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Pros
  • Great people to work with and they provide the resources to be successful (in 7 reviews)

  • As a new graduate engineer it's a great place to learn (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • On top of that, they are expected to prioritize work, always, and a healthy work-life balance is pretty much nonexistent at this organization (in 4 reviews)

  • All of the operating companies are in locations that I would consider very rural (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, terrible trainers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Business Relations Specialist in Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Business Relations Specialist in Muscatine, IA

    Pros

    Nice pay. Most of the people were friendly.

    Cons

    Subpar training exercises. Trainers didn't want to be training.

    Advice to Management

    Hire trainers who want to be there and work on a better training regimen


  2. "Account manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    beautiful office space, great people

    Cons

    lots of competition, long hours

    Advice to Management

    use people for their strenghts


  3. "forklift oper and material handler. certification"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Forklift Oper and Material Handler in Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Lead Forklift Oper and Material Handler in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the people u work with are nice. The pay not to bad. There is advancement opportunity also.

    Cons

    Sometimes hon will run a real light on team members. When they could use a few more help. I think they could show a little more appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    I know we all have a job to do. If someone is having trouble keeping up give them a little help till they catch on. Might cost a little for a couple of days. But employees will do better in the long run.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great co-workers, poor management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Muscatine, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HNI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is above average due to the geographic location

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations by management, major data issues, huge turnover

    Advice to Management

    Work/Life Imbalance in many departments - most people stay only because there's no other game in town


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New Berlin, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HNI (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the interesting and challenging work responsibilities.

    Cons

    Senior level management, although intelligent and amiable, not engaged with those who contribute to their success.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, respect, understand and be unbiased.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and learn new skills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supporte in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Production Supporte in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is alwaz new prospects

    Cons

    U have to alwaz welcom change. Be adoptive,


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Hickory, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company working to modernize furniture manufacturing, treats employees well,

    Cons

    Still holdouts to the old ways of furniture manufacturing, corporation very large, too much SG&A expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the dead weight in upper management that is not adding value to the products.


  9. "Staff accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was good as well as the benefits.

    Cons

    Unorganized and very picky. Stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees suggestions


  10. "Engineering summer internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Industrial Engineer in Muscatine, IA
    Former Intern - Industrial Engineer in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HNI as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, fast moving company. Lot's of improvement to make in manufacturing & operations so can lead to good IE experience. Real work, real experience.

    Cons

    Over saturated with Interns- either have nothing to do or too much, complete dependent on what department you get placed in. Not the cleanest manufacturing facilities.

    HNI Response

    Apr 21, 2015 – Member & Community Relations

    Thanks for the thoughtful feedback on your internship with HNI. You're absolutely right - our culture and people are what make working here such a great experience. We pride ourselves on offering ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Hours are fine but company doesn't value seasoned members"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Facilitator in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Training Facilitator in Muscatine, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HNI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New members get decent pay, a lot of overtime during the busy season. Seasonal workers get paid very generously.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites making promotions a pain to get. No Supervisors want to follow the training process so members are rushed in to performinng the job. Have never seen upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ignore seasoned members. Don't play favorites and care about your members.


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