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If you want to work in homebuilding, make it KB Home.

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Former Employee - Admin. Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Admin. Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at KB Home

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

KB Home is at the forefront of the home building industry- if you are going to work in this industry, make it with KB. Great "Green" initiative, large corporation but intimate environment, executives treat the little people as one of them.

Cons

Business is slow these days, but that's probably temporary. Few windows and harsh lighting in some areas of the building.

Advice to Management

No complaints here whatsoever. Thank you for treating us like humans.

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  1. KB Home Atlanta it's too late for you but all Southeast regions beware! Especially SC and NC divisions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at KB Home

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Managers were personal and dedicated to their department. Learning new abilities.

    Cons

    Executive Vice President after the release of the president was not an independent thinker, slow to make decisions, showed no care for employee delight and expected unreasonable timelines instead of working with his managers to support his division.

    Advice to Management

    KB Home Atlanta closed, but they moved the EVP to Charleston. To the EVP I would say, dedicate your time to that division and work your tail off to keep them in business and show your managers why they are worth keeping instead of letting those managers decide the fate. Change your handle from Closing King (aka the one who comes to close a division) to Saving King. As for the CEO Jeff Mezger, I really like your approach to going back to smaller homes for the 1st time buyer, what the company was built on, but upper management use the business model only when it fits their needs. Hopefully you are not doing the same.

  2. Beware before saying yes...ask questions and get answers before you're in.

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Lancaster, CA

    I worked at KB Home

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some very small rewards but the cons outweigh the pros

    Cons

    Lots, forget about your family life, KB will be your life. Favoritism, lack of respect for its sales force. Promotes an unhealthy working environment amongst sales partners.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your sales people, take them seriously, show respect, consideration and true appreciation. Cut the favoritism and the back stabbing, be honest with them and adequate compensation for hard work and show loyalty to your people.

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