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D.R. Horton Reviews

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
69 Reviews

2.7
69 Reviews
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D.R. Horton Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Tomnitz
Don Tomnitz
40 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, and pretty fair bonus program (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits with the opportunity to learn the art of homebuilding from the ground up (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult (in 4 reviews)

  • No weekends off and very little work/life balance, but that's new homes for you (in 4 reviews)

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15 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Busy, busy, busy!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    Pros

    It was a friendly office environment with little drama.

    Cons

    The division I worked for was not staffed appropriately and the majority of feedback I heard (which I agree with) from other employees was that they were burnt out. In order to complete assigned tasks, people worked a lot of overtime and were unable to have a good work/life balance. It is the perfect company if you are a workaholic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that the work is evenly distributed (throughout all positions, not just evenly distributed among people in the same position), that it isn't bottle-necking, and that assistance is available to those who are overloaded. If staffing in one area increases and the tasks from that area feed to another area, the second area's staffing should increase as well.

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

    They hire their friends.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    They have lots of money for marketing.

    Cons

    They hire their friends qualified or not for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quick taking over other builders only run their operations into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    You should be lucky you work here.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Fort Myers, FL

    Pros

    Nice co-workers.
    Benefits
    Clean office
    Discounts on appliances, furniture from old model homes.

    Cons

    Some of the middle-management was out of touch with reality and didn't understand processes very well. Made changes mid-stream and didn't realize the ripple effects of their actions and the extreme amount of extra work involved to make certain changes.

    To make the changes, you had to work extra hours without pay.

    No raises at ALL (3 1/2 years nothing)
    Being told "You should just be happy to have a job here"
    Being bullied into working late hours/weekends without pay at all.
    No mileage reimbursement for personal vehicles
    Favoritism within certain departments

    No room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that everyone isn't a "yes" man that works with you. Take responsibility for your own actions and respect people of all employment levels and their personal TIME.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating and hard to get heard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Middle management was open and supportive, benefits are good. In the right community, you can make some money and progress.

    Cons

    Upper management is more interested in covering their butts than making any real headway. If you're stuck in a non-performing community you'll die there. Not all rewards are equal-favoritism rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the playing field even-reward loyalty and recognize efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very disappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Largest homebuilder in US, all sales counselors were very friendly, good floor plans to offer homebuyers, usually good locations

    Cons

    very "black and white and to the book" as far as performance and procedures.....did not take a
    look at underlying circumstances leading to an obvious conclusion....lot of "family" etc. to contend
    with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never really heard from Don Tomnitz except for very limited and generic emails....no complaints
    here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Giving the current condition of the economy working for D.R. Horton is very stagnant

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Superintendent  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    1. Good pay. 2. you are your own boss for the most part. 3. Lots of vacation days to take after 5 years.

    Cons

    As the company navigates it's way through this down economy after laying off about 80% of the work force "we are asked to do the job of 5 plus employees without receiving any extra compensation. We have lost bonus money and no raises have been giving out for 4 years. Also as field construction employee you are left out of most company functions. The past for years has been very stagnant place to work with no light at the end of the tunnel as far as advancement or salary increases. All in all you get the feeling that the company could care less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees that you have choosen to keep because they are great at what they do. offer the same opportunities to all employees. let your employees know how valuble they are especially when you cannot give out raises.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    D R Horton - great if you are a member of the good ol' boys club.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Great benefits and a flexible schedule. Great stock option plan. 401k matching is generous. Great place to work if you are single with no kids or have older kids.

    Cons

    Work/life balance could use improvement. If you get sick or your kids get sick, well, depending on your manager/department......and you use all of or a lot of your sick tme as a result, they may try to use it as a mark against you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a better work/life balance. Stop letting employees who brown nose and suck up advance while others stay in the same position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    get ready to work your ass off

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Construction Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great benefits with the opportunity to learn the art of homebuilding from the ground up. great opportunity to create relationships with vendors and skilled trades. Very little micromanagement from the management.

    Cons

    ever changing bonus structure. your bonus are tied into customer surveys and build time. it's the good ole boy buddy system in order to get promotions. your base salary is relatively low for the amount of hours that have to be worked. 60 plus hours per week. if you don't work at least those kind of hours you won't make your full bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop changing the bonus structure, and get competent people into management. not the good ole boy system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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