Herman Miller

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Herman Miller Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
65 Reviews
4.5
65 Reviews
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Herman Miller President, CEO, and Director Brian C. Walker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is great (if you can handle it) and the products are amazing (in 14 reviews)

  • they have good benefits, good salaries and great people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Communications are on a once a month basis With Middle management , and once a quarter with someone in a Senior management position (in 3 reviews)

  • If you aren't in Michigan (or close) you can easily be forgotten about (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Approachable and supportive management, flexible work schedules, supportive and collaborative sales team, substancial 401K contributions, supportive and encouraging of educational pursuits and professional development

    Cons

    Spend a lot of time with data entry, reporting which gets in the way of selling. Not a great on-boarding program for new employees....must be self-sufficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Company That Really Cares

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management  in  Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Product Management in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employees come first. That combined with world class products and design history make for a very interesting place to work.

    Cons

    Still some departmental silos, but changing quickly to become more respondent to change and producing products faster and faster while still leading the industry with marketing materials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    my time at miller

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Manager  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the trainig at HM is great, upper management does a great job to make sure you are adequetly supported and armed with the tools and knowledge to be succesful. there was never a sense that i was thrust out to the world and left to my own devices. great support team and structure and a sense of family among the sales team.

    Cons

    in the beginning it can be very difficult to navigate the structure ofthe company and to find the people you might need to reach in order to accomplish your objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    begin to seriously invest in the young memebers of the workforce as well as bringing in young fresh blood to the company whose values align with your own. otherwise you wil be playing a shell game with folks from other manufacturers as the existing workforce ages out and you run the risk of losing what it is that makes Herman Miller great and unique. the people who truly believe in the core values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    worked with company for over 10 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Holland, MI

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovative design and services; management who lives positive values; works to give back to the community; cares about people in a real way; balances competitiveness and compassion

    Cons

    it is a tough industry where people are not working as much in offices as they once did. need to keep figuring out what to do to stay fresh and ahead of the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep focusing on the future and give us confidence in where we are going; continue to listen and live the values;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Once of the best companies I have ever worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You are not a number there. Large company with a strong family feel. Opportunity for advancement but you really have to work for it. Fair compensation for the industry.

    Cons

    Layoffs are frequent due to fluctuation in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anything to stabilize job security.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Employee friendly company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work/life balance is a real value.

    Cons

    Industry can be unstable in down market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to better identify and reward top talent from the rest of the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Design Excellence and Genuine Customer Care

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Consultant  in  Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Consultant in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for and to represent. Strong values around developing people, products and protecting the environment.

    Cons

    Processes and people's roles seem to change often, so sometimes a bit of work to stay caught up, but not unsurmoutable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize success across the organization. Resist the temptation to put too many rules in place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very supportive and progressive culture. Great leadership examples and lots of opporutnities to advance your career. Best compnay I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    No real bad points to make here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Strong committment to employees.

    Cons

    A lot of changes taking place at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Territory Manager

    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Creative leading edge design products and processes.

    Cons

    There are NO major negatives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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