HNI Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
25 Reviews
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25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Intern Experience

    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I worked at HNI as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Give you lots of work and responsibility as an intern.
    The culture of the company is great.
    The leadership is helpful and the lunch n learns from MCR (HR) is good.
    Lots of things for interns to do.

    Cons

    Location. But close to Iowa City and Quad cities so it is not that bad.
    Sometimes miscommunication in management so as an intern I had nothing to do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Really good company for member development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I worked at HNI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people from the top down. Member culture is tied together with company profit sharing and overall good company benefits. Split and Focus business units are keenly focused on their target customers and marketplace, product development, and organizational structures are aligned to perform well. Company is a force in the mid market.

    Cons

    Split and focus business structure is highly challenged to move up market to larger, national and global customers. Faced with internal politics, compensation, and organizational structure issues to bring together all companies to pursue larger accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop members and offer growth and development opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Intern in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Intern in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I worked at HNI as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, great pay, White Collar People are amazing, Blue Collar is pretty decent as well. NO UNIONs!!!

    Cons

    It's in Muscatine, Iowa. Sometimes you have to work from 4am - 5pm if you have to see both 1st and 2nd shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    HNI offers great opportunities for career advancement if you show demonstrated ability.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Development Program in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Development Program in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I have been working at HNI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Excellent training opportunities
    -High exposure to upper management
    -A variety of different job positions available at many different operating companies

    Cons

    -Below average compensation
    -High employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competitive compesation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved my job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Center Technical Specialist in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Data Center Technical Specialist in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I worked at HNI

    Pros

    While working in the IT Department I had great gratification that I was able to help other people with their everyday problems. The production personal and office personal were great to work with.

    Cons

    Very stressful at times but that was all part of the job. I believe some people were probably paid more then they were worth, based on job performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no complaints what so ever about my boss or supervisor. They were both great to work with and very good at listening and giving tips/advice on the job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Muscatine, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I worked at HNI

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    good company direction and management
    the laid back managers work on the floor for personal assistance

    Cons

    Fast paced, stressful at times
    I got trained in many areas over a short period of time, then had high expectations
    monotonous work over time
    long days, early hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest training the employees slower, until mastery of a certain area, then continue to broaden as time goes on

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    internship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HNI

    Pros

    Nice place to work for interns. Plenty of opportunity to see entire operations within the company. Fun activities offered throughout the intern experience. Decent pay

    Cons

    Experience might not pull as much weight compared to working with other corporations. Matching projects with desired areas of work are lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include projects that results can be seen. Also screen who interns are paired with, interns should not be doing busy work for mentors.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Salisbury, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Salisbury, NC (US)

    I worked at HNI

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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