Hunter Douglas (US) Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Learned a lot

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits were very strong and company focused on product innovation

    Cons

    Worked in silos and competed against other HD brands; poor culture (played favorites) in some brands; HD marketing managed separately from product function

    Advice to Management

    Look at trend of which positions have high turnover and ask why


  2. If the Fit is Right...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Hunter Douglas (US) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    (1) The benefits are by far the best attribute of Hunter Douglas. (2) The second best would be the people you work with on a daily basis (well,those who actually work).

    Cons

    (1) Little to no acknowledgement for the work that you do. If you actually work, you get buried and are expected to work 24-7. If you do not work, you get promoted or are allowed to do this without correction. (2) Extremely top heavy management which just leads to more reductions at the "working" level as those large salaries must be paid for somehow. (3) Favoritism is high and completely evident/ visible. This is really tough to witness and takes a toll after a while. (4) Pay is good but once again, it is who you know and who likes you. Raises may not be fair and are often very biased. (5) They talk quite about about values and culture, however, actions do not support this in many cases. (6) Bullies do exist, even at a professional level.

    Advice to Management

    I cannot say anything now that I have not already said during my employment with Hunter Douglas.


  3. Great company to work for, beware if you speak up regarding mistreatment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Tempe, AZ
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hunter Douglas (US) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, salary, benefits, office morale & office participation, interaction with both president & vice-president of the company, expect to stay busy in a fast paced environment

    Cons

    This position is a revolving door if you're working for the Shutter training department. Beware of speaking up against a manager, you will later become a victim of office bullying and professional discredit from management. Upper Management's response isn't as urgent as needed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and their complaints and respond to their complaints as urgently as needed. Don't agree with your management colleagues just because they have worked for the company for 20 years. Just because they are apart of management doesn't mean that they are right.


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  5. eCommerce Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    office culture is good. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Politics, overtime, personal growth opportunities.


  6. No room for movement!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hunter Douglas (US) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible time off allowances (specifically for school events for your children if you have them). Expectations are constantly changing and increasing with no pay for more work to be done. Very little support to learn the product. Management out of touch with reality

    Cons

    No movement within company, and if there is, its a Boy's Club. Pay for the employees who are the heart of HD (customer service) is very low with everyone receiving a 1% increase annually. Expectations are constantly changing and increasing with no pay for more work to be done. Very little support to learn the product. Management out of touch with reality

    Advice to Management

    Give raises based on merit. Allow more opportunities. Recognize that your employees are constantly being stretched as their job descriptions get larger and larger, but you don't compensate for that nor understand when the workload is unreasonable. Come back to earth and see how the rest of us live!


  7. Traveled all of NM, parts of TX, and Southern CO. Covering all of the Home Depots', Lowe's, and some JC Penny's.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hunter Douglas (US) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you can work totally independently, you are good to go-help is there if you need it by calling others. Company car, company cell phone, and company credit card for gas/meals/hotels.

    Cons

    100% on the road-must deal with all types of weather. In one year, I drove 35,000 miles!

    Advice to Management

    I thought the job was great. The odds of getting promoted are slim.


  8. Friendly coworkers and easy day-to-day atmosphere.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hunter Douglas (US) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great training. Great health benefits, especially when having a baby. Depending on which business unit you work for, management is very open to your ideas. As far as product design, you get access to many types of materials: plastics, die castings, extrusions, textiles, paints/decorations, keeps it fairly interesting and fun. Nice coworkers. Nice buildings and campus.

    Cons

    Very top heavy company. Zero growth in engineering career path. Expect a 3% merit increase every year, even if company profits are great.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a highly experienced PhD in engineering with a manufacturing background to help guide your manufacturing processes (and company) into the modern era.


  9. Good Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Production in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hunter Douglas (US) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company provides nice benefits to employees.

    Cons

    Quotas are sometimes too high.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits if you like working 24/7!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hunter Douglas (US) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hunter Douglas has great products and good employee discounts on their products. They have a good employee benefits package as well.

    Cons

    This company looks great on the outside, but most of the upper level managers are male. Most of the mid-level managers are female and the competition between the product groups is fierce. You would think the company would want to be on the same page "so to speak." Upper level management creates unattainable goals with crazy deadlines! They also support the China market in moving the their hardware production and some printing production to this country.


  11. Nice place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hunter Douglas (US) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A forward-thinking, financially healthy company.

    Cons

    Long commute to work. Company is located in an isolated area.



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