Highland Homes

  www.highlandhomes.com
  www.highlandhomes.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Highland Homes Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
11 Reviews
3.6
11 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Rodger Sanders
6 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Challenging work with a positive enviornment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Highland Homes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to work with all different types of customers with different wants and needs so every house presents a new challenge. Good bonuses for finishing houses. Offers you actual meaningful work immediately after being hired.

    Cons

    Lots of driving around and wasting gas if you are a construction manager. Could have better pay for construction managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company that builds good homes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Highland Homes full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly and cooperative corporate culture. They have a set of core values that they really do put effort into adhering to, where many places it's just so much lip service. They really do think about doing "the right thing" even when it's not necessarily the most expedient or short-term profitable.

    Cons

    Like most companies, there is a tendency for departments to act as standalone operations where they would be more effective if they were to look for more ways to share information across departments. People can get territorial, but once they recognized they were doing that, they usually stopped because they understood the value of cooperation.

    The biggest downside to working here, though, is that the top layers of management have "C-level personalities". They have a hard time listening to things they don't want to hear, and when they screw up, only a few of them are willing to just admit it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to listen to people who are trying to warn you about a problem. They can be your greatest asset. If you don't listen and things go badly, learn to say, "This went really badly. Here's why, here are the signs and warnings that I missed or set aside, here's what we can learn from it, and here's how we can move forward."

    If you're good at ignoring mistakes, you might manage to look good publicly. If you're good at confronting mistakes head-on and openly, you will be respected and followed like you've never thought possible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Highland Homes

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good coworkers, good benefits

    Cons

    Very low compensation and empty promises

  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    A place filled with integrity

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

    I have been working at Highland Homes full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is the ability to make what you can out of your job. It is really up to you as far as the level of success you can achieve. It is a place that simply does the right thing.

    Cons

    The organization is relatively flat and there is not a lot of opportunity for real growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be good to see a more vertical structure that had true responsibility and accountability changes as the key part of each role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work with a culture of doing things right.

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

    I have been working at Highland Homes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They value your opinion and really care about doing the right thing. If the company needs to change direction it can do so very quickly. Thin layer of upper management makes getting decisions made quickly without meeting with 30 people first.

    Cons

    One of its greatest strengths is also its greatest weakness. Since decisions are made quickly, sometimes stepping back and evaluating the situation might be prudent. Often fall into the trap of getting "the cart before the horse". Work out the details BEFORE rolling out new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would much rather have PTO and ditch the vacation/sick days. 15 years before you get 4 weeks vacation? Way too long. Really need to re-vamp how starts are processed - way too many errors and doing work twice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Empty promises part 2

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in DFW, TX

    I have been working at Highland Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They do build a very nice home and have a lot of integrity towards customers and realtors.

    Cons

    On the other hand, they don't quite treat employees the same. The do not value opinions/suggestions. They is also always seem to keep employees in the dark. Very uncertain. Also, getting promoted takes forever! Hours are AWFUL! 10-7 all year long.. Really?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to try new ways of doing things/change. Don't keep your employees in the dark. Have a little more consideration towards our time with families. Don't be so greedy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best job ever!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Highland Homes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everyday I get to meet new people and help with buy a current home or help them build their new dream home.

    Cons

    Sometimes you work on weekends

    Recommends
  9.  

    Empty Promises

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Manager
    Former Employee - Construction Manager

    I worked at Highland Homes full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Health benefits were top notch. Always did the right thing for the customer. Being a private home builder meant that they weren't beholden to quarterly numbers as much as the publicly traded companies.

    Cons

    Hard to get bonus paid out. I was promised a raise and promotion in a certain time frame that never came to fruition. Poor communication between management and the rest of the company. Poor foresight into the future from management. A private company that doesn't offer profit sharing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You preach the list of guiding principals you your employees but then don't follow through on them yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX

    I worked at Highland Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smaller company had great owners when they were involved full time and good work environment.

    Cons

    Became more 'construction' based as time went on. Leadership changed hands and was no longer the 'best' place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your sales staff. Don't depend so much on your consultants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Highland Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Base salary plus commission; working independent in beautiful model homes; benefits

    Cons

    Weekend Hours; Limited advancement into Community Sales Manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Highland Homes? Contribute to the Community!

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