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3.7
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The Ryland Group CEO Larry T. Nicholson
Larry T. Nicholson
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "I worked in management and reported to a couple of great people over the years(in 3 reviews)

  • "They are consistently helpful with maintaining a positive work/life balance(in 5 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great Employer"

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    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 6 years

    Pros

    They really treated their people well.

    Cons

    Lacked an overall strategy.

  2. "Corporate Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Westlake Village, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Ryland Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great people! Appreciated and it showed!

    Cons

    The company was acquired and is now Lennar.

  3. "An Unexpected and Wonderful Journey"

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    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 20 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.

    Advice to Management

    Too late to give advice to management, the company no longer exists.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A wonderful work environment - Good management

    Cons

    - None at the moment...

  5. Helpful (5)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time for more 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...

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    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...

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    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...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Superintendent"

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    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

  7. "Sales associatte in new communities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ventura, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    a lot of projects in process

    Cons

    Very fast paced work flow

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Was a great company"

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    Former Employee - Construction Management in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Top 5 builder. Management trusted you to do your job and did not micro manage every aspect of your job.

    Cons

    They merged with Standard Pacific to become Cal Atlantic. In the Raleigh market, the Ryland guys were made to feel like outsiders and was no longer a good fit.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to the good things from both teams tied into a merger. Don't try to belittle the smaller groups accomplishments.

  9. "National Builder with Smaller Division"

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    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ryland Group

    Pros

    Let the smaller division take lead after being bought out. Helped grow within the market, did add buying power and growth to company, however the cons were several of the corporate nuances and retraining that was put in place was unnecessary.

    Cons

    Time wasting on repetitive reports that restricted time spent on sales, lack of positive support, no sales manager in Division, no access to hr in Division

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Ryland"

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      Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

      I worked at The Ryland Group for more than a year

      Pros

      Can't think of any pros

      Cons

      Product is a very hard sell!

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