KB Home
3.0 of 5 63 reviews
www.kbhome.com Los Angeles, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

KB Home Reviews

Updated Mar 01, 2014
KB Home – Los Angeles – “Street view of the KB Home headquarter office…”

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3.0 63 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

KB Home President, CEO, and Director Jeff Mezger

Jeff Mezger

(39 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very good training program both in product training and in Sales skill set training"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Great place to learn if you want to get started in the business"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "High pressure, micromanaged, long hours, no work life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "The Raleigh division unfortunately was vary disorganized at the local level"
    in 3 reviews
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Treading water

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KB Home full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefits, flexible work schedule

ConsNo room for career growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Builder

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KB Home full-time

ProsThis job provides a good opportunity to make great money

ConsI am not a fan of working every weekend and holiday

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Ok Company. Lacks innovation. Quick to hire and fire.

Forward Planner (Former Employee)

I worked at KB Home full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Salaries and decent benefits. They do a good job of corporate branding and team building.

ConsIt is an economic home builder that wants to crank out economic houses for good margins. There is nothing wrong with this, but it feels more like an assembly line rather than a premier developer. Corporate executives make decisions on local communities even though they lack micro economic knowledge on these metros. Decisions are often made like high frequency wall street traders....in essence if executives read a headline that the home market is slowing they could be firing, if they read a headline that says otherwise they will hire. So basically there is not a lot of stability or long-term strategy. It is make a profit quickly at any expense. They are not thinking of 5 or 10 years from now.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Solid Company. High expectations. Not for wimps.

New Home Sales Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at KB Home full-time for more than 3 years

ProsClear expectationswith a culture of accountability.

ConsThere are no excuses accepted if you don't achieve your numbers.

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at KB Home for more than 5 years

ProsVery good training program both in product training and in Sales skill set training. The agent learns also much about the construction process.

ConsMore difficult than most agents think. Far more responsibility for managing sales and site. Must meet quotas. Work weekends and Holidays.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive incentives as well as periodic time off since Work Life Balance is difficult for those who have families.

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Incompetent management and executives

Not Sales, Corporate Related (Current Employee)

I have been working at KB Home full-time for more than 3 years

ProsName is ok depending on division, decent experience, some of the people are great

ConsNo opportunity for advancement, way too much corporate reporting, only thing that matters is what people in LA think, no decision making at the local level whatsoever

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disorganized

Builder (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC (US)

I worked at KB Home full-time for less than a year

ProsDecent pay, good training program and team building.

ConsThe company tried very hard to portray a "shiny" image when things were in chaos in the office. Of course this was during the building boom of a few years ago and things may be totally different today.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Potential to be great, but a little disorganized.

Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at KB Home full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFamily-oriented, relaxed environment---however there is alot of work to do, never boring.

ConsPoor management---and more work than there is people...Jack of all trades, master of NONE is the motto.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize employees and promote from within.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Most difficult working experience in my career.

Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at KB Home full-time for more than a year

ProsWhen I worked there, salaries were above market.

ConsDeceitful and deceptive management and culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou're only as good as your word. Learn it. Live it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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very rewarding

Superintendent (Former Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I worked at KB Home full-time for more than a year

Prosthere is room and encouragement for personal growth

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

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the field personnel

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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