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KB Home Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
71 Reviews
3.0
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.  

    Great atmosphere! Great upward mobility

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    Former Employee - DUP in Vero Beach, FL
    Former Employee - DUP in Vero Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    KB Home prides itself on its brand and general employee morale. I enjoyed my time at KB and would likely still be there if construction hadn't come to a grinding halt.

    Cons

    Management above the local division level did not care to understand the specific local issues confronting our division. They assumed that due to their company's size they could dictate timelines to local municipalities. It created a slight cognitive dissonance for the rank and file employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the great atmosphere, but listen to the local division mangement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    very rewarding

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    there is room and encouragement for personal growth

    Cons

    must be willing to work in a very fast pace, demanding environment all days of the week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the field personnel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company ..my dream job of my sales career

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    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at KB Home full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love helping others discover their ability to purchase a new home- great company that supports & embraces it values of integrity everyday throughout every department. I feel like I am part of a wonderful sales team! Great earnings potential!

    Cons

    Monthly draw that is paid back before any commissions earned every month.It takes up to a year to build backlog before any commissions earned.Sales cycle to receive compensation is too long; must be able to establish a long relationship and deal with many issues that arise during build. Some issues are out of your hands, but until buyer closes on his home, there isn't any commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a format where payment can be received sooner during the month to help with overall employee morale..other than that.. great management!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enlightening

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at KB Home

    Pros

    Their business model is one of the very best, and this leads to clear communication, top-to-bottom.

    Cons

    Pay is good, people are good to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would do it again in a heart beat.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Strides in the right direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KB Home

    Pros

    Great training program
    Strong stable company
    Great management
    The market is not fantastic right now but KB has made strides in the right direction with branding and marketing to stay ahead of the game. It is hard work but a great place ot work. You have to be passionate about this business to survive with any builder in today's economy.

    Cons

    Hours can be long but it take shard work to be successful in any business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep leading the way

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    Solid company with good people

    Cons

    Not great prospects for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with employees to develop tangible targets for building upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for an established home builder. They moral was high despite the times. I was laid off within a year, but the year that I worked at the corporate office, I truly enjoyed.

    Cons

    Pay was not very good. No perks or bonuses for administrative staff.

  10.  

    Great Builder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    This job provides a good opportunity to make great money

    Cons

    I am not a fan of working every weekend and holiday

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company. High expectations. Not for wimps.

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    Current Employee - New Home Sales Associate
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Associate

    I have been working at KB Home full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clear expectationswith a culture of accountability.

    Cons

    There are no excuses accepted if you don't achieve your numbers.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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