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KB Home Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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KB Home President, CEO, and Director Jeff Mezger
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  • Long hours and weekends required (in 16 reviews)

  • The work life balance needs work (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "KB is a good company if you have a good sales director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KB Home full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong corporate culture, good marketing support, quality product to sell

    Cons

    Management was in a clique with a few people and anyone outside the clique really struggled to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat each person as equally valued and important to the overall success of the company.


  2. "Real Estate Licensee / New Home Counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Home Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - New Home Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KB Home full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experiences and learned so much thus far. Stability, and training through work experience. Insider look at how new home sales operates, and business/prospect presentations developed through structured selling, and personally developed educational training for real estate firms, construction, product, timelines, process. Great 401k match and allows counselors to cater presentations to establish relationships with other Real Estate Professionals, brokerages, etc.

    Cons

    Every experience has assisted in my growth as an individual. I never talk badly about my current or past employers. KB Home has an amazing brand and company. Like anywhere you must pay your dues through time to become part of the business and build strong relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent. Community rotation and exams taken to permit community rotation.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Cs rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cs Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Cs Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and team to work with

    Cons

    You live at work, long hours


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    "Home Finding Specialist, Internet Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at KB Home full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning the New Home Builder Industry

    Cons

    Upper Management does not know how to take care of employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Very corporate... ok work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KB Home (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, room to grow if you start there early in your career, and decent perks

    Cons

    Management is not very wise a lot of times and jobs rely heavily on volatile real estate markets. Super corporate structure and good ol boys club feel

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and maybe try to learn about what they do and how they do it so that you can help them do their job more easily. Focus on retaining employees more.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked that they were wiling to train you and help you succeed in your career. Even with no prior home building experience, I was promoted 3 times in 4 years.

    Cons

    Not sure if this is really a con, but given the nature of the industry, 50-60 hour weeks were the norm. Had to put in long hours to get everything done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work!


  8. "Sales counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Pearland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KB Home full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great earning potential, great training

    Cons

    Aggressive management which sometimes have more realistic goals

    Advice to Management

    Add a base salary instead of a draw


  9. "sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many different communities to work at. Lots of training available.

    Cons

    You have to share sales with several different sales people per model home. 3 to 5 at times.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people more equal and don't talk so condescending to your employees


  10. "great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    great training and great benefits

    Cons

    long hours and work holidays

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people talking to your buyers


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Forward Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    Large Company, Ability to network

    Cons

    Management, work life balance, pay



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