Beazer Homes Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Support Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Client Support Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Beazer Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and environment, fast paced. Senior leadership is always open to everyone's ideas and helps support them

    Cons

    Went through a rough market in 2007 and many departments were affected, downsized, now experiencing growing pains and climbing out of that

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what is working well and continue this excellent culture


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beazer Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free parking? 401(k) match? Free bagels on Friday? I'm struggling to find 20 words here!

    Cons

    Too many to list, but I'll hit the high points. CEO is Narcissus reincarnate. He's the smartest guy you'll ever meet. Just ask him; he'll gladly tell you! CFO hit the jackpot landing the job, but is in way over his head. His department is a revolving door, and he mismanages through fear and intimidation. He loves to micromanage other departments, but his lack of understanding of even basic concepts is shocking. C-Suite is a cult of personality, and the culture is terrible. Employee turnover is through the roof, and has been for years. It far exceeds builder peers and other similar sized companies, by any measure . Board of Directors is full of lifers with very little turnover. They routinely rubber stamp C-Suite decisions and turn a blind eye to the employee mismanagement and complaint of C-Suite harassment. Financially the company has been struggling just to run in place for years now, but the Board is content to go along.

    Advice to Management

    Invest those hefty bonus checks wisely, because if a proactive, independent board is ever brought in, you won't be long for the job!


  3. Stuck in the 90s

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO seems to genuinely care about the business and is a very nice, friendly man.

    Cons

    Very strict. Very stuffy. Very uncomfortable. They are completely stuck in the 90s with strict working hours and cubes covering the office so that you can't see the light of day. It's all work, work, work with no reward. Ever!

    Advice to Management

    Remember who came up with ideas, it's extremely offensive when you praise someone else for an idea that wasn't theirs. Join the 2000's and understand that life happens, it doesn't mean people will work less. In fact, they will work harder because they will respect you more.


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  5. Scary and dysfunctional IT Department

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary and co-workers were very nice. Office In Atlanta was attractive, even if overcrowding caused games of 'musical desks." Ample parking. The cafeteria in the building wasn't entirely gross. Good health insurance.

    Cons

    Bait and switch on hiring. Recruiter gave me no good information and was very more concerned about placing me than about making sure that it was a good fit. When I let her know I was terminated, she promised to help me find a new gig, and I've never heard from her again. I was hired as a specialist for a particular system, with NO experience as a BA. I interviewed with 6 people. From the first month I was put on a performance plan and told "You just don't think like a BA." Well, that may be, but it's not like I hid that fact or didn't explicitly say that I needed a learning curve. Three additional systems were given to be responsible for, that I had never heard of, let alone worked with. Walked on eggshells the entire time with 3 or 4 different people evaluating me and nitpicking every little thing. I was a nervous wreck. Probably the worst job experience I've ever had. I discovered that there have been 3 other people in the position before me, within a 12 month period. Down right lied to about why my predecessor had left. I still have nightmares about the experience and I'm thinking seriously about taking it off my resume.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and let candidates decide if they want to work in such a scary and crazy-making atmosphere. Give people time to learn the job.


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    IT Micro-Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beazer Homes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My paycheck cleared the bank. IT Professionals (non-management) empathetic and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Miro-management, environment is collapsed and hostile. There is no team collaboration, treated like children and thrown under the bus by the IT managers. Totally mis-treated by the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Throw out the existing IT management team!


  7. Great work, great people! Different environment.

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    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beazer Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    MY managers were generally very open to input. Great diversity in my position. Great team environment once you find a "group", both in and outside of department. Those outside of the "group" could be more difficult. Almost had a clique like feel.

    Cons

    Certain managers (in my department and out) were not open to input. Likewise, there was tension and an unwillingness to cooperate throughout the company. My ultimate reason for leaving was the general tension and failure of management to provide a promotion despite their acknowledgement of my superiority among my pears.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and promote. Create more open communication between departments.


  8. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beazer Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for, team oriented, work/life family balance

    Cons

    Benefits, out of pocket benefits fron the employee extremly expensive


  9. Relaxed, Friendly Environment, Not much advancement or diversity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beazer Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, little to no micro-managing, easy work tasks, bagels on Friday

    Cons

    work is mundane, lots of data entry, no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    improve morale by promoting/recognizing


  10. Beazer needs to place more value on employees that have stayed through this troubling time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Individually there are managers that care about the company and it shows.

    Cons

    The downturn in the industry has created an environment of extreme cost cutting - no dollars are allocated to training or employee welfare. The employees are treated as if we should be appreciative of still having a job. The company refuses to embrace flex time for any corporate employees.

    Advice to Management

    The employees that haven't jumped ship as of yet should be treated with respect and appreication. Showing appreciation does not automatically equal spending money.



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