Hu-Friedy Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Best place of all and nice people to even intern.

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    Former Intern - SCM MBA in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - SCM MBA in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hu-Friedy as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    great chance to walk through all kinds of assignment for Supply chain

    Cons

    great place to work....mostly marketing power is greater than expects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company to launch a career at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hu-Friedy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture here was phenomenal. Great co-workers that truly live the values of the company. No matter where you go, you will run into negative co-workers, but Hu-Friedy limits that through the cultural interview process and making sure people are the right fit for their culture. Development was also big at Hu-Friedy. Lots of opportunities to attend in-house training and other external seminars. They truly want to promote within the company and are on a great path for growth. The team I worked with was also tremendous. Teamwork is big there and it was refreshing to be able to go into work everyday and enjoy it.

    Cons

    Pay was extremely low. Compared to what others in my field were making, I knew it was time to leave when I did. I received a decent merit increase after my first year, but still felt very underpaid. My decision to leave was based solely on this, other than pay, it was a great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I noticed a lot of turnover during my tenure there. If they left for money as well, it would make sense. Most people I spoke to there felt very underpaid compared to other people in their field. I completely understand your strategy to pay low and sell the great culture, but it won't work in retaining your top talent. I am currently working somewhere that offers great pay and has an almost identical culture. It can be done and your retention will be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Decent place to work; good people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hu-Friedy

    Pros

    There are a good, smart people working there

    Cons

    It's slow to change there.

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  5. It is and Operates like a small compnay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hu-Friedy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part, everyone is very nice and Family-like at Hu-Friedy.

    Cons

    It is a small company with very limited growth and development opportunities. It pays like a small company too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize who your rock star employees are and set them up for success rather than ignoring them and forcing them to go to another company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. An Oustanding Company Run by Top-Notch Management;

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hu-Friedy full-time

    Pros

    Hu-Friedy understands the value of brands, global diversificantion, investing for the future and defending market share. They foster a true team environment, excellent HR programs and do an excellent job of acknowledging contributions on a company-wide basis.

    Cons

    Based in Chicago it can be a tough commute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Statistical Coordiantor

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    Former Employee - Statistical Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Statistical Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hu-Friedy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Learned so much about dental equipment in such a short period of time. The enviorment is family oriented and a willingness for customer care for all services.

    Cons

    No cons to report for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    If you are in the "Boys Club" great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hu-Friedy

    Pros

    great place to be IF you are part of the club, otherwise get in, get a title and move on.

    Cons

    Very Clicky, and a lot of upper mgmt decisions are dating and don't make sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hu-Friedy

    Pros

    Hu-Friedy has a great working environment. They have good benefits, and they take good care of their employees. They have great training programs.

    Cons

    The pay is comparatively less than other manufacturers in the industry. Its somewhat of a bureaucratic system, and it can be frustrating at times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Life in an American sweatshop

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hu-Friedy

    Pros

    Company has a great reputation in the industry; but eroding

    Cons

    inept and incompetent management. The Vision Team is clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Great place to work, and plenty of growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hu-Friedy

    Pros

    Located in the city, flexible work hours for corporate staff (within reason), leader in its industry

    Cons

    N/A. None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A. None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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