K. Hovnanian Homes

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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Purchasing

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    Current Employee - Purchasing in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Landover, MD

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has great culture, systems, processes and a Team approach to getting things done! Having been with the company through the up and downs of the recession now is the time for company. It is growing again with Communities and Associates.

    Cons

    None that are considered important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the Associates, Processes, Systems and Training that will separate Hovnanian from other builders that are also in the Homebuilding market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    K. Hovnanian is growing, creating opportunities in sales, production and related careers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    K. Hovnanian provides structure and stability without being bureauocratic. It has the land position and financing to continue its growth. Convenient on-line training is available to employees to help them to succeed. High on teamwork. The least "political" company I've worked for. Honest management team that honors its commitments to employees.

    Cons

    This is not the company for 9-5'rs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Congrtauations on your good employee communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Awesome team that values individuals and their contributions.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work until the market changed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Pros

    The company is committed to deliver a quality product at a good price to the consumer and stands behind their product. Treated employees and customers fairly.

    Cons

    Management changes could be quick and dramatic, with no forewarning.
    Corporate office middle management and staff in N.J. believed they had the answer to every problem, even ones they weren't familiar with. Too many experts with too little real experience. Often wondered if people got paid more for every slide in their PowerPoint presentations!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate management needs to leave local issues to local management. Make decisive decisions instead of just incremental changes.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great experience to work here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Team oriented, great company values, strong support and training

    Cons

    As a contractor, there is no personal growth.

    Recommends
  7.  

    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

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

    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
  8.  

    Great company

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

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

    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
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Depends on where you live...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends

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