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K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Ara K. Hovnanian
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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
  • Most of upper management was not very approachable (in 11 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. "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to take on a variety of work scopes. Upper management is very experienced and willing to educate. Most people have been with the company for decades.

    Cons

    Company is emerging from tough financial times post financial crisis. Not sure about long term growth projections as a business.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 .


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a single construction minded person in Corporate Positions."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay.and work o home life balance.

    Cons

    Building division is more concerned with protecting each other and keeping their inadequacies hidden. Have to find answers yourself because they don't know them so you are a threat to their position.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house or sell the company.


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  5. "Best Sales Consultant Training!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Most dysfunctional place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. "Great environment but management needs work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "I am Privileged to have Participated"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. "Sales consultant"

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

    Pros

    From the words of the top management team...they understand we in sales provide the only true asset to the bottom line and all other departments are an expense. For those that want to make a difference in a company and feel part of something big, get connected now.

    Cons

    Because there is change in the company culture it may appear disjunct at first but it is all part of making the company and oneself better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to what the employees are saying on the 'front line


  10. "Great Company and Compensation for those who work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Home Community Specialist
    Current Employee - New Home Community Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Salary
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Management Open to Advice
    Great New Training Experience

    Cons

    Some Nights and Weekend
    Very Cyclical Work/Life Balance
    Very Regional Experience

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try and push a unified comany culture, overcome the regional experience and always be open to asking "why" and not too quick to blame. You're in a very cyclical industry and your company's culture is all that will be left when we have another "sofening" or "downturn" of the market.


  11. "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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