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David Weekley Homes Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great benefits and coworkers are nice" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Insurance/401K/profit sharing/occasional bonuses" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Communication from upper management could be better" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Some consultants are doubled up yet others are not based on arbitrary decisions by the project managers" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing culture"

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    Current Employee - Builder in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Builder in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture is what sets David Weekley apart from other production builders. I've worked for some big box builders around Austin and those are always a revolving door for all positions. At David Weekley, the company cares deeply about your growth and well being. It's a family culture and truly feels like that. The emphasis on customer satisfaction is like none other. DWH greatly cares about people, stating with their employees. There's a reason why it's been on Fortune's top 100 companies to work for for 13+ years. And another pro is that if you put in the time for just a couple years the salary and benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    In my 4 years with the company I've only ever seen promotions from within the company. While this is great, the managers in place have all been here for quite some time. I don't see myself ever having the opportunity to become a project manager.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company culture. Great starting pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The community in which you are placed to sell is directly connected to your success rate. Also, sharing a sales office with at least one other sales consultant using the up's system.

  3. "Finance Coordinator"

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

    I worked at David Weekley Homes full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, people, 401K matching
    Profit sharing

    Cons

    No growth, lack of communication, value,


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales consultant"

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

    I have been working at David Weekley Homes full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, team, training, open door environment, everyone is friendly and seems to genuinely care about each other.

    Cons

    You work holidays and every weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunity for people in sales who want to move up/laterally but not just to project manager or builder. Most( females )may want to move laterally but not to either of those positions and those are the only options available usually.


  6. "Builder"

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

    I have been working at David Weekley Homes full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, culture, fellow team members

    Cons

    Management may not have an exact handle on the market


  7. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at David Weekley Homes full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, potential for large bonuses

    Cons

    Long hours, customer and survey focused

  8. "I plan to retire here I love it so much"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at David Weekley Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and strong compensation when performing!! Strong leadership, genuinely seeks to improve, operates with integrity, build quality product and stands by (reasonable) customers and team members. Anyone having worked for another builder appreciates this more so than those who may have only worked here. Plenty of resources and ongoing training IF you want and accept it. Fun work environment when you are successful and performing. Management tries to mix work and play. Lots of ongoing training. sales gets one weekend off a month without using PTO time if making quota which is nice to use when wanted. Opportunities to advance if capable of learning construction and operational aspect of the business. No company is perfect, but there’s a reason disgruntled employees leave only to come begging for their job back after trying somewhere else.

    Cons

    Competitive and demanding industry, demanding hours, and mostly a performance based job, so if you don’t like pressure to make quotas, new home sales isn’t for you. The computer systems could be better. If you want to advance out of sales (why?? The money is in sales!) you have to be willing and capable of learning the construction and operational side.

    Advice to Management

    Look at people beyond the assessments.

    David Weekley Homes Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – Career Consultant

    Thank you for sharing this 5 star review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoy working with us and plan on retiring here. We appreciate you being part of our Team for the past 5+ years!


  9. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at David Weekley Homes full-time

    Pros

    Great home work balance, everyone is so friendly!

    Cons

    No cons in my department!

    David Weekley Homes Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – Career Consultant

    This is great, thank you for sharing this with us. We appreciate you being one of our valued Team Members!


  10. "Sales consultant review- great potential, and wonderful people, but tough industry."

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best homes built in the Indianapolis area.
    Extremely great people to work with.
    In sales, earning potential (even with a low salary) is very good.
    The company starts spec homes often, so there is always a supply of product to sell.

    Cons

    When building the most expensive homes in the area, it would help if the company was paying a better wage to contractors and superintendents. This company had nearly 90% of their employee positions turn over in less than 5 years. Managers put in a LOT of time to help their employees, but most managers have too many direct reports to be effective. Forget about this company if you have a young family. When it’s crunch time, there’s no such thing as work life balance.
    It can take more than 9 months to get paid for a sale.

    David Weekley Homes Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – Career Consultant

    We appreciate you sharing this review. You provided some valuable feedback, so thank you for that. We appreciate the time you were part of our Team and wish you the best of luck in your future... More