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K. Hovnanian Homes Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 22, 2019

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K. Hovnanian Homes Chairman, President, & CEO  Ara K. Hovnanian  (no image)
Ara K. Hovnanian
111 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work/Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Construction Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great systems in place. Opportunity to advance one's career. While the company is publicly traded it is run more like a family run business. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Increased communication on how the other divisions are performing and grand openings.

    K. Hovnanian Homes2019-03-14
  2. "Look elsewhere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Land Acquisition Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Work life balance is the only thing worth mentioning

    Cons

    -Low pay -No growth -Limited mobility -Archaic procedures

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be Ryan Homes. KHov will never be that.

    K. Hovnanian Homes2019-11-22
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Slave Driving Middle Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Position 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time

    Pros

    Experience for future employment .

    Cons

    7 to 9 days straight work weeks. Marketing department that has absolutley no clue what they are doing. No room for growth. Extremely long hours. Never go to HR with complaints, the repercussions aren't worth it. Work life balance? There is no balance whatsoever. Archaic technology/systems in place. Very low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Tried. No one listens.

    K. Hovnanian Homes2019-02-10
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Abusive CFO"

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

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance with market pay

    Cons

    Egomaniac CFO who has made terrible financial recommendations yet keeps his position through tearing down his finance and management team. Uses fear and intimidation vs. collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old and in with newer capable finance professionals who are in touch with reality, employees and not dictatorships. CEO encourages and supports bad behavior.

    K. Hovnanian Homes2018-09-26
  5. Helpful (8)

    "What was once great.. turned to garbage"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Forming good relationships with co-workers were a mainstay to keeping your sanity.

    Cons

    If you enjoy a demanding position, this is a great place to grow. If you enjoy work/life balance, forget about it. Expectations on managers and above is 24/7, even when you have lost a loved one. This is not a joke, it is a sad commentary on the company environment. And anyone who has studies leadership knows, the company atmosphere is set from the top. Aside from that, take a look at the stock values for the... last 5 years and compare to other national builders. Take a look at their financials, and the MASSIVE amounts of debt before you decide on a career path that leads to these doors.

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    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your long-term employees when they tell you that your top division leadership (div pres and directors) are not aligned with your vision, goals and treats people like trash. You have lost, and will continue to lose your best performers due to this issue.

    K. Hovnanian Homes2018-06-13
  6. "Great Company and Compensation for those who work"

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

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

    K. Hovnanian Homes2017-03-28
  7. "Decent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance; friendly coworkers; free coffee

    Cons

    downsizing needs to hire more new young minds and out with the old outdated employees/mindsets technology is from the 90s

    Advice to Management

    needs to scrap them all and start fresh

    K. Hovnanian Homes2017-02-17
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at K. Hovnanian Homes

    Pros

    -Great coworkers -Benefits -Good pay -Work life balance is good

    Cons

    -Huge corporation -Dealing with a variety of contractors can be hectic

    Advice to Management

    Be more available

    K. Hovnanian Homes2016-09-01
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Purchasing Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Landover, MD

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/Life balance as Assistant PM

    Cons

    Low pay. Bad upper management. Bad culture

    Advice to Management

    Need better leadership and guidance for employees. Better teamwork among different departments are needed.

    K. Hovnanian Homes2016-06-27
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Short lived"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant Trainee in Lorain, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Clean work environment. Decent start out pay. Emphasized future increased pay ranges. Great products, floorplans, and competitive prices on homes being sold. Good work/life balance. Great hours. Company paid lunch hour. The benefit package is generous.

    Cons

    Hired in Sales Consultants may be passive aggressive. There is currently a hiring frenzy, so older employees who have transitioned to K. Hovnanian from Oyster Homes may be worried about job security. The company claims to be smoke friendly but other employees may become passive aggressive due to the "odor" of cigarette smoke, which may result in an uncomfortable working environment for employees who smoke. I was... there for just a short time. New employees spend more time covering hired in Sales Consultants days off than what they do working and learning from hired in Sales Consultants. Modules are offered on-line, which are plentiful and mind numbing.

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    Advice to Management

    N/A

    K. Hovnanian Homes2016-01-26
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