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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated October 13, 2018
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Ara K. Hovnanian
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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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    • 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. "Cis"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CIS in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - CIS in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice boss very helpful and seems to care

    Cons

    Very unorganized don’t seem to get answers. Refer
    To power point.

  3. "Purchasing Coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Red Bank, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Holiday parties each year

    Cons

    Low Salaries, Management fails to resolve issues between employees fairly.
    Frequent layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all of your employees


  4. "Abusive CFO"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller
    Former Employee - Controller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance with market pay

    Cons

    Egomaniac CFO who has made terrible financial recommendations yet keeps his position through tearing down his finance and management team. Uses fear and intimidation vs. collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old and in with newer capable finance professionals who are in touch with reality, employees and not dictatorships. CEO encourages and supports bad behavior.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Consultant Palm Beach County FL RUN AWAY LIKE YOU ARE ON FIRE!"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Boynton Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    None - except they have health benefits

    Cons

    Treated like a number or cattle easily replaced, disrespected, always on eggshells like you were afraid to speak up if you did there was retribution. Just a terrible work environment.

    Advice to Management

    I would give negative stars if I could! Get your act together. You claim you are a team of inclusion start treating your employees as assets and nurture them not destroy them and manage by fear that is old school and will have you out of business


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Architectural Graphic Design"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


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

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


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