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HAVI Overview

Downers Grove, IL
10000+ employees
1975
Company - Private
Consulting
Unknown / Non-Applicable
HAVI partners with customers to unleash the power of their supply chains. Our expertise and experience in supply chain management, packaging, logistics, and recycling & waste help customers address supply chain challenges big and small, from commodity to ... Read more

Mission: Today, we face a marketplace for global services that is expanding and changing, and we’ve learned from our customers that there is an increasing interest in end-to-end solutions. Our mission is to be your expert partner in managed services and solutions across the ... Read more

Company Updates

  • HAVI combines companies under one brand name

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    HAVI Group Aligns Global Operations Under One Brand Name, HAVI

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. --(BUSINESS WIRE) HAVI Group announced today it has combined nearly all of its global operating companies under one brand name, simply HAVI. The consolidation is part of the company's efforts to more closely align its businesses with the needs and operations of its customers, understanding that simpler is better.

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HAVI – Why Work For Us?


ABOUT US

Unleash the power of your supply chain

HAVI’s business is to help you win at yours. Your supply chain is a complex and interconnected structure that can work with you or against you as you seek to get your products in the hands of your customers. HAVI’s expertise and experience in supply chain management, packaging, logistics, and recycling & waste help you address challenges big and small across your supply chain, from commodity to customer and through end-of life.

HAVI partners with you across your organization and the different elements of your supply chain to reduce risk, support better decision-making and enable growth. Are you looking to reduce complexity and variability? Identify and apply key business insights from your data? Increase visibility and traceability? Become more efficient? Operate more sustainably? We roll up our sleeves and work with you to tackle these challenges and more.

We offer data-based insights and services that combine a strategic, long-term view with an unmatched commitment to execution. By making connections across the supply chain that no other company can, HAVI helps you transform the way you deliver your value to the world, one challenge and opportunity at a time.

At HAVI you will find yourself surrounded by professionals who are diverse in thought, but collaborative in their approach to achieving business results.

LIFE AT HAVI

No matter your geographic location, at HAVI, you will find yourself surrounded by professionals who are diverse in thought but collaborative in their approach to achieving business results.  As we add value for our customers and improve organizational effectiveness, we reinvest in our tools, technology, and people. Our employees are offered competitive pay and benefits along with the ability to work flexibly in order to meet their personal and career goals.  We then leverage comprehensive training and development programs and a variety of networking opportunities to accelerate their growth.

Getting Off to the Right Start

At HAVI, our comprehensive, tailored onboarding program familiarizes employees with the company, their team, and their role within the organization and serves as an important launching point for their career success.

Maximizing Every Individual’s Potential

Part of the HAVI Philosophy is to maximize every individual’s potential.  We recognize the importance of skill enhancement and fostering career growth for our employees.  To achieve this, learning and development programs are planned and mapped out for each employee.  These programs, such as the HAVI Leadership Development Program, are executed to equip our people with the right tools and techniques to help them excel and grow in their roles and within HAVI.

Recognizing and Rewarding Excellence

At HAVI, we believe in the importance of rewarding our people for their efforts and excellence and we ensure there are ample opportunities to recognize these individuals through our rewards and recognition program.  Each year, employees are nominated by management and leadership for various awards, such as the President’s, Sapphire, and Team Achievement Awards.  Employees can also recognize their peers for going above and beyond the call of duty anytime throughout the year with the High Five Award.

Creating a Positive Work Environment

Fostering a positive work environment is a significant aspect of making HAVI a great place to work.  We plan various employee activities throughout the year to make sure we’re staying connected and engaged as a team. From All Employee Meetings to department outings and team building activities, we believe in promoting employee engagement, communication, and collaboration at HAVI.

Diversity & Inclusion

Acting on the spirit embedded in our name, HAVI strives to maximize the value we bring our customers and make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve around the world through our employees.  We will achieve this through sustaining a team of diverse employees that offers diversity of thought, approach, opinion, culture and ability to deliver profitable growth for our company, while enabling all employees to experience a fulfilling career.

Employee Resource Groups

HAVI’s employee-led business resource groups create opportunities for employees to stretch their leadership development and networking skills while also providing educational and awareness programming around the importance of diversity and inclusion at HAVI. 

Sustainability

HAVI recognizes that, in the course of delivering high quality, affordable products and services, it has the responsibility to do so in a manner that is sustainable and socially responsible.  This means that current and future generations deserve the opportunity to enjoy a world where the environment is healthy and natural resources are available, and employees in our supply chain benefit from fair and safe working conditions.

Social Responsibility Team

HAVI employees are enthusiastic about leading and supporting activities that give back the community and protect our environment. In the U.S., our Social Responsibility Team organizes an annual “Week of Giving” in which employees may use up to 8 hours of work time to volunteer in the community.


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PHILOSOPHY & VALUES

The life source of the HAVI business is the customer. We encourage ourselves to get closer to our customers to understand their unique business opportunities and challenges. We expect ourselves to actively listen and translate what we hear into strategy. We are committed to collaboration - across business units, geographies, and functions, as well as with industry associations and universities. We work hard to meet our customers’ needs. Our global reach and the expertise and passion of our people to listen, understand, and anticipate those needs are the essence of our business and our brand. 

