D.R. Horton Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits and exceptional leadership within the company (in 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management just doesnt care what is said or done (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Marketing Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bluffton, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bluffton, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family friendly, overall good environment to work in, good people. Good opportunities to learn about all different aspects of the job.

    Cons

    Stressful, a lot of tasks for each individual job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Design Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Design Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Design Coordinator in Austin, TX

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn and move from divisions in the company. Company is expanding market share and is more stable than smaller builder companies.

    Cons

    Salary for each position is capped so working harder does not equate higher salary. Few opportunities for overtime so less control over your income. The company is all about the bottom line and building houses fast and selling them as quick as possible and keeping costs as low as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Management is tough, they just have to follow the corporate lead. Don't make waves and keep teams informed of corporate decisions so it is not a shock. Management can only cushion the blow, no control over the corporate direction anyway.


  3. Helpful (1)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, weekends off, and OT option

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities. Employees are not punished for being unprofessional within the work place. Very little respect towards one another while collaboratively having to work so togrther.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a more structured way of going about new projects that are communicated earlier on. Create more opportunity for feedback if what works and doesn't work so we can avoid repeating the same mistakes.


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  5. Fun place to work, however quality of trades is just not there.

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    Former Employee - Superintendent
    Former Employee - Superintendent

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work. In my division it was pretty laid back.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments leads to quality issues. Homeowners get angry with me because sales makes unreasonable promises. Sales always sides with the homeowner even when they offer something we can not do.


  6. Helpful (1)

    As a sales counselor at this company you cannot sell yourself out of a job...

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    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Rowlett, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Rowlett, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of neighborhoods to sell in and they always have inventory. Great Realtor programs that capture the agents that only target bonuses. DHI Mortgage and DHI Title are great to work with and their incentives to the buyers are fantastic!

    Cons

    Management on the Emerald Homes side. It is a great product idea; however not implemented well due to changing management ( 3 Sales Managers within 1 & 1/2 years) on the DFW East side. Each manager had a different idea which lead to "grasping at straws approach". They never got a grasp on the actual costs to build the product while I was there and after the home closed and they saw the margins they went to extremes in counters on sales offers. Regrouping the Emerald Product under the DR Horton website and marketing will devalue the "Emerald Idea". Unfortunately, I don't see that Emerald will succeed in that environment and be able to compete with the Toll Brothers and Paul Taylor out there. Great idea but badly managed.

    Advice to Management

    Express Homes is a homerun under DR Horton. In order to succeed for Emerald Homes it had to be separate and treated as a custom home division. It is a great idea, great product but badly managed on the Emerald side. DR Horton and its Express Homes will do great with their management because they know what they are doing. To compete successfully on the custom and high end luxury homes, management needs to start thinking and acting according to the product they want to sell since the saying goes "Everything falls downhill".


  7. Superintendent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great health insurance, life insurance and stock options

    Cons

    Large amount of houses to oversee

    Advice to Management

    It's just like anywhere else some managers are good and some are not.


  8. Helpful (7)

    High Expectations (A Good Thing!) and High Turnover (Bad!)

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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team-oriented atmosphere and quality talent. Hours are fairly reasonable considering the field (System Admin). Very little tolerance for complacency or lack of motivation. Salary can be very competitive for the DFW market.

    Cons

    High turnover culture has lead to a feeling of a "desensitized" management, viewing the employees seemingly as a number rather than a name. Upper management rarely looks employees in the eyes when communicating one-on-one, which is just one example of this culture. I can see a large shift in how management treat employees that stay for at least a couple of years. The company benefits cater to this high turnover, with items like 401K eligibility only kicking in after nearly a year of employment. Compensation time for additional hours worked (nights/weekends) is not offered.

    Advice to Management

    Communication with your employees is lacking. Identify with your employees on a personal level to combat high-turnover. The DFW IT market is highly competitive, and there needs to be a major cultural change if D.R. Horton wants to keep it's top talent from hitting the revolving door.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good First JOB!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There were several things that were beneficial to this company, like all of the benefits and the competitive salary. It was a well structured company.

    Cons

    There was not much room to grow in this company though. This was the major turn off for me.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Long term employment with the hills and valleys that follow

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division President
    Current Employee - Division President

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good career training.
    Excellent salaries and benefits.
    Reasonable professional expectations.
    Number one ranked builder for over a decade.

    Cons

    Petty politics in senior management.
    Very weak human resource department.
    Inconsistent corporate direction and mission statement.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Office Manager

    Former Employee - Office Manager in Daphne, AL
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Daphne, AL

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

    Pros

    Wonderful well organized company. Lots of good people. Good salary.

    Cons

    My supervisor, unfortunately, was unfair to women and very childish.

    Advice to Management

    Need more reviews from corporate with all personnel.



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