The Ryland Group Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2020

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3.7
70%
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89%
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The Ryland Group President, CEO, and Director Larry T. Nicholson
Larry T. Nicholson
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance, bonus structure, people(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great Company, good benefits, professional work environment, willing to help and teach others(in 6 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They really treated their people well.

    Cons

    Lacked an overall strategy.

  2. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Training in Westlake Village, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Took care of their people. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Needs to be more strategic.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company Bad Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mortgage Processor in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, adequate training, pay and plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    Team managers played favorites, loan officers over commit, underwriting consumed too much time. Work space was ocean of cubicles.

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  4. "Accounting"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller 

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance, bonus structure, people

    Cons

    Outdated ERP, too many managerial levels

  5. "Good until bought out"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork and not micro managed

    Cons

    New owners after merger were not as great to work with

  6. "Corporate Paralegal"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Westlake Village, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Ryland Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people! Appreciated and it showed!

    Cons

    The company was acquired and is now Lennar.

  7. "An Unexpected and Wonderful Journey"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Director of Business Process Improvement and Integration in Deer Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I was at Ryland Homes from 2002 through 2015 so, I've seen a lot of changes. I started as a self-employed consultant and their needs and my skills were such a great match, I ended up becoming an employee. The changes the last few years there were only positive. Pete Skelly worked to bring the departments together and he succeeded.

    Cons

    Very few cons, I was not only allowed to be myself but encouraged. If I disagreed with a decision, I was allowed to thoughtfully express myself and there were several times whereas I change the mindset on some decisions.

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  8. "A great company to work for...now CalAtlantic Homes"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Ryland Group for less than a year

    Pros

    - A wonderful work environment - Good management

    Cons

    - None at the moment...

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Where dignity, integrity and self-respect go to die"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time for 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.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Superintendent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time

    Pros

    Good People Great Leadership Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    No Opportunity to move up

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