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Loved working for Herman Miller

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Herman Miller

Pros

They really care about their employees. I worked in the warehouse as a material handler and assembly line work, so not the most glorious positions, but when it would get hot out in the summer they made sure we got plenty of water and Gatorade. They would even give us an extra break. I also think the quality of the furniture we made was high. We were expected to work long and hard, but with a high standard of quality. I also appreciate their sustainable efforts. They recycle and reuse a lot. They are working to make sure nothing goes to a landfill. They also make their products the same way they run their plants, with green design in mind.

Cons

Assembly line work is very physical and exhausting, but that is typically true no matter where you work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more to the people on the line or in the warehouse. They often have good ideas about how to be more efficient, safe, or accurate. Often instead you let management change things around or get someone outside the line.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Took job with great expectations. Left exhausted & disheartened. Not the organization depicted in business literature.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Herman Miller

    Pros

    Great people in field sales
    Creative design
    Innovation
    Healthcare portfolio growing
    Committed dealers
    Ability to purchase discounted Herman Miller furniture
    West Michigan is a nice place to vist
    Solid reputation in the industry

    Cons

    Cloistered executive leadership teams not serving the needs of field sales
    Unilateral decision making (left-brained) by executive leadership
    Inability to adapt to changes in market quickly
    Not price-competitive with many products being a response to competitive offerings rather than leading the way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people instead of creating your own paradigms that you expect us to follow. Remember the words of the founding family and walk the talk. Inclusion and diversity are important guiding principles that I believe are getting lost to finance and control-based leadership styles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good brand, pretty self-absorbed

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Herman Miller

    Pros

    Great design, dying industry (who needs an office?)

    Cons

    Too many people involved in decisions, slow progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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