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    This upscale custom homebuilder flies every new employee into Houston for Weekley 101: two days of Jeopardy, building and selling Lego homes, and learning Weekley-isms (saying “growth review” rather than “performance evaluation,” or “owner’s retreat” rather than “master bedroom,” or “retreat area” rather than “gameroom.”) A big hit at these sessions is a video skit in which the CEO, posed in tights and a cape, leads new hires on a journey through the history of the company. They explain: “The video is a glimpse into the zany culture we take pride in.” After only a year of service, new employees become eligible for 10% off the price of a new home, saving them up to $40K on their real estate investment. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

     

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    Company Info

    Rank last year14
    # of years on list
    10
    Industry
    Construction & Real Estate
    Year founded1,976
    CEO/Top executive
    John A. Johnson
    HQ location
    Houston, Texas
    Type of organization
    Private
    Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
    $1.4 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.davidweekleyhomes.com
    Total U.S. employees
    1,336
    Total employees outside the U.S.-
    Full-time jobs added in last year
    175
    FT job growth in the past year
    15%
    Number of work sites
    20

    Perks

    Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
    no
    Offers health insurance to part-timers
    no
    Offers telecommuting
    yes
    Offers job sharing
    yes
    Offers onsite childcare
    no
    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    no
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Location of medical facility
    -
    Offers college tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Max tuition
    $2,000
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Max PTO for volunteering
    8

    Diversity

    % Women41
    % Minorities14
    % African-American/Black
    3.3
    % Asian
    1.3
    % Caucasian/White
    85.7
    % Hispanic/Latino
    7.7
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    0.3
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.3
    % Two or more races
    1.2
    Same-sex benefits
    no
    Non-discrimination policy
    no

    Paid Time Off (FT employees)

    Holidays
    9
    Vacation
    -
    Sick days
    -
    General PTO
    6
    Total PTO after 5 years
    31

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    -
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay (salaried position)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    -
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay (hourly position)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)115
    # of job applicants
    10,916
    Avg. # of applicants per opening
    60
    FT voluntary turnover
    11%
    # of jobs filled
    396
    Jobs filled internally
    -
    % of jobs filled by referral
    40%
    # new graduates hired18

    Training

    Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)136
    Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)136