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Updated January 24, 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 6 reviews)

  • They really do try to improve the "member culture" and try to make it a great place to work (in 6 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)

  • Segmented Business Between Operating Companies (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I loved it there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good money nice customers there

    Cons

    No time off hard managers


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Member not an Employee!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Continuous Change, Much Opportunity for Career Growth

    Cons

    Segmented Business Between Operating Companies

    HNI Response

    Apr 21, 2015 – Member & Community Relations

    We're glad your experience at HNI has been so positive! Thanks for the great review.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome culture and great careers"

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    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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  5. 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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Culture seems to be changing for the better"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. 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.


  8. "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


  9. "Manufacturing Intern"

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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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Very solid and reputable company to work."

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

    Pros

    HNI is a great place to work. There have been many opportunities for me to move up within the company and management is very good.

    Cons

    Pay could be better and location in Muscatine, Iowa is somewhat limiting , but overall a very good place to work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good environment to be nurtured, but not the most stable in terms of being recession proof."

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Salisbury, NC
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Salisbury, NC
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mid-size company made working there feel like working with close friends and family, allowing us to develop very good relationships with colleagues and peers.

    Cons

    Furniture industry is very volatile in the fact that it will be the first to feel the the downsides of a bad economy, and the first thing management will do is to arbitrarily cut head-count from all departments, regardless if you have been a good performer or not.

    Advice to Management

    Take a salary cut from $250,000 to $75000 before you start letting lower level people go.



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