D.R. Horton Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
69 Reviews
2.7
69 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
D.R. Horton Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Tomnitz
Don Tomnitz
39 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Pretty much the ideal place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    They are family oriented. You work with fantastic people. They have a work hard, have fun attitude. They're flexible with your schedule if you need time off.

    Cons

    Some of the HR policies seem a little antiquated. The benefits aren't the best either, but you pretty much take what you can get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You've been able to lead D.R. Horton through the worst part of the recession, and are a stronger company for it. Maybe consider updating some of the HR policies regarding new hires and paid time off and benefits.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Giving the current condition of the economy working for D.R. Horton is very stagnant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Superintendent  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    1. Good pay. 2. you are your own boss for the most part. 3. Lots of vacation days to take after 5 years.

    Cons

    As the company navigates it's way through this down economy after laying off about 80% of the work force "we are asked to do the job of 5 plus employees without receiving any extra compensation. We have lost bonus money and no raises have been giving out for 4 years. Also as field construction employee you are left out of most company functions. The past for years has been very stagnant place to work with no light at the end of the tunnel as far as advancement or salary increases. All in all you get the feeling that the company could care less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees that you have choosen to keep because they are great at what they do. offer the same opportunities to all employees. let your employees know how valuble they are especially when you cannot give out raises.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast pace, very polictical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales and Marketing  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales and Marketing in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Money and advancement brutally fast pace and hires exceptional employees that have tremendous skills in all facets of the building industry

    Cons

    Burn through employees, unless politically connected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think customer service internally and externally

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place for anyone looking for an internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Intern in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    While on my internship I was mentored by several different people in several positions. They did a great job at teaching me what they knew, helping me develop a professional character, and gave me freedom with certain assignments allowing me to say that a certain project was my very own.

    Cons

    The pay was definitely not what I could consider competitive but the experience that I had definitely made up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I felt like my experience at D.R. Horton was a great one. I understand the compensation for my efforts was the best the company could do, but maybe when the market begins to turn, I'd offer a bit more to your interns to become more competitive. This would also make your company a more attractive one to graduates and that will only help your company in the long run.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    D R Horton - great if you are a member of the good ol' boys club.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Great benefits and a flexible schedule. Great stock option plan. 401k matching is generous. Great place to work if you are single with no kids or have older kids.

    Cons

    Work/life balance could use improvement. If you get sick or your kids get sick, well, depending on your manager/department......and you use all of or a lot of your sick tme as a result, they may try to use it as a mark against you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a better work/life balance. Stop letting employees who brown nose and suck up advance while others stay in the same position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    get ready to work your ass off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Construction Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Great benefits with the opportunity to learn the art of homebuilding from the ground up. great opportunity to create relationships with vendors and skilled trades. Very little micromanagement from the management.

    Cons

    ever changing bonus structure. your bonus are tied into customer surveys and build time. it's the good ole boy buddy system in order to get promotions. your base salary is relatively low for the amount of hours that have to be worked. 60 plus hours per week. if you don't work at least those kind of hours you won't make your full bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop changing the bonus structure, and get competent people into management. not the good ole boy system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working at D.R. Horton

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Great administrative staff
    Opportunity to sell America's #1 Builder homes
    Pay can be split with salary and commission paid tier
    When it comes to selling all management is there for support and there until you go home

    Cons

    No weekends off
    No paid holidays or vacation
    No training
    Work until the 11th hour on all holidays
    No managment decision consistecy
    High Turnover of Sales Representives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make consistent decisions
    Communication is key to good leadership and rapport with sales representative
    Everybody knows when you favor one over another so please beware

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    DR Horton New Home Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Good product that is easy to sell

    Cons

    Lower than industry average commissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value sales staff more

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Company with Big Company Attitude Toward Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Horton sells homes in all major areas in the surrounding areas of Houston. Good floorplans and homes are well built.

    Cons

    Horton is known for major shakeups every few years. Division President and Vice President as well as several heads of departments were let go as well as changing commission structure and days off allowed (down to one a week).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with more respect - not just lip service from Corporate Manager. Find ways to improve morale, not ridicule people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pays good but top heavy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Good pay. Bonuses are good when economy is good.

    Cons

    Who you are sleeping with can help save your job. Typical corporate America. The fat should be trimmed at the top but it starts at the bottom during hard times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain employees that work hard and deserve a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for D.R. Horton? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.