HNI Reviews

Updated 29 April 2015
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  1. Satisfied

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

    I have been working at HNI full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work , good opportunites

    Cons

    nothing too negative to say

  2. Awesome culture and great careers

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HNI has an awesome culture. Members are encouraged to provide honest feedback and make a real impact. The sky's the limit as far as career growth goes - HNI is very willing to take reasonable career advancement risks on members who prove they can think like owners and add value. There are many career opportunities due to the number of operating companies that roll up under HNI. The comp is competitive and the benefit package (especially healthcare and retirement benefits) are very generous.

    Cons

    Sometimes, because HNI is so decentralized (many operating companies), it can be challenging to get traction on new initiatives. A healthy appetite for change is there throughout the corporation, it just can be difficult to get quick consensus on the approach to organizing and deploying change throughout the decentralized organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the emphasis on good culture and business growth going!

    HNI Response

    Apr 23, 2015Member & Community Relations

    Thanks for the great review! Happy to hear how much you love working here :-)

  3. Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNI full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong company drive, performance driven. Good RCI process that focuses on change. Good financial performance. Strong supply chain tactics which blend manufacturing practices to the transportation of products to customers. Strong customer focus.

    Cons

    Outdated management practices focused on tactical thinking. Very little strategic focus from leadership, even during strategic meetings. No significant change management approach other than RCI. Senior leaders have been in the company to long that they are blinded to best practices at other companies more advanced. Leaders are also resistant to new approaches.

    Advice to Management

    1.) Listen to the new people that are coming into the company.
    2.) Train, support and encourage the current managers and directors to open up to new approaches.
    3.) Build a culture of innovation around product development. Think outside of files and office furniture

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  5. Engineering summer internship

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

    I worked at HNI as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, fast moving company. Lot's of improvement to make in manufacturing & operations so can lead to good IE experience. Real work, real experience.

    Cons

    Over saturated with Interns- either have nothing to do or too much, complete dependent on what department you get placed in. Not the cleanest manufacturing facilities.

    HNI Response

    Apr 21, 2015Member & Community Relations

    Thanks for the thoughtful feedback on your internship with HNI. You're absolutely right - our culture and people are what make working here such a great experience. We pride ourselves on offering ... More

  6. IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I have been working at HNI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, profit sharing when company is making money. HNI is good for the local community and the community in China working for Lamex. Small town living the commute is non stressful and the overall city life is safe and affordable.

    Cons

    Too many contractors, top heavy with Directors, Managers, and Supervisors. Its the buddy system who you know and are friends with determines if you move up and you could spend years doing the same thing with nowhere to move forward or even move laterally. Benefits are below average for a mid to large corporation. HR-MCR is non existent for it's employees as they are just trying to move up the ladder to higher management, definitely their own agenda. Very LARGE turnover in the last 3 years. CIO is only interested in the contracting to save money, and the Oracle transition and not with day to day operations and the employees who keep IT and the business running. I would not recommend working in IT at HNI

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in day to day operations and not your own agenda, basically seen as a dog & pony show by the people who really keep the operation running.

    HNI Response

    Apr 23, 2015Member & Community Relations

    First, I want to thank you for taking the time to give us some very honest feedback. I'm sorry that your experience at HNI hasn't matched our intention of being a great place to work for our ... More

  7. work horse

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

    I have been working at HNI full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    All the overtime you can handle.

    Cons

    You need to work your life away to be able to make ends meet. The pay is terrible relative to the work they expect from you. The CEO makes over 5 million a year, while the "members" can't afford to feed their families a decent meal. Hours are inconsistent, you have no idea what time your shift will end from day to day.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a decent wage for a decent days work.

  8. not enough hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNI

    Pros

    easy job when work is available but first shift gets the pick of workload

    Cons

    not enough hours. seasonal business

    Advice to Management

    balance workload between shifts

    HNI Response

    Apr 23, 2015Member & Community Relations

    Thanks for submitting your feedback! We are working on improving our process around balancing work hours amongst shifts and hope you will feel it's improving soon.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Member not an Employee!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNI full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Continuous Change, Much Opportunity for Career Growth

    Cons

    Segmented Business Between Operating Companies

    HNI Response

    Apr 21, 2015Member & Community Relations

    We're glad your experience at HNI has been so positive! Thanks for the great review.

  10. Hard company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, centralized manufacturing facilities in Iowa

    Cons

    Managers and partners are out for #1. No respect for fellow members and their abilities. People are always out to make others look bad.

    Advice to Management

    show some consideration to your members. Don't be a "power-over" leader. Morale is low for a reason.

  11. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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