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Haworth Reviews

Updated May 19, 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. "Long hours for little pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are good to work with... Some areas were always busy... Second shift used to work 4 - 10 hour shifts with Friday being overtime or voluntary...

    Cons

    Long hours, little pay, supervisors were clueless as well as upper management... First shift people did all of the work and left nothing for those that worked second shift... Being forced to work overtime when there is no work only to get sent home after getting there and NOT getting paid for it... Was not a happy employee...


  2. "Sales Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Haworth has an amazing facility, great products and a commitment to West Michigan. Many talented people, and an established customer base. In the office area, Haworth offers many interesting job opportunities, and a flexible work environment (a.k.a. "Agile work.")

    Cons

    Office environment is great, however would not recommend the manufacturing environment. Culture can be a bit political - more of a popularity contest than based on skill.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications in times of change. Focus on leading members in the right direction instead of correcting when things go wrong.


  3. "Product Engineering"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people that are helpful and willing to work with you.

    Cons

    Work is not very exciting or overly diverse, but the atmosphere compensates for it.


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  5. "Awesome!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Planner in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Materials Planner in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working for Haworth, the people are great, management easy to work with. They have systems and procedures in place to allow you to do a great job and feel like part of the Haworth family.

    Cons

    The interview process in long and slow.


  6. "Massive restructuring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Upholsterer in Bruce, MS
    Former Employee - Upholsterer in Bruce, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were very friendly. Although "too friendly" at times. Lots of socializing.

    Cons

    Pay not very competitive. Very hot, not a environmentally controlled facility. If it's 90 outside you can bet its going to be at least 100 degrees in the plant. Noisy and dusty environment. Come to work to get dirty because that's exactly whats going to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay rates. Install ceiling fans/exhaust fans in all areas. Install air conditioning preferably.


  7. "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get some flexibility and to be involved in a lot of different projects.

    Cons

    Poor values outside of some environmental initiatives, company full of B- and C-level people. Not a single top university graduate in the company outside of one or two executives. No strategy whatsoever. Disengaged owners. Poor pay.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing, Sr. Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Haworth full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Privately held company. Great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    You have to be strong and make your own way. No hand holding.

    Advice to Management

    Better onboarding would be advantageous.


  9. "Overworked in a hot box!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bruce, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bruce, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haworth full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Holiday bonuses (non monetary)

    Cons

    Hot working conditions in MS summers
    Unrealistic production rates
    80 hours a week=zero life balance
    Failure to hire in competent and qualified temporary employees

    Advice to Management

    Zody could have survived in Bruce but I know first hand the evaluation of the processes on 3rd shift was done completely wrong but nobody wanted to own up to the mistake. Install industrial fans or some kind of cooling element.


  10. "Frustrated at the poor treatment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Vice in Holland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The old product lines are profitable and great quality

    Cons

    The senior management team does not care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly and stop acting like you are the smartest people in the room


  11. "Awesome"

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

    I have been working at Haworth full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and be. They are great people with Great communication. They Really treat employees well. I really like Haworth!

    Cons

    No real cons to Haworth. I really like the way things are done around there and it is a nice place to be.


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