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Highland Homes Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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  1. "Very nices houses and i like to framing them"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Framer
    Current Employee - Framer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cause i been working here before as a employee and i like to learn more about this houses

    Cons

    All houses are diffrents and i like to learn more about this company

    Advice to Management

    Make u work better every each day


  2. "Construction Manager II"

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

    I worked at Highland Homes full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay. Solid company overall.

    Cons

    Long hours. Sales people are largely favored over construction. Management care for employees is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. "Sales Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Counselor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Counselor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Homes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over twenty years of experience in new home sales, construction, and marketing. I have won the "McSam Award" for most Volume sold in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market place.
    I was directly responsible for the marketing and sales at a community known as "Lake Forest." I built homes under Hager Homes in Willowbend, Oakdale, Bent Tree, North Dallas, and Highland Park.

    Cons

    It takes someone who is committed to working long hours and has an extremely hard work ethic. The job also requires you to commit to holidays and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    I have a huge social media which consists of Realtors, builders and developers.


  4. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Highland Homes part-time

    Pros

    Quality built homes, management easy to work for.

    Cons

    Because I was part time no insurance offered, but I was aware of it prior to accepting the job.


  5. "CM2"

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    Former Employee - CM2 in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - CM2 in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, fair bonus structure, company culture is great. Operates like a small family company. Project managers, area manager and director of construction were all great and were very approachable.

    Cons

    Base salary could be better. However, company culture and bonuses made it worth it.

    Advice to Management

    I have none. I left for a new career but find myself teaching and applying their management styles in my new job.


  6. "New Home Sales Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Homes (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One person sales offices, no competitive floor. Good commissions. Great culture. Know management will back you in any situation. Doing the right thing for the customer.

    Cons

    None that come to mind as I write this answer trying to get to the 20 word minimum required.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You have created an excellent culture and continue to operate with the highest standards for our customers and employee owners.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Assistant New Home Sales Counselor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant New Home Sales Counselor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Homes part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good environment, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Usually worked too far from home.

    Advice to Management

    Try to pair personnel more closely to their work sites.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ethically and morally corrupt (top heavy) management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Highland Homes full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance; company lunches on big holidays

    Cons

    Where do I begin?
    Heavily political and bureaucratic. Management does not know how to manage employees. Some are made managers (regardless of not having any management experience) just due to connections of other higher ups.
    Very outdated IT systems. This is not the place to be if you are in IT and want to actually learn and grow. You will be forced to learn their antiquated systems.
    Gossipy, bullying, and hypocritical culture. Morale is very low as well.
    Management acts like they are better than everyone else and will throw you under the bus for anything and everything. Also not the place to chase titles (you are either an employee, manager, vp, or c-level).
    Lastly, the corporate office is terrible (for a home building company, the entire office floor plan seems like it was designed by an amateur architect).

    Advice to Management

    Management training is definitely needed (and not the Fred Factor BS). Hire managers that actually know how to treat their employees well.
    Invest in team building that involves managers and employees. Also invest in new technology (and not just make empty promises or make band-aid fixes). The construction industry is lagging way behind in technology.


  9. "Straight forward and easy job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Prosper, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Prosper, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Highland Homes part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Competitive salary, Helpful HR and IT, Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Slow seasons for sales, Turnover for assisting is high


  10. "Construction Management Intern, decent experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Highland Homes full-time

    Pros

    This is a smaller privately owned company so it is very tight knit. Communicating with upper management is a relatively simple task and they are typically very nice people. The internship experience is grade A overall.

    Cons

    At the end of the day you are working in construction, so if Texas heat is not your cup of tea then this is not the position for you. When you are on site you must wear pants and a polo which do get extremely hot so bring water. Some of the construction managers will give you serious grunt work to complete, so be prepared for that.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your construction managers better communication skills.


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