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KB Home President, CEO, and Director Jeff Mezger
Jeff Mezger
3 Ratings

Pros
  • Very good training program both in product training and in Sales skill set training (in 6 reviews)

  • You can make really great money (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • High pressure, micromanaged, long hours, no work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • The Raleigh division unfortunately was vary disorganized at the local level (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Disorganized

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Builder in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Builder in Raleigh, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, good training program and team building.

    Cons

    The 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    If you did not work on your own in a neighborhood with cool workmates working for KB Raleigh sucked.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at KB Home

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money was good. As a field superintendent you have lots and lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Pressure. They have BS standards of not closing a home unless it is 100% complete. If you find a nick in a cabinet at the final walk through you are not supposed to close the home..... totally stupid.. You have to ask the homeowner not to say anything about the issue. If they don't agree then they can't close... Stupid. Housing markets are very bad right now. 90% of emplyees laid off. Raleigh is now under completely new management..

    Advice to Management

    Make monthly CSI realistic. You want "fake" numbers. You want us to beg for the 10 even when the homeowner is not completely satisfied. This is very misleading and our yearly scores reflect that. We don't want honest feedback from the homeowners. 100% complete is a great standard and the only standard there should be but we are not robots and do not live in a perfect world.. Frequently minor issues will be found at the final walk through. In fact they always will if the home buyer starts to look. Need a realistic policy other then trying to get the home owner to sign off with the threat of not closing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company overall, but do your research before you take a job there.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at KB Home

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KB Home as a company is one of the best builders in the business as far as it's organization is concerned on a corporate level. Education is very important and is pushed by management.

    Cons

    The Raleigh division unfortunately was vary disorganized at the local level. We built a lot of houses and did some good work but management and leadership was very much lacking. The right face was usually put out in front publicly, but it wasn't backed up internally.

    Advice to Management

    Not much since most have been fired or layed off!!



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