The worst part is the incompetence of the area sales manager, maybe because she is "overworked". Sales staff is overworked, and not looked at as individuals, but as "number producers", hours are long and tedious. Management treats you according to your "numbers". No regular pay, must request draws if no closings. Your ideas are "frowned" upon then implemented by management, with no credit to the originator. Time off is constantly denied to some, yet readily granted to others. Any delay due to mortgage financing, or construction delays ultimately is deemed the responsibility of the "sales agent" for NOT SETTING THE RIGHT EXPECTATION WITH THE BUYER. On many occasions corporate office staff is extremely rude to the sales force.
Great product at competitive prices
Sales Consultants are NOT appreciated, no room for advancement.
Appraisal/Multi Family Condo Specialist (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – March 16, 2016
Engaging environment that has helped me grow professionally. Culture of company is great and co workers are amazing. Everyone I worked with was willing to help and very friendly. The company culture is wonderful, the employees generally seem happy to be working there! I think the energy of the environment drove everyone to do their best, at least for me it did! I learned how to work and prioritze multiple tasks at a time. I also was able to improve my research and presentation skills.
Sales Trainer (Current Employee) – Denham Springs, LA – September 6, 2016
The last two manger over the division have been abysmal. They each tried but ultimately I found them to be over their heads.The purchasing department was the largest issue there and for some reason the manger couldn't seem to remedy the issue. The problems in the purchasing department ultimately caused issues for construction by not having the proper materials available and for sales because we had to stop offering as many options to our buyers to make life easier on the purchasing department which discouraged buyers.
Estimator (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 20, 2016
The company needs to take a step back and see how it can take its current reactionary business model, and flip it to be more proactive. On top of that, hold your sales professionals accountable for the way they conduct their business. Stop having the back office staff clean up their mess. This in turn pulls them away from their productivity, thus putting them behind the 8 ball at the end of every month/quarter. I could go on and on, but the fact of the matter is it will never change unless it's a directive from the top. I love the people that work here and it is truly a family atmosphere. However, sales needs a swift kick in the tail and held accountable for their mindless decision making.
Construction Superintendent, Customer Service (Former Employee) – Englewood, CO – March 31, 2016
Unreasonable expectations with contractors and schedules provided. Very high house to superintendent ratio. Complicated time consuming computer work required. Could be using this time checking on the work in progress.
Assistant Forward Planner/Project Manager (Current Employee) – Glendale, CA – September 6, 2016
Typical day is always stressful. We have a manager who has no experience in forward planning/project manager. Manager is an architect who micromanages and is a narcissist. Ego is through the roof and constantly puts people down. Never satisfied with the effort or work performed and makes sure people know they were close to being fired.
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 11, 2016
A day in new construction home sales consist of caring for a community, reaching goals, following up with potential prospects, showing and closing sales. I have really gain a lot of knowledge on customer service as well as how to maintain a community. While gaining experience with new construction I have built a great business relationship with my partner in the community where we share equal responsibilities to make sure that our home sites are beyond standard. New construction can be challenging at times due to the rise and decline in the market, but it is worth it all to see the gratitude on the faces of the buyers as they clos on their future homes.
Inventory available to sale, furnish model homes to show, excellent benefits such as health care and 401k
slow traffic, high taxes in the area for the community, not enough qualified buyers
Just don't do yourself the disservice of seeking a position with the Houston South division if you are looking for an employer whose culture fosters the growth and development of its employees.
You'll be hired on to review processes and suggest possible changes that could help the division run more efficiently and reliably... Then you will be treated like a complete idiot. Every aspect of the business is run by three individuals, two of which are in positions that they are completely unqualified for (and they both know they are inadequate). This leads to an environment where the top brass not only run the company with ridiculous "discipline" via unwarranted write-ups and threats of termination on a weekly basis, but they also make decisions based on their own current states of fear (undeniably caused by the knowledge that they do not understand either their industry, their market, or basic management skills/procedures).
The notion of a "team-oriented" business plan is completely foreign to these people.
There were many before the previous Controller and VP of Ops left to work for other divisions.
Everything that takes place each and every day since the two individuals with adequate knowledge, experience and emotional intelligence to be effective left the division.
Community Superintendent (Former Employee) – greensboro, nc – August 12, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with DR Horton. I had a excellent Management Team and great coworkers. I came into this position without any prior project management experience. During my time there I learned to manage the construction of multiple homes in a timely and efficient manor. It was a very stressful job with lots of problem solving. However that was something that made it that much more interesting and fun. In the end i was moved to a different division of the company which was not a good for me.
fun enjoyable job
Lots of driving, high stress levels, and occasionally long Hours
Senior Underwriter (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – April 26, 2016
Wow. Where should I start? The company has great benefits: 401k match, very low health preimums with lots of converage, discounted stock purchase, wholesale prices for appliances and other home goods, great compensation and career advancement. The work environment is great. The management is very appreciative of your work and the company shows it. I was laid off during the crash, but if you can get in take my advice and stay in.
Sales (Current Employee) – Houston, Tx – September 14, 2012
In 2005, I was offered the position of a Jr. Sales Counselor in the Houston division. It was the best career choice I could have ever made! Over 7 years later, myself and many of my team members are blessed to be a part of this amazing company in the face of a thriving market! Having had the opportunity to train many Jr. Sales Counselors in my tenure, I have seen the growth and success of professionals who are committed to learning and EARNING! This is a six figure career! This is an opportunity that I have seen change people's lives! I tell the team members that I mentor that it's a lucrative education! It's free and it also pays! HORTON is a family and an amazing company. Houston Division management is bar none, top in the industry!
Great company, great benefits, great organization and teamwork
Accounting Manager (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – May 19, 2013
D.R. Horton is a great company in which to work. The experience I gained in working for this company was invaluable. The structure and management of this company was top notch. The appreciation by the company of its employees and the recognition of their work is stellar. While working for this company I was given the opportunity to transition from an accounting clerk position to an accounting management position. I was also given the opportunity for training in many areas in order to improve my management skills. The management team I had the privilege to work with gave a new meaning to teamwork. I learned so much while working at this company and had many opportunities for advancement and was allowed the freedom as a manager to improve and expand the structure of my department. Working for D. R. Horton was one of the best experiences I have had in my working career.
Teamwork, organizational structure, employee recognition and appreciation, great benefits, great opportunity
work/life balance at times was not recognized by division president
Server Admin (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – May 18, 2015
No worklife or career advancement. Management makes many promises but in the end they don't keep them. They expect you to work 24/7 literally...while others work whenever they feel like it. There staff members that consistently work less then others and they are allowed more because of their friendship with managers. If you want a career this is not the place.
They all will LIE to you, once you are in you are stuck.... Keep in mind in 2014 about 22 admins have come and gone because the environment.