durham market-


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Standard Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Upper management really cares about lower ranking employees and really encourages growth and educational opportunities. Great benefits packages with 2 weeks starting vacation and a chance to earn more days as you grow with the company. Lot of holidays throughout the year. Always celebrate each employee's birthday. Very fun environment to work in. Lot of social activities provided by the company to foster community between all departments.

    Cons

    There are no cons at StanPac


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable but boring."

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great and oter departments besides the Accounting were really fun.

    Cons

    Some managers are not out for you, they dont care if you have to stay until 9pm everyday (arriving at 8 or 7am) to get extra work done. Work load and expectaions are unrealistic ( In accounting department.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, hire more people so moms and fathers can go home to their children before their bedtime.


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