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HNI Reviews

Updated September 10, 2017
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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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Finance Analyst (Finance Development Program)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, opportunity to change roles within the corporate structure, multiple operating companies with various product lines

    Cons

    Located in Muscatine, IA. The organization as a whole does not prioritize innovation in their strategic planning (though some of its subsidiaries place a larger focus on innovation, it is not a primary component of the culture at HNI).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work conditions"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They are a great team always willing to help out.

    Cons

    Unfair work conditions & people don't get paid the same.

    Advice to Management

    They should listen to their employees more & review their salaries.

  3. "They know how to get you in the door..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Emphasis on developing young talent right out of college, multiple locations allow for some opportunities to move around, leader in their market, exposure to upper management

    Cons

    Compensation still lagging larger companies, little emphasis on career development, limited collaboration between operating companies, knee-jerk reactions comprise most business decisions, unclear vision developed by management, siloed work environment, zero work life balance, business processes put in place but rarely followed

    Advice to Management

    Set a clear direction, then follow through with it along with your reports, rather then giving nice speeches then walking out the door not to be heard from until a crisis arises.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Early Career Development Program"

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

    Pros

    The program is an exciting, challenging, and robust 1-year program where the program member is given opportunities to gain large outlooks on the overall business. In the program, you are given the ability to gain experiences in logistics, quality, operations, strategic materials, strategic manufacturing, and any other electives of you and the development program manager's choosing. They try to mold the program member on what they're good at while making sure it's good for the business. Through the rotations, you are able to gain exposure to many senior leaders including the CEO and can build an incredibly large network at HNI.

    Cons

    I don't have much to complain about. The program is exactly what I needed to understand how the business works and gain exposure to different areas. This has allowed me to understand what I'm good at and what I like to do.

    Some things that are Cons:
    Muscatine, Iowa - I didn't like it at first but it has started to grow on me. It is nice that the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City are only an hour away. The commute from those places is never fun though.

    Leadership: The CEO and leadership are incredibly smart with great insight. Sometimes though, they get overly passionate and can be intimidating at times.


  5. "Manufacturing Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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


  6. "the company was taken over by HNI in india"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HNI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very ethical company, strong team, lot of good products

    Cons

    sales was not aggressive to make numbers

    Advice to Management

    now HNI will surely fill the GAP


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HNI full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, people are friendly. Lots of opportunity to move around in the muscatine area.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are not always fairly distributed between women and men.

  8. "Great company, terrible trainers"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  9. "Account manager"

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    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


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best place to work for beginners

    Cons

    Room for improvement in providing learning opportunities


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