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Standard Pacific Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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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. "Where dignity, integrity and self-respect go to die"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Standard Pacific (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some excellent colleagues. Been in the industry for awhile and more than 90% of loan officers and processors are great to work with.

    Company events at nearby Hilton to encourage professional growth and camaraderie.

    Knowledgeable management in all things lending related, at least in underwriting.

    Arizona staff always friendly and available for questions. None are ever too busy for questions.

    VP has shown that she does respond positively to employee feedback done in an ‘anonymous’ employee engagement format. Her heart is in the right place and I saw improvements during every interaction. Also, she uses any underwriting fails as an opportunity to coach all she leads. There is no blame, only opportunity to teach everyone else not to make the same mistake.

    Cons

    Management lives in an echo chamber.

    Examples of managerial impotence: Ability to work from home flexibility due to illness / illness of children / appointments revoked for entire team because of several who repeatedly abused the privilege, time card fraud, inconsistent standards for productivity and professionalism between employees, not communicating the same information to all team members (before the ability to work from was revoked, everyone got to work from home July 3rd, except for one who specifically asked if that would be the case before leaving on Friday June 30th and was told no. After that person left for the day, senior management sent out notice that everyone could in fact work from home on July 3rd. This wasn’t communicated to the employee who had asked before leaving for the day on Friday, and showed up on July 3rd to find themselves the only individual within that job function at the office. There was never an apology from management), company outing not communicated to entire team.

    When management approached regarding inconsistent standards/expectations between employees, you have placed a target on your back and will be managed out the door no matter how productive or efficient you are.

    ‘Working lunches’ without pay should align with Labor Department requirements since they are mandatory.

    Advice to Management

    You have plenty of real issues that require remedy, don’t manufacture reasons to antagonize good workers.

    Don't get angry when trust and respect aren't given to you. Try this old fashioned thing called earning it. I truly think the majority of managers are nice people. Your methods for course correction are counter intuitive and ineffective. All levels of management would benefit from extensive leadership courses and training. Don’t take it personally when someone is honest with you, that’s part of management.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. 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.


  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


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