KB Home
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KB Home Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 21, 2014
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Forward Planner Interview

Forward Planner

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at KB Home in June 2013.

Interview Details – Standard Interview Process. I was asked to go over my background, what I am looking for in an employer and my strengths and weaknesses. Like many interviews they were concerned with how well you would fit in with the team. There were not a lot of technical questions. The actual hiring process in lengthy due to corporate approvals, testing and paper work.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – standard, they asked what I wanted to get paid and presented an offer which I accepted.

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Superintendent Interview

Superintendent
Raleigh, NC

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at KB Home in February 2010.

Interview Details – Applied by submitting resume on line to job posting. Was called in within a week of applying. Had two panel interviews with two people. Was offered job on the spot. Negotiated salary (which wound up being a base salary and hiring bonus).

Interview Question – Tell us about a time when you dealt with a difficult customer? What did you do?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was actually in a very good situation. Business was booming and they needed experienced managers. So they were willing to pay more than you could probably get today. I got an offer that wound up being $10K more than I was making at the time.

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Manager Interview

Manager
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KB Home in January 2009.

Interview Details – Answered a confidential ad that seemed like a good fit. Was then contacted by a recruiter for an initial phone interview. 2 months later, same recruiter called again to arrange a face-to-face meeting which led to 3 interviews at corporate headquarters. Meet with the VP of Marketing, Sales Associates and again with the VP of Marketing. My 2nd interview also consisted of a "personality" test. Pretty standard fare.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating. I was asked what I wanted in salary. I gave a number and it was accepted.

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Land Research Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Wildomar, CA

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at KB Home.

Interview Details – Recruiter took QB for me and handled most of the interaction between KB management and I.
Prepare to drive out to different locations to do their assessments and meet with management.

1. Phone call from recruiting department - friendly convo that's more information seeking than an interview.
2. KB Assessment - your run-of-the-mill Wonderlic test... different topics with questions that become progressively harder. It's designed to assure KB doesn't hire Vince Young (i.e. lowest Wonderlic score ever).
3. Phone Interview - why do want to work at KB? What can you contribute? Experiences? etc. etc.
4. KB Management Interview - More intense, prepare to talk in depth about experiences (educational, professional etc.).
5. Second interview - meeting with more of management

Interview Question – Why do want to work here?   Answer Question

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1 person found this helpful

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New Home Sales Consultant Interview

New Home Sales Consultant
Woodstock, GA

I applied online and interviewed at KB Home.

Interview Details – We had a very inexperienced hiring manager that practically took anyone with a real estate license.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. $ 3000.00/ mo draw against commission. If your sales were not covering the draw out u go.

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New Home Sales Associate Interview

New Home Sales Associate
Houston, TX

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KB Home in August 2011.

Interview Details – Called about resume and went in for skills test. Within 2 day got a call for phone interview and then call to meet with manager.

Interview Question – How would you define sucess   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pretty set pay 100% commision

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Houston, TX

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KB Home in November 2010.

Interview Details – I was initially contacted by an outside staffing agency who arranged for the first interview. The first interview was conducted in the corporate office with a recruiter who asked me about the jobs on my resume, past experience, etc. I also had to take a written test with math questions and a personality section. After about a week of waiting, I called the recruiter who said that my test scores came back and were great. They then scheduled a second interview during which I met with the sales manager and the human resources manager in a conference room. It was a much more serious interview with questions about my specific responsibilities in the past, why I am interested in this position and how I would respond to customers in given situations. Then, 48 hours later I was called back for a final (3rd) interview with the regional sales manager who asked me to not only talk about past success, but also past failures. He asked about times when I had to deal with an unhappy customer, and much of the interview was focused on finding out what my long term goals and customer service approaches are. He then offered me the position. I later learned that there were a lot of candidates (upward of 50) who were interviewing for the same position. I think of those, less than 10% were hired. The most difficult part of the interview process was waiting between interviews for a call back and not really knowing where you stood.

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  • Tell me about your most recent job. What were your responsibilities there?   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time that you had to respond to a customer complaint. How did you handle it? What did you learn from it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiating as this is a 100% commission job.

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Construction Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Denver, CO

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KB Home in February 2008.

Interview Details – First interview was in hotel at hiring conference set up thru recruiter. The interview seemed very informal--more than my other interviews that day. This put me at ease and made the interview go more smoothly. Questions consisted mainly of behavioral questions and questions designed to gauge my interest in the position.

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was done through written correspondence. This gave me the opportunity to respond with well thought out questions.

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Administrative Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KB Home in March 2007.

Interview Details – I was called by the staffing agency, who set up an appointment with me for the very next day. I arrived and was asked to fill out a physical application, and escorted to the testing room where I was given a personality test, and skills test. Then I was interviewed by the recruiter, who then passed me to the executive who needed an assistant. They needed to fill the position immediately, so they made a decision right there. It was good not to have to wait around for days. I started the following week.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work in the home building industry at a time like this? (Mortgage crisis)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was done through the staffing agency- I gave them a salary range and they returned with an offer on the highest end of that range.

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New Home Sales Consultant Interview

New Home Sales Consultant

I applied in-person and the process took 4 months - interviewed at KB Home in July 2011.

Interview Details – the process begining to end was long and i had to do most of the follow up, after the initial phone interview and passing the written test with flying colors. once i got the 2nd interview with the hiring managers i got called in for 3rd interview w v.p right away.

Interview Question – what was a client issue that happened in the past and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question

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