HNI
3.0 of 5 21 reviews
www.hnicorp.com Muscatine, IA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 28, 2014

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62% Approve of the CEO

HNI Chairman, President, and CEO Stan Askren

Stan Askren

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Really good company for member development

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Muscatine, IA (US)

I worked at HNI full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat 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.

ConsSplit 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 Senior ManagementContinue to develop members and offer growth and development opportunities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty Good Experience

Industrial Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Muscatine, IA (US)

I worked at HNI as an intern for less than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Finance Development Program (Current Employee)
Muscatine, IA (US)

I have been working at HNI full-time for more than a 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 Senior ManagementMore competitive compesation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I loved my job.

Data Center Technical Specialist (Former Employee)
Muscatine, IA (US)

I worked at HNI

ProsWhile 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.

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worth it

Factory Worker (Former Employee)
Muscatine, IA (US)

I worked at HNI

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HNI

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Product Engineer (Former Employee)
Salisbury, NC (US)

I worked at HNI

ProsMid-size company made working there feel like working with close friends and family, allowing us to develop very good relationships with colleagues and peers.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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