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"HNI offers great opportunities for career advancement if you show demonstrated ability."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance Development Program in Muscatine, IA
Current Employee - Finance Development Program in Muscatine, IA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at HNI full-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Excellent training opportunities
-High exposure to upper management
-A variety of different job positions available at many different operating companies

Cons

-Below average compensation
-High employee turnover

Advice to Management

More competitive compesation

Other Employee Reviews for HNI

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company if you're looking for a steep learning curve in a very short time period"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Muscatine, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HNI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Exposure to a lot of different manufacturing processes - wood, laminate, steel, fiberglass, plastic etc
    2. Get trained on structured design and development processes with good standard operating procedures (The documents and spreadsheets are there to follow, even if implementation is not always executed as per the prescribed process).
    3. Large engineering groups to fall back on.
    4. Big company, not too shabby resources for employees to really take charge and self-learn on things like lean manufacturing, Design for Manufacturability, Product Management etc.
    5. Different brands, different price points. Can switch between different HNI OpCo's for quick exposure.

    Cons

    1. Too much hierarchy.
    2. Meet a lot of people who treat their positions as jobs, not careers.
    3. Lot of incompetent people hired to top positions.
    4. Company gives more relevance to communication skills and not level of education etc (For instance, they will consider an internal candidate who has a Bachelor's in General Studies for an Engineering or Product Management position, over a candidate who has a Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering, more diversified experience for the same positions).
    5. Very low starting salaries. Profit sharing is a joke.

    Advice to freshers: Get a job here, work your behind off, learn all you can and leave. Do not plan on staying more than 2-3 yrs or you WILL get pigeonholed in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Work on better ways to retain your engineering talent.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Many great people work here, but the company works people to death."

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Muscatine, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HNI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of room for growth, beautiful office buildings, work can be interesting, good relationships with coworkers, ability to work with fellow professionals, can get exposure to international business and other sophisticated experiences.

    Cons

    The company is located in Muscatine, IA, where there is not much to do. The company does not respect a work-life balance and asks for a lot of hours out of its employees. The company is very short-term profit motivated.

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