PulteGroup, Inc. was founded in 1950 by William J. Pulte in Detroit, Michigan. At the time, Pulte was just 18 years old and built his first home with five of his high school friends, later selling it for $10,000. In 2009, Pulte bought rival homebuilder Centex to create the nation's largest homebuilding company. Today, the company operates in approximately 50 markets across the United States. Its unique multi-brand model allows PulteGroup to serve homeowners in every phase of their lives. Centex Homes targets first-time homebuyers, Pulte Homes are geared towards consumers in the move-up market, and Del Webb communities are built for active adults.
The PulteGroup has continued to grow year after year, delivering thousands of new homes to families across the country. The company has positioned itself as a leader in its industry and has ongoing openings for goal-oriented professionals who are committed to helping them achieve their goals. As of 2016, the company employs over 4,500 associates, nearly 750 of which work in their Financial Services company. Other opportunities exist in construction, sales, warranty service, design, IT, management, and administrative support. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia and in 2015 it was named among the "Top Places to Work" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
While many associates with PulteGroup point out that "the company is full of great people" and they "feel as if they are a part of a family," the view on the company's commitment to work-life balance is mixed. Some indicate that there is "good work-life balance" and others state that they "were expected to work long hours due to unrealistic expectations." The health of an area's housing market often influences the employee experience, yet many feel that PulteGroup "has a good structure and a strong culture." – less