Toll Brothers

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Toll Brothers Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
78 Reviews
2.7
78 Reviews
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Toll Brothers CEO Douglas C. Yearley, Jr
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company has great people to work with and great benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people, Great office location, Great benefits, Down to earth, Training, and anything else you could wish for in a job (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Employees undermine each other, and upper management does nothing to create a healthier work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • mandatory to work every weekend, safety in model home, long hours, lack of fair compensation (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Under staffed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Toll Brothers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team work. Casual office environment.

    Cons

    Red tape in order to get anything decided on. Decision depends on a small few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay to hire good people. We would all be happier and more productive with more staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Typical Corporate Setting - Architecture Dept.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Studio Associate II in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Studio Associate II in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at Toll Brothers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is very large, and as a result, is resilient to most economic downturns. The benefits packages are standard for most larger companies as are the salaries. There are many opportunities to acquire extra pay through overtime, and occasional incentives for increased production beyond the yearly bonuses. The overtime is optional which means that there is a very fair balance between work and life but if you choose to participate, you can make large sums of extra money. There are always new initiatives for employee satisfaction to increase morale in this department.

    Company (not department specific) Perks:
    On campus gym
    Game/Break room
    Lots of friendly people
    Holiday celebration contests/parties

    Cons

    The work is monotonous and will largely go without any type of accolade. Because there are employees that have been here for a while and plan on staying around, there is slim to no chance of upward promotion. The promotions are, as far as can be discerned, not based on any objective data but rather seem to be handed out in terms of year of service or at managers subjective discretion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Architecture Specific: When implementing large scale updates to the product, allow time for employees to fully finish what they need to before implementing another. The backlog of outdated work will only hurt the company in the end.

    Allow lower level employees to experience more of the company operations outside of the office environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    FANTSTIC!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Artist in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Graphic Artist in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at Toll Brothers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, Great office location, Great benefits, Down to earth, Training, and anything else you could wish for in a job!

    Cons

    The bathroom is far from my desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    TBI Mortgage ***beware*****

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Specialist in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Specialist in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at Toll Brothers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's hard to think of a pro here. I would say the only pro is that you have a constant stream of business coming in from the builder (Toll), however that pro turns out to be a con. "Toll wants their cake and to eat it too"
    Benefits are fair to good.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, very top heavy with too many senior management roles. Old school mentality. Technology challenged. Isn't run like a mortgage company. Comp plans are unfair. Too much ego, not enough "get-it-done" attitude. Turnover is outrageous, over 50% this year alone. They feed lies to their employees and give false expectations to any new hires. You have been warned!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your egos at the door!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Toll Brothers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Talk about a company that gives back. Very impressed with corporate culture and the way employees are valued. A fairly forward thinking company for being over 40 years old.

    Cons

    Unfortunately not everyone can afford a Toll Home, they make a great product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire great people, you can train skill, you cannot train personality and determination.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Toll Brothers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Horsham, PA

    I worked at Toll Brothers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great IT co workers.
    Dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Unrealistic time line for projects.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible Place to Work - Don't Accept a Job Offer!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Horsham, PA

    I worked at Toll Brothers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There were a few nice co-workers.

    Cons

    I was a property manager at Dreshertowne in Horsham, PA, and I accepted this position after ten years with another organization. You feel as though you must walk on eggshells around everyone, because there is so much gossip and ill--will amongst employees, who should be working together as a team. Employees undermine each other, and upper management does nothing to create a healthier work environment. Additionally, upper management is very unreasonable with work load, way too demanding and hard on their employees. They are not knowledgeable about the day-to-day operation, and spend way too much time nitpicking every little detail, in the midst, loosing the big picture. Regional manager, who is new, instead of working with the property manager, constantly undermined her. Nasty comments They have no respect for their employees or their customers. If you have other options for employment, go for it, but, whatever you do, do not work for Dreshertowne in Horsham / Toll Management. Horrible!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire Yourselves and Start Over! Eventually your business will deteriorate because of how you treat your employees and your customers.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company Ever!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at Toll Brothers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are generally friendly. Its nice to have a cafeteria in the building with friendly staff.

    Cons

    Actual position is completely different than the role advertised. Toll Brothers is not operationally effective. More time is spent shuffling papers than working on acquisitions or any value added activities. Group leaders do not care about their employees well-being and promotions are not based on performance. Everything is based on finding the cheapest "solution". The corporate office is a horrible building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in technology. So much time and effort is wasted dealing with operational inefficiencies. Compensate employees for good performance. High employee turnover is difficult to work with and causes the best employees to find other jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    a cog in a very large and efficient machine.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Studio Associate II in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Studio Associate II in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at Toll Brothers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    In Toll Architecture, the work environment at corporate is very good. They take care of their employees, there is a lot of firm culture, and there is plenty of room to grow to some degree.

    They really support young staff to pursue professional registration.

    Cons

    you are essentially pushing out a product that you will never see again. you are also a part of a very long assembly line, just upstream from the TIS facility.

    Also, the "third floor" only cares about numbers. There is some new stuff happening, but its slow and regurgitated.

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

    The worst company I ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Toll Brothers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None, run for the hills as fast as possible.

    Cons

    Everything you can imagine nightmare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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