K. Hovnanian Homes

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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Houston Division is Horrible, it's a dictatorship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Pros

    Some areas of the office had fun employees!

    Cons

    I have been here little over two years and they have gone through two HR's already. Highly unethical place to work at. If you speak up or try to raise issues against the big boss they find a way to get rid of you. Turnover is so high but nothing is being done about addressing issues.
    Only employees sees raised are construction, marketing or employees who brown nose or are YES man

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and stand up for your employees. Stop playing favorites!!!!

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lousy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    none at all what so ever.

    Cons

    The Management is incredibly Horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring friends and actually look for talent in the correct places not in your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Complete incompetence and confusion!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    None. Nobody knows what they are doing!!!

    Cons

    Too many to list....very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very pathetic group of power hungry, job scared, incompetent egomaniacs....Being a "BOSS" went out with the 70's, very sad...try managing people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company locked in time

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn to get land deals open, hold people accountable.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a happy experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mortgage Processor in Boynton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Mortgage Processor in Boynton Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits at a low cost.

    Cons

    The Mortgage company is all about hard work, long hours and empty promises. HR Director heads up a lot of programs and takes forever to reward employees when they've achieved goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might be time to make some changes in Upper Management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Project Manager in Paterson, NJ
    Current Intern - Project Manager in Paterson, NJ

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

    Pros

    Everyone was down to earth and friendly. I received great advice on both career and personal development. Office was a humble size and everyone did their job.

    Cons

    It often got boring and my work seemed to be of little value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Went from good to bad when division management changed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Pros

    Good systems and procedures. Well run warranty department.

    Cons

    Ongoing downsizing. Cash poor company. Too much nepotism. The owner gets too involved in small details and is not a people person. Local manager does not respect the opinion of others. The mortgage company is and always has been poorly run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees about the condition of the company. Get rid of relatives who are not deserving of their positions. Quit getting too involved in small details and concentrate on the big picture. Spend less time in the high society social scene and more time solving challenges.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad company from a lower level position. Upper management is out for themselves

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Construction Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Construction Manager in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    Their some great people in the field who do an excellent job with what timelines their given to build a nice looking home

    Cons

    Way too many chiefs and not enough people in the field to actually manage the homes, and too many people getting promotions for non work or bedroom activities!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop creating so many checks and balances for the construction staff, stop hiring temp supers who really don't care because they're passing through. Hire a few more permanent field staff to be able to follow the numerous policies that are in place, QSI and QAR's can't be done with just 1 super

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Temecula, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are great and hardworking

    Cons

    The company could not handle the bad economy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working for K. Hovnanian Homes = It is like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Pros

    The employees are very nice people.

    Cons

    Too many changes and not enough direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales managment needs to be involved in the every day activities. They should hold meetings with suggestions not demands. They should focus on making their employees stronger by providing good training and sound direction.

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