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not happy

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at KB Home

Pros

benefits are really good thats about it

Cons

no room for growth at all

Advice to ManagementAdvice

why bother they don't listen.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KB Home

    Pros

    Great pay. Lots of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Long hours. Disorganized at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize procedures more. Far too many meetings. There is a huge disconnect between purchasing and the studios. National contracts need to be better negotiated.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    KB's Executives Keep Their Heads in the Sand

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KB Home

    Pros

    Compensation. That's it. Period. I worked with the best team there and loved my job, but it was because of them, not because of KB Home.

    Cons

    Favoritism is rampant; bias is obvious and supported. The treatment of the good-ol-boys vs. newcomers or people who don't subscribe to the mold is inequitable. Senior Executives are allowed to hire people exclusively from places they used to work and are not held accountable for poor performance by those people. Senior Executives don't know what is going on in the corporate functions; I worked there for over 10 years and the CEO never once graced our organization with his presence. The executive team does not know how to utilize technology, even though it is part of their vision statement. They retain project managers who are not needed because they are part of the management network. Countless dollars are wasted on administrative overhead and paperwork. They pretend to promote a sustainability program; it is not respected by the Divisions and is a joke at Corporate. When employees are downsized, the work goes to the remaining employees with no change in title or compensation. They profess to be concerned about expenditures; I do not understand why they still have two regional accounting centers to support 1/3 of the Divisions they previously had. That means they pay two presidents, two directors, costs for two buildings and equipment. Executives do not embrace the KBnxt guidelines, nor do they enforce performance metrics they put in place to measure the metrics. The executives still reside in the expensive Westwood building, yet the organization paid for deserted office space because they could not manage their leases correctly. They have not changed their top-level operational structure; there are still several layers of management that could be eliminated. Reporting is disparate across all of the Divisions, which makes it nearly impossible to hold employees accountable for forecasts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more, listen to and leverage the ideas of all the teams you have in place. Do not put unenforceable metrics into place; its demotivating to see guidelines in writing that conflict with the way your organization is actually run. H.R. should have a better understanding of the type of people being hired, being let go, and being retained. Technology should be looked at as an asset, not an operational cost. You should know where your money is being spent. Eliminate one of the regional accounting centers and truly mandate standardization instead of just talking about it. Talk to your trade partners more to see what other organizations are doing to survive this downturn. Stop being so arrogant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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