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Centex Chairman, President, CEO, and COO Tim Eller
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  1. Too bad they sold the company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Centex full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, fair pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Sexist, Work/Life balance is up to you to achieve.


  2. Loan Officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loan Officer
    Former Employee - Loan Officer

    I worked at Centex full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice base salary plus commission

    Cons

    Cut throat, unethical, manipulating, horrible customer service


  3. Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centex

    Pros

    great benefits, company family oriented

    Cons

    company bought out by competitor


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  5. This is a good place to grow in your career. There are new opportunities all the time.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administration Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Database Administration Assistant in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a stable growing company with new opportunities offered regularly. After you are here for a while, they offer to pay for your education.

    Cons

    It takes a very long time to get a job at this company. I worked as a contractor for 2 years before being accepted as a permanent employee.


  6. Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centex part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Didn't work there for long. Not much to say. It was a more or less pleasant experience while I was there.

    Cons

    The company seemed somewhat disorganized, although it may have just appeared that way to me because I didn't get much insight into the company's workings.


  7. I thought my experience was just peachy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Centex

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had great co-workers to work with.

    Cons

    It was a bad atmosphere towards the end.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest you keep looking


  8. great company, good products

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Centex

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    values, fairness, fun, customer focused

    Cons

    too decentralized, need more process

    Advice to Management

    stay independent


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centex

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work hard play hard with coworkers that become friends. You can take personal pride in the product created and the need it serves. Many talented employees willing to go the extra mile and work hard.

    Cons

    Industry in chaos. The company was gutted of talent to survive the housing crisis. Some local management poor decisions cost big bucks

    Advice to Management

    Thanks! Great place to work.


  10. Centex... Bye Bye

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Land Manager
    Current Employee - Land Manager

    I have been working at Centex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved Centex. The people were great, the recognition was fair, their was great communication, the products were something to be proud of, they instilled a sense of development within all employees, and they encouraged inovation. All that's, as you may have noticed, in the past-tense. See the downsides I posted about the company being acquired by Pulte for further information.

    Cons

    None anymore. Centex was just acquired, or is in the process of being acquired, by Pulte Homes. So, don't come knocking on Centex's door looking for a job. Instead, look towards Pulte Homes. But even then, as Pulte is a ~3500 employee company and Centex is a ~2500 employee company they are going to have to hack away at headcount... not add to it.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully you all get to stick around at Pulte.


  11. Centex is a good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Field Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Field Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Centex

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has good procedures and schedules to ensure closings are met.

    Cons

    You need tp be part of your manager's in crowd if potential layoffs are possible.

    Advice to Management

    Let each division have more say when it comes to employee levels.



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