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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated August 3, 2018
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  • "Very archaic practices and upper management styles" (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. "K. Hov Review"

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    • 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. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time

    Pros

    Potential income, selling well in Houston

    Cons

    Slow production because of the high turnover in construction managers.

  3. "Architectural Graphic Design"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Graphic Designer in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Architectural Graphic Designer in Red Bank, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, benefits, paid time off, 2 weeks off after 5 years.

    Cons

    Disruptive people in the office; lower management is petty, abusive and don't listen to the people who actually do the work. A hand full of people in particular in the office are gossips and inappropriate. It's a high school setting, unprofessional and it gets old quick. In my situation my manager smothered the flames and his entire team left over the course of a couple months and made promises he couldn't keep. He's gone now, but drove a lot of good people away before that happened.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers and support them not push blame.


  4. "Sales Reprentative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Great marketing. Quality Homes. Equal opportunity to woman and men.

    Cons

    Must be willing to work nights and all weekends


  5. "Unethical company with poor communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time

    Pros

    They are trying to fix the areas that are broken. They just do not know how.

    Cons

    No matter how many closings you have, it's never enough.

    Advice to Management

    When you have 75% of your employees rate you as unethical on an anonymous, division survey, you need to stop throwing band-aids at your problems.


  6. "Rude, uncommunicative managers. On your own"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time

    Pros

    Growing in size, and possibility for growth but depends whom you work with and what projects.

    Cons

    You're basically thrown to the wolves


  7. "What was once great.. turned to garbage"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forming good relationships with co-workers were a mainstay to keeping your sanity.

    Cons

    If you enjoy a demanding position, this is a great place to grow. If you enjoy work/life balance, forget about it. Expectations on managers and above is 24/7, even when you have lost a loved one. This is not a joke, it is a sad commentary on the company environment. And anyone who has studies leadership knows, the company atmosphere is set from the top. Aside from that, take a look at the stock values for the last 5 years and compare to other national builders. Take a look at their financials, and the MASSIVE amounts of debt before you decide on a career path that leads to these doors.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your long-term employees when they tell you that your top division leadership (div pres and directors) are not aligned with your vision, goals and treats people like trash. You have lost, and will continue to lose your best performers due to this issue.

  8. "It’s okay I suppose"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual dress code, no micromanaging, schedule flexibility

    Cons

    No advancement, lack of opportunities, lack of innovation, salaries are not competitive, bad management

    Advice to Management

    Have an understanding of the products you offer prior to offering them.


  9. "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


  10. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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