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Drees Homes Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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  1. "Great Company!"

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

    I have been working at Drees Homes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will not find a more supportive team of co-workers. Great products and a management team that cares about their customers.

    Cons

    Customers can be challenging. It's tough to see nice people unhappy with some aspect of their new home, especially since everyone at Drees has good intentions.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Pre Construction - Estimating"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Drees Homes full-time

    Pros

    Potential for bonusing. Most employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Recent company wide survey indicated the management does not listen to their employees, Austin Office Management is technology challenged and lacks forward thinking, Design Center Selections are not processed timely forcing estimators to followup which cuts into estimating completion time. Micromanagement, Lacking information before starting projects.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.

  3. "Regional Production Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Production Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Regional Production Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family owned, high regard for quality, and typically make good profits.

    Cons

    Too conservative when buying land and typically below average compensation packages and lack luster health insurance.


  4. "Sales Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Drees Homes part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, close-knit office, wonderful people

    Cons

    Compensation below competitors, somewhat stressful environment at times.


  5. "Market Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do build a beautiful quality home

    Cons

    Management unprofessional, can not live up to what is offered. Unapproachable, ZERO training on there systems, cross selling policy is ridiculous . Its fend for yourself and very cut throat!!!

    Advice to Management

    the quality of management is well below the quality of the homes, management shows favoritism and does to much role playing .


  6. "Design Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, continuous training opportunities, strong team of co-workers, several opportunities for improvement made by the company.

    Cons

    long hours, in-realistic deadlines, very custom and time consuming buyers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Builder/ construction Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Drees Homes full-time

    Pros

    Building homes is fun when you have the right contractors.

    Cons

    Lack of qualified sub contractors. Lack of pay for contractor. Making them not to return trips. Management tends to shoot from the hip with new policies and procedures. No committees involving the minority (builders) in construction practices.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve with current status. PAY your qualified help what thier worth to keep them. Sub contractors and employees.

  8. "Drees Homes Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Fort Mitchell, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Fort Mitchell, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, large company, diverse products (homes, condos, commercial)

    Cons

    Housing market crash really hurt the company (approx 2007) but back doing great things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and great forward thinking.


  9. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working here. Had a very flexible schedule with reasonable pay. If I weren't just looking for a summer job it would have been great to continue.

    Cons

    The cons were the heat, but that depends on location. It didn't challenge me mentally as much but it was just a summer job.

    Advice to Management

    Be reasonable and respectful to the workers, it's easy to see some construction workers as inferior but they aren't. Drees recognizes this in my opinion. Great company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Builder Trainee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Drees Homes full-time

    Pros

    On the job training and hands on teaching
    Benefits aren't bad as far as milage is paid as well as good health benefits

    Cons

    Management is lacking and at the same time a few are micro-mangers to the tee. As a builder trainee you may get shoved into a builder position without review of pay or even proper knowledge on jobs you take over

    Advice to Management

    Let the builders do their job and stay out of the way until needed. When people transition in and out there needs to be a 2 week minimum for the tranisition


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