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Meritage Homes Austin Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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Austin, TX Area

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Meritage Homes Chairman and CEO Steve Hilton
Steve Hilton
2 Ratings

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Pros
  • The engineering in the home is amazingly energy efficient (in 11 reviews)

  • Very flexible and fun work environment with a strong emphasis on teamwork (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management changes constantly and did not seem to be on the same page with other, very micro managey (in 7 reviews)

  • HIGH turnover and loss of top talent due to these issues (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Management truly cares about its employees while rewarding and recognizing superior performance. Growing aggressively which provides opportunities for advancement and career growth.

    Cons

    Growing pains are still a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Don't let under performers drag on the overall organization.


  2. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Buda, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Buda, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Meritage Homes part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people who want to see you do good.

    Cons

    The market is always going to be a con in home building.

    Advice to Management

    None, they were great!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Do not bother unless you like micro management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Meritage Homes full-time

    Pros

    It is a pay check, very good office staff

    Cons

    Micro management is just the start. They have a new way of doing things every week and most of the time none of it works. The upper management is a total joke including the CEO. The field management is not much better. Where they get the ideas for policy changes is anyone's guess. Most of the employees are looking for other jobs and/or not wanting to be there. They have no trust in any employee. The turnover rate is one of the highest I have ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being micro managers. Trust the people around you, most of the good ones are gone so try to keep what you have. Not everyone is out to screw the company. Not everyone needs to be treated the same.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Build good homes but...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Delivered quality homes to the customer. Support staff was top notch. We were given the freedom to get what we needed done without micromanagement.

    Cons

    There was too much upper management turnover. We had 4 managers in a 2 year span.
    Too much emphasis put on customer surveys.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize management structure and dont worry so much about customer surveys. They have no value if you give them everything in the world just to get a good score.


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