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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing at the speed of light...personally and professionally."

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hayneedle full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    It is a place where you can really be in charge of your business and make things happen quickly. The employees are as important as the management team...everyone's opinion matters. The environment is casual which is still such a great perk! Our goals are company wide, not just by individual...so we all work together to accomplish the big goals.

    Cons

    Work space is tight. Low cubical environment makes it tough to negotiate on the phone with everyone around listening.

    Advice to Management

    If it is ever possible to give buyers a more private environment to negotiate & hold meetings at their desks it would be very helpful...I guess I am saying that walls and doors are needed at certain levels.

    Hayneedle2012-08-16
  2. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Hayneedle for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great people. The job was always challenging. Fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Little to no training. Trying to load too many products instead of curating the best products online.

    Advice to Management

    Look to load quality products, not quantity.

    Hayneedle2016-11-21
  3. "Good People, Ok Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hayneedle full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I love my coworkers, my schedule can be flexible for appointments, no dress-code is nice

    Cons

    Employee benefits aren't amazing and it's hard to be promoted within

    Hayneedle2016-02-03
  4. "Good Company : Not very exciting work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hayneedle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is transparent and tries very hard to keep employees informed and feel appreciated. They have their ducks in a row and have great processes and honestly very little dysfunction compared to other retailers I've worked with. Everyone has their role and they seem to have a tight grip on what makes them profitable and what does not.

    Cons

    The buyer role is far from traditional buyer responsibilities. There are very few meetings with vendors because you don't even need to see the product. There is little assortment analysis and most buyers seem to spend time updating pictures on the website or making sure the copy on the items is correct. I heard several times that people do not move up fast in that company- and I believe it to be true- at least in...

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    Advice to Management

    Overall good company- wasn't the fit for me. The pay and the salary cap for my position didn't make me want to wait it out to see if it would improve either.

    Hayneedle2016-01-04
  5. "Good Company to get your foot in the door"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Omaha, NE
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hayneedle

    Pros

    Other Employees Relationships Flexibility Good to get your food in the door

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth Benefits leave a lot to be desired

    Advice to Management

    Leadership although very transparent gives mixed messages

    Hayneedle2014-12-26
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Just ok"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hayneedle full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lay offs, unclear direction, not keeping up with competition, low pay, expensive health insurance

    Hayneedle2014-11-13
  7. "Senior Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hayneedle full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Early years there was a lot of flexibility and creative momentum, that changed as the corporate culture evolved.

    Cons

    Red tape bogs down the creative flow, much more operationally focused than in previous years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of what made the company a success early on.

    Hayneedle2013-05-06
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