Lennar Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
78 Reviews
2.8
78 Reviews
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Lennar President, CEO, and Director Stuart A. Miller
Stuart A. Miller
51 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to start in residential construction when times are good (in 4 reviews)

  • Company culture, local managers, co-workers (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Consistently shortstaffed with a high turn over rate due to abrasive upper management and hostile longterm employees as a result (in 5 reviews)

  • Each for himself company culture (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Future is Bright

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lennar

    Pros

    Growing and rebounding industry with lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Legacy technology and culture, slow to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing to reinvent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A unforgettable experience

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Lennar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hands on multiple projects that are very dynamic. Keeps your busy and engaged. Work day goes by fast.

    Cons

    High turn over ratio. Management is more of a dictatorship and treats employees disrespectfully. Start even from the top up on the executive level all the way down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please remove the toxicity that is management if you want to get good workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Lennar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inventory always available In most communities to sell to make quick money.

    Cons

    Unethical Management, Favortism towards certain employees, Lack of a Respect for Employees, Dictatorship, Micromanagement, High Turnover, Lots of Stress and Misery among many employees, no voice or outlet to be heard by Leadership. Worst business culture ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a positive business culture the employees are happy to work for. Get some training in people skills and management, listen to employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    lack of integrity

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    Former Employee - Temp Host  in  Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Temp Host in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Lennar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    loved my NHC that is all

    Cons

    shouldnt be thrown under bus for corps decisions. noone in this company has any integrity!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    2 words….undercover boss……learn what it is and how to apply it to your company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Lennar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice work environment and they treated me well. Learned everything I know about homebuilding from original management back when they were building a better quality home.

    Cons

    Running to many homes. I was handling fifty homes at one point with two assistants and the streets were not even in yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the quality of the home more important than how quickly they can be built. Make sure your empoyees have time for a family life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amibivalent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lennar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits (Health, 401K) . Never missed or bounced a paycheck.

    Cons

    No tangible compensation. No growth opportunities. Management unappreciative and passive/aggressive. As others have mentioned, HR not very helpful, especially when dealing with conflicts with management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder at collaborating with other departments to create more growth opportunities inside the company. Never let more than one year go by without issuing raises unless reviews don't warrant a raise. Offer more training opportunities for employees and actually schedule properly so there is enough time for people to partake in training without being concerned that there is no coverage. This means staffing properly on the West coast as well as the East coast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    On site sales

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    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Lennar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Usually have inventory and marketing/advertising to generate traffic.

    Cons

    Lack of focus and paying attention to detail at each community. Also, lower commission scale and lack of appreciation for tasks that are well performed. Unrealistic goals based on competitive analysis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being more of a team and discussing goals to define and establish realistic and possible achievements and request input for future designs rather than to have someone designing that has not even discussed what might sell. Use those that have a pulse on the market to help establish what will really work in the way of design, floor plans, and standard features. Most making the decision for what's going to be built have never actually sold on site or certainly not in the recent past.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, Great culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lennar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Executives do care about growing and developing their associates from the inside out. The company was founded on a unique corporate culture that differentiates it from other typical residential homebuilding companies in the industry. They are genuinely a philanthropic corporation from the top down, that gives back to the community and involves every associate, on every level, in that process.

    Cons

    When the economy changed, the company did the best they could to manage associate morale through the necessary strategic changes. Things have never really been the same, and the unique company culture has lost the spark and authenticity that made it so special.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager  in  Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Allen, TX

    I worked at Lennar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great place to learn how to build a home

    Cons

    not a stable work place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Culture and High Turn Over Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lennar

    Pros

    People are nice in general and thats about it.

    Cons

    Company culture and management are horrible at the Aliso Viejo location. Overworked employees. I know many people work average 60-70 hours a week. Work 3 weekends a month with no days off and on salary. Management doesnt care about if you have a family/kids/ a life outside of work. NO life and work balance AT ALL. Whatever it takes to get the job done. HIGH TURN OVER. I see people walk out because they are so fed up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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