Hovnanian Enterprises
2.4 of 5 5 reviews
www.khov.com Red Bank, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Hovnanian Enterprises President, CEO, and Director Ara K. Hovnanian

Ara K. Hovnanian

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Financial Analyst - Treasury (Current Employee)
Red Bank, NJ

I have been working at Hovnanian Enterprises

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect and EQUALLY in the same roles.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Associate Architect (Former Employee)
Red Bank, NJ

I worked at Hovnanian Enterprises

ProsMultiple career paths are open to any employee.

ConsThe pay is not as competitive as they promote.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward successful associates rather than across the board raises based on percentages.

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NOT a company that cares about its employees.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Red Bank, NJ

I worked at Hovnanian Enterprises

ProsGood location, looks good on resume. Benefits are fair, fun environment, co-workers were excellent.

ConsManagement is incompetent. Some don't even understand how a building is built. Management couldn't tell which employees knew their jobs and which didn't. This results in very high turnover due to unfair promotions/firings.

Advice to Senior ManagementSee above.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Management is the problem

Management (Former Employee)
Red Bank, NJ

I worked at Hovnanian Enterprises

ProsSometimes innovative if the CEO wants to pursue a new fad or technology.

ConsLets get the obvious out of the way. Not a good idea to seek work in a depressed industry. And It becomes a really bad decision if you choose a poorly managed company like this one.
Senior Management is the real problem here with very inconsistent communication, strategy and execution. Even given low marks in Builder Magazine by their peers.
In spite of the representations by HR and hiring managers, policies and procedures are not adhered to, career path depends on favoritism and results are achieved through bullying and partiality.

Advice to Senior ManagementWon't ever happen but need to replace the CEO.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If this is your next career move, you'll want to seriously reconsider...

Project Specialist (Former Employee)
Red Bank, NJ

I worked at Hovnanian Enterprises

ProsIf you're looking for an environment where you can spend all day socializing, playing dirty politics, dealing with bureaucracy, and interacting with the most close-minded, unprofessional, and fake colleagues, then this is the place for you.

ConsThe work at all levels is not challenging, rote, out-dated, inefficient, and no one wants to change a thing. They claim to be "cutting edge" but it's all talk. The knowledge, experience, and expertise to bring the company into the Millenium does not exist; any attempts to "raise the bar" result in a company-wide collaborate effort to quickly, expel the poor soul. If you've ever read the book "21 Dirty Tricks at Work", everyone at this company is very proficient at the swift application of these tactics.

Advice to Senior ManagementWake up! All those who you think are dedicated, loyal confidants working tirelessly for the best interest of the company are actually working tirelessly to continue maintaining the major cover-up of costly business mistakes, hiding their incompetencies, and keeping the company stagnant in order to continue racking up on unearned bonuses, coerced promotions, and fabricated accomplishments.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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