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.