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Pulte Homes Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
160 Reviews
3.5
160 Reviews
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Pulte Homes President, CEO, and Director Richard J. Dugas Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good salary, benefits and work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Due to the economy there is very little opportunity for advancement (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Could be soooo much better with a few tweaks here and there.

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

    I have been working at Pulte Homes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Promotion opportunities, benefits, time-off, and work/life balance are all within or slightly above industry ranges.

    Cons

    One may sense fear of retribution for voicing their opinion if it is not in the populous majority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company seems to have had a hard time charting a course for success beginning in 2006/2007. Only after spending many consulting dollars with consultants (namely BCG) and in large part no thanks to our senior leadership do we have a semblance of direction. However, even with the best thought out & laid out plans we should be open to regional/local debate, modification, and adaptation in order to ensure local dynamic business metrics are satisfied. In other words, one size does not fit all when it comes to a national home building operator and the company needs to recognize this sooner rather than later. Systems, business practices, methodologies, and the like need to have flexibility in each of the operating regions in order to achieve the best overall result within that region/market. At the end of the day the way the operations are structured (primarily due too and in support of the zone structure) will work, however, the level of complexity (option matrix, plan complexity, trade partner relationship deterioration, overall customer experience, just to name a few) surrounding the new operation/methodology will drive other internal KPI's (Gallup, attrition, culture, etc.) in a direction the company continues to fight hard to improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Mission Viejo, CA

    I worked at Pulte Homes

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, employees, and culture

    Cons

    I have no cons to list

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great Benefits, Long Hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Manager in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Manager in Naples, FL

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

    Pros

    The benefits were great (medical, gas reimbursement, cell phone, etc..). My division had a great culture, but that is due to the people that were there and what they tried to create. We had many team building events and appreciation parties (this started to die off as the real estate market tanked)

    Cons

    As employees were terminated or moved on, the environment became very political. Due to lack of coverage for employees, you were expected to work long hours to complete work and taking vacation days was a nightmare. Although Bill Pulte preached Family and Church should come before work, neither of those were good excuses when you were expected to attend after hours events.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with a few kinks

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

    I have been working at Pulte Homes full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly cooworkers
    Motivated leaders
    Always "something new"

    Cons

    Some deadlines don't allow enough time to do a quality job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced-Heavy Training

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

    I have been working at Pulte Homes as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of necessary training provided.
    Payed 55 cents to the mile when driving.
    Great people to work with.
    Always something to do

    Cons

    Some times the work was pushed too fast, and created poor quality.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAD Technician in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - CAD Technician in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Pulte Homes full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Pulte is fantastic. There are always both team and division events being prepared and executed where you are able to network with other departments and teams with the addition of some friendly competition. They're always super fun! Plus the environment is very relaxed. They have jeans weeks and even months at certain times throughout the year.

    Cons

    I have none at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed working at Pulte

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Bloomfield Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great perks and benefits. great pay great management

    Cons

    The company relocated to Atlanta

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pulte Homes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Intern in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Purchasing Intern in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Pulte Homes as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is Fair, people are nice

    Cons

    Process is broken, systems outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new technologies and systems to streamline and lower costs.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    NFS, National Financial Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Bloomfield Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Good culture, yet forced. There are a lot of team activities that make you feel included. Steady, stable job with decent benefits.

    Cons

    Highly controlled environment with very little opportunity for advancement. Promotions are based on politics, not hard work. High employee turn-over from disappointment in managements decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly develop your employees. Don't just use them. Upper management needs to listen to their key people not just force the latest demands on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Purchasing Coordinator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Bloomfield Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great company culture.

    Cons

    Poor direction of company. Did not agree with the move out of Bloomfield Hills Michigan to Atlanta. Poor avenues of advancement within company.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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