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KB Home Reviews

Updated June 20, 2018
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KB Home President, CEO, and Director Jeff Mezger
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Pros
  • "Enjoyed the weekly sales meetings - great training program - very well organized" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Good training program, will hire with no experience, potential to make a lot of money, managers are nice" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, little direction on company expectation" (in 18 reviews)

  • "High turnover for sales, lots of conference calls, high pressure to perform" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a product and people you can stand by. The training has a lifelong impact. Very lucky to have found this company.

    Cons

    Long hours and the legacy systems in place

    Advice to Management

    More cow bell.


  2. "Land Acquisition Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits with opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    There are certain VP level managers who are not representative of the KB culture.

  3. "Sales Conuslor"

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    Former Employee - Selling New Construction Homes in Saint Cloud, FL
    Former Employee - Selling New Construction Homes in Saint Cloud, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KB Home full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    health insurance
    100,000 potential income

    Cons

    you can not set your own schedule

    Advice to Management

    give your employees a weekend of once a month


  4. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at KB Home (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace, lots of good people

    Cons

    there are really no cons to be named


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    Some autonomy with on-site sales.

    Cons

    Working weekends was difficult to do.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Rocklin, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KB Home (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good management, and staff.

    Cons

    Planning future projects was slow.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    A lot to learn, new challenges, never the same stuff

    Cons

    Hours can get long some days

  8. "Sales Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    Help lots of first time buyers get into homes. Pay can be really good.

    Cons

    Waiting to get paid as most sales are build jobs. Too many sales reps in the community.

    Advice to Management

    Company offers a good product for the price. Build more specs and less sales reps in the community. Pay plan where reps get some of the commission upfront would be better.


  9. "assistant superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    A lot of supers start with KB and move on to better companies

    Cons

    Cut-throat company when it comes to subs or employees. Driven by quarterly profits for shareholders and only the "climb at any cost" type of people survive and move up. Also push for homes to be done as fast as possible and to hell with quality.

    Advice to Management

    They already know and don't care.


  10. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Studio Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Studio Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KB Home full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The job field is good for those with design experience. I had prior knowledge to home products that I was able to communicate to clients.

    Cons

    Managers, you have to walk on eggshells with the director and manager. It is all about politics in the studio.

    Advice to Management

    Work on treating your employees well.


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