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"Get an education, then get out!"

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Former Employee - Director of Purchasing in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Director of Purchasing in Pleasanton, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

KB's systems and training processes are some of the best in the industry. I think everyone in home building should spend some time there. They do a good job of training and you will get food experience, just don't expect to be rewarded for your hard work, particularly in the current economy.

Cons

Base pay is extremely low compared to other companies in similar industry, however they will tell you you will make in up in bonus. Don't count on it, especially now. Senior managers make a great deal of money, $500k and up primarily in bonus money. Also, never expect fairness or ethics in your treatment. I was in then I was out, so I saw both sides...

Advice to Management

Revamp your senior management thought process to be less greedy and reward those who do the work, not the senior managers who take credit.

Other Employee Reviews for KB Home

  1. Helpful (2)

    "KB Home, a great place for liars to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training program, 401k, uniforms.

    Cons

    The compensation not equal to responsibility. Sales reps are responsible for generating almost all of their own traffic, getting all needed documents for home loan counselor, calling buyers to check on loan status, scheduling all appointments from contract to close. The only holidays the sales offices are closed is Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and New years day. Management only communicates to ask how many sales you have for the week and if you don't have any, they don't care enough to ask why. They somehow overlook the dishonest sales reps, because as long as they are making sales, KB doesn't care WHAT the sales rep lied to the buyer about, as it is clearly stated in the contract that they can not be held liable for anything that the sales rep said. The employees talk trash about each other, sales managers talk trash about sales reps in front of other sales reps(from different properties).

    Advice to Management

    None, they know the company has a high turn over, and they know why.....they just don't care, as long as they are getting a paycheck.


  2. "Pretty good all things considered."

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    Former Employee - Field Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent base salary, decent bonuses, potential to make good money, and not worked to death.

    Cons

    Not a lot of career advancement opportunities, uphill battle with poor reputation in the past, high pressure and quick build times.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for longer build times, and provide up to date technology for employees.


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