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KB Home Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. "sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. "Construction Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Construction Manager in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Area Construction Manager in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Very family friendly

    Cons

    Major disconnect from the office to the people working in and running field opperations.

    Advice to Management

    Take off your suit, get out of your comfy chair, make a different persona, go out into thw field as a "new hire" and see just how hard the trade base makes the construction of new homes. Try and actually try and relate to the field opperations without your name everyone knows and your "title"


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Professional yet deceitful."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Studio in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Design Studio in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Beautiful work environment. New studio. Company training modules. Nice base.

    Cons

    During interview working conditions were not disclosed. Very stressful environment due to passive agressive and petty asst mgr. Unfair scheduling tactics and bonus system EGREGIOUSLY unfair to consultants. Loyalty and contributions mean nothing when your experince is diminshed in favor of younger, inexperienced employees and studio admin is coddled and collusion is mandated --and rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Walk a mile in the studio shoes. Long hours. Instructed no overtime but reprimanded when you leave your buyers to move on to next buyers appointment. Bonus is meager and insulting when it is demerited due to another division or individuals failings.


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  5. "Work you like a rented mule"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, coworkers are all very good and are what keeps you employed with this company. You will not work with a better support staff and field staff

    Cons

    They get more than their money's worth. Working people right out the door. I've seen supers suffer from mild strokes due to stress and quality lacks due their unreasonably fast build schedule.
    Management is purposely oblivious to the moral of the field staff and choose not to make significant changes which will lead to loosing their most seasoned field staff eventually

    Advice to Management

    take care of your staff and set reasonable goals


  6. "Sales"

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


  7. Helpful (5)

    "If you enjoy dysfunction and favoritism, work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KB Home (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits and made a few great references and friends.

    Cons

    This is the most dysfunctional work environment I've ever been in. If you are a brown noser and worked at Pulte you will do great here since that seems to be the common theme among those that are promoted and treated well. Otherwise, the ceiling is very low and the trust and respect for the employees is little. You are a little fish in a big pond and that is most definitely the way it feels. Unfortunately, management is so busy playing favorites that they don't actually see who is a talented asset and who is just blowing smoke.

    Advice to Management

    Charm<Talent


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great Place to start, not to stay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales/Online Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales/Online Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at KB Home (More than a year)

    Pros

    Training program is fantastic, they are serious about having capable, well prepared, and trained sales people on the floor before unleashing them to customers.

    Cons

    Managers could be very rude and inconsiderate. Your life and ability to thrive depends on whether the managers and VP like you or not. Otherwise they can make your life difficult by tasking you to do meaningless duties, have you run from community to community, not approve sales, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of good people


  9. "sales counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great company to start in new home build industry.

    Cons

    partnership with disorganized mortgage and title company

    Advice to Management

    lose current mortgage and title company


  10. "Superintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Superintendent in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Project Superintendent in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people and company to work for.

    Cons

    Homeowners are usually great but sometimes are hard to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Bonus opportunities based on achievement not homeowner review.


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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



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