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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
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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 13 reviews)

  • Hired in Sales Consultants may be passive aggressive (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "K. Hovnanian Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Architect in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Architect in Red Bank, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Multiple career paths are open to any employee.

    Cons

    The pay is not as competitive as they promote.

    Advice to Management

    Reward successful associates rather than across the board raises based on percentages.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Treasury Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Treasury in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Treasury in Red Bank, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - in the treasury you see and know all. High degree of autonomy and ability to showcase your skills and leadership.

    Cons

    Inadequate pay.
    Lack of performance reviews or knowledge of career path

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and EQUALLY in the same roles.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Highly motivated company!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    KHOV is very organized internally. They are highly motivated to sell homes, while not losing focus of customer satisfaction and quality. KHOV has one of the strongest construction teams I have ever been a part of.

    Cons

    KHOV is a bit rigid when it comes to its employee organization. You are not allowed to directly contact anyone that is not your direct supervisor. They also do not promote independent thinking. Every decision has to go through a chain of command.

    Advice to Management

    If you are pursuing a sales career with KHOV, I encourage you to negotiate your terms of employment.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    K. Hovnanian cares about employees; has a great perspective on work/life balance, and has opportunities to advance. Each division is independent enough that you can rise to your greatest level of competence.

    Cons

    The real estate industry is tough, so if you are looking for a place to make a boat load of money, your timing might be off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it a meritocracy. People were promoted based on their performance and that's the best way to do it. Kept everyone motivated.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on where you live..."

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working as a sales consultant in Houston,TX was a wonderful experience. The market in Texas is steady, Texans are laid back so it was not stressful, and the managers apreciated the work we did. Of course, every manager is differet... My day as a sales cosultant started around 10am usually. Four to five hours in the model home could be spent napping given the number of people that come in on a weekday morning. I usually spent this time doing reports, follow-ups, marketing busy-work, or gossiping on the phone. When clients came in, put on your game face and sell! The only issue with this job is working Sundays until 6pm. I think work/life balance in the US is a joke period and this industry is a great example of that. However, the pay was great and the stress was low. A wonderful place to work if you do not have young children. Pros:
    Beautiful environment
    Great pay
    Lots of vacation time

    Cons

    There is really no chance of upward moility for sales people. Most make their money and move on, very few ever get to management or corporate positions.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate that everyone has a family! It is a waste of money and bad business to keep sales people in an empty office on Sunday night.


  6. "Good place to work"

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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

    The people are great, down to earth, everyone works hard.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Income and direct managers are terrific. Always there to help and I never feel like I am in a position of knowing more.

    Cons

    No work life balance at all.

    Advice to Management

    Add additional staff.

  8. "Great Corporate culture"

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Dinuba, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Dinuba, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are industry experts in home building. I learned so much.

    Cons

    Business model stretches out management, it is hard to manage construction off site

    Advice to Management

    Don't take middle managements word as scripture. Get out to each site regularly and unannounced.


  9. "Great experience to work here"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes as a contractor

    Pros

    Team oriented, great company values, strong support and training

    Cons

    As a contractor, there is no personal growth.


  10. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great money to be made

    Cons

    Process change making division policy more bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    N/a


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