K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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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. Featured Review

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    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality and Service Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Quality and Service Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great support, good training, "do the right thing" culture. Was given good training when I started and ongoing as needed. Always had supportive bosses and others who had influence on my tasks. They let me do my work but were available and always willing to give advice, discuss options, and work out solutions if needed. They were not afraid to spend some money if it meant doing the right thing, unlike many others builders. Customer focused more than dollar driven. Had great people when I was there and morale was higo, a family feel. This changed a little before I left but was still a great atmosphere. Very good benefits with an emphasis on health care.

    Cons

    At the time I was there the advancement opportunities were limited and pay was not as much as I hoped for. Although I was offered a promotion to stay, the pay was still short of my new opportunity. Some important tasks were not priorities to all which impacted my work, making it frustrating at times. I guess this is true everywhere to some extent.

    Advice to Management

    Share long range plans with everyone. Better forecasting is necessary to ensure stability and positive outlook of employees.


  2. K. Hovnanian Architect

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Architect in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Architect in Red Bank, NJ

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Multiple career paths are open to any employee.

    Cons

    The pay is not as competitive as they promote.

    Advice to Management

    Reward successful associates rather than across the board raises based on percentages.


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    Treasury Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Treasury in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Treasury in Red Bank, NJ

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - in the treasury you see and know all. High degree of autonomy and ability to showcase your skills and leadership.

    Cons

    Inadequate pay. Lack of performance reviews or knowledge of career path

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and EQUALLY in the same roles.


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  5. Highly motivated company!

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

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    KHOV is very organized internally. They are highly motivated to sell homes, while not losing focus of customer satisfaction and quality. KHOV has one of the strongest construction teams I have ever been a part of.

    Cons

    KHOV is a bit rigid when it comes to its employee organization. You are not allowed to directly contact anyone that is not your direct supervisor. They also do not promote independent thinking. Every decision has to go through a chain of command.

    Advice to Management

    If you are pursuing a sales career with KHOV, I encourage you to negotiate your terms of employment.


  6. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    K. Hovnanian cares about employees; has a great perspective on work/life balance, and has opportunities to advance. Each division is independent enough that you can rise to your greatest level of competence.

    Cons

    The real estate industry is tough, so if you are looking for a place to make a boat load of money, your timing might be off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it a meritocracy. People were promoted based on their performance and that's the best way to do it. Kept everyone motivated.


  7. Depends on where you live...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working as a sales consultant in Houston,TX was a wonderful experience. The market in Texas is steady, Texans are laid back so it was not stressful, and the managers apreciated the work we did. Of course, every manager is differet... My day as a sales cosultant started around 10am usually. Four to five hours in the model home could be spent napping given the number of people that come in on a weekday morning. I usually spent this time doing reports, follow-ups, marketing busy-work, or gossiping on the phone. When clients came in, put on your game face and sell! The only issue with this job is working Sundays until 6pm. I think work/life balance in the US is a joke period and this industry is a great example of that. However, the pay was great and the stress was low. A wonderful place to work if you do not have young children. Pros: Beautiful environment Great pay Lots of vacation time

    Cons

    There is really no chance of upward moility for sales people. Most make their money and move on, very few ever get to management or corporate positions.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate that everyone has a family! It is a waste of money and bad business to keep sales people in an empty office on Sunday night.


  8. Good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, down to earth, everyone works hard.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any


  9. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Income and direct managers are terrific. Always there to help and I never feel like I am in a position of knowing more.

    Cons

    No work life balance at all.

    Advice to Management

    Add additional staff.


  10. Great Corporate culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Dinuba, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Dinuba, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are industry experts in home building. I learned so much.

    Cons

    Business model stretches out management, it is hard to manage construction off site

    Advice to Management

    Don't take middle managements word as scripture. Get out to each site regularly and unannounced.


  11. Great experience to work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes as a contractor

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Team oriented, great company values, strong support and training

    Cons

    As a contractor, there is no personal growth.



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