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Pros
  • Good benefits(health, dental and vision), mileage compensation, and bonus opportunities (in 4 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 8 reviews)

  • Senior management does not listen to the needs of the line managers (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Legal Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (14)

    "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!


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  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Horrible management; Rules by fear"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director Strategy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    senior management is very accessible

    Cons

    Compensation is not very competitive to the broader industry


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Corporate employee"

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

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

    Pros

    There are some dedicated, long-term, lower level employees who keep the gears turning. Otherwise, this place would be completely unbearable.

    Cons

    This place is like a real life version of The Office. The CEO is a meglomaniac who likes to control every aspect of the company but is blinded by his own limitations when it comes to operational efficiency and terrible direct hires (e.g., CFO). His chief henchman is the CFO, who has the social skills of a wet mop and has had countless harassment claims lodged against him over the years. He thrives on pointing the finger at others and constantly turning over employees in his department (and others) so as to deflect the blame for his incompetence. The company is always lagging it peers when it comes to performance and vision. People are constantly leaving. The entire place is a hot mess!


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Only if you REALLY need a job..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's difficult to find any positive things about working here. Outside of senior management many of the people are nice.

    Cons

    Massive turnover. I work in the corporate office in Atlanta and we lose people every week. It isn't just the lower level entry positions but we bleed officers, managers and directors at a frightening pace. Most of the turnover is due to the CFO who is prone to tantrums and while in the throes of these tantrums will make a decision to terminate an employee. The CEO is so arrogant and insecure that he will rarely admit when he is wrong. Instead he will question and badger someone to the point where he feels better about himself then belittle the person. All of this engenders a cutthroat environment where many people are quick to throw someone else under the bus simply for self-preservation. It also stifles creativity which is one of the reasons this company continues to struggle in a rebounding market while its peers are further along the path to recovery.

    Advice to Management

    Commission a candid study to determine why there is such massive turnover then follow the advice of the study. Put a leash on the CFO and question some of his irrational conduct and decisions. Grow up and act like adults.


  11. "Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Support Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Client Support Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture and environment, fast paced. Senior leadership is always open to everyone's ideas and helps support them

    Cons

    Went through a rough market in 2007 and many departments were affected, downsized, now experiencing growing pains and climbing out of that

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what is working well and continue this excellent culture


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