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Pulte Homes Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • The work life balance was horrible (in 17 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. "Purchasing Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Irving, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    I dont currently have any at the moment


  2. "Superintendant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, clear expectations, plenty of work.

    Cons

    Subject to layoff due to economy, plenty of work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people who want to grow.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Field manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Do not have to work weekends. No micro management by your managers. Great company benefits, the culture is above average

    Cons

    There is a lot of stress associated with building. There is a lot of time wasted on chasing vendors to finish their work. Buyers are very difficult and have unrealistic expectations for the quality that will be given in a production home

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay for field personnel


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Run while you can!!!!(senior managment dont apply it will be the worst decision of your life)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    health insurance, none, none, none,none

    Cons

    DCO's need to know that its not all about being in the good old boys club its about making sure your people are trained. Hiring new hires that have zero experience if any experience can actually hurt the company and drive costs up. Set reasonable goals and staff accordingly. Turn over rate is 30 plus percent and all senior guys are leaving or have left the company with an exception for some. They give no notice of when they are going to let you go. They put you on what is called a PIP which is not in the employee handbook. Then give you 90 days and then your gone regardless if you succeed or not. A pip even When HR was contacted they had no idea what is was so it seems it is a made up written warning and seems like a good way for a wrongful termination lawsuit. You are required to follow a process that is not fully implemented and not fully thought through and changes so if they need to find a reason for disciplinary action it can be found. 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. Bonus structure is based on 3 metrics which never are fully achieved due to them being for the entre division not per individual success. When asked for help it is typically not given and you are told be more organized and you can get more done. You are also told to be in the work when trades are there but you are expected to spend hours doing punches for trades so they can come and do them. Most trades don't have supers that punch house you do all the work form them. The phase that it used when someone has a rebuttal to it is we need to make the trades successful. the trades have become so dependent on Pulte field managers they no longer punch everything and want to send bills to them if something was missed. Managers call you and email you on the weekends when you are off. You work holidays even though we are supposed to be off. Trades are low balled and don't deliver their end of the scope of work when tried to enforce it they run to purchasing and then you are labeled as someone whom the trades cant work with. They promote from outside and not from within but preach that they need to make everyone better this is all so they can cut costs when they bring someone in instead of doing the right thing and promoting the persons that have earned it. They allow homeowners to run all over their field manager and are scared to tell the homeowners no. The manager could be 100 percent right and if the homeowner runs and sends an email to corporate the field manger is the one who is told they are wrong even thought they are right. people fear for their jobs and are only out for themselves in the end. They make up new positions and then fire everyone once they feel they no longer need them. Good luck if you work here. Most new hire last 6 months then hit the revolving field manger door to go to another builder. my advice if you work here expect to get taken advantage of used up and then thrown to the side once one to the favorites is in need of a promotion. PDPS are a joke. they only list bad things on them and then the manager will tell you what you did good at the end. The good should be what should be put in the PDP not just all bad there is no section for the positive things you have done. pay is below average and the bonuses are below average.

    Advice to Management

    Be leader take responsibility, train your people, deliver help when it is asked for, hold trades accountable and enforce scopes and don't let the FM do the work for the trade. They are there to manage and not do the work for them i.e. paint touch ups, drywall touchups, fixing siding, putting trim up, fixing stucco, cleaning houses caulking things, putting cabinets together. fms ar also required to do take offs since purchasing cant it figured out, every home is to be stage complete but management wants you to push them through so they can meet their numbers, trades don't want to work for Pulte because it is to hard and difficult for them. plan errors are huge and don't get corrected across multiple community's. we are told its fine zone will fix it one day just keep going. This adds to the FM's plate and makes them need to remember individual plan errors and make sure framers plumbers etc. all know about them. Once a plan error is found and it needs to be corrected you are asked why are we paying this bill and why didn't you catch it, Why didn't zone and purchasing and RP catch it before it go to the fm.That would be roughly about 6 or 7 people it passed through prior to getting to the FM. Hmmmm seems like there is room for improvement in other departments in the Austin Division other than just construction but hey they have been there forever and are part of the club.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "all around decent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Pulte Homes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pulte Homes (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company cares a lot about culture and employees and holds managers accountable in regard to those concerns. Great benefits.

    Cons

    I can't think of any general negative comments.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good Intentions"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, Ethical way of doing business from top to bottom, Good work environment, Leadership building capacity, Overall quality company

    Cons

    Health benefits could be better

    Advice to Management

    From HR perspective, maybe health benefits can be revamped to be in line with competition? Surprised that they are not very good.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company that left the state"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Bloomfield Hills, MI

    I worked at Pulte Homes (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great teams based out of Michigan office, worked as a well oiled machine. Nice perks including company paid lunches, flex time work hours, employee team building events.

    Cons

    Unfortunately made the decision to relocate their head quarters to Georgia. Many of the computer programs, tools, and processes used were very outdated, resulting in additional unnecessary work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pulte Homes (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company outreach and benefits. I really felt like it was a family, dysfunctional at times, but a family. There were also many options to move forward in your career.

    Cons

    It's a tough industry. There are highs and lows and with that come cutbacks. Pulte did a great job at not overindulging but there are times when trimming was done in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring, keep asking how your employees are doing, keep being open to new ideas.


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