KB Home Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
67 Reviews

2.9
67 Reviews
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KB Home President, CEO, and Director Jeff Mezger
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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.  

    Disorganized

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    Former Employee - Builder  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Builder in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at KB Home full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, good training program and team building.

    Cons

    The company tried very hard to portray a "shiny" image when things were in chaos in the office. Of course this was during the building boom of a few years ago and things may be totally different today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Potential to be great, but a little disorganized.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Family-oriented, relaxed environment---however there is alot of work to do, never boring.

    Cons

    Poor management---and more work than there is people...Jack of all trades, master of NONE is the motto.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees and promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Most difficult working experience in my career.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at KB Home full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When I worked there, salaries were above market.

    Cons

    Deceitful and deceptive management and culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're only as good as your word. Learn it. Live it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Field Customer Service Representative  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Field Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL

    I worked at KB Home full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work! Management always had an open door policy.

    Cons

    Pay for Customer Service role wasn't much to be desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at KB Home full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good pay out per home.

    Cons

    Takes waaaaaaayyyy too long to prosper... Slow built homes... Draw pay back id rough. It will take a year of minimum wage to start seeing any real $....Meetings, Conference Calls all about NOTHING HELPFUL. Nobody is Real!.... Corporate BS constantly while real issues pile up!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Realistic to your employees... Be helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent entry into the residential home building business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at KB Home full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great employee atmosphere, team building efforts, success celebrated frequently, good bonuses for salary employees

    Cons

    Redundant meetings, political environment, too many managers overseeing limited operations, high turnover rate for both managers and entry level positions, regional transfers executed instead of divisional transfers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less meetings about "nothing" - allow more drive to complete tasks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people doing dumb things

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    Current Employee - Land  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Land in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Big company, lots of good ideas

    Cons

    Stubbornly refuses to listen to anyone who works outside of Los Angeles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person 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 for 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
  11.  

    Most unorganized company ever!

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    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at KB Home full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gave draw against commission so you had some money.person.

    Cons

    They continuously moved you around so that you couldn't collect your commission because you had to turn your sales over to the next sales person. Management jumped shipped as fast as they could so you didn't know who was your supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get experienced people who want to do good for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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