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Hendrickson Overview

Itasca, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Hendrickson is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle systems; auxiliary lift axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; bumper and trim components to the global ... Read more

Mission: Hendrickson will build value for our employees, customers and stakeholders by delivering timely, cost-effective and innovative ride solutions to advance the global commercial transportation industry.

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  • A 1937 Kenworth model D241C logger. The tank above the cab held water used to cool the brakes on long downgrades.

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Hendrickson – Why Work With Us?


Hendrickson will build value for our employees, customers and stakeholders by delivering timely, cost-effective and innovative ride solutions to advance the global commercial transportation industry.



Commitment to doing the right thing. Stewardship of our people, resources, and community. Integrity and respect for each other in every situation. Safe workplace and products.


Good people with the right tools to achieve superior results. Spirit of entrepreneurship in a decentralized organization. Empowerment and accepting responsibilities.


Development opportunities for employees to grow. Excellence and continuous improvement in all we do. Open, honest, fact-based communication. Lead by example. Continuous learning.


Collaboration across all businesses. Commitment to share information and best practices. Diverse views encouraged and respected. Celebrate successes.


Sense of urgency. Commitment to quality and success. No bureaucracy. Goal and results orientation.


Products that meet current customer needs but also future requirements. Our leadership stature as innovative, differentiated product pioneers. Excellence in customer service.


Long-term vision. Seize opportunities and identify hidden potential in people, products, and markets. Future-focused decision-making. Protect, nurture, and grow our business in the global economy. Effective, efficient use of our resources to maximize profits.


Hendrickson understands that work is not only a way to satisfy your personal drive and ambitions, but it is also a means for you to provide for yourself and your families. Hendrickson offers a competitive benefit program in addition to other programs that support individuals both in and out of work. Many of these benefits stretch your paycheck by minimizing out-of-pocket expenses and are designed to help provide you with financial security now and in the future.


We offer a full complement of benefits that include medical and dental health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, a flexible spending account, and a 401(k) as well as a pension plan. We even offer financial assistance if you decide to adopt a child.

Hendrickson also has a comprehensive wellness program that supports individuals in the proactive management of their overall health and wellness.


Hendrickson feels strongly about promoting from within the organization. We invest in our employees and support them in the pursuit of their goals. We offer tuition assistance, on and off-site training, and an internal job posting system for all internal employees. We involve our employees in both the design and delivery of training. We take a very logical approach and do what makes sense for individuals and the business.

CO-OP / Internship Program

Hendrickson Gives back is a community involvement program Hendrickson launched in January of 2012.  The program allows employees, along with their family and friends, to join together and give back to the community that surrounds them. 


Our employees health and well being is very important to Hendrickson.  To help employees better understand their own health and provide opportunities & knowledge for improvement, Hendrickson offers the following Healthtraax resources. 

  • Free Yearly Bio-Metric Screens
  • Wellness Insurance Benefits
  • Quarterly Wellness News Letters
  • Company Wide Health Competitions
  • The Ability to Earn FSA Dollars for Proactively Improving your Health on a Quarterly Basis.
  • Local / Community Based Health Competitions

Environmental, Health and Safety

Hendrickson is committed to achieving environmental, health and safety (EHS) excellence and to sustaining our efforts as an industry leader in protecting the health and safety of our employees, customers and our communities. Hendrickson commits to:

  • Establish systems for managing environmental, health and safety practices
  • Advance the health and safety systems through certification / recognition in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management System and / or Hendrickson's Global Safety Excellence certification (international facilities)
  • Advance the environmental systems through certification / recognition in the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System or the EPA's National Environmental Performance track
  • Provide opportunities for personnel to actively participate in the EHS systems.




We recognize the importance of family, friends and the freedom to pursue interests outside of work. These facets of employees’ lives allow them to be well-rounded individuals who return to work renewed and re-energized. Hendrickson provides many programs and benefits that address the need for balance.

Hendrickson offers employees a generous vacation package, which often includes the ability to “purchase” additional days. Flexible work schedules are often available as well as alternative work schedules during the summer months.

Each Hendrickson location also has activities ranging from softball teams and golf outings to company sponsored family picnics. Activities vary from location to location based on employee interests and input.

Hendrickson Reviews

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    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Coordinator in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Coordinator in Canton, OH

    I worked at Hendrickson full-time (More than 5 years)


    Plenty of opportunity for advancement as they like to promote from within


    None that I could think of.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

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Hendrickson Interviews



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    Average Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hendrickson.


    slow process to hire human resources moves slowly here dont know why it is this way worked here for 5 months really couldnt get a straight answer for things going on

    Interview Questions

    • why the loss in wage to move me and my family out of state for my job   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    loss in wages by 4.00 an hour to move to kentucky

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