What it does: Management, development and selling of various real estate properties including subdivision lots, condominium units, resorts, buildings, and others. It also offers residential properties for lease and rent as well as management services via DMCI Homes Leasing Services (DHLS).
Best known for: Developing resort-like communities in Metro Manila, Boracay, Baguio, and Davao City. It is the Philippines' first Quadruple A developer, the highest license given by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board to firms which satisfy their requirements. The AAAA license also qualifies DMCI Homes to be invited to foreign bids.
Staff stats: 1,400 employees
The good bits: Employees praise the company's relaxed work environment with a 'good' work-life balance. Workers also enjoy the 'culture of learning' and a 'dynamic' work environment where graduates, especially civil engineers, are exposed to new skills.
The not-so-good bits: Tight deadlines contribute to a lot of pressure and career growth is also a recurring issue.
Hiring grads with top marks in: All graduates are welcome to apply for most entry-level jobs, but some roles require specialised knowledge in business-related courses such as accounting, economics, finance, business administration and business management, or Bachelor of Science courses including but not limited to architecture, marketing, hospitality, human resource management, and engineering.
DMCI Homes is the real estate arm of DMCI Holdings, Inc., a holding company that consolidates construction-related interests of the Consunji Family.
In 1999, DMCI created its first housing division, DMCI Homes, with the goal of building house and lots and condominiums. The firm started commercial operations with Lake View Manors, a medium-rise development located in Taguig City. The real estate firm developed its first hybrid development (a combination of mid and high-rise buildings in one property), Hampstead Gardens Condominium, in 2000.
In 2003, DMCI Homes handled bigger projects with the development of East Ortigas Mansions. Mayfield Park and Villa Alegre Homes followed in 2004.
DMCI Homes focuses on building resort-type communities for urban locations in Mandaluyong, Taguig, Quezon, Paranaque, and Pasig City with signature open spaces, rows of trees, verdant gardens with koi ponds, and thick foliage.
Today, DMCI homes is one of the largest real estate developers in the country in terms of capital expenditures. The firm was recognised at the Dot Property Philippines Awards 2017 as Davao City's Best Developer for Verdon Parc, its first development in Mindanao.
The recruitment process varies from role to role, but it’s likely you’ll take part in a standard recruitment process that involves a timed IQ and aptitude test. Next is an interview with the HR manager and finally with the firm's VP. The process takes around 1 to 2 weeks.
Reviews from major job sites reported an ‘average’ basic salary with a number of fringe benefits that include health insurance, an annual check-up, merit increase and government-mandated benefits.
According to former employees, DMCI Homes offers a ‘relaxed’ and ‘fun’ working environment where the upper management ‘cares’ about their colleagues’ welfare and development. Regular team building activities also foster camaraderie and offer work-life balance.
DMCI Homes’ corporate social responsibility arm is dubbed Kaakbay, which focuses on health and well-being, learning and education, environmental protection and sustainable eco-development and housing that addresses issues on community development and social welfare.
A number of charitable initiatives have been employed by DMCI Holdings. Examples of these include promoting quality education by making donations to the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Engineering, supporting fisherfolks and farmers in Quezon, Palawan, maintaining and operating a health facility in Semirara Island, promoting gender equality through talent recruitment, retention, and development practices, investing in businesses that aid sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and investing in Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to enhance quality, aesthetics, and cost-efficiency of its products.
Reviews often praise DMCI Homes for being a ‘great’ starting point for graduates looking for experience in the real estate business, especially professionals seeking early development towards an engineering career.