Perry Homes

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Perry Homes Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad

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

    I have been working at Perry Homes

    Pros

    Bonus, field staff members are good people

    Cons

    Very short time lines, no time off

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Value your Employees

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perry Homes

    Pros

    Great co-workers, work place and family balance

    Cons

    Office Culture-if you are a forward thinker - then this is not the place for you...

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Houston, TX

    I worked at Perry Homes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They build a quality home and keep a lot of inventory on the ground. They hire truly quality professionals that are dedicated to their work. If you are dedicated and work hard you can make really good money as a Sales Professional.

    Cons

    Back in 2004-2010 the management style was to "Manage through fear." The owner Mr. Perry died in 2013 and the new management finally realized that the current management was running off all the truly excellent employees. Most of the old management style was fired and there seems to be a real push to improving the employee Perry Homes reviews. Hopefully the new management style will be to appreciate their employees and their contributions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select a Management Team that is fair and don't believe in managing through fear. I would also suggest that you hang on to seasoned sales professionals as they really do contribute to your bottom line. I think that management should also consider hiring back some of the truly talented construction managers, sales professionals, HR managers, etc that were terminated under the old hostile management style.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Dated Mentality and Secretive Work Culture

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

    I have been working at Perry Homes full-time

    Pros

    Provides food in the kitchen for employees

    Cons

    Secretive environment, no transparency at all. Expects huge loyalty to the company but will cut good employees without hestitation.

    No vacation or sick days in first year of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Progress into the 21st century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Money isn't everything...

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

    I worked at Perry Homes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You will make money here but don't expect any other rewards or recognition. No matter how many homes you sell, they are always looking for a reason to reprimand and fire you, especially if they owe you a lot of money in commissions.

    Cons

    Cut-throat enviornment where other employees try to get you fired if you are outselling them. They will make up lies and run to management with it. Need to watch your back at all times. They lure you in with the promise of one Saturday off a month, but if you actually take it, you are seen as not being 100% committed to success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't believe everything you hear, especially from jealous co-workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Construction Manager

    Former Employee - Assistant Construction Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Construction Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Perry Homes full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is NOTHING good about this job job for anyone who has Construction or Project Management experience, a family or ethics.

    Cons

    Used and abused field employees with motivation in some mysterious bonus that always changes. The firm is proud of their practice of belittling employees. They don't care about safety as evidenced by their lack of hard hats on actual job sites. Required employees to go into debt for car allowance. Ignore OSHA requirements and beat down all of their subs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to anything more than a track house builder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst working experience of my career

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

    I have been working at Perry Homes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The only pros about this job is that its a JOB!

    Cons

    No work life balance whatsoever! Your screwed if you are sick or have to take a day off within your first year of working there-you have to wait a whole year before getting any vacation time, so live in a bubble for the first 12 months! Perry homes is a very demanding company, you can be the best employee ever but if you dont meet certain (Unattainable) goals you are thrown under the bus and on your A$$! This place literally made me sick!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanaging employees will only make things worse. Stop treating knowledgable employees like 3 year olds. Maybe if you stop asking a million times about something, work will get done!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mixed feelings about this company

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

    I have been working at Perry Homes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High potential salary for those willing to work all the time.

    Cons

    It can be a very hostile and draining work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play less of the blame game and pitting workers against each other. Potential pay for people is decent but no amount is worth having to be treated or treat coworkers poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    San Antonio Construction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cnstruction Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Cnstruction Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Perry Homes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had a job. That about sums it up.

    Cons

    Many people say that Perry is structured like the military; however that does the military a huge disservice. The Military is loyal to its people. Perry is not. The only thing that matters is the bottom line. You will have to be profitable at all costs and by profitable I mean insane margins. Naturally, that promotes an unsavory and unethical environment. PM’s always push blame on their subordinates. You never know when, or if, you’ve been thrown under the bus until it’s too late. Good like trying to defend yourself it’s not going to happen. The best part is that you have to have a full size truck no older than five years and it’s mandatory that you work 5 ½ days a week. That’s the minimum hours you’re going to put in. That’s best case scenario. Trust me, no money is worth the stress of this job. I could write a book about the bad things about Perry Homes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some respect for the people below you. Trust people other than the PM's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Beware of this company, ran in a military like way and has a hostile working environment.

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

    I worked at Perry Homes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Homes were beautifully designed and you can build thick skin after working here.

    Cons

    Management often mistreated employees and often played the blame game. No loyalty to their employees, regardless of how long they have been with the company. No one communicates except when its negative. If you make it past the interviews and are offered a position, be cautious of how you handle yourself and always keep track of everything should you need to ever prove your innocence. Don't become involved with the drama that this company is notorious for. Beware of the dress code policy as it is required to wear pantyhose for women still!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be a puppy to the higher ups, stand up for what is right and don't let those under you suffer because of horrible company culture. Micromanagement does not encourage anyone to work harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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