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Beazer Homes Atlanta Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Allan P. Merrill
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Pros
  • Good benefits(health, dental and vision), mileage compensation, and bonus opportunities (in 5 reviews)

  • Some very good people who believe they can make a difference (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management throws middle management under the bus to save their jobs (in 9 reviews)

  • Little to no training as a new employee (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "You make your own path"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beazer Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Beazer Corporate can be a challenge (in a good way) but that is type of environment that I like to work in. It is not the type of workplace that is going to cheer you on for every little thing that you do and if you want to be the top or recognized, you need to go above and beyond your job. But once the extra mile you go gets recognized, you get plenty of opportunity that you wouldn't anywhere else- like being on first-name basis with a CEO and getting big project opportunities. This is a great place for a go-getter that wants to go more than just their job description.

    Cons

    There can be favoritism, which is frustrating when folks are putting in extra hours but feel like their growth isn't being focused on compared to others.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ok job with little pay"

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    Former Employee - Architecture in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Architecture in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beazer Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good starter job. Had some opportunity to learn the industry, in a limited environment. Team sizes stayed smaller. (Good and bad).

    Cons

    No upward mobility available and the pay was sub par. Management didn’t have a care for their employees greater growth, whether it was at company or just overall career as a person.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees more and their career growth... not just the business bottom line.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "If you are willing to talk and gossip and whisper rather than do you work-APPLY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Beazer Homes full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros for me at this time

    Cons

    Dysfunctional environment. Its a good chance if your narcissistic, psychotic or a sociopath you will fit in, be rewarded, praised and keep your job. If you do what your supposed to do, respect the customers and complete your work you'll be a target and bullied and possibly lose your job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting go of the good people that come there and do what they were hired to do. Stop employing two faced hypocritical employees that rather try to bully than be productive


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Management Will Belittle You"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beazer Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They pay a good, market rate.

    Cons

    When put under stress, management at Beazer Homes will resort to belittling people indiscriminately. Apparently it's this way at all levels, in all departments, and this has just always been so. It's part of Beazer's organizational DNA, I guess.

    Some people deal with this better than others. In my better moments, I feel sorry for the people dishing out the abuse. Belittling people is really just a crutch that incompetent, stressed-out managers lean on. If you can handle it for a while, you'll make some money and learn some things. Ultimately, though, if you're a thinking, feeling human being with any sort of a craft or talent, and you don't enjoy being the punchline of a bad Dilbert cartoon, you'll find greener pastures. I did.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have any advice to give to that sort of person other than, "go skip some stones across a duck-filled pond and think about what kind of person you really want to be."


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Legal Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant/Receptionist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant/Receptionist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beazer Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supported several attorneys and paralegals and Corporate Receptionist. Great work environment with friendly staff.

    Cons

    Time consuming angry customer complaint calls.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (20)

    "Unprofessional culture with extremely high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really nothing I can recall. Perhaps bagels on Fridays? Some of the other employees were nice, but were not happy because of the toxic environment.

    Cons

    Please read this whole review to get all of the details. Of all the places I have worked, I have never been in such an unprofessional and toxic environment. I worked for Beazer for a few years and DO NOT recommend the company to others. As many other reviewers have stated here, Beazer is a poorly run company managed by "know-it-all" bullies. Everyone who I worked with was miserable and was looking for another job outside the company. Many of the people who remain do so because they have trouble finding another job, so the talent level of the overall company stays below its potential. This is one of the reasons Beazer has severely under-performed its peers for decades.

    Turnover at Beazer (both voluntary and involuntary) is astronomical, so many projects don't get done as new employees are always getting up to speed in their jobs. Many people leave Beazer after they've figured out that their talent is being wasted as their input isn't valued. Employees are treated as interchangeable cogs which need to keep quiet and execute the whims of the CEO and CFO at all costs. You are not hired at Beazer for your capabilities, you are hired to follow the directives of senior management which are poorly laid out and frequently changed (with little or no communication).

    There are so many ways to fall out of favor with senior management at Beazer including: not being part of the "clique", not being a certain personality type, making a mistake no matter how insignificant, challenging the status quo etc. Beazer makes no effort to try to address any concerns it has with an employee. Rather, it decides to just get rid of the "problem" employee and bring in a new sucker from the outside who will be put in the same bad position.

    The day I left this place was the best day of my life!

    Advice to Management

    Here is a summary of the top two people at Beazer and how they operate. I'm focusing on these two as they make the overwhelming majority of decisions at the company. The buck should stop here, but these two have a habit of blaming current and former employees for problems they themselves have created. Unfortunately, the Board of Directors is out of touch and are there simply for the pay. As such, so they pretty much rubber stamp everything the CEO asks for.

    CEO - narcissist who gets personal enjoyment from making himself look smart and others look inferior to him. A numbers guy who doesn't understand the operations side of the business. Tries to intimidate those below him and insults others in front of their face as well as behind their back.

    CFO - miserable, unprofessional bully. Prefers personality over talent, rules by fear, places blame on others for his mistakes. Would be fired at any other company but the CEO protects him since the CFO does his dirty work.

    In conclusion, I strongly recommend: DO NOT TAKE A POSITION AT BEAZER HOMES!


  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing & Estimations Coordinator in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Purchasing & Estimations Coordinator in Woodstock, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beazer Homes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beazer Homes greatest assets is its people. They are friendly and extraordinarily focused. Having worked in both corporate offices, it's not uncommon for team members to be found celebrating each other. The company does recognize and celebrate its employees as well.

    Cons

    As with many employers keeping great talent is always a challenge. Ongoing training may be restricted by department.

    Advice to Management

    Would have loved to see visible mentors or consultants who could offer training and development courses.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are a great bunch!

    Cons

    Commute to work; telecommuting is not an option.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "IT was a wreck."

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable employment as long as you did your job, but no room for advancement

    Cons

    No career path. Upper management would listen to and trust a contractor over a seasoned employee. Most under staffed department in the company for the workload. . No career path at all. If you weren't a member of the cool kids club you wouldn't get listen to to by upper management at.all.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people put in place to do their jobs. Establish career paths. Value your seasoned employees higher than a contractor...they're the ones that know the systems best.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Horrible management; Rules by fear"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beazer Homes full-time

    Pros

    Outside of the corporate office, there are some great people in the field, and the house quality that the company builds is improving. Overall, though, it is still a lower end home.

    Cons

    Leadership at the top uses fear as their primary motivator. It is demoralizing and extremely counter productive. It is the only place where I have ever worked where yelling and cursing, including taking extremely personal and very unprofessional low-blow shots at employees is common place by management. It has created an environment where teamwork is non-existent because employees fear so much for their job or want to ensure they don't get yelled at. Employees will do only the very least to get their job done because they fear that if they do anything further that it will open them up to scrutiny, which in this case, would be far from constructive. The turnover in the corporate office is absolutely horrendous.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your turnover rate says something about you and the way you try to manage. The company would be far more successful if you had a team of people who felt they could actually think outside of the box a bit and not be punished for that.


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