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Updated February 20, 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. "Best Sales Training"

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

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for and I am very proud of our company culture. The sales training is the very best I have ever attended (and I have been in sales my whole life.) Mary and Elizabeth are truly amazing teachers! I am very excited to start my new career with K. Hovnanian Homes.

    Cons

    There is no downside to working for K. Hovnanian Homes.


  2. "Sales consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  5. "CIS"

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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

    Pros

    Excellent Team Environment and Training

    Cons

    I am 6 weeks new at company


  6. "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.


  7. "Solid Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for and great wok life balance. Builds quality homes

    Cons

    Sales team needs to be stronger

  8. "Training"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just completed one week of the company's Strong Start training in Orlando, Florida. The trainer, accommodations and content were first class. We had no distractions, we had fun and we came out of there prepared to conquer the planet.

    Cons

    Don't see any just yet.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the strong start program for all new sales and marketing related employees.


  9. "A solid employer"

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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is professional, and seeks to produce a great product for their customers. Highly focused on customer satisfaction and doing the job right.

    Cons

    Advancement can be slow, though it does happen. Home building is highly competitive and the industry is constantly seeking ways to improve profitability, this can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to promote from within. Don't be afraid to walk away from a bad / difficult customer.


  10. "Its ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistent work load yet manageable

    Cons

    Managers ask a lot about your personal life, not very professional, will throw you under the busy


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