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Updated November 29, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have always taken care of their employees and pay competitively.

    Cons

    There might be more money and/or advancement opportunities at other larger companies.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -flexible
    -After an entire summer experience I couldn't really say much about this section, honestly.

    Cons

    -unprofessional
    -disrespectful
    -degraded intelligence of industry and uninterested to teach

    Advice to Management

    Pay a closer attention to their employees, sets a terrible example of company morals.

  3. "If you like to fly by the seat of your pants..."

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    Former Employee - Janitor/Housekeeper in Port Huron, MI
    Former Employee - Janitor/Housekeeper in Port Huron, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, reasonable pay for entry level position

    Cons

    Unorganized supervisor/management, additional expectations/projects piled on last minute, very little in store support - you are left to figure things out on your own A LOT!

    Advice to Management

    Offe more training or support to supervisors/managers, so they can in turn offer it to staff. A checklist with text messages and surprise visits to add on tasks is inadequate job support.


  4. "Project Manager"

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

    Pros

    There will be all kinds of ways that you and your staff could spend your time, many of them quite worthy. But some will have more of an impact than others, and those are the ones you need to focus on—which means saying no to the others. Ineffective managers frequently say yes to anything that sounds like a good idea.

    Cons

    Your staff members need to know not only what you expect them to do, but how you expect them to approach their work. If you consider it unacceptable to take more than two days to return a client’s call, make sure your staff knows that. If you want your assistant to view her role partly as making it easier for you to do your job, tell her that explicitly.

    Advice to Management

    It sounds obvious, but too many managers simply tread water or get pulled in too many directions instead of figuring out what the most important things for them to achieve are and focusing there. Try this exercise: Pretend it’s a year from now. Looking back on the previous 12 months, what would you need to have accomplished for it to have been a successful year? After you’ve figured that out, make those things your concrete goals for the coming months. Write them out, form plans to achieve them, and then be disciplined about sticking to them.


  5. "AP"

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

    I worked at KBS (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, lots of perks, flex time , half day Friday's

    Cons

    Nothing significant here to mention for cons. Really Great company overall. Better than most construction companies in the Richmond area!

    Advice to Management

    Usually stay with job you have


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to see some neat buildings, the pay isn't bad but that is about it.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to be more out for themselves than the whole of the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It was a paycheck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The was plenty of down time once work was finished.

    Cons

    No opportunity for a raise or for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Be good to loyal employees. Reward them for their hardwork.

  8. "kbs is a bad company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KBS full-time

    Pros

    its a job nothing more and it pay the bills and a little bit of food on the table. just a job

    Cons

    kbs is a con you work 6 days a week don't know when you get a day off. poor management they hire anyone possibly without a back ground check or a proper interview poor job in all i don't refer to nobody

    Advice to Management

    find diffrent management. stop trying to control your employees. good employers treat their employees well. not like slaves.


  9. "A brand new start-up company providing a positive work environment and strong income potential."

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team mentality from the executive level to sales & administration. An Independent company which is open to creative ideas and solutions and in many cases, executed into the sales strategy.

    Cons

    The growth potential is fairly limited.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a superior job with the support they provide, as well as open communication. A suggestion would be to bring on additional products to expand the growth of the company and income potential.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunity to grow and local."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is well established in the Central VA Market with many client relationships.

    Cons

    Some projects required travel and required time away from family with young children.

    Advice to Management

    All PM's to work in multiple areas of potential projects with different owners of the company.


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