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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42 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 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

  7.  

    K. Hovnanian is growing, creating opportunities in sales, production and related careers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great when market was good; nightmare when housing bubble burst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager - Accounting in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager - Accounting in Edison, NJ

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    When Housing Industry flourished was a great "family" atmosphere to work in. "Employee" was a dirty word; we were referred to as ASSOCIATES...

    Cons

    ...when the Housing Bubble burst like the Hindenburg, let's just say you found out who your "family members" truly were. Whereas it is understood downsizing is a sad reality when an organization is losing money, at KHOV jobs were eliminated based primarily on salary. Hence long-time dedicated "associates" with passion for their jobs were terminated over newer lower-salaried employees who did not match that same passion and dedication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a builder of Housing Communities you may think your greatest asset is the homes you build. WRONG! Your greatest asset is your employees...or "associates" as you wanted us to be called when times were good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Average

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

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes as an intern (more than a year)

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    If run properly could have been a great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ

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

    Pros

    Chance to work with some good people. Good location.

    Cons

    When things were good senior management all bought expensive cars and we're living large. None of that trickled down. Horrific pay and benefits. Many people have been there their entire careers and would be lost if they ever had to work somewhere else. I actually feel bad for some that feel trapped because of the good location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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