HNI

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HNI Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
30 Reviews
3.6
30 Reviews
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HNI Chairman, President, and CEO Stan Askren
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  1.  

    Great place to grow as a business professional. Many opportunities to advance.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNI

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Allow you many different opportunities to build your skills. Great training through development programs.

    Cons

    Salary is not very competitive for experienced members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I loved it there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNI

    Pros

    Good money nice customers there

    Cons

    No time off hard managers

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people - tyrannical CEO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management

    I worked at HNI full-time

    Pros

    People are excellent / managers are good with a great work ethic / the business units; Allsteel, Hon, etc. are solid businesses. Rapid Continuous Improvement culture is

    Cons

    The biggest obstacle to progress is the CEO, Askren. An individual who shows no respect to people, bullies them and acts condescending. He rules by fear and position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to stand up to tyranny. HNI will be better when the CEO is retired, and people are again truly valued.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Favors new members a lot more than tenured members

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Facilitator in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Training Facilitator in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I have been working at HNI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are new then its an ok place to work. Any time they implement pay increases generally it only affects the new members.

    Cons

    Inconsistent work, HR is never around and hardly willing to help members when they are here. Hires anyone that is breathing. Make more per hour working fast food.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more growth from within, increase pay and be more willing to help members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I worked at HNI as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    HNI culture is very welcoming. There is a lot of opportunity to grow within the company and challenge yourself

    Cons

    The headquarters is in a very small community

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are exposed to senior leadership. As an intern, I was able to present my findings to several Vice Presidents and the CFO.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Intern Experience

    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I worked at HNI as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Give you lots of work and responsibility as an intern.
    The culture of the company is great.
    The leadership is helpful and the lunch n learns from MCR (HR) is good.
    Lots of things for interns to do.

    Cons

    Location. But close to Iowa City and Quad cities so it is not that bad.
    Sometimes miscommunication in management so as an intern I had nothing to do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I worked at HNI as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    HNI allows interns access to top management through lunch n learn events, Great place to get experience.

    Cons

    Muscatine is not the greatest place to live/work. The location is probably the worst thing about the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hours are fine but company doesn't value seasoned members

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Facilitator in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Training Facilitator in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I have been working at HNI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    New members get decent pay, a lot of overtime during the busy season. Seasonal workers get paid very generously.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites making promotions a pain to get. No Supervisors want to follow the training process so members are rushed in to performinng the job. Have never seen upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore seasoned members. Don't play favorites and care about your members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    HNI

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I worked at HNI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, easy to move to different business units

    Cons

    Located in muscatine, long commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open, listen to the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really good company for member development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I worked at HNI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people from the top down. Member culture is tied together with company profit sharing and overall good company benefits. Split and Focus business units are keenly focused on their target customers and marketplace, product development, and organizational structures are aligned to perform well. Company is a force in the mid market.

    Cons

    Split and focus business structure is highly challenged to move up market to larger, national and global customers. Faced with internal politics, compensation, and organizational structure issues to bring together all companies to pursue larger accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop members and offer growth and development opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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