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Lennar Reviews

Updated November 17, 2018
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  • "Great place to develop project/vendor managing skills" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, they aren't afraid to build you inventory homes" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company To Work For"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lennar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Minimal micromanaging
    Management take interest in employees needs
    Reasonable pay
    Team works like a family
    Great working hours

    Cons

    Minimal management
    Strange structure of corporate/managerial positions


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Workplace"

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

    I have been working at Lennar full-time

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to work together as equals rather than separating by "rank"

    Cons

    Haven't found a con yet =)

    Advice to Management

    Appreciation is key to successful results

  3. Helpful (4)

    "New Home Consultant Review"

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    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lennar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff and management welcome you with open arms. You feel like you are part of the family with the annoying big brother Joe. Management does care as well as most of the other New Home Consultants. They provide a training program for the new hires and provide 8 pay periods of a forgivable draw. Insurance and 401K bennys are great. They let you do events monthly to help bring in traffic.

    Cons

    Training program is too long
    No draw after the forgivable draw runs out
    You might be put in a slow community with a too many people
    Hard to get events scheduled in your community.
    If you don't have approx 3-6 months of money saved this might not be the career for you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the slower communities.
    My feeling was that all of the focus were on the larger communities.
    Make the training program shorter. 4 weeks of training in the class and 4 weeks of training in the field. Pay your NHC trainers. They have a very important job.
    Have a regular draw after the forgivable draw runs out.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great team"

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Lennar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Doesn’t micromanage
    Make your own schedule
    Build lasting relationships

    Cons

    End of the year pushes


  5. "Strong company"

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

    I have been working at Lennar full-time

    Pros

    Strong company that seems to be a step ahead of other home builders in terms of innovation

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Construction Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lennar full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, bonus, vacation days and personal days off

    Cons

    Completion times can be a headache if you don’t plan ahead.


  7. "Great culture and co workers"

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

    I have been working at Lennar full-time

    Pros

    great minded people, rewarding and fun environment

    Cons

    fast growth, and more people mean growing pains. hopeuflly kinks will be worked out sooner than later!

  8. "Construction manager"

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    Current Employee - Construction Management in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Construction Management in Temecula, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lennar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Singing The Chicken Song was great help Inspire togetherness

    Cons

    Workers in the field really don't know what you're doing and management doesn't help that much

    Advice to Management

    Sing more chicken songs


  9. "Purchasing Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Lennar full-time

    Pros

    Awesome work atmosphere! I had a great boss who was flexible enough to allow me to participate in my kids’s activities. Work/life balance for practically everyone else is terrible. Employees are expected to work extensive hours.

    Cons

    Work/life balance- long work hours are expected


  10. Helpful (3)

    "All depends on division management and division processes"

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

    I have been working at Lennar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    First off I was to start by saying I was with Lennar for more than a year prior to the cal Atlantic acquisition. It was decided at that time that the entire previous management team needed to change. The Lennar division president and all of the Lennar directors we're let go and replaced by the cal Atlantic management team at my division. In order to give you a proper review I will split my review up into old and new management team.

    Old management team:
    Only pros
    They were genuinely good hardworking people doing the best they knew how to do but we're up against unreasonable expectations and goals.
    Created an atomosphere of critical thinking and self sufficient lower level employees due to lack of management communication or assistance.

    New management pros
    Sets reasonable and attainable goals
    Communicates the progress/status of those goals regularly from top down.
    Departmental hand offs are clear and complete.
    Cross-departmental communication is clear and frequent thru daily Huddle's.
    Has created an environment where everyone in the division knows what is currently going on and what is upcoming so everyone can plan/focus accordingly.
    Has hired and or retained qualified employees in all departments.
    Has created an environment where I love going to work everyday and working along great people.
    Quarterly celebrations where individuals are recognized for they're efforts.
    Everything listed above has created a great work life balance and team atmosphere to go to everyday.
    Pay is good
    Benefits are adequate but you have choices
    Quarterly and annual bonuses

    Cons

    Old management cons:
    Terrible communication between departments.
    Unreasonable goals set every year in order to impress regional management resulting in bad land deals trying to make up for unrealistic goals.
    Cumbersome plan and option offering.
    Didn't allign with lennar's business model of "everything's included" resulting in complicated option and plan offering as well as inefficient processes.
    Product specifications inconsistent and changes rarely communicated throughout division.
    Understaffed in all departments.
    Work-life balance was non existent.
    Lots of employee turnover.
    Atomosphere very negative.
    Lots of burned out employees.
    Sense of hopelessness that things were ever going to get better.

    New management team cons:
    At times there can still be a feeling Cal-Atlantic vs Lennar when it comes to deciding on processes and standard operating procedures. Openmindness is getting better and better as things have progressed.

    Advice to Management

    Advice for new division management:
    Keep doing what your doing.

    Advice for regional management:
    Recognize when a division managment team is out of touch with reality and is feeding you unrealistic unattainable forecasting.
    Dig deeper on land deals that are being presented to make up for the unrealistic forecasted numbers.
    Recognize if a division is not operating on an "everything's included" model they are not really Lennar. "Everything's included" should be a non-negotiable no matter how much option revenue the division president reports at the end of the year.