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

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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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    WAKE UP HNI, Your workers made you who you are, respect them!

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    Current Employee - Distribution Support  in  Muscatine, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Distribution Support in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I have been working at HNI

    Pros

    It is a very large stable company. They have health beifits, profitsharing. And there are still a lot of great people who work there.

    Cons

    Currently poorly managed, with respect to human recources. They just don't care much, if any, about the people that work for them. HON used to be more about being a good place to work, and employees were treated as, what they called "Members" Now the term "Members" is more like a slap in the face. Because being a member of somthing would indicate that you were part of somthing that you felt you belong to, and possible might have an influence in helping the cause of the company. Now people are treated as if it was their fault the company might be experiencing financial difficulty because of the economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most people understand that the economy is bad, and that we need to cut corners and raise productivity, but that is no excuse to treat people with no respect. Let us help. Acknowlege the fact that that "you" the management don't have all the answers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Hours are fine but company doesn't value seasoned members

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    Current Employee - Training Facilitator  in  Muscatine, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Training Facilitator in Muscatine, IA (US)

    I have been working at HNI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    New members get decent pay, a lot of overtime during the busy season. Seasonal workers get paid very generously.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites making promotions a pain to get. No Supervisors want to follow the training process so members are rushed in to performinng the job. Have never seen upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore seasoned members. Don't play favorites and care about your members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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