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KB Home Reviews

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KB Home President, CEO, and Director Jeff Mezger
Jeff Mezger
45 Ratings
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    Good, decent company. Good, decent working conditions.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KB Home full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are fair and decent. it's a great opportunity. They try hard to do better and improve on processes. So long as you work hard it's pretty laid back.

    Cons

    Some objectives are counterproductive. At time there are conflicting messages. Within construction, they attempt to leverage a hypermasculine, protestant work ethic mantra to get people to stay all hours and work weekends, effectively turning the labor movement on its head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recognize the hard work of the staff. You've got some people who work hard and produce but are not recognized, and some who are allowed to skate by.

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KB Home Interviews

Updated Jan 23, 2015
Updated Jan 23, 2015

Interview Experience

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    New Home Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KB Home.

    Interview Details

    First a one on one conversation with an excellent recruiter was held. She said they Vet all of the applicants and only the very best get past her. Then she called to set up the next interview. Upon arrival for that interview I found there were several potential new hires were bought in at the same time, without being told it was a group interview. There were more "qualified" candidates than places to sit. After a group interview and test, each candidate was called in for a round table interview with the sales director and two sales managers. Then finally an interview with the Area VP.

    Interview Questions
    • His first words to me before I said anything at all were "When a sales person tells me it sells itself I know they don't know what they're talking about, so tell me really, how do you plan to sell my houses?"   Answer Question
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World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008

Additional Info

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Website www.kbhome.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1957
Type Company - Public (KBH)
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

For a dwelling done your way, you might turn to KB Home. KB builds houses mainly for first-time, trade-up, and active adult buyers primarily in the West, Southwest, and along the East Coast. The company markets houses under its Built to Order brand, which allows buyers to customize their homes by choosing a floor plan as well as exterior and interior features. The average selling price of a KB home is around $214,500. KB offers attached and detached single-family homes, in addition to townhomes and condos. It offers financing, mortgage assistance, title, and insurance... More

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