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KB Home Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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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. "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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bonus program, Great co workers

    Cons

    Way to fast paced, too focused on the bottom line and dollars rather than the customer

    Advice to Management

    Do not over load your employees with un realistic expectations


  2. "Performance Based, most of the time"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular introduction of innovative home building products and processes. Formal training processes in place for people that are new to the industry and seasoned professionals to keep their skills sharp. Sincere focus on customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Some key regional and corporate leaders are not easy to work with and act unprofessionally. High quality people are not retained because of this. Conversely, people have been promoted for being politically adept, even though absent of key skills (ex. basic algebra) or collegiate degrees.

    Advice to Management

    Punishing or talking down to people on conference calls is not motivational. The company has taught me that people leave managers, not companies; that same lesson can be applied to fix the reasons why there is more turn over in President and key management roles in certain areas of the company than others.

  3. "New home sales consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back, nice coworkers, they do breakfast in the morning meetings sometimes.

    Cons

    It takes about 14 months for you to start seeing money, they don't like when you don't agree with the managers on something, the quality of the home it okay but not great.

    Advice to Management

    You guys should give better consumer service to the new home owners.


  4. "Production Builders can be Challenging"

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    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Denver, CO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the Smiles associated with Selling a new Home to prospective Buyers

    Cons

    Home Builder Warranty work was difficult to manage with new Homeowners


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - New Home Sales Associate in Georgetown, TX
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Associate in Georgetown, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comfortable and stress free work environment. Enjoyed working and helping the customers find their perfect home. Easy to sell if you are a people person.

    Cons

    It takes a while to get commissions coming in. You have to work every other Saturday and Sunday. Also, work daily until 7 PM which doesn't leave a lot of family time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "great experience until the market crashed"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    money when market is good, good benefits, good training, well priced products and exceptional cutomer service, good at placing communitiea in up and coming areas

    Cons

    if the market slows the draw is not a living wage, you may end up in a slow community even if you have been a top sellar


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very corporate... ok work environment"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Forward Planner"

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    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


  10. "Sales at KB home Vegas"

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

    Pros

    As a sales agent at KB home you do learn about the new homes sales industry from the KB home way of doing business. Youlearn some ideas on how to network and expand your business. Benefits are ok, with medical and a 401K.

    Cons

    You income is dictated by your sales manager. You have a small handful of other employee that have master the game of always getting the prime community locations, or the new communities. Working hard and going the extra mile for the company is never recognized. Seniority is key to get into the better selling communities. Regardless of your sales performance. To have seniority you need to be have at least 10 years. So matter how hard you work or sell you need to wait.

    Advice to Management

    Stop dictating people's income. Give others the opportunity to shine and proves themselves. Just because you work in the sales position for 10,15 years or even live the same community your selling in. KB should give everyone a fair chance to earn an income. Rotate the sales people. You have the same 3 people in the same key communities. Like in Inspirada.


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