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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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  • "You are placed in communities not due to your ability to sell homes but the level of friendship with upper management" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Very Cyclical Work/Life Balance" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "K. Hov Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Land Acquisitions in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Land Acquisitions in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Proven leadership and management, effective training and systems, and a culture of integrity.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any downside to working with the company that I can share.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. It's obvious that management has its priorities in order which is further demonstrated by the company's success and its productive and happy employees.


  2. "Great Company with Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of coworkers
    Management is open to suggestions
    Opportunity to go on trip for accomplishing yearly sales goals

    Cons

    Extended Closings
    Chicago Market

    Advice to Management

    Value Sales Consultants by paying appropriate commissions

  3. "Deceptive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Homeowner Service
    Former Employee - Director of Homeowner Service
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time

    Pros

    Associate relationships keep you motivated

    Cons

    Business uncertainty which contributes to the lack of advancement opportunities


  4. "Great Home Builder. Associates strive to build quality homes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Homeowner Service
    Former Employee - Director of Homeowner Service
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Commitment to customer satisfaction. Written policies and procedures

    Cons

    Training needed for all departments to include cross training

    Advice to Management

    Hire training managers that understand construction quality. Training needed for all departments to include cross training.


  5. "Horrible place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None. Literally none. Not one.

    Cons

    Egomaniacal CEO who is completely out of touch with his employees. He treats them like absolute garbage and believe me, it doesn’t go unnoticed. I worked there full time for seven years and was forced to work 14-hour days alone at trade shows for a week at a time. The rest of the time was incredibly stressful with long hours, no support, horrible bosses...the list just goes on. We were required to travel frequently and would have to pay out of pocket for all our expenses (even hotels) and eventually - very eventually - we would be reimbursed. I would work as a waitress at the sleaziest dive bar in the world before I would work for Hovnanian again.

    Advice to Management

    Resign.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Slave Driving Middle Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Position
    Former Employee - Corporate Position
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time

    Pros

    Experience for future employment .

    Cons

    7 to 9 days straight work weeks. Marketing department that has absolutley no clue what they are doing. No room for growth. Extremely long hours. Never go to HR with complaints, the repercussions aren't worth it. Work life balance? There is no balance whatsoever. Archaic technology/systems in place. Very low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Tried. No one listens.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good company."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time

    Pros

    Good Money. Good Health Care.

    Cons

    Poor working conditions, poor management.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "2 Ohio sales consultants quit"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Vice President in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None other then many talented associates at Division level.

    Cons

    Stock is now a penny stock and soon to be delisted. Company let go of senior managers who were vocal about corporate continued mistakes setting up divisions to fail. For example, CEO forbids landing pages in 2018. Web traffic plummets!

    Advice to Management

    Replace C Suite!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commission-when you finally get it.

    Cons

    Poor management, little to no training on product.

    Advice to Management

    STOP the mico-management! Get your pricing system fixed and stop ripping off customers! CARE about your customers and CARE about your Sales Teams. Have worked for 3 other home builders and THIS IS THE WORST COMPANY I HAVE EVER WORKED FOR. Went thru numerous managers and Upper management adjustments, unstable company, financially in BIG trouble! Upper Management needs to check in with employees and LISTEN to them.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "New Home Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good commissions and homes are beautiful.

    Cons

    A sales position at K Hovnanian in the Orlando division - management does not treat sales associates fairly. Upper sales Management exhibits a culture which lacks professionalism. Leadership promote gossip and favoritism and lack the ability to remain objective due to personal Relationships with sales people. There was a lot of gossip among sales people and management. They would talk about salespeople to other sales people. You are placed in communities not due to your ability to sell homes but the level of friendship with upper management. Consequently turn over is very high in sales. Their is a lot of drama and politics involved a Sales position with K Hovnanian. Which is odd because there should be no place for that with good leadership. This is probably the reason they have so many sales positions available.
    Employees leave companies because of management. Which is the reason 3 of their sales people have quit is the past 6 months. I am writing this review to hopefully help others avoid making a regrettable decision working here. You will work hard at selling homes and then have to walk away leaving commissions on the table because you can
    no longer take going to work under such unprofessional leadership.

    Advice to Management

    This advice would be for upper management in New Jersey to visit the divisions more often and speak with the sales people to find out truly what is going on with the company and how the employees are being treated. They would be shocked.