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Updated February 14, 2018
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D.R. Horton President and CEO David V. Auld
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Pros
  • Great team, great managers, great benefits (in 17 reviews)

  • I have also felt that my work life balance is taken into mind even when it can't always be accommodated (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • It can make work/life balance difficult sometimes, but this is not always the case (in 12 reviews)

  • Easily replaceable by upper management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    offer health insurance

    Cons

    Can't say anything negative. Great Benefits


  2. "Current emp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time

    Pros

    Pay, weekend off most the time, work phone and computer

    Cons

    No cons no more cons

  3. Helpful (1)

    "I've Loved it Here"

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    Current Employee - Server Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Server Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to learn new things since they are very up to date on most software and hardware. The IT budget is most definitely not neglected so you aren't ever trying to Frankenstein systems or keep out of date hardware in production. The environment at the data center has been very welcoming and inclusive during my employment thus far. Though I came in on the lowest rung I haven't ever felt I wasn't contributing or part of the team. I came here to grow and I feel I have been adequately supplied the opportunity to do so. I have also felt that my work life balance is taken into mind even when it can't always be accommodated. This isn't to say that you won't be bothered on a weekend or after hours, you almost certainly will at some point, though I haven't found these interruptions to be incessant in my position. The few times I have been massively put out by an after hours situation my manager has always accommodated me. Management has been very open and forward with me thus far and I haven't ever felt betrayed or forgotten.

    Cons

    The up to date software and technology is a bit of a double edged sword. You will be bleeding edge in some scenarios and in many cases we are Microsoft's first encounter with certain issues. This can cause some headaches but I haven't ever felt that an unreasonable expectation has been set from management with regard to maintaining these systems. There is also the typical politics at play as there have been with most large companies I have worked for. Though I have found most departments and management levels to be harmonious there are definitely times politics gets in the way of progress and coordination.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part I would say keep doing what your doing but take a step back sometimes and think about the true rationale for a decision. Our bleeding edge technology sometimes needs bleeding edge policies and implementation ideas.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but management is below poor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Benefits
    Benefits
    Central Location in DFW
    New corporate office is beautiful

    Cons

    Salary is below average
    There is no culture (stuck in 1980s)
    Management needs to be more educated and forward thinking
    Hire a new chef in the corporate building

    Advice to Management

    Be more 2018 and not 1985


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part, you were able to run the jobsite in the way you thought was best. Nice people in the office who supported the field.

    Cons

    They really needed a Warranty department to handle issues after the home buyer moved in. Too difficult to build the houses and handle warranty issues within the time frame required


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Asso."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time

    Pros

    The biggest builder in the industry

    Cons

    Layers of authority are ridiculous


  7. "Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company good job security

    Cons

    Management does not help you for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Construction superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Superintendent in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent place to start. Benefits are great to make up for low salary. Sales is everything at DR. Area managers are great!

    Cons

    Construction team treated like dirt. Every year bonuses were cut for construction even though production increased. Sales is allowed to use models as daycare and when furniture gets broken the construction team gets the write up for not fixing furniture fast enough. Great perk for sales. Really puts a sour taste in your mouth being treated as an underling and not a professional.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on quality and customer sat instead of selling cheap houses fast. Company was great place to be 4-5 years ago.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ehh"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at D.R. Horton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance and 401 k plan

    Cons

    Expect way too much and don’t compensate enough


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D.R. Horton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Got off early for holidays or bad weather.

    Cons

    Very heavy in politics. Cameras are everywhere inside, outside and the parking garage at the Corporate headquarters building, bathrooms do not. Privacy is limited. There is no work from home. No competitive pay. No performance appraisal. No MBO's to adhere to and provide direction. No career development. No open-door. No employee advocacy. The employee is not an asset. Employee moral is low.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good and needs to happen. The company need to install performance appraisal reviews. This would encourages job growth, productivity, and happy employees. Management needs to empower their employees, listen and use the employee ideas, give the employee public recognition for the idea and not take the idea as your own. Give credit where it truly belongs. Competitive pay for all employees no matter their level. Install an employee advocacy team separate from Human Resources.


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