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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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Ara K. Hovnanian
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  • Upper management fails to listen to the people below them or choose not to listen to certain ones (very clicky) (in 12 reviews)

  • New employees spend more time covering hired in Sales Consultants days off than what they do working and learning from hired in Sales Consultants (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "New Home Sales"

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    Current Employee - New Home Counselor
    Current Employee - New Home Counselor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management is easy to work with, hours are the same as any other builders, they don't manage by intimidation like other builders, very few mistakes during the building process

    Cons

    Marketing is highly restricted with what you can do on your own, everything must be approved by corporate office in NJ which takes forever. 2 person communities are mandatory no matter the prospect traffic.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the sales people in the field, they usually have a good feel for what prospects are looking for. Have standard features that work by the area and not city wide.


  2. Helpful (1)

    ":)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy the people I work with directly.

    Cons

    Don't enjoy the Office politics, but I think that's all jobs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Upper Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boynton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boynton Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The co-workers and benefits

    Cons

    The HR Department - There really isnt one, no one feels comfortable going there b/c the door is always shut and the director is unapproachable and out of the office leaving no HR department at all often.

    Advice to Management

    Need better upper management


  4. "Good Pay"

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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

    Good pay for the work

    Cons

    Quality of product is declining

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up


  5. "Architecture Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GOOD people who TRY and to execute their position goals

    Cons

    Internal processes that limit productivity, management not on the same page always changing direction (Hov-nesia) .

    Advice to Management

    Allow divisions to execute at their local level and not be strangeled by corporate mandated standards / processes. Keep land acquisition in check and scrutinize their proposed building costs / selling prices. Better coordination needed between departments for 'impulse' changes.


  6. "A great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company gave me a lot of opportunity to grow and advance my career.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular comes to mind.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    K. Hovnanian Homes is a national builder with a great reputation. I just recently came on board and have had nothing but great training and support. Employment stability, K. Hovnanian future growth.

    Cons

    I wish they had better health care plans

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Could Be a good place, but poor systems"

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    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

    Paycheck clears every 2 weeks

    Cons

    Days were too long, even as a salaried employee.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the broken systems in the build on your own lot division. Actually do some research and learn what it costs you to build the home.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The work environment seems to be going downhill and losing a lot of good employees. I think management is to blame."

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay rates are decent pay and the company outings.

    Cons

    No appreciation for hard work unless you're in sales. Lack of communication between managers and their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your teams and listen to their questions and concerns.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Dysfunction at its best...Hovnesia anyone?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job...something to do while you look for a better opportunity

    Cons

    Continually expect more and more from employees with no hope of ever getting a raise, bonus or promotion. You may get a COLA if you are lucky. Never worked for a company where it's everyone else's fault. No one is willing to admit a mistake due to fear of being laid off in November. Yet, management makes costly and silly decisions on a daily basis. But, thanks to Hovnesia those costly and silly decisions are forgotten and it becomes someone else's fault or problem.

    Advice to Management

    Resign...Complete overhaul of management is needed.


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