What type of employer is HGR? Benefits first!

Employee benefitsWe’re starting a monthly series to let you know what it’s like to work at HGR. The first post in our series is about HGR’s benefits, which include:

  • Profit sharing: eligible after 90 days qualifying employees are eligible to share a portion of 5 percent of company profits put into a pool
  • Medical, dental and vision: effective after 90 days and premiums paid 100% by the company for employees
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance: $25,000 at no cost to the employee
  • 401(k) retirement plan: eligible after one year
  • Voluntary short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Training
  • Uniforms provided
  • Free lunch every Wednesday
  • Holiday party, bonus, gift card and raffle
  • Summer outing at Cedar Point, including four admission tickets per employee and lunch

Here’s what four new employees in the Marketing Department have to say about what it’s like to work at HGR:

10406861_10203951208722905_4923548192391867614_nPaula Maggio, public relations specialist, started June 2015 and says, “It’s the people who make HGR a great place to work. Everyone is valued and treated with respect. And, everyone cares about doing a great job in order to make things work well for four customers and for our coworkers. HGR’s management provides so many perks for its employees — from gift cards at Thanksgiving to a company picnic at Cedar Point. Those things let us know how much we are appreciated and ensure our loyalty.”



HGR Industrial Surplus Employee Joe PowellJoe Powell, graphic designer, started August 2015 and says, “I’m doing exactly what I want to do in my life. It’s nice to get a job doing what you love for great company. With my mechanical background I like to work in an industrial and manufacturing setting and have an understanding of the people in this field since I worked in a blue-collar role for the last 10 years.”




HGR Employee Beth HeitanenBeth Hietanen, email marketing data analyst, started August 2015 and says, “I like working here because I like the concept of what HGR’s doing. They’re taking something that’s old and bringing it back into life. People might throw these items out, but instead they’re being reused. Since I was a kid, I recycled things. I was always getting hand-me-downs because I was the youngest in my family. I am used to using what is used, and working for a company that sells these things makes sense to me.”



HGR Industrial Surplus employee Gina TabassoGina Tabasso, marketing communications specialist, started September 2015 and says, “I couldn’t be more blessed than to work for HGR. I not only love what I do but I care deeply about the company and the people I work with and for. It’s a family. Everyone is quick to praise and support one another in an environment of mutual respect. It’s great to go to work and work hard but laugh, smile and be allowed to be human while you’re doing it.”




Next month, look for a post on our values and how they are embodied by our employees in service of our customers and community.


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