Assistant Superintendent (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 22, 2019
Worked 10-12 hours daily for 2 years, never received a raise, was paid for 40 hours every week. they are turning out unsat homes from the Phoenix Division. I asked for help for 5 months due to the speed of the build and homes not being correct, I was fired for poor organizational skills. The management here does not care about the employees. The mandatory meetings they have are useless nothing ever gets accomplished.
Your function will determine your value to the company
Team Lead (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – January 20, 2019
Since, DR Horton sells homes they focus on their employees that manage homebuilding and sell homes. Any other area is a necessary evil that has to be tolerated. Build a large scale nationwide application that increases sales by 10%? Sales professionals get bonuses and pay raises and recognition and you get nothing. Not even recognition.
This is from an IT perspective. It's been a few years but in 2011-2 the environment was somewhat toxic.
Area Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) – Wilmington, NC – January 3, 2019
Since it is a publicly traded company, performance is everything. However the stress of working with home buyers in a market where the sub contractors are sub par is very difficult. The job itself is not complicated. Dealing with the stress is a whole different story. This company is not for the thin skinned. You will be yelled at and cussed out over the smallest stuff. The culture however is great. The team and co workers you are with will have your back.
Construction Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – December 10, 2018
Loaded me down with an impossible number of homes which could not be adequately carried by 1 superintendant. Makes it almost impossible to make bonus. Found out I was looking and fired me 2 weeks before Christmas. If that is the corporate culture you want, then this is your employer.
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 29, 2018
Maintained relationship with all vendors and accounting department. Created, revised and updated all residential contracts and purchase order for jobs. Initiated start-up billing for all model homes' utility services. The hardest part of the job was the fast-paced environment. The most enjoyable part of the job was the feeling of accomplishment when finishing tasks.
D.R. Horton is the worst, terrible craftsmanship, cheapest material, born a scam, always a scam
Contractor (Current Employee) – New Smyrna Beach, FL – November 28, 2018
Worked for Dr Horton for the past year in New Smyrna Beach FL. Cut throat company, low skill labor, and bottom of the barrel material. Company only cares about quantity, quality is not their concern. My recommendation is don't buy one of these!
New Home Sales (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – November 8, 2018
This company is family owned and takes great care of its employees and home owners! They also allow the employees to send their children on a summer camp with the owner Mr Horton. My son went and had a blast!
Expected to continue to push the bar higher with increased productivity while compensation lags behind. Difficult to get subs to perform at a high level when their bids are continually pushed down. Do not pay auto or fuel allowance and there are great demands covering wide geographical areas.
Publicly held company where no matter what you do, they will always ask for more
Construction Superintendent (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – October 30, 2018
D.R. Horton is about as typical of a publicly held company as it gets. The numbers handed down from the corporate office are paramount. As a homebuilder you won't find another place where you can garner as much experience in as little time and earn as much bonus money. The people in the division offices are generally good people and I enjoyed my colleagues greatly,There is a tremendous amount of freedom in being able to call your own shots and decide how you want to run your subdivision. but that's about where the positive stops. You will be forced to close homes that are not ready, no matter how fast you build, they will want it faster. Every month they scramble to pull more closings up in order to meet over inflated budget numbers which results and unhappy customers and over worked supers. you will not be promoted past a superintendent unless you have been there for over 15 years and are in good with the current managers. merit doesn't mean a whole lot here, you can be the fastest builder with the lowest amount of warranty and it's likely the slowest guy that builds a terrible home is only paid a little less than you. you will be a number here, they will try to tell you otherwise, but stay long enough and it will be apparent.
Lots of experience quickly, good pay, good co-workers
corporate doesn't care about you, the product, or the homeowners, it only cares about the budget
Not a happy place to work, favoritism shown to some,benefits good
New homes sales agent (Former Employee) – Little River, SC – October 30, 2018
Started out good and went downhill from there. Micromanaged, treated as if you couldn't make decisions. There were favorites who always got the recognition. Co-workers not very happy but stayed because the money was good. The customers loved their product and the attention they got from agents. Surveys given to customers and agents were blamed for things they didn't have control over, like construction issues or design center issues.Offered good benefits.
micromanaged, poor management, feedback from employees not used
NEW HOME SALES CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – October 24, 2018
I enjoyed meeting potential homeowners and finding the needs of their family and matching a home that fits their needs. We were able to customize the colors of their home that made their home feel unique and special to them.
New Home Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – October 16, 2018
I would never tell anyone to apply to this company, it would be better to starve than go to work for DR Horton!! Or at least under the current self absorbed management team.
Internal strife is actually encouraged, they believe that if you have to fight to make money, you will be more aggressive and not miss out on a sale. The Devision President is a piece of work, he firmly believes that Sales people are lower than scum, and treated us as such, all the way down to changing our commission structure from a shared floor to a competitive one, just to watch the sales team tear each other apart.