KB Home Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
68 Reviews
2.9
68 Reviews
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KB Home President, CEO, and Director Jeff Mezger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good training program both in product training and in Sales skill set training (in 6 reviews)

  • Great place to learn if you want to get started in the business (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • High pressure, micromanaged, long hours, no work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • The Raleigh division unfortunately was vary disorganized at the local level (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Marketing dept

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KB Home full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation. Division Presidents try there best to inspire but LA team can override good ideas.

    Cons

    Challenging corporate leadership team.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    love the job, not the finance company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at KB Home full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love my job. It is your business. What I hate is the preferred lender. They have awful customer service and they wait till the last minute to deny a buyer; even if they would have qualified with a different bank. You can make really great money. Long hours, time management is huge. Benefits are great, 401K company match

    Cons

    Long hours. You can work less if you want to make less. No paid vacation time off. Never a weekend or holiday off. Sometimes on your day off you are going in to write a contract. Construction sometimes not on the same page and the structure can become disorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think more unity on structure between construction and sales needs to happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Treading water

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KB Home full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    No room for career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    KB Sales Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KB Home (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good training program both in product training and in Sales skill set training. The agent learns also much about the construction process.

    Cons

    More difficult than most agents think. Far more responsibility for managing sales and site. Must meet quotas. Work weekends and Holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give incentives as well as periodic time off since Work Life Balance is difficult for those who have families.

  6.  

    Potential to be great, but a little disorganized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at KB Home full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family-oriented, relaxed environment---however there is alot of work to do, never boring.

    Cons

    Poor management---and more work than there is people...Jack of all trades, master of NONE is the motto.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees and promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at KB Home full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good pay out per home.

    Cons

    Takes waaaaaaayyyy too long to prosper... Slow built homes... Draw pay back id rough. It will take a year of minimum wage to start seeing any real $....Meetings, Conference Calls all about NOTHING HELPFUL. Nobody is Real!.... Corporate BS constantly while real issues pile up!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Realistic to your employees... Be helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent entry into the residential home building business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at KB Home full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employee atmosphere, team building efforts, success celebrated frequently, good bonuses for salary employees

    Cons

    Redundant meetings, political environment, too many managers overseeing limited operations, high turnover rate for both managers and entry level positions, regional transfers executed instead of divisional transfers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less meetings about "nothing" - allow more drive to complete tasks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Counselor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Counselor in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Counselor in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at KB Home full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great room for large salary

    Cons

    Training program was poor and unhelpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Worth the exsperience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I worked at KB Home

    Pros

    Base (draw); good hr department; money to help w/ personal marketing; get benefits

    Cons

    No work life balance; takes to long to collect commission check; mortgage process is terrible

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Learning Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Onsite Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Onsite Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KB Home

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Very long hours and no real family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive.

    No opinion of CEO

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