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Hawkins Overview

Roseville, MN
501 to 1000 employees
1938
Company - Public (HWKN)
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Hawkins, Inc. distributes bulk chemicals and blends, and manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals for our customers in a wide variety of industries. We create value for our customers through superb service and support, quality products, personalized applications and our ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations as a high-quality, service-oriented chemical supplier. We will adapt quickly to the changing chemical needs of customers with a keen focus on technical expertise, teamwork, safety, profitability, and responsible care ... Read more

Hawkins – Why Work For Us?


Ready To Help With Your Chemical Needs

Hawkins is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals and reagent grade laboratory chemicals sold to municipalities and businesses throughout the Central United States.

Thousands of water treatment facilities, manufacturers, food and dairy producers, research labs and many other organizations depend on Hawkins for the chemical products they need. These products range from potassium carbonate to chlorine to FCC grade citrates and phosphates. Learn more about us:

Geographic Range

Hawkins is headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota. Our facilities are located throughout the Central United States and receive, store, distribute and, in some cases, manufacture products. 

Delivery

Hawkins operates a fleet of trucks, trailers, tankers and tractors from our extensive warehouse facilities. The Hawkins delivery network, including our branch facilities, allows us to respond to special needs and requirements of our customers throughout our large delivery area.

Service

From the moment we make contact with a customer or potential customer, we work to provide the best service possible–whether it’s arranging for a holiday delivery, making arrangements for unusual products, or simply just delivering on time, every time. The proof? Many of our customers have been with Hawkins for more than 20 years.

Hawkins Careers

Get your career started at a Forbes Top 100 Small Company! We offer engaging employment opportunities with a fast growing company.

75yearsValues That Have Made Our 75 Years A Success

Customer Service. Hawkins works to provide the best service possible – where it’s arranging for a holiday delivery, making arrangements for rare products, or simply just delivering on time every time. Many of our customers have been with Hawkins for more than 20 years.

Safety. “Zero” Can be Done! Our philosophy is that the well-being of our company and customers is dependent on the safety of our workforce. No job is to be regarded as so urgent that the time cannot be taken to do it in a safe manner.


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    I have been working at Hawkins full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Feels like a small company within a large company portfolio.

    Great company culture of collaboration

    Growing company and investing in the right areas

    Very focused on improving and open to employee feedback

    Cons

    Not many standardized processes, which is an area for improvement now
    Sales driven without considering other functional areas

    Advice to Management

    Support cross-functional resources and continue to drive process improvements

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Hawkins Interviews

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    The interview was very relaxed, very general HR type interview questions on how you work with people. Asked how I work with prolonged times of sitting. The job did include a lot of sitting, which as a previous lab tech was a bit of a shock.

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Hawkins Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Public Companies, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2011
  • Top 25 Fastest-Growing Public Companies, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2011
  • Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2011
  • Best Small Companies to Work for in America, Forbes, 2010
  • Top 100 Public Companies, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2010
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