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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
37 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complete incompetence and confusion!!

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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Paterson, NJ

    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
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    Went from good to bad when division management changed.

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Construction Manager  in  Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Construction Manager in Edison, NJ

    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
  7.  

    Fun while it lasted

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

    Pros

    The people are great and hardworking

    Cons

    The company could not handle the bad economy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

    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.

  9.  

    Great experience to work here

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

    Pros

    Team oriented, great company values, strong support and training

    Cons

    As a contractor, there is no personal growth.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great Corporate culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Manager  in  Dinuba, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Dinuba, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Add additional staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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