K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Ara K. Hovnanian
13 Ratings

Pros
  • The people are great and hardworking (in 4 reviews)

  • I usually spent this time doing reports, follow-ups, marketing busy-work, or gossiping on the phone (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Employees are basically told they are expendable and that they are lucky to have a job (in 2 reviews)

  • The downside is that they tend to promote those who take others credit, and they tend to promote those who have family members in top positions (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Marketing Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Administrator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Administrator in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work balance. Lots to learn. Mobility to advance.

    Cons

    Smaller company- corporate very involved


  2. K hov ccm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Pros

    Company atmosphere feels small but is vast

    Cons

    Too much work and too few people


  3. Used to be great...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Brighton Homes/ KHOV was once a great place to work. If you were willing to put in the effort, the compensation was great and you were treated fairly. I worked for several different sales managers and most were supportive and created an environment that provided an opportunity to succeed.

    Cons

    In the last couple of years senior management has begun to turn-over. Upper management seems to be in a turf battle. Veteran Sales Managers have left and those that remain seem to have given up. New Sales Managers have created a hostile environment. Top producers have left and others are on their way out. Poor treatment, commission cuts and the dramatic change in culture is driving good people away.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to step in and get this division under control! Get rid of the toxic managers and start treating sales a valued team members rather than disposable, worthless assets. It's not to late to correct recent mistakes and turn things around but that will have to be done from the highest levels.


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  5. Dysfunctional!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Community Sales in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Please do yourself a favor and stay away from this company.

    Cons

    I have worked for K Hovnanian in the sales division for the last 3 years. The company has outdated systems that are redundant, creating confusion from land, sales and marketing. This company is a disaster, full of nepotism and back stabbing. There is a small group of people that are hard working and loyal, however the majority of management does not care for the workers or trade partners. Do your research and you will find out why K Hovnanian as of June 2015 are trading under $3 a share, the company is under capitalized with a huge burden of debt (1.6 billion). Poor quality homes makes it a nightmare for a new home owner. The C.E.O in Red Bank New Jersey has no idea how bad it is in Maryland. The company motto of "First name in lasting value" is a complete joke. If the founder of KHov were to see what has happened to his beloved company he would have been terribly heart broken. Please, do yourself a favor and avoid this company.

    Advice to Management

    What management?


  6. Helpful (4)

    Great potential, but curently, not a place to seek employment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes

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

    Pros

    A quality product, great people, and an honest CEO that tries to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Despite Ara’s efforts in continuing in the founder’s philosophy, “The first name in lasting value,” presently, K Hov is not the place to seek employment. You will quickly find yourself working for one of the highest “employee turnover” homebuilders’ in the industry (sales and management alike), a misogynist and condescending Group President with a little man’s complex, a collapsing stock value, lower than standard industry pay, unjust pay (customer survey bonus affected by services not provided by the Sales Agent, i.e., loan process, design center, etc.), and an ongoing façade of mid-level management’s constant rouse in distracting upper management with their land, product, and pricing blunders by blaming the sales force.

    Advice to Management

    Visit all communities nationwide, ask Sales Agent's (front line troops) for their input.


  7. Instructional Design Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Internship in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Intern - Internship in Red Bank, NJ

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Goof working environment. Free breakfast on Fridays.

    Cons

    Runs slow on everything, Little room to learn new things


  8. Sales Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Pros

    Great money to be made

    Cons

    Process change making division policy more bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  9. Opportunity to make serious money but company lacks direction with its poor leaders

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make money if you're a top performer

    Cons

    Lack of direction, inexperienced leadership, good ol boys leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to evolve with the market


  10. Egos and deaf

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Red Bank, NJ

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work ....good balance and nice associates

    Cons

    Cfo is the most condescending person I ever met.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the politics and listen to your employees


  11. Helpful (3)

    A company locked in time

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, family environment, good with active adult communities

    Cons

    This division is stuck in a time warp. Meetings are always held in Edison, NJ forcing people to drive constantly. Technology is not embraced and it is very much the good old boy network. Very white and very male, management is spotty. Way too many promotions based on who one knows compared to merit driven.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to get land deals open, hold people accountable.



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