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Amazing people and feels anything but corporate.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Electronic Specifications and Visual Tools Software Programmer in Holland, MI
Current Employee - Electronic Specifications and Visual Tools Software Programmer in Holland, MI

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

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

Pros

The people, flexibility, freedom and career growth. Management allows complete freedom in how you get things done as long as you get them done. Hours are very flexible and allow for personal time when you need it. The benefits package is top notch and I have no complaints with them. Team dynamic is very important and I get along with everyone I've gotten to know thus far. There is always enough work to do, you will never feel bored, but you won't have to work insane hours either. it allows for a good balance of both your career and your personal life.

Cons

It can take time to implement company wide changes.

Advice to Management

More collaboration between teams so things don't need to be said over and over.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Private Company - Family Leadership - Strong People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In the Middle in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - In the Middle in Holland, MI

    I worked at Haworth full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family leadership and strong involvement is crucial for future success Great people, strong relationships Many long time Members keep culture going despite dis functional executive team Great Benefits and Great Pay (at least when bonuses are paid)

    Cons

    Bull pen atmosphere destroys productivity - you find people hiding out in private areas all over the building - or simply not coming to the office. Disheartening to walk customers through the building and see hundreds of empty work spaces people have just abandoned. In spite of Strong Family Involvement, inconsistent and inexperienced Executive Team only provides lip service to Values. Great at articulating them, poor at using them in daily decision making and communications. If you are good, prepare for a deluge of work. Success is rewarded with more work, while your slacker colleagues will wake up and go home at 4:00 (or simply "work from home" where they can do laundry, save on child care expenses, keep up their Linkedin and Facebook profiles, and keep the dog company).

    Advice to Management

    Don't simply pay lip service to values - everyone can see when you simply go through the motions to "check the box" to say you have done something. If "people are our greatest assets", make sure your actions reflect this. Annual appraisals, Talent Stream, Engagement surveys only work if you really believe in them. If they are just an afterthought to you - just stop them. Better stop an activity than simply go through the motions. Where do People rank on your daily priority list? Or do only "things" really matter? You are way too isolated. An monthly round table session shouldn't be the only time you meet with a non-executive. Cloistered in-breeding doesn't help the Company - get out of your sacred spaces, open up your calendars and actually talk to real people. Be accessible and actually know the people you profess to lead (,maybe even know their names!).


  2. Exploitative and Mismanaged by Incompetent Holland Cronies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Holland, MI

    I worked at Haworth full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice recruiters, and pretty building.

    Cons

    In Information Technology, Haworth has a terrible track record of recruiting outside IT talent with glittering promises, and then working them to the bone. This is by far the worst, most dysfunctional IT job I have ever had. During the time that I was there, EVERY external IT employee that had been hired during the past 3 years quit. All of them. It’s a damning, contemptible record.


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