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Lennar Reviews

Updated September 13, 2018
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  • "Great place to develop project/vendor managing skills" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Great company to work for would highly recommend to anybody fantastic atmosphere and benefits" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    This company genuinely cares about their employees

    Cons

    Management tends to take the homeowners word over everyone else


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Like High School with Spreadsheets and Cake"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lennar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like this kind of life, it's a standard 9-6 culture reminiscent of the late 80s, one step short of punch clocks. Easily collect a mediocre paycheck by staring off into space or at your monitor-- most people will have no idea what you're doing. Massive infusion of cake, on a near daily basis… plus catered lunch scraps for you mid-afternoon carb scavengers. Free coffee. No nightmare administrative review process for "standard" increases. Nice walk around the campus. Their core business, if you care (I didn't) seems to be relatively strong.

    Cons

    I'm going to start by saying that I'm not a fan of corporate culture in general, however, Lennar Corporation takes a special spot in my opinion. The IT department (which I was in) is loaded with people who either do a lot of needless work, perform convoluted/outdated workflows, or don't work at all. Mostly the last one. But when "work" is actually done it can be defined as spending 2-4 hours writing long-winded passive aggressive emails with your bosses bosses mother in the CC line, undoubtedly combined with that personal sense of corporate "gotcha" satisfaction after they click Send. Then they go to lunch.

    The CIO tries, but she isn't really well liked (except maybe by the friends she stacked in upper management). It's not her fault that most of the suits are hoodwinked by these pseudo-sophistication trends where being day to day Apple hipsters somehow automatically transform you "an internet company". This translates to her engaging with her underlings in a flurry of PowerPoints and buzz word jargon where the end result is a magical techno-utopia that you're all working towards. I consider myself above average in tech, but listening to this is sort of like watching a Star Trek engineering scene where the warp reactor is about to go critical.

    As a department, IT is in about 200 different directions, none of which produce things of value. The over-investment of time into relatively mundane ventures, like getting ticketing systems to work or choosing "replacement" tools, makes this place a virtual museum of non-accomplishment and a case study in how throwing money and bodies at random projects is a good way to look busy but actually do nothing. Speaking of things with no value, Tuesdays are ITIL refresher day. We all looked forward to that one.

    Success here is generally defined as showing up to the pointless 2am conference calls with 30 or more insomniacs or weekend warriors, because something "really important" is happening. Most of this showboating could be accomplished with 30 lines of script code monitoring and notifying the appropriate parties, instead of a mass disruption of circadian rhythms.

    If you have anything remotely resembling talent, it's completely wasted at this company. Lacking talent though, this may be the job for you! If you can deal with the petty tweenager like drama that ensues on a near daily basis, you won't have to do any real work and if anyone asks, just tell them you're REALLY busy with whatever tech trend you saw on Twitter this morning.

    Advice to Management

    Just build houses. Outsource everything else.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Crazy CIO"

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

    I have been working at Lennar full-time

    Pros

    Great company and culture across the company.

    Cons

    Crazy CIO who does not know what she is doing.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "na"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lennar full-time

    Pros

    beautiful homes with great amenities

    Cons

    high turn over creating chaos


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Management is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lennar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits - that's basically all

    Cons

    people are treated disrespectfully, too much work too handle, expectations are too for what you get

    Advice to Management

    don't hire people because you know them. Hire people because they know what they're doing.


  6. "Marketing"

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

    I worked at Lennar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good location.

    Cons

    Family slogan failed with unprofessionalism. Lack of project management. Career path is undefined. Company do not support life and work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Regular one on one meeting with management.


  7. "Contract Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Busy, multi task, commute, coffee, management

    Cons

    pay, work load, structure, overwhelming

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Lennar full-time

    Pros

    Offers unlimited resources
    not long hours
    great benefits

    Cons

    miscommunication
    not-fully organized
    lacks work environment vibes.

    Advice to Management

    be around.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Lennar full-time

    Pros

    Potential Income; Assisting individuals/families with obtaining their dream home

    Cons

    Lennar is very commercial unlike the previous company (CalAtlantic). The two recently merged and although it hasn't been very long, the change from a caring and considerate corporation to a profit driven company is evident.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in leadership courses for upper management, particularly, servant leadership to provide your employees with a sense of caring and to focus equally on the people who are responsible for your profit.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lennar Family"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Customer Experience in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Director, Customer Experience in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability in an industry that is not usually stable. Great leadership at the top that keeps making us better. a true team and family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Month ends can be hard but are expected in this industry

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Family feel we have a saying we bleed blue and we are proud


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