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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated April 30, 2018
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  • Very archaic practices and upper management styles (in 14 reviews)

  • No one is willing to admit a mistake due to fear of being laid off in November (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    K.Hovnanian homes has been the most plesent experience, from the time of hire you have a dedicated leadership team looking out for your best interests. They truly invest in their people, they start you off in a strong start training which really sets you up for success. I am grateful to be a part of this company and I am looking forward to a long rewarding career here. If you want to take your potential to the highest level in new home sales, I highly recommend K.Hovnanian Homes.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.


  2. "Multiple years here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family environment, support from management, team

    Cons

    Pay, not many incentives for non commission employees

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Just a stop on the way if you need a job more than anything."

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    Former Employee - Corporate in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time

    Pros

    Ok pay. Expensive but good benefits. You get treats sometimes when they remember to, hence a carrot to keep you running on your treadmill.

    Cons

    Echoing another review, each division is run like it's own franchise. There is a lot to remember and ideally divisions are spread out among select people but:

    Revolving door. Which means knowing a division is moot. You will have to know every subtle nuance of each division. There's not a logical reason why it's this way. It's a firmly entrenched good old boy network and each entrenchment has their power plays and ways they insist things be done to maintain an illusion of power/control. It honestly just makes everything more complicated than it should be.

    Untouchable people. This causes revolving door. People entrenched that they feel free to OPENLY talk about how untouchable they are in front of the whole office while engaging in borderline sexual harassment and outright screaming and harassment. From female bosses too.

    Don't go in firing at all your cylinders either. This environment fosters exploitation of the people who take their jobs seriously. They eventually get overloaded and less and less appreciated once someone can't maintain that constant pace. Be as ordinary as you can be, unless you are ready to play the

    Advice to Management

    It will be ignored because the problem begins with so much nepotism and shadiness like stock dumps by the upper level players. Irregardless, here are some thoughts:

    1. Unite the entire company under the same rules and protocols.
    2. Stop the good old boy system. Employ competent people to run things, not people who play the social corporate games.
    3. Don't let ANYONE feel comfortable enough they feel emboldened to conduct themselves in a way a competent and empowered HR rep would not tolerate.


  4. "Great Team"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Matawan, NJ
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Matawan, NJ
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, office is modern and has a lot of amenities. Fun place to work. Parking lot has plenty of space.

    Cons

    Matawan isn't the best town. Two separate floors for business, bathrooms aren't ideal, no good food choices nearby, have to drive a bit.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Trainwreck"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Sales in Landover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting a nice check after busting your tail 24/7

    Cons

    No company culture, lots of lies and favoritism!

    Advice to Management

    Management is a joke! What management?


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales consultant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Ashland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Ashland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training program that continues to inspire and maintain constant positive coaching to ensure your success. Company is one big family helping each department succeed. Caring management and team atmosphere.

    Cons

    None at this time that I can see.

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing in great quality individuals and mentors.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Each division is run like a franchise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits opportunities to relocate

    Cons

    Poor life work balance. Company nationwide inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Things I enjoyed about the company:
    People
    Benefits
    Company
    Environment
    Hours

    Cons

    I have no cons except that the company was going through a slow period and got laid off.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great training program and great way to start with K. Hovnanian."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of pro’s. People are super friendly and the team really likes making sure that you are ok when starting off as a new employee. They check on you and give you all the tools to succeed.

    Cons

    None that i can really think of. The environment is great so as of now. Keep up the great work

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the great training program, it helps get ahead starting as a new employee.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Disorganized and Poor Upper Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable coworkers & fun cookouts/ office parties. Lunch room recently updated.

    Cons

    Very archaic practices and upper management styles. Poorly structured, very little room for upward movement, outdated office technology, highly chaotic/ disorganized work environment. Yucky and old office building.

    If you love fire drills, this is the place to be. Upper management continuously makes poor, costly, and last minute decisions that are reflective of your job capabilities and not theirs. Tireless work effort is not acknowledged and finger pointing at the little guys is common among the higher ups.

    Meetings about meetings about meetings - Upper management does not take the time to listen and remember what was told to them. Resulting in laborious meetings where time is wasted and everything covered in yesterdays meeting is discussed again. One is forced to stay late since unstructured and useless meetings prevented you from getting anything important done. Your time is not respected and you will not be acknowledged for staying late. Instead, expect dirty looks for not staying late.

    Advice to Management

    New systems need to be put in place and upper management needs to value the hard workers that they are lucky to have. New ideas for updating old processes should be valued not disregarded. Hard work should also be valued versus reprimanded during meetings... especially when employees did everything they could do to deliver on last minute changes and unrealistic community opening dates.

    Upper management needs to better understand the time frames given to them by each department and respect those time frames as they are there for a reason. Upper management also needs to be better educated in the functionality of each department and attentive to the information provided to them. This would save time and allow persons to get their job done versus wasting time reassuring upper management that you are on top of your delivery portion. Community deliveries would be more profitable and successful if educated decision making was utilized versus last minute "freak out" decisions.

    Respect/ value your employees and their time.


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