HNI

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HNI Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
33 Reviews
3.4
33 Reviews
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HNI Chairman, President, and CEO Stan Askren
Stan Askren
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  1.  

    not enough hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 ManagementAdvice

    balance workload between shifts

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    Pros

    Continuous Change, Much Opportunity for Career Growth

    Cons

    Segmented Business Between Operating Companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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
  6.  

    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

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people - tyrannical CEO

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Favors new members a lot more than tenured members

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    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 a 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

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