Häfele Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2020

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3.8
82%
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Häfele President and CEO Paul K Smith (no image)
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20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance ,salaries are much better comparision with the competition(in 13 reviews)

  • "Good work culture,good at imparting regular trainings(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work - highly recommend"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Häfele full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Häfele is a great company to work for. They pay their employees well and have a great work life balance. The employees are good people and a joy to work with everyday.

    Cons

    I have a 35 minute drive to work, but it is worth the drive.

  2. "It's ok - at best"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Archdale, NC

    I worked at Häfele full-time

    Pros

    Very focused, great colleagues, great products

    Cons

    Inconsistent messages from Management; cliquish


  3. "Good quality products; good people; good company."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Häfele full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good quality products; good people; good company

    Cons

    like any company, there's always room for improvement

  4. "Too Many Problems"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sale Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Häfele full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a great brand and the employees in the home office are nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor on-boarding process, unorganized, poor logistics, poor future planning, unrealistic bonus structure.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good job, but could do better when it comes to salary wage"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Häfele full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, always willing to help each other. Flexible with the schedule and understanding if a family situation comes up.

    Cons

    Always mention how the company is doing great, and shows by the amount of orders going out on daily basis and inprovements been made throughout the facilities. But, when the subject to talk is low salaries and bonus... The company didn't meet the "numbers" they project. Lack of opportunities to move up; most of the time we get new hire instead of people that have been doing the job(very well) and have the chances to add to the company.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay but they work you hard for it"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSA in Archdale, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Häfele full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people, mostly coworkers

    Cons

    Management is passive aggressive, disorganized with very little interdepartmental communication, promoting people into supervisory positions that should not be overseeing other employees because they barely do their job well and do not socialize. They also use tracking software to see if an employee leaves their desk (you're allowed two ten minute breaks per day and other than that are expected to stay at your desk) upon which they can be punished. Not a great work life balance--tedious and management does not listen to staff. You are replaceable.

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  7. "Good Company to grow but very Sales driven"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Assistant Product Manager in Archdale, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Häfele for less than a year

    Pros

    Lot to learn, good working atmosphere, HR is good.

    Cons

    Salary is moderate, company is very sales driven rather then being product driven.

  8. "Growing business"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Archdale, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Häfele full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of good experienced people. Many have been there over 20 years. Strong customer loyalty

    Cons

    Very hierarchical. Culture is not empowering. Pay is not great.

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  9. "Territory rep"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Häfele full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Good products. Great customers.

    Cons

    out of touch upper management.unrealistic sales goals. Constantly shifting targets.Tooney chiefs not enough Indians

  10. Helpful (3)

    "CSR"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Archdale, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Häfele full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growing Business, Plenty of Work, pay not bad

    Cons

    Treated like slaves, micro-managed to death, treated like children, claim to be family friendly, NOT in CS Dept at all. no room for growth

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