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KB Home Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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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)

  • "The work life balance needs work" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Forward Planner"

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    Current Employee - Forward Planner in Wildomar, CA
    Current Employee - Forward Planner in Wildomar, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, supportive environment and lots of learning potential

    Cons

    Distance and drive from LA


  2. "Good for a while- tough for long term"

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    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is high energy and if you're careful, you can get along with most everyone. Coworkers are nice and office is a friendly, not hostile environment. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. Good luck making it, it takes a while to make money, so only join if you can survive poverty for a year. There is a lot of backstabbing, things swept under the rug by management, and bad behavior that is rewarded for some reason. Management will bother you on your days off, so don't think you'll actually be able to rest. Hard, hard work. Horrible work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Quit bothering people on their days off.

  3. "Good Place to Learn"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    A good place to learn the business.

    Cons

    The base salary is a draw. Which means it all needs to be paid back before you earn any commission above the base pay. Because the company's model is build-to-order, it will likely take you at least one year before you're able to pay back the draw and make some extra money. You will be required to attend multiple meetings in various parts of the city, while not being compensated. As with the case with me, just as you're getting out of the draw, you may be transferred to another community, quite a distance away, where you'll need to start all over with new prospects and build times. Some have suggested this is done, to encourage you to quit and the company keep your commissions, but I don't know if that's true.

    Advice to Management

    I'm assuming they've done the calculations to determine the cost of high turnover, training of new sales consultants and lost sales due to new sales staff, so I have no advice for them.


  4. "Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has potential to be great. Some good people are employed unfortunately they are treated poorly. So they leave.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership! Extremely unprofessional hostile work environment due to several of the members of upper management. You will not be rewarded for performance. If you are a threat to certain management due to your knowledge and skill, instead of promoting they will try to force you out.

    Advice to Management

    Resign.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Zero Training. Revolving door for employees."

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    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and I agree with other people who reviewed this company, management were nice people but NO training. Benefits were very decent. Quarterly days off for offsite meetings and usually very fun.!! (bowling, golfing)

    Cons

    NO TRAINING. Many sales people sold homes to customer only to have to go back and tell the customer the home they choose does not fit on the lot they bought and THE CUSTOMER would have to pay more for the correct lot. The companies computer would allow salespeople to add options they AFTER the customer paid a deposit they were told the options are not available but they still have to buy the home or lose their deposit. When people complain about the training management tell them to stop complaining and "Just sell houses"

    Advice to Management

    Provide adequate training. Listen to employees complaints, sometimes they are legitimate and maybe there will not be so much turn-over. That being said, management are nice to work for, decent personalities.


  6. "VP Land"

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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

    Good people and good pay

    Cons

    Crazy management style and revolving door for employees


  7. "Customer Service Representative"

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

    I worked at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    Great pay! Work independently.

    Cons

    Company is numbers driven.

  8. "Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    KB Home offers good benefits

    Cons

    It can be difficult to move up.


  9. "sale agents"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work hard play hard make money

    Cons

    management sucks, no team players

    Advice to Management

    Get a new manager


  10. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    Stability and job security, they try to give back to employees

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth