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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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Ara K. Hovnanian
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Pros
  • Work/life balance; friendly coworkers; free coffee (in 8 reviews)

  • Their some great people in the field who do an excellent job with what timelines their given to build a nice looking home (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Most of upper management was not very approachable (in 11 reviews)

  • Senior management too focused with own perks and blowing (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company and Compensation for those who work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Home Community Specialist
    Current Employee - New Home Community Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Salary
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Management Open to Advice
    Great New Training Experience

    Cons

    Some Nights and Weekend
    Very Cyclical Work/Life Balance
    Very Regional Experience

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try and push a unified comany culture, overcome the regional experience and always be open to asking "why" and not too quick to blame. You're in a very cyclical industry and your company's culture is all that will be left when we have another "sofening" or "downturn" of the market.


  2. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working in new home construction for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to work for 3 large, national Homebuilders. K. Hovnanian Homes has been far and away the best company to work for. The way management runs the business leads to a great working environment, timely closings for my buyers...which of course leads to happy homeowners.

    Cons

    This isn't something that's specific to K. Hovnanian, but trade labor shortages have made EVERY Builders' day to day operations more stressful now more than ever. Supply and demand. But the lack of highly skilled trade contractors in the business right now (installers, framers, sheetrock crews, etc.) results in more errors at the job site and delays in construction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I feel blessed to be a part of such a great family!


  3. "Growing Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid residential and mainstream home builder. Workload is steady. 1-3 corporate events a year (summer/thanksgiving/end of year) and maybe one community focused event. Non-micromanaging atmosphere. Consistent in trying to improve performance and processes.

    Cons

    Bonuses depend on division performance. Employee annual reviews need updating. Most employees are nice, few need management to intervene on employee issues.

    Advice to Management

    Mandatory Leadership seminars/classes offered to both employees/management throughout the year. Teamwork activities to boost and build employee morale amongst all departments.


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    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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

    Build fantastic homes, great customer service

    Cons

    Better communication with management & design


  6. "cad associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok pay. decent benefits.
    have a lot of activities for employees

    Cons

    not enough vacation time. dislike project process.


  7. "Construction manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager Land
    Former Employee - Construction Manager Land
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company provides good training seminars regularly to improve individual worth. Treats employees fairly.

    Cons

    Company needs to be more open for competitive salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Low bidders aren't always the best choice as they do not respond well to customer service requests.


  8. "Job Search Candidates Beware- Worst Builder Management Practices- Florida"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Land and locations for communities

    Cons

    Intimidate and Treat Employees Poorly, Do not pay Subcontractors, Poorly drawn plans that create extra work for new employees then blame employees for not fixing issues.

    Advice to Management

    Change culture to a Team Environment, not a Combative Management Atmosphere.
    Treat employees fairly; new employees should not be treated as though they have caused all of the problems that need to be fixed.


  9. "its ok. great place to get your foot in the door"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Construction Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Community Construction Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes (More than a year)

    Pros

    No micromanaging, decent training. corporate office location is neutral territory

    Cons

    pay, opportunities for advancement, behind in technology

    Advice to Management

    embrace technology


  10. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance; friendly coworkers; free coffee

    Cons

    downsizing
    needs to hire more new young minds and out with the old outdated employees/mindsets
    technology is from the 90s

    Advice to Management

    needs to scrap them all and start fresh


  11. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, room for growth, opportunity to implement process and procedures

    Cons

    Stress, lack of flexible work hours, culture and work environment



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