D.R. Horton Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Home Sales in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - New Home Sales in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  2. A company that allows personnel to expand their horizons.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Worst division and sales manager ever!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sale Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Sale Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were none whatsoever in the Birmingham division.

    Cons

    Everything related to the job in the Birmingham division.

    Advice to Management

    Let the Sales Reps do their thing! Too corporate and ridiculous sales approach they require in the Birmingham division.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Not a great experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They offer benefits, but the healthcare coverage is more of a wellness plan. The other Realtors in my area were a great asset.

    Cons

    Very difficult to take a vacation day. No clear direction as a new employee as to how everything works. Had to figure things out by trial and error or ask one of the Realtors in my area. Asking the area manager how to do something was a joke! IF you got a response it was usually very vague without really answering the question. You're told what the monthly goal is when hired but then it would change based on other criteria. No job security and very poor management in our area. It's mandatory to work weekends and family is at the bottom of the list for this company. They should come first in your life and even on your off days. There was a time when just a few hours before an off day we were notified we had to work our off days. Poor communication and poor leadership which leads to very low morale and high turn over.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great money if you work hard and manage your own business

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Horton is a great company to make a load of money. They put a ton of inventory homes on the ground so you have homes to show prospects and homes to close quickly. There is little micromanagement. Laid back friendly work environment. Great homes, floor plans and features. Fast growing builder that is always buying new land. Not a ton of secret shops or checks and balances, they trust their employess to perform.

    Cons

    Not a ton of support from management. Unorganized corporate office with no real procedures in place. Limited options when it comes to making changes to homes to please prospective buyers. Long hours. Poor training program for Jr. Sales agents. Stressful due to the amount of responsibilities put on the sales people. You have to be extremely organized and manage your own business and solve your own problems, because you are on your own! You must do all this while keeping your buyers happy because if they complain, management will not have your back. No matter what, its the sales teams fault.

    Advice to Management

    Give some positive feedback to your sales team they deserve it. Acknowledge their loyalty and hard work. Set attainable sales goals. Have sales meetings that boost moral rather than meetings that bash your sales team before you send them out into the field to get yelled at by buyers and everyone else everyday. Be more approachable and supportive and you may be surprised what you get in return. These people give up their lives, weekends, and time with their famiiles to work for this company; how about a little appreciation?


  7. Helpful (2)

    Poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Central City, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Central City, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time

    Pros

    Great if you can work with no pay for 6 months!

    Cons

    Sales manager sorry and passes the blame for her lack of management skills to sales team by placing blame on sales people for lack of anything. Instead of working with the sales team, the manager would fire agents to make it seem as if that agent was the problem with the entire area or division. I think that there is to much partying with the division president and a manager/mangers or staff. Tom Hill needs to send the division president back to Texas for training. The area sales managers need to be replaced with people that have managment skills.

    Advice to Management

    I think the company would be better if the division president was trained to know that his area sales managers are full of hot air! Hire better area sales managers


  8. Blessed to work for a DR Horton affiliate!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and senior management team.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be difficult.


  9. Busy, busy, busy!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a friendly office environment with little drama.

    Cons

    The division I worked for was not staffed appropriately and the majority of feedback I heard (which I agree with) from other employees was that they were burnt out. In order to complete assigned tasks, people worked a lot of overtime and were unable to have a good work/life balance. It is the perfect company if you are a workaholic.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the work is evenly distributed (throughout all positions, not just evenly distributed among people in the same position), that it isn't bottle-necking, and that assistance is available to those who are overloaded. If staffing in one area increases and the tasks from that area feed to another area, the second area's staffing should increase as well.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Long term employment with the hills and valleys that follow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division President
    Current Employee - Division President
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good career training. Excellent salaries and benefits. Reasonable professional expectations. Number one ranked builder for over a decade.

    Cons

    Petty politics in senior management. Very weak human resource department. Inconsistent corporate direction and mission statement.


  11. Run Fast from this Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - On-Site Sales Representative in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - On-Site Sales Representative in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They make you feel like a superstar in the interview process

    Cons

    They you begin in your sales center. Horrible management who would put you down for not selling in an overpriced community with no inventory. They fire and blame the sales associates so fast to make their unprofessionalism look good to upper management. Read and believe all the bad reviews.

    Advice to Management

    dont' hire friends and not support your employees



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