D.R. Horton

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  1. 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7.  

    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
  8. 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    A company that allows personnel to expand their horizons.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Great benefits and exceptional leadership within the company. Management wants to see their employees grow and evolve. Proactive in allowing the employees to make decisions.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a struggle since most people are on call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to striving to be the best,but ensuring personnel have opportunities to evolve.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never again life would I want to work there again...

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    Former Employee - New Home Sales in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - New Home Sales in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Insurance, really can't think of anything else...

    Cons

    Making your sales quota...no family time...never a weekend off and very few holidays recognized.... Knee Jerk Management...Over priced homes...Hugh turn over...Maybe another state for employment since they are a large outfit...but Bham market sucks...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen!!! Recognized your employees, become more family orientated, float weekends off...Better Pay...Learn the market and stop overpricing your homes, so that Sales Associates can make a living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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