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Good opportunity to get into real estate...

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Current Employee - New Home Sales Counselor in Houston, TX
Current Employee - New Home Sales Counselor in Houston, TX

I have been working at KB Home

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

Pros

-Great potential income
-You get a draw check when you have no closings (caps at 10K)
-usualy laid back place to work

Cons

You dont get paid any commision up front, so you can starve until closing.

You will not recieve the hot communities to sell in unless your close with the district manager

You will be treated like a child ( it is not uncommon for your DM to call your appointments to make sure your not making them up, then your buyer comes in wondering why your boss was checking on you)

You will be required to attend "Call A Thons" where you drive to corporate with all of your reg cards so they can listen and make sure your actually calling your buyers.

VERY POLITICAL ENVIROMENT

Get used to being the badguy as you watch shady practices be used on buyers (EX: two of your buyers family members get killed in a natural disaster overseas and even though construction has not begun on his home you are told to not give him back his earnest money.)

Advice to Management

Quit and let more inteligent people fill your roles.

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  1. Managing through crisis

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    Current Employee - Forward Planner
    Current Employee - Forward Planner

    I have been working at KB Home

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People care
    Decent compensation
    Professional management - compared to the family-run hacks elsewhere

    Cons

    Tough decisions are put off
    Terrible industry right now
    Management shows very little trust of employees
    When's the market coming back?

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course! You've got a plan to make money again, and the worse thing would be to deviate from it at this point.


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    KB

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

    I have been working at KB Home

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    KB pays well, but they will wring every ounce of life out of you.

    Cons

    Few people get promoted from within, rather the company routinely seeks new personnel from outside the organization

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people more fairly. Learn to develop your people and promote from within. KB has good people who deserve the opportunity.


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