Our past and present leadership built HAVI on the values of a workplace where respect and inclusion are a way of life, recognized as essential for the growth and success of HAVI and its employees. In fact, diversity and inclusion became its own distinct pillar in the HAVI Philosophy statement, “ensure diverse perspectives are present and valued,” making it certain that it lives, breathes, and is a part of our DNA every day in every exchange within HAVI. With our philosophy embedded into all our operations and interactions, you can trust that we will honor our commitment to maintain a collaborative, diverse workplace.

HAVI strives to maximize the value we bring our customers and make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve around the world through our employees. We achieve this through sustaining a team of diverse employees that offers diversity of thought, approach, opinion, culture and ability to deliver profitable growth for our company, while enabling all employees to experience a fulfilling career.

HAVI Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) delivers our promise of diversity and inclusion. The employee-led business resource groups create opportunities for employees to stretch their leadership development and networking skills, while also providing educational and awareness programming around the importance of diversity at HAVI. Learn more about the work and impact of our Employee Resource Groups below:

HAVI Women Inspiring, Succeeding, Excelling (HAVI WISE): Established in 2009, HAVI WISE aims to create an empowering environment that provides inspiration and preparation for all HAVI women to reach their full potential. The HAVI WISE vision is to serve as a business council that elevates the organization through diversity of thought and the development of women to drive business results.

Leading & Empowering Asian Professionals (LEAP): LEAP participants meet monthly to address key issues and offer advice on how to remove barriers from progress and empower each other in their day to day professional lives, specifically in regards to Asian employees. For example, in honor of Asian Heritage Month, LEAP organized a panel discussion between a diverse group of executive leaders to offer insight on disruption and globalization.

Young Professionals Network (YPN): YPN connects young professionals to ongoing career development opportunities within the organization, provides the resources necessary to help employees and the business grow smarter through a strong young professional demographic, and keeps young professionals engaged in HAVI. YPN executes its mission through three core pillars– Career Development & Education, Employee Engagement, and Branding & Awareness.

Black Organization for Leadership & Development (BOLD): BOLD seeks to create an empowering environment for all employees, specifically those of African descent, that provides the tools and support necessary for both personal and professional development. The ERG hosts speakers, engages in conversation regarding diversity and inclusion, develops events around the themes of self-efficacy and meaningful relationships, and more. With the help of BOLD, HAVI culture will continue to evolve into one of inclusion where the truths of all are acknowledged and appreciated.

Hispanics on Leadership and Achievement (HOLA): HOLA works to strengthen the Latino presence within HAVI and advocates for the Hispanics at HAVI by communicating and providing visibility, development, and recognition to leadership. The group has organized forum discussions and workshops with an emphasis on Development, Cultural Awareness and Inclusion.

 

At HAVI, we recognize the power of giving. Our employees share great enthusiasm for leading and supporting activities that give back to the community and protect the environment. HAVI employees from around the world contribute time and resources to a variety of global, regional and local charities and disaster relief organizations.

Week of Giving

Our Social Responsibility Team organizes an annual “Week of Giving” in which employees are encouraged to donate up to eight hours of work time to volunteer in the community. HAVI employees choose a variety of organizations to support during the week, such as Feed My Starving Children, Anderson’s Animal Shelter, SCARCE, Habitat for Humanity, Loaves & Fishes, Girl Scouts, and more.

RMHC

“Our close connection with McDonald's over the years has led Ronald McDonald House Charities to be a focal point of many of our charitable efforts. It's an organization that is near and dear to my heart and many of our leaders are involved in supporting it.” – Russ Smyth, CEO at HAVI.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

HAVI contributes to the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBS), which aims to pair today’s youth with inspiring adults to help them overcome challenges and guide them on the right path. With the support of HAVI, the BBBS event “Swingin’ for the Green” succeeded in raising over $40,000.

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    Current Employee - Director in Downers Grove, IL
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    I have been working at HAVI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strategic Projects are plentiful at this company as it is always looking to stretch its ability to support its customers in ways that provide best in class solutions.

    Cons

    Currently going through some re-organization effort, however the resulting structure and globalization of our structure should offer great opportunity to work in a global enterprise system and ultimately continue to develop our employees.

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HAVI Photos

HAVI photo of: Learning from our Interns
HAVI photo of: Week if Giving-2017 -Ronald McDonald House
HAVI photo of: 2017 Week of Giving -RMHC
HAVI photo of: BBBS Mini Golf Tourney
HAVI photo of: Our Stairmaster
HAVI photo of: Finance Team Mouse Trap Races 2017
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HAVI Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HAVI (Downers Grove, IL) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Applied sometime in May/June 2017, notified via email from HR that she's interested in talking to me in which I replied back that I would. Then didn't hear from her until 1 month later via email again saying things came up and been out of the office and would like to setup phone interview which did happen the next day. Have done the phone interview which she said she would submit my information to the hiring manager and would contact her a few times via email about status and would be told each time that she's still waiting to hear back from hiring manager. My final email was asking if position has been filled, and haven't heard back since. So I assume I didn't get the position.

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HAVI Awards & Accolades

  • WorldStar Awards, World Packaging Organization, 2015
  • 100 Best Places to Work in IT(Small Company), ComputerWorld, 2015
  • 100 Best Places to Work in IT, IDG® Computerworld®, 2014
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