D.R. Horton

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D.R. Horton Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
74 Reviews
2.6
74 Reviews
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D.R. Horton Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Tomnitz
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Review Highlights

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 a struggle since most people are on call (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good First JOB!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Long term employment with the hills and valleys that follow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division President
    Current Employee - Division President

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need more reviews from corporate with all personnel.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience, learned alot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Superintendent in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Superintendent in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, and pretty fair bonus program.

    Cons

    Management concentrates way to much on the numbers.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place with decent opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    The product a sales rep is asked to market is first rate for the pricepoint. Awesome buildingmanagers for each community, and a management team that listens and looks before they leap into a community

    Cons

    As with most builders, the commission only stricture. Need to find a way to pay trips salary plus bonus, or, at least continue to pay a draw against commission earned.
    Benefits reasonable, but could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp compensation package, otherwise, this of a great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast pace, very polictical

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales and Marketing in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales and Marketing in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Money and advancement brutally fast pace and hires exceptional employees that have tremendous skills in all facets of the building industry

    Cons

    Burn through employees, unless politically connected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think customer service internally and externally

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at D.R. Horton

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Great administrative staff
    Opportunity to sell America's #1 Builder homes
    Pay can be split with salary and commission paid tier
    When it comes to selling all management is there for support and there until you go home

    Cons

    No weekends off
    No paid holidays or vacation
    No training
    Work until the 11th hour on all holidays
    No managment decision consistecy
    High Turnover of Sales Representives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make consistent decisions
    Communication is key to good leadership and rapport with sales representative
    Everybody knows when you favor one over another so please beware

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    DR Horton New Home Sales

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

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Good product that is easy to sell

    Cons

    Lower than industry average commissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value sales staff more

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Company with Big Company Attitude Toward Employees

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

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Horton sells homes in all major areas in the surrounding areas of Houston. Good floorplans and homes are well built.

    Cons

    Horton is known for major shakeups every few years. Division President and Vice President as well as several heads of departments were let go as well as changing commission structure and days off allowed (down to one a week).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with more respect - not just lip service from Corporate Manager. Find ways to improve morale, not ridicule people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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