HNI Reviews

Updated March 28, 2014
Updated March 28, 2014
21 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very solid and reputable company to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNI

    Pros

    HNI is a great place to work. There have been many opportunities for me to move up within the company and management is very good.

    Cons

    Pay could be better and location in Muscatine, Iowa is somewhat limiting , but overall a very good place to work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Really good company for member development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA

    I worked at HNI full-time for 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
  3.  

    Pretty Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Intern  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Intern in Muscatine, IA

    I worked at HNI as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, great pay, White Collar People are amazing, Blue Collar is pretty decent as well. NO UNIONs!!!

    Cons

    It's in Muscatine, Iowa. Sometimes you have to work from 4am - 5pm if you have to see both 1st and 2nd shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    HNI offers great opportunities for career advancement if you show demonstrated ability.

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    Current Employee - Finance Development Program  in  Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Finance Development Program in Muscatine, IA

    I have been working at HNI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Excellent training opportunities
    -High exposure to upper management
    -A variety of different job positions available at many different operating companies

    Cons

    -Below average compensation
    -High employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competitive compesation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved my job.

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    Former Employee - Data Center Technical Specialist  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Data Center Technical Specialist in Muscatine, IA

    I worked at HNI

    Pros

    While working in the IT Department I had great gratification that I was able to help other people with their everyday problems. The production personal and office personal were great to work with.

    Cons

    Very stressful at times but that was all part of the job. I believe some people were probably paid more then they were worth, based on job performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no complaints what so ever about my boss or supervisor. They were both great to work with and very good at listening and giving tips/advice on the job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worth it

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    Former Employee - Factory Worker  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Muscatine, IA

    I worked at HNI

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    good company direction and management
    the laid back managers work on the floor for personal assistance

    Cons

    Fast paced, stressful at times
    I got trained in many areas over a short period of time, then had high expectations
    monotonous work over time
    long days, early hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest training the employees slower, until mastery of a certain area, then continue to broaden as time goes on

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HNI

    Pros

    Nice place to work for interns. Plenty of opportunity to see entire operations within the company. Fun activities offered throughout the intern experience. Decent pay

    Cons

    Experience might not pull as much weight compared to working with other corporations. Matching projects with desired areas of work are lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include projects that results can be seen. Also screen who interns are paired with, interns should not be doing busy work for mentors.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good environment to be nurtured, but not the most stable in terms of being recession proof.

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Salisbury, NC
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Salisbury, NC

    I worked at HNI

    Pros

    Mid-size company made working there feel like working with close friends and family, allowing us to develop very good relationships with colleagues and peers.

    Cons

    Furniture industry is very volatile in the fact that it will be the first to feel the the downsides of a bad economy, and the first thing management will do is to arbitrarily cut head-count from all departments, regardless if you have been a good performer or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a salary cut from $250,000 to $75000 before you start letting lower level people go.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Programmer Analyst

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    Former Employee - Computer Programmer  in  Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Muscatine, IA

    I worked at HNI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly workplace, ample opportunity to improve skills and grow beyond initial skills. Great training for entry level employee.

    Cons

    Culture is dated, not a lot of younger employees, but they are actively working on this. Also, many employees live out of town meaning fewer locals to make friends with. Depending on the team, extremely complex and old systems to support. Very confusing for entry level employees. Especially when on call.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work... now a good place to work... heading the wrong way

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Muscatine, IA

    I have been working at HNI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to learn manufacturing and good visibility to management - run like a smaller company

    Cons

    Latest senior management additions a different breed - Too many thinkers at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within - Remove Leadership not adhering to company's long standing principles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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