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Pulte Homes Atlanta Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Atlanta, GA Area

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Pulte Homes President, CEO, and Director Richard J. Dugas Jr.
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  • Very difficult to have a work life balance here (in 16 reviews)

  • They ask you to work long hours to get the job done then give you a talking to once you go over 100 hours for a 2 week pay period (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Purchasing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Contract Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were flexible with hours and allowed me to moonlight

    Cons

    Poor job hiring talent within the department.

    Advice to Management

    I believe the failure of our department was becasue it did not hold employees accountable for the work that they were asked to do. If an employee was not pulling their weight the only thing that happened was less was asked of that person. Sometimes you just need to cut bait, which I suppose they did when they just dissolved the department.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Headquarters"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and decent benefits

    Cons

    Long work hours, high turnover, stressful environment, ineffective training


  3. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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

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

    Pros

    Good employee base which makes it very pleasant to come to work

    Cons

    They have no direction strategically at a corporate level and are very haphazard in their employment practices. Don't get pulled in by the initial glitz and salary.

    Advice to Management

    Get focused on you people and get your leadership aligned instead of focusing on personal professional goals.


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  5. "all around decent"

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    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the money is good is you work insanely hard, nice people, good leads and great product

    Cons

    micro managing, many meetings, inside drama and gossip, too much computer work and reports

    Advice to Management

    stop the micromanagement and let cut employees more slack


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good Intentions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have good intentions;but if your sort of the good ole boy/girl network you will not be given a chance to grow. They express they want to promote from within but that rarely happens in the GA division. They promote tenyrd people to a management position but they don't know how to manage their team. Same managers don't make decision they look to people with more experience to make the decision and make them look good.

    Cons

    Mangers need training; they don't listen to employees; if cared about the homeowner they would listen to their staff when they say communication is going to be the key of their success again

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your gallop score communication is lacking and has and will always be that way until you do more


  7. "Land development manager"

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    Former Employee - Land Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Land Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pulte Homes (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a Great place to work

    Cons

    I do not see any 'cons' for this company


  8. "The worst job I've ever had. I dreaded going to work everyday."

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    Former Contractor - Purchasing Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Purchasing Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pulte Homes as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The perks of the job were great. Perks being serving breakfast on Friday's, having catered lunches most days during the week, and ice cream socials once a month.

    Cons

    The training class is horrible. The work they expect you to do is ridiculous. Overall I give this company a big fat F


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 weeks of PTO + option to buy an additional week
    People are great from the corporate level to the field
    Office space is nice
    Holiday parties are nice

    Cons

    Lack of succession plan for Shared Services Dept.
    Work-life balance was horrible
    Pay was non-competitive
    Work was non-meaningful
    Want over qualified candidates for positions but not willing to pay nor groom from inside the company

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better succession plan for the shared service department. In addition, develop a professional development program.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Massive Layoffs despite strong earnings - activist investor shenanigans"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This WAS a great place to work - good people who are fun, nice & smart. Massive layoffs in August 2016 happened out of the blue and there is a huge brain drain that occurred because of these layoffs. The company is very different from what it was four years ago.

    Cons

    You can be laid off without warning, despite your own strong performance. Very male dominated culture. Very financially driven company, not focused on consumer satisfaction. Senior management totally caved to outside activist investors.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know what to say. One of the four strategic pillars is "consumer inspired" - not sure how this is going to be accomplished now with all the talent you've let go. The Gallup results of the June '16 survey will not be reflective of the current employee attitude toward the company.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Right ideas...wrong execution"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Sugar Hill, GA
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Sugar Hill, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is really trying hard to create an engaged culture within the company. Benefits are excellent. Overall the company is in good shape financially. Things seem to be heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    Major layoffs recently have really hurt the trust and moral of employees. It will take several years for the divisions and the HQ to get back on track. Current and new employees will be asked to do more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees and managers more accountable for their actions or in-actions. Be more realistic in your approach to new ideas and innovations.


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