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  • Herman Miller update
    6 days ago

    "Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart than a set of things to do." Daily News highlights leadership lessons from former Herman Miller CEO Max De Pree.

    Leadership Lessons From Design Thinker Max DePree

    Home > The former CEO of Herman Miller, Max DePree said, "I've got so many MBAs, but what I need is a poet. Poets are the original systems thinkers."

  • Herman Miller update
    12 days ago

    Promoting the health and well-being of everyone in our community is just one part of building a better world. We are honored to be named one of Michigan's Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness for the third year in a row.

    Michigan's 2015 Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness - The Best and Brightest

    The Best and Brightest In Wellness is an innovative initiative that recognizes and celebrates quality and excellence in health awareness. This unique program highlights companies, schools, faith-based groups, and organizations that promote a culture of wellness; and those that plan, implement, and evaluate efforts in employee wellness to make their business and the community a healthier place to live and work.


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    Great company, overworked employees, demanding CEO

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time (More than 10 years)


    Great products, talented people, historically values driven, ethical, sustainable, design oriented


    Ambitious CEO is driving the company hard, work-life balance doesn't exist, micro-managing from the top down is a problem

    Advice to Management

    Trust your team

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    Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zeeland, MI
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Herman Miller (Zeeland, MI).


    Herman Miller has excellent reputation in the industry for treating their employees well, but I had no idea that their interview process is so unprofessional. I went through 2 phone and 2 skype interviews for this position. First, phone interview with HR with basic interview questions. Second, phone interview with immediate supervisor with job related questions. Third, phone interview with VP with general questions. Fourth, skype presentation with both immediate supervisor and VP. The last part was a design challenge that they gave me 2 weeks to prepare and present. The whole interview process took 4 months. At the last presentation, they gave me positive feedback about my presentation and told me they would definitely let me know the next step next week. They didn't respond the following week(week 1), so I followed up (week 2). Then another week (week 3) went by, still no response at all! Totally unprofessional to a point of disrespectful. At least let the candidate know that he/she didn't make it, or that the company needs more time to decide. Finally, I sent another follow up email (week 4), and the HR finally sent a generic email that they decided to proceed with other candidates. I am disappointed that Herman Miller would treat interview candidates like that. Honestly, 4 weeks of absolutely no response (when they promised the following week), even when I followed up twice is NOT professional.

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Herman Miller Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies for Working Mothers , Working Mother Magazine, 2013
Michigan Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness , 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Zeeland, MI
Size 5001 to 10000 Employees
Founded 1905
Type Company - Public (MLHR)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

At Herman Miller, we inspire designs to help people do great things. We are a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments, and related technologies and services. In business over 100 years, all of our innovative technologies, inspiring designs, and strategic services continue to work to build a better world around you ... More

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