K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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. Sales Consultant

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    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

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sales Consultant/Landover North Division

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    National homebuilder with a solid reputation, great way to get your feet at the door and learn the industry.

    Cons

    Management is stuck in their old ways of doing business, very disorganized and dysfunctional only promotes friends or family. Redundant procedures causes a lot of confusion from land to purchasing and sales. Incompetent managers and supervisors, they tolerate sales reps leaving early or not showing up to work since management does the same. Awful pay to our partners makes it very difficult to deliver a good quality home. Company in financial trouble, credit rating was lowered, so it makes it nearly impossible to start new communities since they have no access to credit, check out the stock price and overall performance.

    Advice to Management

    Talented employees do not put up to incompetence therefore they leave, overall they need to look deep and do a radical change to the K Hovnanian culture or at least this division does.

  6. hard to get paid

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    Former Contractor - Framer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Framer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    none that I experienced the time I worked for them. Greed rules and the customer suffers. things a very lower standards

    Cons

    getting paid for your contract is extremely difficult and a real pain. They lose subs like there is no tomorrow. Not surprising of the quality problems that exist

    Advice to Management

    Pay your bills on time. Sign good contracts and you might get people that speak English and can read prints doing work for your customers

  7. Helpful (2)

    Terrible company structure

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

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes

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

    Pros

    some good people that care about the company

    Cons

    Unreal expectations of their employees and zero leadership

    Advice to Management

    wake up

  8. Egos and deaf

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  9. Helpful (6)

    Working for a production builder

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly place to work, semi-casual dress code, hard working people, building a great product for the money.

    Cons

    Poor training, even poorer internal communication. Rediculously high, unspoken expectations. Any failure is not tolerated. Their marketing efforts are a tangle of chaos and cobbled together processes while being constantly stiffled by a corporate management consumed by a fear of litigation.

    Advice to Management

    Give new employees a clear path to success and the time and training to do well.

  10. Helpful (3)

    A company locked in time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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.

  11. Helpful (2)

    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 Management

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

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