D.R. Horton

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D.R. Horton Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
74 Reviews
2.6
74 Reviews
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D.R. Horton Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Tomnitz
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40 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Sales Specialist Stress Level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    The pro's would be the insurance. If you were given time off to go to the doctor. A benefit is not a benefit unless you can use that benefit.

    Cons

    The unnessary level of stress that is put on the Sales Specialist for no other reason than. The Sales Managers ego's that need to be turned down and a major attitude adjustment given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your Birmingham Sales Manager back to Fort Worth for training.

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

    Frustrating and hard to get heard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Middle management was open and supportive, benefits are good. In the right community, you can make some money and progress.

    Cons

    Upper management is more interested in covering their butts than making any real headway. If you're stuck in a non-performing community you'll die there. Not all rewards are equal-favoritism rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the playing field even-reward loyalty and recognize efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very disappointing

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

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Largest homebuilder in US, all sales counselors were very friendly, good floor plans to offer homebuyers, usually good locations

    Cons

    very "black and white and to the book" as far as performance and procedures.....did not take a
    look at underlying circumstances leading to an obvious conclusion....lot of "family" etc. to contend
    with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never really heard from Don Tomnitz except for very limited and generic emails....no complaints
    here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Educational and Fast Paced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at D.R. Horton

    Pros

    Great career advancement opportunities. Working with customers and homeowners very rewarding. You need to be tough skinned and energetic to be a success.

    Cons

    Many hours of work and difficulties to deal with. Overall the focus is on the bottomline production numbers and not so much the satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best course of employee development is empowerment and positive feedback. The age of the ancient construction worker is fading out and technology is becoming more key.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty much the ideal place to work.

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    • 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast pace, very polictical

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place for anyone looking for an internship experience

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    • 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
  10. 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
  11.  

    get ready to work your ass off

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    • 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

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