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KB Home Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
71 Reviews
2.9
71 Reviews
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KB Home President, CEO, and Director Jeff Mezger
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42 Ratings

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.  

    Cog in A Wheel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The people are all great to work with and they do try to change up the divisions that you do the accounting for to make it a little more interesting.

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism and cliques. There is very little promotion opportunity since most of the controllers for the divisions have been there for YEARS...like 10-15 and aren't going anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if there was more opportunity for new ideas and new ways to do things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freelance experience

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

    I worked at KB Home as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    In the few months I freelanced at KB Home I was treated really well as my supervisor was super cool. No micromanaging, everyone had their own desk space, and strong branding with particular standards to go by for literally every piece of creative which I can really appreciate in doing production work for them. Bagels and fruits on Fridays.

    Cons

    The environment can be too quiet and didn't seem to be much opportunity to move upwards from what a few others shared with me. People who had been there a year or more seem to have lost their spirit, if they started with any, as the work can be very repetitive as with the interactions you may eventually have with people there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more regular team lunches/activities showing appreciation of employees and get away more from your desk to just have a quick minute of non-work chat with employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Marketing dept

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    love the job, not the finance company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    KB Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  8.  

    Potential to be great, but a little disorganized.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Sales Counselor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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