Electrician (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – October 23, 2012
Pros: free lunch; lots overtime
Troubleshooting so many CNC machines here everyday. I made a big achivement here that let my boss and co-workers know my strength. I got the best bonus here more than any others, because I could fix the problem more quickly than others. That is why I like here. Because everybody know me and call me the boss. Unfortunately the company was shut down and – more... moved back to USA. – less
Mailroom/Office Supervisor (Former Employee), Calgary, Alberta (Head Office - Holland, Michigan) – April 25, 2012
Pros: working with fellow employees and suppliers.
The most valuable thing about working at Haworth which was previously Smed International was the fact that I had the privilege of working with both office and factory employees and one of the most enjoyable parts of my job. Haworth gave great opportunitees for advancement and encouraged training in order to excel in your position or for another interested – more... postition within the organization. I was able to interact with many suppliers of which made my commuinication skills a value add to my responsibilities. – less
Production Coordinator (Former Employee), Big Rapids, MI – May 13, 2013
I learned several different jobs at Haworth, but my favorite was in the Service Parts and Modesty Panels departments. I worked in service parts for about 2 years, before becoming Production Coordinator over both departments. I was very good at my job. The previous coordinator had taught me everything that he knew in the ten years that he was there. – more... I was able to take over where he left off with no problems, and no other coordinator in the plant knew the job that we did. In a typical day in service parts, I turned everything on that needed to be turned on for the day, and then I would print out a list of orders going out two or three days. The orders that were due that day were called MID orders, and those had to be shipped out before the end of the day. After I printed out the orders, I would look up any kits/parts that I didn't know, or make sure I had all of the parts that I needed for all of my orders. If I didn't, I found out why or where the part was, and did everything I could to make sure that I had it before the end of the day. After I made sure I had everything that I needed, I started gathering it from all over the plant (some parts were in Press and Fab, others in assembly, etc.). I had a cart that I wheeled around the plant with me to get what I needed. After I had it all, I started boxing them up according to the orders that I had printed that morning. I kept working on these orders until I had them complete, or until the last hour or so of the day. At this point, I had to allocate the parts to pallets and wrap them in shrink wrap and then drive them to the loading dock with the hi-lo. After I finished that, I cleaned up my work station, restocked what I could, and shut everything down for the night. This was my favorite position at Haworth, besides being Production Coordinator for this area. – less
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Bruce, MS – September 14, 2012
Pros: free food during holidays or special times
Cons: short lunches
Came in got things turned on and ready for everyone to come in and start working. I learned something new often. The management was good, I love the co-workers. Hardest part was making sure everyone kept up. The most part I enjoyed was when the day was over.
It was very fast paced and with long hrs it helped time go quickly
Assembly (Former Employee), Allegan, MI – August 4, 2012
Pros: great learning experiences
Cons: long hrs.
i started early morning and we would do exercises before we started work which helped out. We assembled chair parts and inspected our pieces. Co-workers were really nice people to be around. I enjoyed the fast paced environment. The hardest part of the job was the long hrs.