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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HNI.

    Interview

    A brief phone interview followed by a few hours onsite in Muscatine. A casual tour and history of the building followed by three rapid succession interviews with three separate people.

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  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at HNI in January 2015.

    Interview

    Had a 3 hour interview process that consisted of several waves of interviews with various managers. Also had a typing skill test and company walk through. Go through company benefits package and discuss culture of company

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  3.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HNI (Ames, IA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online through my campus recruiting site, then was called after about 2 weeks for a phone interview. The phone interview lasted 25 minutes, simply asking my about my background and why I wanted to work for HNI. I was offered a second round interview immediately, and went to their Allsteel plant in Muscatine the next week. There were about 20 other candidates there applying for either the development program or an internship. They gave us a tour of their facility and went over HNI’s strategy and values before the interview which was calming. There were 3 separate interviews with 3 different hiring members all in a giant room with other candidates talking simultaneously. The interviews were in sections: education, work experience, and culture. There wasn’t a lot of behavioral based questions which was nice, just a lot of simple back and forth talking. Afterwards, I got a call about a week later with an offer!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for HNI? Why Muscatine?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a class you really liked. Tell me a class you didn’t like.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your past work experience. What have you found was the most rewarding? What was the least exciting/rewarding experience you’ve had?   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing/E-Business Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Muscatine, IA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at HNI (Muscatine, IA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Received phone call from HR and had a short pre-screening interview over the phone. Was asked to come in for a 4 hour interview with multiple members of the department. After that interview was asked to meet with the President, which took about an hour. Very friendly, very professional. Great experience overall.

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    HNI Response

    Apr 21, 2015 – Member & Community Relations

    Thanks for taking the time to come discuss career opportunities with us. Happy to hear you had the chance to meet with several members, including our leadership team, and felt it was a great... More


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at HNI.

    Interview

    This was a great interview. I met many of the HNI members and had good discussions with all of them. I also met team members I would be working with. It was very welcoming and they answered all my questions.

    Interview Questions

    • We all make mistakes. Tell me about a time when a mistake you made impacted another coworker or department. How did you handle this situation?   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HNI (Muscatine, IA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    So I went to my university's career fair and got an interview (1-1) the day after. After that interview, I was able to choose which friday I would want to go to Muscatine, IA for a day at their headquarters. This day consisted of 3 rapid fire interviews (30 minutes each) and touring their facility. You could definitely feel the competition in these interviews unlike the first one. After that interview, I got an offer from them the upcoming monday and I am excited to work for them this summer.

    Interview Questions

    • What drives you?   1 Answer
    • Tell me a time when you overcame adversity?   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (4)  

    Finance Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wayland, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at HNI (Wayland, NY) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process went very well. I met with 4 members at Gunlocke all of which had been part of the Finance Development program through HNI. They all said it was a great learning process, to be able to work at the coporate office but also to work at the different operating company's. I learned a lot of information through the process because I was able to speak with 4 members who had experienced what I was intending to do

    Interview Questions

    • What would your boss say is the most challenging thing for you to do?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at HNI.

    Interview

    Good and positive discussions with the VP. Seemed promising but at the level at which i worked had too much local level politics which was a major demotivating factor in me quitting the job

    Interview Questions

    • About my previous experience and how will i cope up with the change in industry?   Answer Question

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    Product Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nagpur, Maharashtra (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HNI (Nagpur, Maharashtra (India)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Nice and Easy But requires in-depth knowledge of the company product portfolio. I would recommend having internal contacts to get through the initial steps and get the resume to the right person

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