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David Weekley Homes Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, depending on the project you get in it can be a lot of fun (in 12 reviews)

  • Some team members really cared about the customers and other (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Communication from upper management could be better (in 12 reviews)

  • Weekley himself, you work for the project managers (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Service Warranty Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, depending on the project you get in it can be a lot of fun

    Cons

    Depends on the project you get into

    Advice to Management

    Working at the corporate is great


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at David Weekley Homes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best Organization I have ever been associated with. We are challenged on a weekly basis, but management is fair. Great culture, TM's care about each other and really try to help each other out. Fantastic outreach, we are allowed to give back to the community, have opportunities every month. Fantastic 401k plan and benefits as well.

    Cons

    I cant think of any at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Beware of Rule #1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David Weekley Homes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great name recognition
    Community Service
    Second Family

    Cons

    Low compensation compared to other companies
    Unrealistic targets for bonuses
    Lack of real mentoring
    Customer Survey driven to an extreme

    Rule #1 - if your community isn't selling according to AOP, change the sales person. If that doesn't work, refer to Rule #1 and change the sales person again. Rule #2 is if Rule #1 doesn't work, change the manager. This applies to sales consultants, builders, project managers, and division presidents.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for decisions made by senior management that end up not working out instead of looking for scapegoats to cover your own... rear end. If Enhancing the Lives of your team is truly your #1 Purpose, you need to abolish the "unwritten" but very real Rule #1.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Construction Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David Weekley Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're former military, there are a bunch. Forget moving up if you're not part of a certain click. It helps if you're a frat boy as well.

    Cons

    They rely heavily on surveys. It's over the top. Every buyer has to say that they would definitely recommend DWH. It created a environment that promotes cheating. Many do. They change difficult buyers contact info. It happens often.

       The managers are experts at "Trade Craft". They tell you what they think you want to hear, knowing that it's not obtainable. Beware of what they tell you is your "earning potential". It's a farce. Not all, but a few of the recently promoted managers are a joke. They have no business leading much less building someone's home.

    Advice to Management

    You rely too heavily on the survey. It has created a "get at all cost" environment. People are cheating the system, or buying the survey. The information is tainted. Getting someone to say that they would definitely recommend you doesn't mean the same thing if you bought it with some free stuff. Open your eyes. You're loosing good people over it.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Purchasing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    only pro at this company was the 401k matching

    Cons

    The manager is a frat-daddy still trying to re hash his lost college dreams. Zero structure, constant inappropriate harassment (verbally, gestures) as well as bad mouthing fellow employees and customers. The construction managers and purchasing team have an extremely inefficient process.

    Advice to Management

    There are a couple of people that are well deserving to run the office that are very intelligent.


  6. "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing. Some team members really cared about the customers and other team members. Great concept just not reality.

    Cons

    Jacksonville doesn't do things the "Weekley Way". One great PM, every one else was stuck with the other guy.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior builder"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Builder in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Builder in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a corporation builder. They still have a little sense and logic.

    Cons

    Regional areas are too independent. Your local president has total power to rule like a king. They talk of culture but if your local president doesn't buy into it, the culture is like being a slave.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of sending the quality manager or whatever you call the position that goes into the field and takes a close up look at the builders in every city, send an audit team to the offices and see how these local presidents are handing the books. See how the plans are being corrected when wrong. Count how many PO's are being generated to make up for poor takeoffs. Instead of mass classes for builders talk to them one at a time and get their ideas for improving the company. And for gosh sakes start using Hyphen. That home brew software is awful.

  8. "There is a reason David Weekley is on Fortune's top 100 Places to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is by far the best builder to work for at least in Denver. Management is fair and gives you plenty of autonomy as long as you perform. This is a builder that made it through the recession, cares about the customer experience and builds a fabulous house which they definitely stand behind. It is a pleasure to work here! I would definitely recommend!

    Cons

    Rigorous training program, you get a lot of rope and some people can't manage that much independence.

    Advice to Management

    Keep holding people accountable


  9. "Builder"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at David Weekley Homes full-time

    Pros

    -Family Oriented
    -Relaxed environment
    -Fortune 100 top company to work for
    I was very impressed with the company overall. The management staff was very concerned with its employees and their wellbeing.

    Cons

    Some processes with the building process are old and outdated. Construction is a constantly changing environment and the company seemed to lack the ability to keep up with modern construction practices.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in enhancing the building of each individual home rather than only acquiring new real estate.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Architectural Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Model Production Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Model Production Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at David Weekley Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team building atmosphere. Awesome benefits. They are willing to work with you when things outside of work come up.

    Cons

    Management is hush hush and will throw you under the bus so save themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and honest about your goals and needs from employee.


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