HNI
3.0 of 5 21 reviews
www.hnicorp.com Muscatine, IA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 6, 2014

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62% Approve of the CEO

HNI Chairman, President, and CEO Stan Askren

Stan Askren

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A tough job to love

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HNI

ProsOne of the only games in town.

ConsCulture is a bit strange. Supervisors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be a good place to work. However, the company is going in a totally different direction.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Muscatine, IA

I have been working at HNI full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI've been here a long time and I know the business.

ConsThe legacy system is being replaced with a third-party, packaged software. Not sure where my place in the new environment will be. Communication is lacking in the direction of the department. People have started leaving the department in droves. During the recession, the department had a wage freeze. Now that business is picking up, we would like be compensated for our service during the recession. Raises seem to be worse than before the recession. We are asked to take on more responsibility with no compensation or additional title. People are getting fed up.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees. Treat them with respect and compensate them for their dedication on making the company profitable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HNI

ProsGood company to work for

ConsLots of constant changes happening

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Lost its way

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HNI for more than 8 years

ProsThe company still is financially sound and still has a large market presence.

ConsToo many acquisitions that fail. The company doesn't seem to know what to do with them except shut down facilities. High risk for you if HNI acquires your company. Two classes of employees; those in Muscatine who will keep their jobs if at all possible. If you're not in Muscatine, you are the first to go.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need an actionable vision, not just general platitudes. Overhead costs are killing you; too many VP's and empires inside the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It started out great, but has deteriorated immensely.

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Muscatine, IA

I have been working at HNI full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI've been here for 14 years and it's close to home

ConsThey are out sourcing their software development. I'm a software developer.

Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees more.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Orleans, IN

I worked at HNI

ProsGood Company, Good Vision and mission

ConsToo focussed on Lean without worrying about customer requirements

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop business model to meet customer requirements

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