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"Good company overall, but do your research before you take a job there."

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Former Employee - Superintendent in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Superintendent in Raleigh, NC
Approves of CEO

Pros

KB Home as a company is one of the best builders in the business as far as it's organization is concerned on a corporate level. Education is very important and is pushed by management.

Cons

The Raleigh division unfortunately was vary disorganized at the local level. We built a lot of houses and did some good work but management and leadership was very much lacking. The right face was usually put out in front publicly, but it wasn't backed up internally.

Advice to Management

Not much since most have been fired or layed off!!

Other Employee Reviews for KB Home

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. "If you are going to work for this company, beware of your supervisors."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warranty Representative
    Current Employee - Warranty Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were about the only good thing about this company. If they followed through with all the promises they make, there would be a lot to say here. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

    Cons

    dishonest policies and management, unrealistic expectations, lack of support when needed....i could go on for days

    Advice to Management

    maybe McDonalds would be a better place for you


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