Regional Recruiter - Desert Region (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 15, 2015
I can honestly say I enjoyed going to work every day at RAH. The team atmosphere was collegial but driven by spirited competition to be the best and take your co-workers forward with you. The company produces a product to be proud of and many employees are also product owners. The leadership of the company has been in the industry a long time and recognizes and manages the cyclical changes in the business.
New Home Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Arizona – January 14, 2016
Forget getting a opportunity to succeed, your fired before there is a chance. They want robots. Even the handful of employees that seem to stay employed have such an ridiculous amout of work they want to quit. You're lucky to get fired rather than not knowing if you'll have a job or not, and if you do, you hate going to work. Just move on.
Production Coordinator (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – November 9, 2015
At the division level this is a great place to work. However division management has little to no say in how they operate/ achieve their goals. I think the company as a whole would fair better if they allowed divisions more freedom because each market is different. Corporate continually hamstrings their divisions but never changes their expectations.
Assistant Superintendent (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – April 30, 2015
Richmond American homes is a company that is looking to build the "american dream". This "New home builder" strives for excellence. Richmond American Homes works well with it's subcontractors to complete its finished product.
Home Care (Former Employee) – Colorado – June 28, 2014
Have to use your personal cell phone for work which leaves all homeowners and trades knowing your personal tele number and trust me they call you 24/7. Also was forced to download email on my phone so you can never get away from work. I had to stop carrying my cell on weekends. Very stressful work environment. Management is always behind in helping the employees. They do knee jerk reactions instead if being proactive.
Money was ok. Benefits ok.
If you like a ton of stress then you will do fine working for Richmond. If you have no life than you will do well working for Richmond. If you enjoy knee jerk reactions and like dealing with cranky people than you will do fine. AND if you like lots of useless "POSITIVE" meetings where you basically get told what all you did wrong than you will do fine
my direct supervisor was awesome i appreciated him.
using personal cell. upper management at main office
Regional Recruiter - Desert Region (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – November 9, 2012
Careful cost control and resisting the temptation to overbuy land are trademarks of this cautious but aggresive builder. Seasoned , intelligent senior leadership that has a heart and takes the time to connect with employees.
Design Director (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – February 19, 2015
A typical day includied interacting with management from various departments within a national home building company which I found to be very stimulating and educational. Giving me a well "fleshed-out" perspective of what needs to go into the finished product which is what a model home represents.
Management and co workers were well educated and good at what they did. Business was good and everyone seemed genuinely happy to be there and doing their job.
Managing a high strung employee who was bitter at my being hired in a position of authority over her when she was hoping to have been promoted from within to the position.
Fortunately this was not the first time I had that experience and being able to recognize it early on, I was able to observe and formulate a plan to incorporate this individual into the team making her feel valued. It was a challenge I came to appreciate having.
full homebuilding experience
immediate supervisor had less than desirable attention to budgetary concerns
Do yourself a favor and dont work here ! It is not worth what they will put you through.
sales associate (Former Employee) – phoenix – December 21, 2014
Absolutely the worst company to work for. They have a horrible reputation. Management is incompetent and lack leadership skills. Instead hiring friends and play favorites. They will use you and try to keep you in fear for your job. They have created a Morales and unethical work environment where friends of management are awarded for stealing your clients. They would rather see you fail then succeed if you have a good work ethic you pose a threat. Employees are uncoperative, caddy and rude. They will steel your clients backstab you and this is encouraged by the sales manager because she wants only her friends to succeed placing them at better communities and lets them practice unethical behavior. Sales manager is not a licensed realtor and has never sold real estate lacks the experience needed to lead and is moody she practices a, " I am never wrong attitude ! " This is a high stress environment due to the way it is managed internally they have a lack of training and will ignore your requests for help because management doesn't no how to do most job tasks themselves. You will be treated poorly when you have a question. Constant turn over everyone walks around looking unhappy because they are !
Superintendent (Former Employee) – Sickleville NJ – April 2, 2015
First I would walk all houses in production then go over what was going to happen that day then check Build Pro schedule and update it make sure the subs who due to show did so if not I would make phones calls and then with any problems that would occur
This was a company with a lot of positive energy with my co-workers. The tools that were given to us as sales associates were fantastic allowing us to do a better and more effective job. Our upper management team was incredible. The only negative was as the economy started slipping people were being let go on a monthly basis so the management was constantly changing which made it hard to build stability. The company as a whole was a very rewarding place to work.
Complete all customer service work and sign offs (Current Employee) – columbia md – June 2, 2012
company does not value employe, only the cheapest cost. they let the top people go ,and then re-hire at a smaller salery,in some cases the new-hire had no experience as a superintdent. You are under the target every day ,to possible job loss . the top mgrs at the md division have not paid their dues in the bussiness,but some how MDC Holdings love the fact that they are good at threats,and keeping others scared of possible job loss . The quality is useing the cheapest products .and cheapest contrators with the supers running 2-3 jobs.miles from each other and no gas allowence. This is the same thing done by all big builders.