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Updated December 28, 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)

  • No one is willing to admit a mistake due to fear of being laid off in November (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time

    Pros

    None actually, just a worker bee.

    Cons

    Do not be vocal no one wants to hear it

    Advice to Management

    Change the old management style


  2. "CCSM newark,ca"

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    Former Employee - CCSM in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - CCSM in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    don't think there was any

    Cons

    decent pay until they went behind our backs and shut it down

  3. "No Respect and Poor Delegation of Duties"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Operations in Boynton Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Avoid this company, horrible processes and leadership.

    Cons

    Poor management practices
    Out of town employees are rude and disrespectful to the permanent employees

    Advice to Management

    An exemplary leadership trait is to always support your personnel and never tolerate disrespectful or degrading comments to employees in the workplace.
    Harassment should never be tolerated and in this time period especially, if it occurs, it should be stopped and dealt with swiftly.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commission rate is competitive in the market. Free coffee

    Cons

    Awful place to work. Back stabbing, gossip, favoritism, upper management conflict, DO NOT care about customer. Very disorganized and look for ways to not pay the sales team. Fire sales people with large back log to avoid paying commissions.

    Advice to Management

    They don't listen so I wont bother.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn the ins and out of the home building world. Good coworkers on the sales teams

    Cons

    Company only truly cares for themselves. They don't provide you the tools for proper success. On top of that there are numerous employees who have quit or took opportunities else where, who have turned in their respected two weeks, worked.. got a sale.. and then were not paid out on the sale because the company said they wont be here to settle the home months later. Therefore they are letting many employees work for the good of the company with no financial reward or incentive to the employee. This is bad business. Don't trust an employer who looks for ways to not pay their front lines.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent. Dont lie. Be genuine. Put yourself in the shoes of your employees and own up for the failed policies and procedures of an outdated company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Processing"

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    Former Employee - Loan Processor in Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Loan Processor in Boynton Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management-Favoritism,nepotism,sarcasm, rude & criticism. Not supporting at all pointing out all negative.

    Cons

    SOME of the co-workers and 1 VP of processing.

    Advice to Management

    Seek management skills and stop pawning your responsibilities on your employees. Do your job & assist.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Upper Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boynton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boynton Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The co-workers and benefits

    Cons

    The HR Department - There really isnt one, no one feels comfortable going there b/c the door is always shut and the director is unapproachable and out of the office leaving no HR department at all often.

    Advice to Management

    Need better upper management

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Dysfunction at its best...Hovnesia anyone?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job...something to do while you look for a better opportunity

    Cons

    Continually expect more and more from employees with no hope of ever getting a raise, bonus or promotion. You may get a COLA if you are lucky. Never worked for a company where it's everyone else's fault. No one is willing to admit a mistake due to fear of being laid off in November. Yet, management makes costly and silly decisions on a daily basis. But, thanks to Hovnesia those costly and silly decisions are forgotten and it becomes someone else's fault or problem.

    Advice to Management

    Resign...Complete overhaul of management is needed.


  9. "Clerical"

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    Former Employee - Clerical in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clerical in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is no good reason to work K. Hovnanian Homes

    Cons

    Management does not give hourly employees respect. They only support the supervisors. It does not matter how hard you work and give your time without any acknowledgement from management. The supervisors are back stabbers and when they fell threaten by your work performance, they find away to get rid of you. I was there for 4 years and I seen a lot of hardworking hourly employees let go or they quit.

    Advice to Management

    The 4 years that I worked there I only seen 2 people get promoted to a supervisor. Their choose was the brown noser's.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This place stinks."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee, some really great coworkers, a paycheck. Best advice: if you are lazy, become friends with VP's and HR so your antics will be swept under the rug.

    Cons

    High turn over. Trouble hiring quality employees. So many good employees chased out of the company. So many good trades chased away. This place is for you if you enjoy working in a drama filled office. Negative emotions, mean girls/guys, petty rule making for kicks, falsifying work and information.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing can be written here that you don't already know.


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