The HON Company

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The HON Company Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Sales Intern
    Current Employee - Sales Intern

    I have been working at The HON Company

    Pros

    The staff was wonderful to work with and I really enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Sales position was more like a customer service job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The HON Company

    Pros

    Great people you interact with daily. Life long bonds.

    Cons

    very conservative and no diversity at all.

  3.  

    Great company that provides a very good training program with ample opportunities for advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The HON Company

    Pros

    Great training program, competitive compensation, good benefits

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities outside of headquarters in Iowa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good entry level company, not somewhere to make a career though

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    Current Employee - Business Relation Specialist in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Business Relation Specialist in Muscatine, IA

    I have been working at The HON Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    HON hires a good deal of fresh college grads with no experience, and you can promote quickly. HON is a green company, and is always introducing new product lines to keep the product portfolio fresh.

    Cons

    There is a great deal of cronyism and playing favorites. The expression "Its not what you know, but who you know" really applies here. Also the pay is very poor. That is probably due in part to the fact that there are only a few major companies in the Muscatine area and HON really doesn't have to pay very much as there are few choices for professionals in this area. The CEO is aloof and spends his time in our member meetings making corny jokes rather than talking specifics about the company. The sales department is wildly unethical and routinely bullies both the hourly workers, and managers to break laws and also coaches our dealers how to steal from us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to review their managers. Managers are completely disconnected from the day to day operations of the company. Also clean up the sales department. HON cannot take the next step as a world class company until there is some type of ethical reform in the sales department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    CHANGE IS INEVITABLE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rci Engineer in Cedartown, GA
    Former Employee - Rci Engineer in Cedartown, GA

    I worked at The HON Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This is in reference to the cedartown plant. The company is all about change, always wanting to get better, to learn as much as they can. They are an advocate of the lean production system. You will hardly find any engineers or managers in one position for numerous years, they like to have all of their employees well rounded.

    Cons

    Some of the managers can be annoying to work with, but that's everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything was great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible company with great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at The HON Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy access to management and leadership.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the same thing every day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good Company - Good People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The HON Company full-time

    Pros

    Brand Recognition, Market Stability, Part of HNI, Marketing Department, Leadership Consistency

    Cons

    Slow to react to market shifts, Undervalues to experienced sales employee,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good and Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The HON Company full-time

    Pros

    Mid-sized company with several plants throughout the US (also a few abroad). This means it has a large network of professionals to draw knowledge and experience from. Benefits package and salaries are fair.

    Cons

    Management is a mixed bag of competent and inept. Sometimes difficult to get things done due to corporate hierarchy and inner-company politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and maintain accountability at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Midwest office

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The HON Company

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, opportunity for growth & profit sharing

    Cons

    Waiting for your 1st profit sharing, getting respect at lower levels

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Muscatine, IA

    I have been working at The HON Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people that work here are a major pro. The culture of the engineering group is relaxed and friendly - as long as you're able to get your work done, things are good. The compensation seems appropriate for the area.

    Cons

    The vacation policy is unfortunate, so negotiate for more up-front. Personal growth is difficult to achieve, unless your vision matches the company's. Upper management does not carry the same goals across departments, so your priorities and projects can change from one week to the next, depending on which wheel is the squeakiest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your employees and their career development. Give credit where it's due.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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