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Haworth Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • They are great people with Great communication (in 15 reviews)

  • You are surrounded by good people who are genuine and work hard (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no respect at the lower level (in 3 reviews)

  • In the last 5 years or so, the Values are given lip service, but not demonstrated (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    World class manufacturer with. a gear culture. C Suite is engaging with all employees. Good sales compensation.

    Cons

    Needs more recruiters to keep positions filled quicker. Some departments work in silos.


  2. "Meh"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-level Manager At Headquarters in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Mid-level Manager At Headquarters in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have money to do things if they see it valuable. Office building is very nice.

    Cons

    Leadership is archaic and leads with a heavy fist. No healthy conflict in this organization. Collaboration meetings are a waste as leader just does what they are told because they're all paranoid about losing their job.

    Advice to Management

    As if they would read a review on here....


  3. "ds"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PLM Analyst in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - PLM Analyst in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    family owned company great culture

    Cons

    older workforce lacking younger people

    Advice to Management

    great job


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  5. "AV Field Sales Technical Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Engineer in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Engineer in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haworth full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Embrace Technology into furniture spaces.

    Cons

    Limited on how much the furniture will work around your technology.

    Advice to Management

    The more we install technology, and embrace it - the better the room will become & allow for more productive meetings.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Possibilities...but stuck in the past and dysfunctional."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haworth full-time

    Pros

    Interesting products that remain competitive in an evolving industry. Flexibility to work remotely. Reasonably good benefits. Pockets of talented, engaged co-workers.

    Cons

    Confusing organizational structure that can't effectively support creativity or innovation. Lack of decision-making autonomy. Low tolerance for risk-taking and critique of current operations. Lack of leadership transparency and alignment. Mediocre ideas and people prevail. Poor management of HR functions and benefits. Cut-throat politics.

    Advice to Management

    Get aligned on strategic priorities and discontinue waning programs so you can make meaningful investments in the people, ideas and technology that will lead to innovation. Empower people who have bold ideas to make a difference. Invest in unifying and strengthening global brand to secure market position before brand impression and business erodes. Listen more. Be honest. Cut the fat.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "New York showroom"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haworth part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful co-workers. Convenient location.

    Cons

    Some managers are dishonest with employees' performances because they lack industry experience and knowledge. There is an inability to have a mature conversation about work expectations and/or receiving feedback after their own performance. Unfortunately, it just leads to gossip and a lack of respect for the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback about management from employees so they can get an honest view of how things are run. It would provide a condusive atmosphere and begin to trim a bit of the fat, sort of speak. Also, have HR be unbiased towards employees and listen to all sides. It perpetuates a toxic work environment.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Never never never"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Haworth full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hourly people and decent people.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership most managers have no clue how to do the job they are managing. Th er you treat people like robots. They continously work employees 58 hours every week. They have policies that never get followed and they are willing to work people til they drop. If you get injured because of work conditions they treat you poorly and throw accusations towards you. Will not follow any work restrictions placed by company doctors. Plant managers and hrc reps care so little for the empoyees.they push you to know company values that they themselves do not care about. Executive management pushes the management to practice this way of operating.

    Advice to Management

    Step back look at themselves and respect those who make you your bonuses. Respect that people have lives outside of your company.


  9. "Open"

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    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haworth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great and friendly place to work.

    Cons

    All over the place never in the same postion, and they send new employees home when cant find a place to put them.

    Advice to Management

    Dont hire new employees if they cant get a full 40hr a week pay.


  10. "Design Market Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Market Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Design Market Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People. The people I work with are amazing. The products are high quality. My manager is incredible and truly leads our team.

    Cons

    Treating all members the same... Fields and HQ.


  11. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal growth and development.

    Cons

    Personal development and opportunities are self driven.


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