Perry Homes Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. Construction Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Perry Homes (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits that start right away.

    Cons

    Long hours and weekend work.


  2. Construction Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perry Homes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good starting job. I learned alot during my time there. Pay was decent for a starting postition.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about the time I spent there. Obviously you're not always going to get along with everyone that you work with, but nothing out of the ordinary.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced environment suited to motivated individuals

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Manager
    Current Employee - Construction Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, terms & benefits. Challenging environment suited to driven individuals. The hiring process does a good job of selecting the right individuals (for the most part)

    Cons

    Corporate staff could do more to support field staff. There seems to be a prevailing attitude among corporate staff that the field staff are an annoyance.

    Advice to Management

    It happens in the field. Let them know this in Purchasing, Estimating & Design.
    There are certain types of individuals that will always submit bad surveys.


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  5. Company plays favoritism. Bad culture. Plays blame game

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Perry Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Money is really good. Good training. Organized. Great realtor functions. Inventory on the ground.
    2.4% spec
    3.4% Dirt
    Pay!

    Cons

    If you are not lucky enough to get hired into a "good/hot" community or if you are not your DP's fav. You will end up in a bad spot and they will make sure you feel like you are not good enough. Back stabbing is a big problem. Cut throat. Very competitive partners who can make your life a living hell.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people! Stop playing favorites with your sales people! Terrible marketing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Value your Employees

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    • Senior Management
    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...


  7. Helpful (4)

    Not bad

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

    I have been working at Perry Homes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonus, field staff members are good people

    Cons

    Very short time lines, no time off


  8. Helpful (5)

    Sales Professional

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Dated Mentality and Secretive Work Culture

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

    I have been working at Perry Homes full-time

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

    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 Management

    Progress into the 21st century.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Money isn't everything...

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (7)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Stop trying to anything more than a track house builder.



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