My experience with Hagemeyer, NA was made pleasurable because of the people I worked with.
Regional Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) – Charleston, SC – July 5, 2015
HNA has a lot of tenured employees which has both a positive and negative impact to the organization. Positive because of the people and the knowledge they have attained over the years and negative because there's no previous employment comparison of something better. Senior Management was great to work with and very approachable! However, it's hard to do what you know needs to be done when you have "red tape" and when there's no overall "1, 5, 10 year" organizational goals. HNA is successful in a lot of ways because of the hard-work and dedication of the people/managers there. I honestly LOVED supporting them and they contributed to my being there for the past 7 years. Unfortunately, HNA operates with a "mom and pop" mentality and may not always "walk the talk". There are many opportunities that can/should be made to make HNA better but, the people/person in power to make the change may not always see it as a primary focus i.e., succession planning, promoting from within, retention, reward & recognition programs, diversity initiatives etc. which can be very frustrating for high-potential employees, and/or new hires coming in who believe they can make a difference. Eventually, I do believe change will take place and it will become a great company. Hopefully, it won't be at the expense of losing great talent.
Great people; good benefits; flexibilty of time.
Lack of career opportunity; diversity initiative; flat organization.
Warehouse Specialist (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – April 27, 2015
A Sub-Standard workplace. Typical Day is a nonstop workday until you receive your one hour break, no breaks in-between. warehouse workers are expected to muster the bulk of the entire organizations responsibilities. Management - for the most part was unprofessional save a couple(literally) of office workers. new management took over head position of the local company and lost 2 major procurement contractors in that span of time. incompetent to the needs of the employees. benefits in the form of pay raise non-existent. lazy office personnel. the hardest part of the workplace - is the expectation to do office personnel jobs while warehouse workers are burdened with own daily routines and duties. termination of employees with no intention of hiring suitable help so even more duties fall on current employees and one is expected to do the very same workload with 2 people when the job requires 4.
NO upward mobility, NO pay increases, Expectation to do multiple office personnel workload on top of ones own daily duties, with NO incentive, New management has NO earthly idea on ANY aspect of the Warehouse which causes a chasm in relations.
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) – Axis, AL – March 28, 2015
A typical day at work is high pace and very demanding. I have learn to operate the Forklift, SAP syetem, and MRO demands. The management here has his pick on who he likes and who he over works. My co Work is older guy who works hard like myself, and a middle age female who is just here. Does little to no work everyday. The hardest part of my job is dealing with negitivty. The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with everyone here and producing results to most of the problem i come across.
Good place learned alot and have new skills to bring to the table if needed for a future job or careeer. I like the fact that you can work at your own pace, and maintaining the cabinets throughout the plant make time go by a little quicker. Working on the computers 80% of the time made my typing and computer skills advance more as well.
Fire Extinguisher Tech (Current Employee) – Nederland, TX – May 28, 2014
Hagameyer is a fun working environment. The employees are nice and work well together. Management is great with high satisfaction, I have learned how to take apart and recharge extinguishers. i also learned how to low pressure hydro test cylinders. I have monthly routes i tend to to make sure all my equipment is up to date.
Buyer/Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – September 23, 2013
A tipical day at work consiste of expediting, getting quotes, resolving invoicing problems, and creating purchase orders. The hardest part of my job is getting the vendors to not ship substitute parts without prior approval. I enjoy interacting with the customer.
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Chambersburg, PA – June 25, 2012
A typical day would start with a team meeting. We would then go pick our orders. I learned to drive several types of machinery and had mostly good co-workers. One nice perk was management awarding us if we had excellent months by giving us free meals ranging from pizza to steak dinners.