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Pulte Homes Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  • To meet the current production demands it can be difficult to have proper work/life balance (in 19 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. "Field Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility for those who are willing to take it on. Great atmosphere, great employees who are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Nothing to share at this point. Very engaging culture that treats employees as they should.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing negative, again. Only better advice I can give is to listen to employees consistently and not just when surveys are sent out.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Field manager"

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    • 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

  3. "Great people, misguided goals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resource Scheduling Coordinator
    Current Employee - Resource Scheduling Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pulte Homes full-time

    Pros

    Okay benefits, very goal oriented. They care a lot about the numbers at the end of each quarter, but the employees are treated fairly. Good team work processes.

    Cons

    Too much about how many homes you close and the margin. Not enough about the consumer inspired product you're building.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  4. "Customer Care Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Nothing to share at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work and always something new to learn.


  5. "It support"

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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 Pulte Homes full-time

    Pros

    Not a sales jobs,it's great.

    Cons

    Relaxed ,very helpful staff,almost like a family.


  6. Helpful (6)

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

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "all around decent"

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    • 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

  8. "Pulte Homes"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Purchasing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pulte Homes full-time

    Pros

    The culture is great and diverse.

    Cons

    Terrible development and management. Promotion based on favoritism.


  10. "Great Culture / Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Finance
    Former Employee - Vice President of Finance
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pulte Homes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture that really cares about the employees. Good benefits and base salaries are typically well above the median. The company has a new CEO who is a great guy and will be a great leader for the business.

    Cons

    Have had some hits and misses under former CEO Dugas. To many short sighted initiatives. Work can be very demanding so be sure you're up for running at the front of the herd.

    Advice to Management

    Set a strategic direction and see it through.


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