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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated August 14, 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 (5)

    "If this is your next career move, you'll want to seriously reconsider..."

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Red Bank, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're looking for an environment where you can spend all day socializing, playing dirty politics, dealing with bureaucracy, and interacting with the most close-minded, unprofessional, and fake colleagues, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The work at all levels is not challenging, rote, out-dated, inefficient, and no one wants to change a thing. They claim to be "cutting edge" but it's all talk. The knowledge, experience, and expertise to bring the company into the Millenium does not exist; any attempts to "raise the bar" result in a company-wide collaborate effort to quickly, expel the poor soul. If you've ever read the book "21 Dirty Tricks at Work", everyone at this company is very proficient at the swift application of these tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! All those who you think are dedicated, loyal confidants working tirelessly for the best interest of the company are actually working tirelessly to continue maintaining the major cover-up of costly business mistakes, hiding their incompetencies, and keeping the company stagnant in order to continue racking up on unearned bonuses, coerced promotions, and fabricated accomplishments.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Management is the problem"

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    Former Employee - Management in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Management in Red Bank, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sometimes innovative if the CEO wants to pursue a new fad or technology.

    Cons

    Lets get the obvious out of the way. Not a good idea to seek work in a depressed industry. And It becomes a really bad decision if you choose a poorly managed company like this one.
    Senior Management is the real problem here with very inconsistent communication, strategy and execution. Even given low marks in Builder Magazine by their peers.
    In spite of the representations by HR and hiring managers, policies and procedures are not adhered to, career path depends on favoritism and results are achieved through bullying and partiality.

    Advice to Management

    Won't ever happen but need to replace the CEO.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "If run properly could have been a great company."

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

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

    Pros

    Chance to work with some good people. Good location.

    Cons

    When things were good senior management all bought expensive cars and we're living large. None of that trickled down. Horrific pay and benefits. Many people have been there their entire careers and would be lost if they ever had to work somewhere else. I actually feel bad for some that feel trapped because of the good location.

    Advice to Management

    No.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Complete incompetence and confusion!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Nobody knows what they are doing!!!

    Cons

    Too many to list....very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Very pathetic group of power hungry, job scared, incompetent egomaniacs....Being a "BOSS" went out with the 70's, very sad...try managing people with respect.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Management is awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The sales associates were great and the money could be lucrative

    Cons

    Management is disrespectful and has no idea what they are doing. Training is a joke and sales is on call 24-7

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect.... Create a real training program and get on the same page.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Lousy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none at all what so ever.

    Cons

    The Management is incredibly Horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring friends and actually look for talent in the correct places not in your friends.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Houston Division is Horrible, it's a dictatorship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some areas of the office had fun employees!

    Cons

    I have been here little over two years and they have gone through two HR's already. Highly unethical place to work at. If you speak up or try to raise issues against the big boss they find a way to get rid of you. Turnover is so high but nothing is being done about addressing issues.
    Only employees sees raised are construction, marketing or employees who brown nose or are YES man

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and stand up for your employees. Stop playing favorites!!!!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Egos and deaf"

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    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Red Bank, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work ....good balance and nice associates

    Cons

    Cfo is the most condescending person I ever met.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the politics and listen to your employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Opportunity to make serious money but company lacks direction with its poor leaders"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make money if you're a top performer

    Cons

    Lack of direction, inexperienced leadership, good ol boys leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to evolve with the market


  10. Helpful (1)

    "community construction manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mont Belvieu, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mont Belvieu, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a lot of money on the ground

    Cons

    no training, bad leadership, hardly anyone at khov has any clue what they are doing


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