D.R. Horton Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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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. permit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, weekends off, and OT option

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities. Employees are not punished for being unprofessional within the work place. Very little respect towards one another while collaboratively having to work so togrther.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a more structured way of going about new projects that are communicated earlier on. Create more opportunity for feedback if what works and doesn't work so we can avoid repeating the same mistakes.

  2. Only there a few weeks. So far great!

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    Current Employee - Originator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Originator in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've just startedthere and everyone has been very very helpful

    Cons

    I haven't noticed any cons yet but I'm still on my honeymoon

  3. Corporate skills mean the most here!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at D.R. Horton (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Leader in the industry, good benefits.

    Cons

    You need to be a kiss up to gain favor with this company. Middle management is in control, and most of what they do is try to go with the prevailing winds. Unfortunately, as an employee, that's a trailing indicator and you can easily find yourself on the out of favor team. Sales skills and people skills only matter once the obligatory side is chosen

    Advice to Management

    It's great to leave decision making to the local level, but corporate culture needs to be enforced on a national basis.

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  5. System Engineer - Infrastructure

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer - Infrastructure in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer - Infrastructure in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of new technology but they have no idea how to use it.

    Cons

    no personal life, they will ask you about sacrifice and commit to the organization repeatedly. 100k is really 50k with the number of hours you will work or less.

    do not believe any recruiter, they are not interested in change this perception.

    Advice to Management

    staff for a 24/7 NOC or fix the root cause problems.

  6. Construction Superintendent

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    Former Employee - Superintendenet in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Superintendenet in Corona, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Horton has a Great Health Plan,

    Cons

    Militant Management Skills,Heavy Stress, They do not give raises, Poor Project Planning

  7. Become self-employed!

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at D.R. Horton

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Quiet Environment, Free Coffee, Free Parking, Refreshments,

    Cons

    Gossip, Corporate Politics, out dated systems/software/processes, no SOPs, no strcuture, dry office culture, no diversity in race/culture

    Advice to Management

    Hire real managers and not individuals that "landed" an opportunity to shine their so-called SME skills

  8. Fun place to work, however quality of trades is just not there.

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    Former Employee - Superintendent
    Former Employee - Superintendent

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

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

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work. In my division it was pretty laid back.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments leads to quality issues. Homeowners get angry with me because sales makes unreasonable promises. Sales always sides with the homeowner even when they offer something we can not do.

  9. I love working here!

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    Current Employee - Field Superintendent in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Field Superintendent in Birmingham, AL

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

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

    Pros

    Great benifits and great retirement plan, fun and friendly working environment with great people to work with

    Cons

    Starting pay is a little lower than other builders but you do have a stable job. The people are slightly clickish.

    Advice to Management

    Good people that have worked their way up

  10. As a sales counselor at this company you cannot sell yourself out of a job...

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of neighborhoods to sell in and they always have inventory. Great Realtor programs that capture the agents that only target bonuses. DHI Mortgage and DHI Title are great to work with and their incentives to the buyers are fantastic!

    Cons

    Management on the Emerald Homes side. It is a great product idea; however not implemented well due to changing management ( 3 Sales Managers within 1 & 1/2 years) on the DFW East side. Each manager had a different idea which lead to "grasping at straws approach". They never got a grasp on the actual costs to build the product while I was there and after the home closed and they saw the margins they went to extremes in counters on sales offers. Regrouping the Emerald Product under the DR Horton website and marketing will devalue the "Emerald Idea". Unfortunately, I don't see that Emerald will succeed in that environment and be able to compete with the Toll Brothers and Paul Taylor out there. Great idea but badly managed.

    Advice to Management

    Express Homes is a homerun under DR Horton. In order to succeed for Emerald Homes it had to be separate and treated as a custom home division. It is a great idea, great product but badly managed on the Emerald side. DR Horton and its Express Homes will do great with their management because they know what they are doing. To compete successfully on the custom and high end luxury homes, management needs to start thinking and acting according to the product they want to sell since the saying goes "Everything falls downhill".

  11. A solid learning experience in the building industry.

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    Current Employee - Design Center Coordinator in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Design Center Coordinator in Charleston, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Financial Stability with growth opportunities for those willing to dig deep.

    Cons

    Generally lower pay than typical market standards.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more progressive approaches to management styles.

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