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Updated June 28, 2017
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HNI Chairman, President, and CEO Stan Askren
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Pros
  • Great people to work with and they provide the resources to be successful (in 8 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 5 reviews)

  • All of the operating companies are in locations that I would consider very rural (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at HNI as an intern

    Pros

    Valuable projects and plenty of exposure to the business

    Cons

    Location is less than ideal


  2. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HNI full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay, good environment, flexibility

    Cons

    No work from home option

  3. "Manufacturing Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers with great comradery, welcoming. Projects with large scopes

    Cons

    Only 9-10 weeks internship, could like more training


  4. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and they provide the resources to be successful

    Cons

    Some people may not like the small town lifestyle


  5. "Quality Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HNI as an intern

    Pros

    Unending opportunities, Great mentoring program

    Cons

    The location is not desirable.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunities, Forward Moving, &"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome. Generally hardworking workforce. Exciting to work for everyday. Moving forward

    Cons

    Slow transformations. Old systems. Some old way of thinking. All I can think of now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for young talent. That's what is helping drive big time initiatives that you are putting in place. The people make this company great.


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HNI as an intern

    Pros

    Great member community and work environment. Can enjoy time at work and feel productive. Easy to bounce to new positions without having to move out of the area as HNI, HON, and Allsteel are all in Muscatine.

    Cons

    Operating systems are outdated and the upraded version is slow to come. Muscatine is a small town in Iowa right on the Mississippi so there is not an over abundance of things to do

    Advice to Management

    Look for expansion in the foreign markets to drive domestic production. Continue hiring of recent college grads to grow and sustain the business.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Culture seems to be changing for the better"

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've always enjoyed working here but it seems like the safety and overall culture is improving year over year. There is a feeling that the people are most important now, rather than the product. We now get 8 days notice for Saturday work and management seems interested in our feedback.

    Cons

    Planning and forecast management needs some work. I see leadership trying to explain why we are working 9 hr days and saturdays after just having a cut friday, and you can tell that they are frustrated too

    Advice to Management

    Better forecasting models


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Group Lead in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Group Lead in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work , good opportunites

    Cons

    nothing too negative to say


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome culture and great careers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HNI has an awesome culture. Members are encouraged to provide honest feedback and make a real impact. The sky's the limit as far as career growth goes - HNI is very willing to take reasonable career advancement risks on members who prove they can think like owners and add value. There are many career opportunities due to the number of operating companies that roll up under HNI. The comp is competitive and the benefit package (especially healthcare and retirement benefits) are very generous.

    Cons

    Sometimes, because HNI is so decentralized (many operating companies), it can be challenging to get traction on new initiatives. A healthy appetite for change is there throughout the corporation, it just can be difficult to get quick consensus on the approach to organizing and deploying change throughout the decentralized organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the emphasis on good culture and business growth going!

    HNI Response

    Apr 23, 2015 – Member & Community Relations

    Thanks for the great review! Happy to hear how much you love working here :-)


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