Purchasing Facilitator (Former Employee), Fairfax, VA – March 6, 2013
Managed vendor communications and information files by maintained purchase order flow, updated projects vendor lists, coordinated paperwork for vendors, processed and changed purchase orders. Supported the Purchasing Manager in the daily functions of the Purchasing Department, which included, but was not limited to: a variety of clerical tasks, walk-in service requests with homeowners' direct work – more... to be done by sub-contractors. Coordinated a warranty response under the terms of the warranty agreement and regulations, received and confirmed receipt of the homeowners' service requests, evaluated the homeowner's repair issues to determine if they are warrantable items, scheduled and managed required repairs, developed and maintained good rapport with subcontractors/vendors and superiors to ensure quality work. I learned purchasing skills and how the construction business is run. – less
Community Superintendent (Former Employee), greensboro, nc – August 12, 2015
Pros: fun enjoyable job
Cons: Lots of driving, high stress levels, and occasionally long Hours
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.
Admin. Assist. to the General Sales Manager (Former Employee), Libertyville, IL – July 16, 2015
Pros: being able to suggest changes and then implement them
Phones, phones, phones. Many calls daily, corresponding to contract modification requests from attorneys, Working with other departments on problems with each customer's file (if any), working closely with the closing department and the accounting department to verify that all documents relating to the home were accurate AND present. Handling customer complaints with errors that occasionally occurred – more... during the building process. Acting as mediator between the sales personnel and the construction superintendents.
It was busy, I enjoyed the fast pace of the work environment, I enjoyed working with my coworkers, who were always there to answer questions if I had any, my manager was wonderful. Once I proved I could handle something, he let me handle it. He came to depend on me more and more, and I liked that. I had significant responsibility for many process changes which cut turnaround time by 1/2. I enjoyed training new sales people on the computer systems and processes they would be handling. The hardest part of the job was working in an office that was extremely cold.
I learned that I could take on many duties that I had not done before, but was able to not only do them, but do them well. – less
Community Manager (Current Employee), Denver, CO – July 15, 2015
I have worked for builders for almost 10 years and DR Horton is the best one I have worked for. They are organized and fair, good to their employees, build a great product, and stand my their warranty. Management is great too. They leave you alone for the most part and let you sell homes.
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee), Mount Laurel, NJ – July 10, 2015
new home builder, payables include utilities, construction and land development po's, utility bills, process check runs twice a week, process building permits, zoning checks, payables up to and over 3 million dollars
Escrow Closing Coordinator (Former Employee), Bellevue, WA – July 6, 2015
Pros: Great learing experiance
Cons: Long commute
I was support staff in the Sales and Escrow department. I learned a vast amount of information pertaining directly to the companies procedures on processing sales and the facilitation of the closings of these sales. The management is intense in their pursuit of excellence and growth of the company. Coworkers seem well placed in their positions and enjoy their jobs. The hardest part of the position was the lack of interpersonal interactions I'm used to in previous jobs. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning from the best!
Server Admin (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TX – May 18, 2015
Pros: Good Technology
Cons: Management is untrustworthy
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.
Customer Service Tech (Former Employee), Houston, TX – April 7, 2015
Pros: Great work hours
Cons: Management was very inconsistent
Enjoyed the people I worked with. Management was very inconsistent in the way my job title was supervised. The hardest part of the job was receiving help when you really needed it. Learned a lot about the home building process.
Land Acquisition Coordinator (Former Employee), Kirkland, WA – March 25, 2015
Pros: Good work/life balance
Cons: Miserable Managerial Approach
A typical day at work consisted of Data and Market Analysis to identify the profitability of potential residential developments. This aspect of the job provided the opportunity to manipulate variables and was the most enjoyable. However, the majority of this work would not be looked at nor would management acknowledge the work being done. Tasks were rarely delivered and goals were never set. Significant turnover occurred during my stint with the company.
America's Builder (Former Employee), FL – March 25, 2015
D.R. Horton was a great company to work for. My direct manager (VP of Sales & Marketing) was amazing buy all other upper management team members did not really interact with other employees at the office. Great benefits, I went on maternity leave and when I returned everyone was very accommodating. Not much room for advancement.
Coordinator (Former Employee), Woodland Hills, CA – February 22, 2015
Pros: competitive compensation
Cons: can get laid off any time
You will know if you belong. Their is a specific type that will fit in. Hard working and strict to stick to the rules. Most were wary of recent lay offs before I got there. Made everyone on edge and anxious.
Corporate IT Help Desk (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TX – January 28, 2015
Cons: donnell everitt
Disrespectful, they tell you to ask if you do not know, but when you ask, they talk down to you like you are stupid. They come in with a bad attitude most days, but if you are having a bad day, you should have called in sick, but calling in is frowned upon.