Pulte Homes

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Pulte Homes Reviews in Atlanta, GA

153 Reviews
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Pulte Homes President, CEO, and Director Richard J. Dugas Jr.
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Pros
  • Good salary, benefits and work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Medical, Dental 401k benefits are good (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes difficult to have quality work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Ups and downs of the housing market (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great for out of College Experience

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

    I worked at Pulte Homes

    Pros

    Culture is amazing, you find they hire people who are similar to you and have the same interest as you. When the market was good, life was good.

    Cons

    Unless you are in sales, you had no opportunity to take part in spiffs or receive awards. Not everyone can be in sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the politics

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't look to Pulte Homes as a move up opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Pulte Homes

    Pros

    Great people in the field. Fun work environment before the housing bubble burst. Tremendous in-house training opportunities. One of the best benefit packages I've ever had.

    Cons

    Not a fun work environment after the housing bubble burst. Management considered themselves before their employees in the face of adversity. Base salary was not competitive. Management had favorite employees and it showed. Management typically had no field experience prior to holding their positions which caused them to make poor business decisions. Management treated employees like children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that division, area, and senior levels of management should have field experience in Construction, Warranty, and/or Sales. It helps to understand how the business operates than to make a 'best-guess'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong senior leadership, quality product, positioned for great success in future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Pulte Homes

    Pros

    Strong, transparent senior leadership. In a great position both financially and product offering for when the market begins to strengthen.

    Cons

    Home sales is a 7 day a week business. Weekend work is required. It is essentially retail so you must be in the office no matter whether there are customers coming in the door or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As can be expected there have been many cuts in staffing. At this point only the top performers remain however there is little to no visible effort to retain them. Given the current market top salespeople are not rushing to the homebuilding industry. That being said, those who remain need to be paid more and given more flexibility of work hours or they will leave for those companies and industries that will meet those needs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Medeval HR policies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Pulte Homes

    Pros

    The ONLY reason to work at Pulte is for the pay. Poor management policies and decision making skills. Age and sex discrimination run amuck.

    Cons

    Same as the pro's of working for the company. Too many meetings that result in nothing. Meaningless programs for employee retention and development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip, and start acting like a Fortune 100 company. No wonder your not on the list of 100 best employers to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    ONLY WORK HERE IF THE MARKET IS GOOD.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Pulte Homes

    Pros

    Pulte's best asset is their employees. When the market is good, you can make great money.

    Cons

    With the down market, this is not a good time to work for Pulte. If you meet your goal one month then you are praised, but if you miss your goal the next month then management completely forgets about the good month you just had. Management does not consider factors that are beyond your control.

    Over the last year or so, it has been very hard to watch how quickly Pulte will turn their back on their employees. You can work here for years, dedicate so much of your time into this company, and management shows no remorse for letting people go. The majority of all the employees are very unhappy. It is no longer a good working atmosphere. They are taking advantage of the difficult economy & mistreating their employees because they think they are afraid to find another job. The reason people are sticking around is because they actually like the job itself and their co-workers, but eventually all these unrealistic demands from management are going to cause their employees to go somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk and listen to your employees! They are the ones living this job every single day & seeing the challenges first hand. Don't ask us how you can help us, because when we speak up, nothing ever comes out of it. People are afraid of speaking their minds because they don't want to have a target on their back. Your employees are so unhappy and if things do not change, you will lose your best talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Construction Superintendant for big Builder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Pulte Homes

    Pros

    Pulte doe a great job with training and career development. They have put a ton of money into developing their people and processes. Most builders in the industry recognize that and look to hire employees with experience from them. The work place was professional, very well supported by all aspects of the organization, and employees are given everything that they need to be successful. Work/life balance in the construction industry is never all that great, but Pulte recognizes this and offers a compensation package that includes lots of personnal time. Overall I was satisified with my experiences there.

    Cons

    Large Builder ,means less opportunity for career growth as there is a ton of compentition for promotion, and they tend to reward seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Verticle integeration is a good thing. Spec home policies are risky.

    Approves of CEO

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