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"A pretty building full of soldiers."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Haworth full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Nice building. Yet, if you were a client, you'd think you were paying too much for their furniture as the building is over-the-top. There are a few good people (soldiers) who work there.

Cons

Many of the exec. leaders are looking for "yes men". They are not seeking creative thought/strategy or ideas. It's "do what I say and don't think" mentality. They want soldiers who will take orders. Period. Too bad. The damage being done by the VPs today will have an impact for many years to come.

Show up. Blow smoke. Say Yes. Keep your job. Many poor -to-average Haworth managers are thriving because they do that. They are happy and the VPs are happy. Everyone else isn't.

If you want to be a soldier and be pushed to extremes, worked to the bone, and appreciated very little, go to Haworth. If you want to be creative, grow, develop and contribute in meaningful ways, go elsewhere.

Yes they are international -- but that means very little in the day to day there. Very few travel abroad. Except the VPs and a few chosen few.

Advice to Management

Your values are not real to many, many members there. Know that. Your leadership (VP) team is not as good as you may think. Know that, too. When good people leave and keep leaving, when do you start wondering about leadership? I hope you realize it soon.

Other Employee Reviews for Haworth

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Company was great until 2010 and local / senior management not focused"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are standard with other manufacturers within the industry.
    Car allowance, cell phone, lap-top
    401k
    Pension after five years of service.
    Good products.

    Cons

    Quotas are now being set so high, they are impossible to obtain with the dealers that sell Haworth. A&D representatives are not helpful. Global accounts managers steal accounts from BDMs and management allows it. All of the current dysfunction stems from not having any true leadership.

    Advice to Management

    When turnover is very high, it effects morale. It would help to have Sales Directors and Sales Vice Presidents that actually have sales experience.


  2. "Never a dull moment!!!! (In a good way)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sure is a good group of people, having a starbuck cafe here doesn't hurt either. Management is focused on a culture of accountability and they don't shy away from saying that - refreshing! Constantly reinventing ourselves. Values based organization - not many companies can truly say that! You feel like you are part of something bigger!

    Cons

    Still a ways to go to be connected across the business groups...

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, keep the momentum; this reinvention is exciting but can be overwhelming so just be aware of that.

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