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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance; friendly coworkers; free coffee (in 8 reviews)

  • Their some great people in the field who do an excellent job with what timelines their given to build a nice looking home (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Best Sales Consultant Training!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in South Florida, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to join our company is the rewarding feeling of taking the customers to their dream home.

    Cons

    Dealing with multi-cultural buyers is a bit challenging at times but with all the tools we have, it becomes easy to deal with.


  2. "I am Privileged to have Participated"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The week was a time where I grew a bond with the corporate figures and other sales agents and coaches within our company and third party to us. I felt so strongly about the sincerity and the goal of the Strong Start training that I hope to be contagious here in AZ and especially in my community. We learned psychology skills of selling and the technical procedures of our systems.
    We role played together with passionate coaches and met many of K Hovnanian's VP's
    Our group of 16+about 12 corporate figures and Regional Coaches created a group to look to for help and support.
    Every department worked well together and I can see clearly why this is such a successful corporation.

    Cons

    I have nothing worth mentioninig

    Advice to Management

    Please take steps to assure this training is implemented. The entire employee base needs to understand how positively powerful this is and why everyone should embrace it.


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    "Sales Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working in new home construction for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to work for 3 large, national Homebuilders. K. Hovnanian Homes has been far and away the best company to work for. The way management runs the business leads to a great working environment, timely closings for my buyers...which of course leads to happy homeowners.

    Cons

    This isn't something that's specific to K. Hovnanian, but trade labor shortages have made EVERY Builders' day to day operations more stressful now more than ever. Supply and demand. But the lack of highly skilled trade contractors in the business right now (installers, framers, sheetrock crews, etc.) results in more errors at the job site and delays in construction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I feel blessed to be a part of such a great family!


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  5. "Run Away from K Hovnanian- Sales is disorganized and they lie to you."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in South Florida, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Longtime National Builder out of New Jersey

    Cons

    3 D's: Disorganized, Dishonest, and Do Not Pay Employees and Subcontractors
    The South Florida Division is not organized and the people currently in charge curse at the employees, slander fellow employees in meetings, and get satisfaction out of firing and yelling at everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the New Management that was put in place in January .


  6. "Great environment but management needs work"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Designer in Red Bank, NJ

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and location is key

    Cons

    management is disorganized and not that much growth


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Most dysfunctional place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are almost worth it

    Cons

    Management doesn't care and talks down to sales. Sales managers play favorites with sales staff. Some managers encourage sales staff to hide info from buyers and use less than stellar selling techniques to get the sale. Too many and frequent threats regarding sales quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your sales staff better instead of constantly berating them and talking down. Teamwork goes a long way and would improve this company drastically.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Build fantastic homes, great customer service

    Cons

    Better communication with management & design


  9. "CAD Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work is fun and challenging (in a good way).

    Cons

    Recent changes in the betterment of the company has currently left it a bit disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    A better understanding of position roles on a day to day operation in order to get a realistic estimate of time management. Maybe an analysis of hours logged to a projects in order to forecast future project timelines.


  10. "K hov review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good people, new office, good pay

    Cons

    new office, not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    understand the amount of work needed for each role


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to build a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Jersey in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - New Jersey in Red Bank, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid land position, innovative technology and a management team that "gets" it. Smart financial decisions have prepared KHOV to come out of the downturn prepared to continue to deliver quality products in multiple successful markets. Employee contributions are recognized and awarded.

    Cons

    2016 is going to be our breakout year and the only con I can think of is we should be looking to move into other markets as well.

    Advice to Management

    Actively engage with your office and field staff as they have first hand knowledge as to what is working and what is not working.


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