D.R. Horton Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. I only gave a star because I had to give something...

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    Former Employee - Sale Representative
    Former Employee - Sale Representative

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

    Pros

    The health insurance is very good and you will need it working here......also a job here Could be looked at as a job to use until you find something better, but it will suck the very soul from you if you don't get out in time. Watch everything you do and everything you say as this company is filled with vipers. Unethical practices, nepotism and shoddy workmanship create a very difficult work environment forcing everyone to throw point fingers and throw each other under the bus - no team work, mostly just lip service...

    Cons

    Everything....really -you could make more money and BE Happy...don't risk it - not even worth the risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the closet - start over with new management - just strike the whole team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Considering a Position at the IT Datacenter? Please Reconsider

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    This is a heavy Microsoft shop, and they stay on the cusp of Microsoft's software ecosystem. If you can survive the overbearing management, it can provide a great opportunity to grow professionally if you enjoy working with Microsoft products. Salary can be competitive for the Dallas area market.

    Cons

    Management. This may seem like a cliche that you've read in review after review, but in my nearly 20 years in professional IT, this is the worst management I have ever seen. The management's treatment of employees is repulsive. If you've never worked for a megalomaniac you'll have the opportunity to do so here. You'll feel like you are slipping into that job you worked in High School.

    Turnaround is obscene. If a system administrator has been there for over a year, he is considered "senior". I personally witnessed 10 people either be fired or quit within 6 months. Constructive criticism or guidance is not provided, you will simply be walked out. It's imperative that you have a backup plan if you are a major financial provider in your household!

    Don't let the recruiter sell you on the position. DFW has a very competitive IT market, and I strongly advise you look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are one or two managers causing the political issues within the office. Don't make jokes about your high turnover, resolve it. Trust your employees. Communication is critical, and should be exercised on both sides.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to start

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Houston, TX

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    You can obtain a great deal of experience in different areas within the company in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    No reviews done, or raises given within the past 4 years unless you are part of the "good ole boys club".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider doing more for people who have dedicated their lives to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    IT Folks Need to Seriously Evaluate What They See At the Interview. Don't Let the TV's Fool You...

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay was good for the type of work. There were some really smart and talented people there.

    Cons

    This is a seriously toxic workplace. The management structure has created an environment where new employees are constantly reminded to watch their backs. Because of that, there is little "team" work as everyone worries about everyone else's motives (are they out to get me fired?). Upper management will that you're doing a good job, but middle management will tell you that, "you lean back in your chair too much and **** thinks you're too comfortable" (actual quote from a meeting I was in). In my case, they decided to let me go just a few days shy of my 90 day probationary period without any warning or sign. There was also not a single word of constructive criticism.
    The cubes or seating is arraigned in such a way that every thing you do is visible to upper management as they sit in office that over look everyone else. Constant micromanagement is helped by only have 3 foot cube walls that are all connected and security cameras that are literally everywhere except the bathroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a few people creating all the mistrust and they are all middle to upper managers. That attitude has become systemic and some people will do or say anything if they think it will benefit them. Stop talking about people behind their backs or behind a glass walled conference room. Confront problems and issues head-on and if there is an issue with an employee, maybe listen to their perspective and then offer constructive criticism. Most people handle criticism well and actually tend to improve from it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful

    High Expectations (A Good Thing!) and High Turnover (Bad!)

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Great team-oriented atmosphere and quality talent. Hours are fairly reasonable considering the field (System Admin). Very little tolerance for complacency or lack of motivation. Salary can be very competitive for the DFW market.

    Cons

    High turnover culture has lead to a feeling of a "desensitized" management, viewing the employees seemingly as a number rather than a name. Upper management rarely looks employees in the eyes when communicating one-on-one, which is just one example of this culture. I can see a large shift in how management treat employees that stay for at least a couple of years. The company benefits cater to this high turnover, with items like 401K eligibility only kicking in after nearly a year of employment. Compensation time for additional hours worked (nights/weekends) is not offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with your employees is lacking. Identify with your employees on a personal level to combat high-turnover. The DFW IT market is highly competitive, and there needs to be a major cultural change if D.R. Horton wants to keep it's top talent from hitting the revolving door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Good First JOB!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time

    Pros

    There were several things that were beneficial to this company, like all of the benefits and the competitive salary. It was a well structured company.

    Cons

    There was not much room to grow in this company though. This was the major turn off for me.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    If you like cliques, double standards, and be treated with no respect you would like it.

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Rowlett, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Rowlett, TX

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

    Pros

    Casual dress ... that's all!

    Cons

    Most of the division is related. If not related-they're fishing buddies. Cliques within departments, lot of backstabbing, worked a LOT of hours unpaid, promised a promotion, but manager chances AGAIN (4 xs in 2yrs) so never received it. Was constantly finding billing errors but was told just to approve them anyways, would follow the policy and procedures but depending on who the vendor was, those policies and procedures would not apply. Hard workers would be treated poorly while the family employees got the praise. Take off and budgets were never right, causing a negative ripple effect. Upper management just doesnt care what is said or done. As long ad houses - regardless of how well - being built. Could go on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop catering to the "special" employees and run off the good hard working employees. Hold area managers responsible for their sloppy building supplies, hear ALL sides to an issue not just the manager. If both are at fault than both should have consequences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Accounting Clerk Temp

    Former Contractor - Accounting Clerk in Conroe, TX
    Former Contractor - Accounting Clerk in Conroe, TX

    I worked at D.R. Horton as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay with nice restrooms and breakrooms. Some employees were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Employee treat you like crap because your temp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach employee that its ok to acknowledge teppms

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    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 a 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
  11. Awesome Employer!

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    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

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