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The Ryland Group Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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The Ryland Group President, CEO, and Director Larry T. Nicholson
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  1. "Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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 The Ryland Group full-time (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between employees, not communicating the same information to all team members (before the ability to work from was revoked, everyone got to work from home July 3rd, except for one who specifically asked if that would be the case before leaving on Friday June 30th and was told no.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 associatte in new communities"

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

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a lot of projects in process

    Cons

    Very fast paced work flow

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Was a great company"

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

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time (More than 3 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.


  5. "National Builder with Smaller Division"

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

    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Ryland"

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

    I worked at The Ryland Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros

    Cons

    Product is a very hard sell!


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with small division offices located across the country.

    Cons

    Little appreciation for hard work.

  8. "review"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Ryland Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers also the clients are respectable. Nice and comfortable to work also very bright and uplifting.

    Cons

    The waiting room is a little bit small.


  9. "Service manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Ryland Group full-time

    Pros

    Great staffn to work with all pro

    Cons

    No warning of lay off


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great, family oriented

    Cons

    currently going thru a merger


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