D.R. Horton Reviews

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D.R. Horton Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Tomnitz
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  1. Become self-employed!

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Quiet Environment, Free Coffee, Free Parking, Refreshments,

    Cons

    Gossip, Corporate Politics, out dated systems/software/processes, no SOPs, no strcuture, dry office culture, no diversity in race/culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire real managers and not individuals that "landed" an opportunity to shine their so-called SME skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Not the most positive work experience in my professional career.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    The annual salary was decent for the area. Sales managers were awesome to work with daily.

    Cons

    Seemed like management didn't care for employees who had a life outside of work. There is a lack of effective communication. There are clear signs of a power click, and if an employee isn't part of the click, little chance to do well professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become better communicators to all levels of employees. Listen to what lower level employees have to offer to improve office culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. I only gave a star because I had to give something...

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    Former Employee - Sale Representative
    Former Employee - Sale Representative

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The health insurance is very good and you will need it working here......also a job here Could be looked at as a job to use until you find something better, but it will suck the very soul from you if you don't get out in time. Watch everything you do and everything you say as this company is filled with vipers. Unethical practices, nepotism and shoddy workmanship create a very difficult work environment forcing everyone to throw point fingers and throw each other under the bus - no team work, mostly just lip service...

    Cons

    Everything....really -you could make more money and BE Happy...don't risk it - not even worth the risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the closet - start over with new management - just strike the whole team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Considering a Position at the IT Datacenter? Please Reconsider

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a heavy Microsoft shop, and they stay on the cusp of Microsoft's software ecosystem. If you can survive the overbearing management, it can provide a great opportunity to grow professionally if you enjoy working with Microsoft products. Salary can be competitive for the Dallas area market.

    Cons

    Management. This may seem like a cliche that you've read in review after review, but in my nearly 20 years in professional IT, this is the worst management I have ever seen. The management's treatment of employees is repulsive. If you've never worked for a megalomaniac you'll have the opportunity to do so here. You'll feel like you are slipping into that job you worked in High School.

    Turnaround is obscene. If a system administrator has been there for over a year, he is considered "senior". I personally witnessed 10 people either be fired or quit within 6 months. Constructive criticism or guidance is not provided, you will simply be walked out. It's imperative that you have a backup plan if you are a major financial provider in your household!

    Don't let the recruiter sell you on the position. DFW has a very competitive IT market, and I strongly advise you look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are one or two managers causing the political issues within the office. Don't make jokes about your high turnover, resolve it. Trust your employees. Communication is critical, and should be exercised on both sides.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    IT Folks Need to Seriously Evaluate What They See At the Interview. Don't Let the TV's Fool You...

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good for the type of work. There were some really smart and talented people there.

    Cons

    This is a seriously toxic workplace. The management structure has created an environment where new employees are constantly reminded to watch their backs. Because of that, there is little "team" work as everyone worries about everyone else's motives (are they out to get me fired?). Upper management will that you're doing a good job, but middle management will tell you that, "you lean back in your chair too much and **** thinks you're too comfortable" (actual quote from a meeting I was in). In my case, they decided to let me go just a few days shy of my 90 day probationary period without any warning or sign. There was also not a single word of constructive criticism.
    The cubes or seating is arraigned in such a way that every thing you do is visible to upper management as they sit in office that over look everyone else. Constant micromanagement is helped by only have 3 foot cube walls that are all connected and security cameras that are literally everywhere except the bathroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a few people creating all the mistrust and they are all middle to upper managers. That attitude has become systemic and some people will do or say anything if they think it will benefit them. Stop talking about people behind their backs or behind a glass walled conference room. Confront problems and issues head-on and if there is an issue with an employee, maybe listen to their perspective and then offer constructive criticism. Most people handle criticism well and actually tend to improve from it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Never again life would I want to work there again...

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    Former Employee - New Home Sales in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - New Home Sales in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Insurance, really can't think of anything else...

    Cons

    Making your sales quota...no family time...never a weekend off and very few holidays recognized.... Knee Jerk Management...Over priced homes...Hugh turn over...Maybe another state for employment since they are a large outfit...but Bham market sucks...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen!!! Recognized your employees, become more family orientated, float weekends off...Better Pay...Learn the market and stop overpricing your homes, so that Sales Associates can make a living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Worst division and sales manager ever!

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    Former Employee - Sale Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Sale Representative in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There were none whatsoever in the Birmingham division.

    Cons

    Everything related to the job in the Birmingham division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the Sales Reps do their thing! Too corporate and ridiculous sales approach they require in the Birmingham division.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Not a great experience!

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer benefits, but the healthcare coverage is more of a wellness plan. The other Realtors in my area were a great asset.

    Cons

    Very difficult to take a vacation day. No clear direction as a new employee as to how everything works. Had to figure things out by trial and error or ask one of the Realtors in my area. Asking the area manager how to do something was a joke! IF you got a response it was usually very vague without really answering the question. You're told what the monthly goal is when hired but then it would change based on other criteria. No job security and very poor management in our area. It's mandatory to work weekends and family is at the bottom of the list for this company. They should come first in your life and even on your off days. There was a time when just a few hours before an off day we were notified we had to work our off days. Poor communication and poor leadership which leads to very low morale and high turn over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    DR Horton hears a who

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    Former Contractor - Server Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Contractor - Server Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at D.R. Horton as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    This job will teach you a great deal about how you handle stress.

    Cons

    Flat management structure ---- this is a toxic workplace. There are long time employees who have a great deal of pull because they are so "indispensable"... They will tell you everything you want to hear, even tell you that you're doing a good job... Then without warning they will let you go and leave you out on the street without a single word of constructive criticism... There is a great deal of discrimination that goes on as well, for sexual preference and color... I heard comments about those things almost daily... Also, make sure you have no expectation of privacy (or trust for that matter).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to trust your employees... There are a few people creating all the mistrust... Stop talking about people behind their back and patting yourselves on the back for letting them go. Confront the problems head-on... Most people handle criticism well and actually tend to improve from it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Poor management

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Central City, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Central City, AL

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time

    Pros

    Great if you can work with no pay for 6 months!

    Cons

    Sales manager sorry and passes the blame for her lack of management skills to sales team by placing blame on sales people for lack of anything. Instead of working with the sales team, the manager would fire agents to make it seem as if that agent was the problem with the entire area or division. I think that there is to much partying with the division president and a manager/mangers or staff. Tom Hill needs to send the division president back to Texas for training. The area sales managers need to be replaced with people that have managment skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the company would be better if the division president was trained to know that his area sales managers are full of hot air! Hire better area sales managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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