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KB Home Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great earning potential, great training (in 11 reviews)

  • Great training program, most of the management team is understanding and helpful (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and weekends required (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. "If you want to work in homebuilding, make it KB Home."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admin. Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Admin. Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KB Home is at the forefront of the home building industry- if you are going to work in this industry, make it with KB. Great "Green" initiative, large corporation but intimate environment, executives treat the little people as one of them.

    Cons

    Business is slow these days, but that's probably temporary. Few windows and harsh lighting in some areas of the building.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints here whatsoever. Thank you for treating us like humans.


  2. "Enlightening"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Their business model is one of the very best, and this leads to clear communication, top-to-bottom.

    Cons

    Pay is good, people are good to you.

    Advice to Management

    I would do it again in a heart beat.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great company ..my dream job of my sales career"

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    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

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

    Pros

    Love helping others discover their ability to purchase a new home- great company that supports & embraces it values of integrity everyday throughout every department. I feel like I am part of a wonderful sales team! Great earnings potential!

    Cons

    Monthly draw that is paid back before any commissions earned every month.It takes up to a year to build backlog before any commissions earned.Sales cycle to receive compensation is too long; must be able to establish a long relationship and deal with many issues that arise during build. Some issues are out of your hands, but until buyer closes on his home, there isn't any commission.

    Advice to Management

    Create a format where payment can be received sooner during the month to help with overall employee morale..other than that.. great management!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "very rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there is room and encouragement for personal growth

    Cons

    must be willing to work in a very fast pace, demanding environment all days of the week

    Advice to Management

    listen to the field personnel


  5. "Great atmosphere! Great upward mobility"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DUP in Vero Beach, FL
    Former Employee - DUP in Vero Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    KB Home prides itself on its brand and general employee morale. I enjoyed my time at KB and would likely still be there if construction hadn't come to a grinding halt.

    Cons

    Management above the local division level did not care to understand the specific local issues confronting our division. They assumed that due to their company's size they could dictate timelines to local municipalities. It created a slight cognitive dissonance for the rank and file employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great atmosphere, but listen to the local division mangement.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales counselor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love KB. The management, the culture, the opportunities. I've only been with them for 6 months, but so far, I'm very pleased.

    Cons

    So far, there aren't many


  7. Helpful (3)

    "New Home Sales Counselor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Potential to make six figures. No micromanagement. Your skills determine your income.

    Cons

    Other sales counselors that complain and make excuses for there lack of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of negative Nelly's and complainers.

  8. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment. Managers take time to help you achieve goals.

    Cons

    not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Design Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Studio Consultant Studio Sales Consultant in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Studio Consultant Studio Sales Consultant in Oceanside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working with KBHome. The pros of this job were simple it was a great work environment,
    The training on all options and processes are very well defined and the "team Spirit" is great. Everyone worked together to help each other out. Meeting with new home buyers is great, you make a difference in the clients life and share in the enjoyment of experience.

    Cons

    I don't have many cons to the job. The construction schedule was tight so you could not spend a lot of time on any particular area that could be an obstacle but with the right training and a genuine concern for the home buyer it can be overcome.

    Advice to Management

    The one bit of advice I would give is to be more open about expectations and what is expected. Also to have a friendly disposition. all of the upper managers I encountered were very friendly and helpful. As I said its a great company. I loved working for KBHome and would return to them in a heartbeat.


  10. "GL Accountant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KB Home full-time

    Pros

    Consistently busy and not just at the busy time of the month. There were great processes in place and changes were thought out and not just made for the sake of change.

    Cons

    Needed to be a CPA to move up much higher and it took 5 full years to be fully vested.

    Advice to Management

    They had some great managers and some not so great managers, but that is going to be the case with any company of it's size.


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