D.R. Horton Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
72 Reviews
2.6
72 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)

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

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  1.  

    Great company to work for, they have great employee incentives but there are a lot of politics.

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    Great employee incentives, good hours, and awesome work/life balance.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get promoted once you have started.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within and treat all employees equal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Employer!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    The culture was great, and the people are amazing to work with! Competitive pay.

    Cons

    It's hard to grow and progress in the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A company that allows personnel to expand their horizons.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Great benefits and exceptional leadership within the company. Management wants to see their employees grow and evolve. Proactive in allowing the employees to make decisions.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a struggle since most people are on call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to striving to be the best,but ensuring personnel have opportunities to evolve.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great money if you work hard and manage your own business

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

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

    Pros

    Horton is a great company to make a load of money. They put a ton of inventory homes on the ground so you have homes to show prospects and homes to close quickly. There is little micromanagement. Laid back friendly work environment. Great homes, floor plans and features. Fast growing builder that is always buying new land. Not a ton of secret shops or checks and balances, they trust their employess to perform.

    Cons

    Not a ton of support from management. Unorganized corporate office with no real procedures in place. Limited options when it comes to making changes to homes to please prospective buyers. Long hours. Poor training program for Jr. Sales agents. Stressful due to the amount of responsibilities put on the sales people. You have to be extremely organized and manage your own business and solve your own problems, because you are on your own! You must do all this while keeping your buyers happy because if they complain, management will not have your back. No matter what, its the sales teams fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some positive feedback to your sales team they deserve it. Acknowledge their loyalty and hard work. Set attainable sales goals. Have sales meetings that boost moral rather than meetings that bash your sales team before you send them out into the field to get yelled at by buyers and everyone else everyday. Be more approachable and supportive and you may be surprised what you get in return. These people give up their lives, weekends, and time with their famiiles to work for this company; how about a little appreciation?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Jill of all trades

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    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a great income. Meet new people on a daily basis. Become quite knowledgeable about people, personalities, construction, financing, Nevada Statutes, Making Presentations, creating your own business style. Working outside of an office.

    Cons

    The downside would be if you were placed at a very slow, or over-priced community, where there is a lot of competition who offer more amenities for less money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eyes and ears Open in Las Vegas! Make Certain the Reputation and High Integrity you have become known for, exists in the Las Vegas Market. Must ask agents, CONFIDENTIAL questions, and KEEP PROBING!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Laid back atmosphere. City Manager is a fun, out going person. Medical & dental are awesome!!

    Cons

    Compensation could be a little better.

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

    D.R. Horton is a good company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    D.R. Horton is a great company.

    Cons

    D.R. Horton is a very good company.

  9.  

    Good working experience for those new to real estate title.

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    Former Employee - Title Examiner in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Title Examiner in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Job security tied to real estate market. More of a starting point for a career than an ending point.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a love/hate relationship!

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    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The best friends that I have for the past 9 years developed from working relationships made while at D.R. Horton. We all worked our tails off and had a great team. The paychecks were good for years until the market turned.

    Cons

    As a loan officer, they required us to bring in retail business as well as the builder business. Our underwriters were not comfortable underwriting retail loans and that caused issues. You can't keep convincing realtors to send us their loans when our underwriting would deny them or underwrite more strcitly than other mortgage companies would.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like a mixed message to want the loan officers to focus on builder business AND retail business. Once a loan officer builds up enough retail business they will just leave the builder and take the realtor relationships with them.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    no life, except for work life

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    health insurance is cheap, I guess it's nice to be healthy while I job shop

    Cons

    they treat people like owned slaves, make everyone work for free-office, construction and sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get real, now that the market is changing all these people who have been over worked and under paid are going to go to the other builders who are going to explode.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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