ONSITE SALES COUNSELOR (Former Employee) – San Ramon, CA – May 12, 2018
KB Home is a good place to work, however, some elements of the culture can be greatly improved and the quality of the construction is below standard in many communities. Sales team works all but 2 annual holidays and work/life balance is lacking.
Division President (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – August 18, 2018
KB has a great work environment and is dedicated to their mission to be the most obsessed builder for the customer. KB also is very proactive with helping homeless and charities. KB home also is very active on becoming more energy efficient and helping the environment and leading the building industry.
Work life balance is great
More training and bench improvement for advancement needed
DAILY UNITS MANAGER FOR AUSTIN DIVISION (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 24, 2018
It really depends on which department you want to work in and making sure that it fits the persons skill-set. It can be an great fit if the person is equally selective about the requirements and expectations.
Competitive Floor is bad for customers and divisive
Jr. Sales Counselor (Former Employee) – Ohio – March 28, 2018
As a sales person in Ohio, I was disappointed by the continuous fake motivational like, “you got this, who’s got the next sale, and we are here to help you”.
No real motivational techniques were used just old worthless sayings and platitudes.
Most sales managers in the North eastern region were of no help. Boiler plate saying all the way. Also a collaborative floor is more productive. It was frowned upon when a Buyer from Toledo wanted to work with me and my partner. Customer ended up being disappointed and bought at a competitor with collaborative floor and better service.
Purchasing Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 4, 2018
KB Home was the first place I worked out of college. It was a great way to learn about business The training within KB Home is truly amazing. There are continuing education modules and an onboarding program The management and other employees were amazing
Sub-Contractor (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – February 10, 2018
A typical day at work at KB homes was always different. Either do trim outs, Punch work or customers services. Most of the supervisors are very nice and easy to work with. Twice a year they would hold bass competition, that way everyone could get together at a fun place. The hardest part of the job I would say would be breaking in a new supervisor. The most enjoyable part of the job would be doing a different job everyday and not being monotonous.
For the most part nice people to work with but management expects you to do far beyond your job description with little opportunity for advancement. It’s a do more with less environment. Lots of turnover.
Not much room for growth and big expectations of staff
Sales Counselor (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 3, 2018
It's an average sales job, with better than average training. Like all jobs though, if you aren't a favorite of the management you get the least desirable communities and don't have anyway of protecting yourself if anything goes wrong.
Market Research Analyst (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – December 21, 2017
Work days varied, which was good. I focused heavily on analysis of market. Great co-workers and managers (for the most part). Enjoyed freedom to be pro-active and the fact that I wasn't micromanaged. However, the company is public and only cares about the bottom line.
A typical day : Print reports , submit details on orientation of homes, print and submit water tap checks to start process on new construction homes.Everything about this place of employment was pleasant.
challenging Sales culture - Dynamic high velocity sales environment
New Sales Counselor (Current Employee) – San Ramon, CA – September 27, 2017
Challenging Sales culture Dynamic high velocity sales environment Great to work with management and co-workers Excellent time management, organizational Excellent communication skills Effective working enviorment
Senior Customer Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – September 21, 2017
I would come in get all the new claims set up in the system. contact field representatives make sure they received the new claims, do follow up on existing claims. take calls from homeowners and contractors. schedule repairs, approve purchase orders. management was good. work place culture good.
Land Development Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – September 4, 2017
Being a yes man, lying and promising more that reality can achieve and blaming you for not achieving it, is how management runs the group. Throwing your team under the bus, may make you look great, but you won't get you team to anything more.
New Home Sales (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – August 17, 2017
Not such a good company to work for unless management has changed significantly and the people at the top have begun to care more about their employees. Blame the victim mentality to protect their friends and keep their friends in their positions when they should be fired for being horrible people and bad at their jobs. Very political and internal workers are passive aggressive and at times unprofessional - they get nasty for no reason.
Onsite Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – July 25, 2017
This job was a lot of fun helping new owners to close on there new home. I will arrive to work by 6:30am to set-up my calendar for home walks and customer appointments 3, 6, and 11 month service. Then my other appointments already on my calendar is for homeowers with issue's it can be anything inside or outside. My homeowners had respect for me because I always told the true about how to processed with taking care of their claim.