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KB Home Reviews

Updated May 22, 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"

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    • 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. "Sales counselor"

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    • 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

  3. "sales"

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    • 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


  4. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great training and good growth opportunity. Good benefits.

    Cons

    It took a lot longer to build a house than we told our buyers, so dealing with upset homeowners and waiting a long time to be paid commissions.


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Budget Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Budget Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, people, lots of support

    Cons

    None , workplace was great

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (2)

    "KB-Great Company- LONG HOURS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training program, most of the management team is understanding and helpful. Great company benefits...Health care was top notch! You have the opportunity to make a ton of money.

    Cons

    You really never have a day off. You are glued to your phone dealing with issues that arise on your days off and on vacation. Absolutely no work/familylife balance. Plan on working every holiday except Christmas and Thanksgiving. Long hours! Most offices are 2-3 man shops so you are constantly having to fight for leads.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees when it comes to quality of life and more time with their loved ones. Just closing on holidays such as Easter and 4th of July would show you care about how hard your employees work. Most other builders have a better work/family balance. KB was by far the worst.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "a great stepping stone for ambitious individuals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, resume cache, fortune 500 company, great employees. The people try and they work hard. Good corporate culture. Great HR department.

    Cons

    The work life balance needs work. Many in management are uneducated and have not caught up to the forward thinking of the company culture. limited opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Take a deep breath.

  8. "Sales representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent training program great place to work with excellent bosses

    Cons

    They need to work on the land positioning


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, personable & team-oriented

    Cons

    A bit chaotic due to the large scale issues that predominate

    Advice to Management

    More regular structured meeting and process


  10. "Mostly a good experience. Good managers. Good sales staff."

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    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are good. The staff in the Orlando area was great. Great managers!

    Cons

    The schedule is very demanding. One of the lower paying companies based upon draw against future commissions. The pay outs per sale closed are average at 4K per deal. Also learned the company does not pay each sales counselor equally and does not apply draw equally. Also, not a good fit for everyone. Still would recommend to some.

    Advice to Management

    Don't invest in bad land acquisitions, and don't bury sales counselors in draw due to that bad company decision. That's not a good practice and it severs a sales counselor's ability of future gains. Not very motivating.


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