K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Great experience to work here

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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. Great Corporate culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
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  5. Good people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Red Bank, NJ

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

    Pros

    Current employees seem satisfied with their jobs - so much so that at least 75% of upper level managers have been there over 15-20yrs. The culture is business casual and I found most mangers willing to work with their direct reports' daily schedules.

    Cons

    Executive level management was not necessarily the quickest and strongest decision makers. There was no work from home option and minimal professional training reimbursement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Management is awful

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The sales associates were great and the money could be lucrative

    Cons

    Management is disrespectful and has no idea what they are doing. Training is a joke and sales is on call 24-7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect.... Create a real training program and get on the same page.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8. 2 people 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

    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
  9. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Purchasing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people, poor management & communications

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Applications Analyst in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Applications Analyst in Red Bank, NJ

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    In my 9 years at K. Hov I meet a ton of great people and had a lot of opportunities for growth and training.

    Cons

    When the housing market was going good everything was overly abundant, however when the market crashed the company basically fell apart. Morale declined, communications was bad, they took away tons of extra benefits, dumped more and more work on you and the managers basically told you "you're lucky to have a job in this market" - which was not true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better leaders, lead by example, increase communication, and don't micro manage your team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    K. Hovnanian Homes Response

    Mar 21, 2014Recuiter

    During the recent significant down market the entire industry needed to retrench. Many local and regional builders went out of business. The national organizations were in survival mode ... More

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