K. Hovnanian Homes Reviews

Updated 11 June, 2014
Updated 11 June, 2014
37 Reviews

3.2
37 Reviews
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Ara K. Hovnanian
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    Management is awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complete incompetence and confusion!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    None. Nobody knows what they are doing!!!

    Cons

    Too many to list....very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    If run properly could have been a great company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Red Bank, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ (US)

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Management is the problem

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Red Bank, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Management in Red Bank, NJ (US)

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Specialist  in  Red Bank, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Red Bank, NJ (US)

    I worked at K. Hovnanian Homes

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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