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"Great employer, Good Benefits, and good work-life balance"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Work-life balance if you take charge; reward hardworking people; very financially stable company; very low infighting; good people on the whole; very nice HQ building to work in; Some great mentors who see beyond Haworth's four walls; Good opportunities for advancement, but only if you're a man.

Cons

Management is risk-averse and some are incapable of spending money; Design team/products are slow to market and well behind competitors; general lack of innovation; company hasn't grown marketshare in like 20 years; lots of B-level talent that just fill seats; the open-plan office environment is so annoying because you can't have a private conversation or are bothered by others; Company has a lot of older folks that have been there 25+ years which stifles creativity, productivity, and career advancement; Low opportunities to travel and learn from external workshops/groups.

Advice to Management

Start taking more risks and spending some cash! Haworth is a very cash rich company but being risk averse leads it to being a fast-following company instead of a leading, innovative company. The product design group needs a shake up to bring Haworth the next level of cutting edge product offerings and a leadership position. Finally, get all of the B-Level talent out of management positions and have managers boost productivity of B-level employees to drive more toward the bottom line. If B-talent can't produce, then get them on a phase-out plan.

Other Employee Reviews for Haworth

  1. Helpful (3)

    "lack of leadership and vision."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    used the time to learn and grow on my own in order to get out of there

    Cons

    salary less than par, mid level management strategy lacking and ran Calgary into the ground, biast promotions.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Confusing and missguided"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice co workers, taking risks, the future seems exciting

    Cons

    The executive leadership was more interested in their own personal opinions than hearing the staff comments

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and there are areas of real disorder

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