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"Great opportunity to hone marketing skills during a successful real estate cycle."

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Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Tampa, FL
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Pros

KB Home was my most exciting and hands-on marketing opportunity. There is plenty to keep you busy and lots of fun events to host and plan. You are given opportunity to manage a territory of new home model communities. You have the chance to create the events to market these communities to the general public and to real estate agents. You are involved with all aspects of the promotion and sales of new home. You are responsible for giving in-house real estate agents the tools necessary for making a sale. As marketing representative you maintain collateral, update websites and promote the communities through direct mail, billboard, tv, internet, magazine and newspaper advertising. There are also fun, young professionals within the organization.

Cons

There are not many promotions available at the local level unless a division sees growth. Unfortunately I was on board during the downturn of the real estate market in Florida. The sales success is only as good as the sales representatives hired and trained in the various divisions. Depending upon the real estate industry in the city/state you work you will see either really well-paid realtors working hard or really poorly paid realtors working hard. KB has a very strong brand and often times there is not a lot of room for doing creative campaigns outside of the typical KB program. You often have to fight to implement new ideas.

Advice to Management

More information and honesty in the stability of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for KB Home

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Greatly enjoyed my time there but not a good place for now."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are few jobs where you can enjoy as much freedom and make the same money that do not involve any sales. I found this job right after college. It was easy to get and very easy to do. My main duties consisted of maintaining relationships with people who bought houses and repairing them if the had any issues. The great part was that I worked completely in the field, I was only in an office about once per week and hardly ever had to answer to my boss.

    Cons

    Right now the housing industry is not a good place to be.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Good company. Great place to start a career."

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    Former Employee - IT in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - IT in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company that is ahead of its competition. Great internship opportunities with a welcoming environment. KB Home takes good care of its employees. Company is in good position to ride out this rough economic situation. Is not in any eminent danger of closing operations.

    KB Home pays interns well and offers mileage reimbursement for company business.

    Cons

    Homebuilder industry is in a major slump. Office environment has a certain level of fear. People are afraid of losing their job. Industry will not be ready for growth for over a year. Company is downsizing and coming off a hangover from the early 2000's real estate 'glory days'

    Advice to Management

    Stick in there

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