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David Weekley Homes Reviews

Updated February 5, 2018
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Pros
  • Great Benefits, Management values opinions, people want you to succeed (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 13 reviews)

  • The project managers are extremely full of themselves (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Builder"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Builder in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Builder in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with and they bring out the best in you. They delegate and give you what you need to be successful.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end of the scale when you compare yourself to the builder at other companies. You definitely earn your money.


  2. "Estimator"

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

    I worked at David Weekley Homes full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great team atmosphere

    Cons

    Training is done by shadowing and depending who you're placed with makes all the difference since some people are too busy to teach you.

    Advice to Management

    Implement more training structure

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Big Corporate Life - Everyone seems robotic - Koolaid Drinkers!"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Health Insurance, and if you do well, they MIGHT send you to Hawaii.

    Cons

    Where to begin...

    There is hardly ANY room for advancement/raises/promotions
    Everyone who works there sound like robots,
    Example: "David Weekley is the best man ever. He is just SO generous and SO kind! We just love working here"
    There are a lot of people over the age of 55 who have been there for AGES... tenure sounds good and all, but these people have drank the koolaid and they have SETTLED. They are usually pretty miserable knowing they have plateau-ed...flatlined... they have reached their max on salary and they have just accepted it! Unbelievable. They are cranky, old, and realize that "this is the best I am going to get... David Weekley is SO great...." They are brainwashed.

    THERE IS SO MUCH MORE OUT IN THE WORLD!!!

    When I had been there for almost a year, I asked my supervisor when I would get a raise, or a promotion to a higher position... and he LAUGHED at me, and told me "Oh, yeah, you are definitely 5-10 years out of being in ANY management position or getting anything more than a $500 raise."

    Yeah, I am 25 years old. I am not about to settle for a job like that.

    Advice to Management

    Offer raises/bonuses/promotions based on HARD WORK and EFFICIENCY of employees!


  4. Helpful (4)

    "It all about the money and margins, for them"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee and free cups of water (not water bottles, you get a cup for water)

    Cons

    It wasnt the bag of goods that I was sold. Read the other reviews on here, all of these people are not wrong, especially the koolaide drinker review, it is spot on. Another example is the Hawaii trip, they fail to tell you they cancelled every company event for about 18 months to pay for it, including the Christmas party. And used it as an excuse to be as cheap as possible, then write it off as a cooperate event, you know since you had mandatory training in HI.

     They make all of these promises on the front end, only to slowly widdle them away, which is a bit concerning for a company that wears it Christianity so proudly. Basically everything that you are told comes with very very fine print, they dont tell you about, and you get to figure it out on your own. Every, decision is based upon money. They are a margin builder, and make great margins, but they will throw anyone under the bus for a better margin. From a PM on up to an area president, it is all about beating budgets for them, so dont get in between anyone and a buck (or a survey) or you will get run over. They tell you about how they are growing, to a $5 billion company, but leave out about how you as an employee get to grow (hint: you dont). They are growing by expanding into new markets, not increasing the market share in the current markets. It is really only Davids bank account and his real estate holdings that grow. If you are 55+, have no ambition in life, want to relive high school cliques, like cake parties and micromanagement, like dressing up for monthly skits, and live in an apartment in the suburbs, this is the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    It is bad that you push your Christian values on everyone, but fail to even follow to simplest of the Lords teachings. Very greedy company.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not The David Weekley Culture Corp. Sells"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    David Weekley in Houston abides by the culture he created. Decent benefits for the industry. Community involvement.

    Cons

    Culture at a local level does not match what corporate sells! Tampa division is the complete opposite of the David Weekley way. Favoritism is so obvious it makes this division a very uncomfortable environment to be in. Tenured employees do not embrace new employees or change. Senior management at local level is very out of touch with employees. Project Managers are previous builders with no experience selling real estate themselves. Do not value their sales people, over heard a project manager state he doesn't like sales people. They only promote builders not sales people. This attitude clearly shows in the culture. Mr. Weekley's stomach would turn if he saw how employees are treated in this division.

    Advice to Management

    Replace managers with well rounded experienced "sales"managers that can relate to the sales team, the team that pays the salaries of everyone in the company. Make it safe for employees to give honest feedback and take action on that feedback. The management team places value only with builders, not the sales team, it should be well balanced and all to feel valued. Local managers are pulling the wool over your eyes! You are losing talented people due to a few egotistical incompetent managers in Tampa.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture of learning, improving, and team work.

    Cons

    Senior management passes blame down and accepts all praise.
    Rule #1 - if a community is struggling change the sales person. This rule applies at all positions. Senior managers make decisions that affect the projects and communities and when those projects and communities struggle, it's the front line team members that get replaced, not the senior managers that made the decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Stand behind the team when your decisions are the problem.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away from this Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at David Weekley Homes full-time

    Pros

    Some flexibility with time off and if your project manager likes you, it's a good gig. There is a lot of favoritism, much back stabbing and it's a good training ground for resale real estate. The salary is decent and commission if you're in a good project is great. If you have a better choice pass on this company, there are too many risks with the negative political environment.

    Cons

    project managers don't understand sales and are petty and play favorites. There appears to be some discrimination as well.

    Advice to Management

    hire sales managers to manage sales people

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Builder"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Builder in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Builder in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Excellent work / life balance. If you are really good at what you do, there is plenty of opportunity and the bonuses will offset the low base.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side. Company bills itself as a family atmosphere, but that does not seem to make it out of the executive offices.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to advertise yourself as a family atmosphere, walk the talk.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Typical builder"

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

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

    Pros

    Well designed and built homes.

    Cons

    Good old boy network. Long hours, high stress.

    Advice to Management

    Support your top sales people! You promote a 'family and employee first' policy but in the end, only employees who brown-nose and lie are supported. David Weekley and CEO are very nice guys but local management are egotistical, white guys who support their own.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k match was good, but overall pay is below industry standards

    Cons

    Bad work/life balance
    Managers allowed to treat people with such disrespect

    Advice to Management

    Eventually people realize that the koolaide doesn't really taste all that good


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