D.R. Horton

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D.R. Horton Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
D.R. Horton – “D. R. Horton work”

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3.0 64 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

D.R. Horton Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Tomnitz

Don Tomnitz

(38 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits with the opportunity to learn the art of homebuilding from the ground up(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult(in 4 reviews)

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

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    They hire their friends.

    Sales Counselor (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThey have lots of money for marketing.

    ConsThey hire their friends qualified or not for the job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuick taking over other builders only run their operations into the ground.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great employer that strives for excellence in all areas!

    Sales Counselor (Former Employee) Wilmington, NC

    ProsDR Horton provides excellent opportunities to sell quality product at fair prices. They also take great care of their employees through thorough training and very nice benefits.

    ConsNone to speak of at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Jill of all trades

    Sales Counselor (Former Employee) Las Vegas, NV

    ProsOpportunity 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementKeep 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

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

    ConsCompensation could be a little better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    D.R. Horton is a good company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsD.R. Horton is a great company.

    ConsD.R. Horton is a very good company.

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    Nepotism at its Finest!

    Loan Officer (Current Employee) Corona, CA

    ProsSome of the co-workers made this place tolerable. Before the company got cheap, they used to have team building activities.

    ConsManagement at all levels hired on a buddy systems as opposed to talent or skills. It's no wonder why they closed down the Irvine mortgage division as the branch manager there and CA area manager were in cahoots. They merged with the Corona division which the former branch manager there ran the place into the ground. For example, there was a former car salesmen there with no experience in mortgages that became Area Sales Manager! I guess it pays to schmooz...

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring your Buddies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    What was once a great place to work, is now sadly undesirable due to unprofessional mid level managers.

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsOrlando's Division president is extremely knowledgeable about the industry, a team player, an excellent manager! Company offers great income potential for driven sales people. Construction team is a great group of guys that are willing to go above and beyond to help sales team.

    ConsMiddle management is in need of professional management training, they work on their own agenda, and lack the work ethics that a commission driven sales team needs. Response time to sales staff needs is slow at best. Their lack of skills adds an undue additional work load for the sales team. Unprofessional behavior, they gossip/discuss sales staff issues to other sales team members. You are constantly being threatened with your job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen visiting from Texas do so unannounced and visit model centers and construction sites alone if you want to know how your employee's really feel about the division. Upon your visits the sales staff is "coached" on what we were aloud to discuss with you. If you want honest responses do 360 degree confidential surveys with employee's to find out what and how your management team is really performing. All employee responses will have to be kept confidential because if managers know you have said anything negative towards any of them and their immediate boss you will be terminated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good working experience for those new to real estate title.

    Title Examiner (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGood team atmosphere. Decent pay.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a love/hate relationship!

    Loan Officer (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    no life, except for work life

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementget 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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