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Great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
Current Employee - IT Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI

I have been working at Steelcase

Pros

Quality people working in a quality company. Lots of great knowledge and enthusiasm.

Cons

The greatest concern is senior management's lack of focus on or experience with manufacuring and engineering. They want "lean" but don't realize that it goes back to core competencies in the core business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Marketing and finance will not fuel this company into the future - understanding our core business and customers will. After understanding our core mission you need a strong focus on this throughout the business. Today this is very vague.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Teamwork, casual atmosphere, innovative company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Steelcase

    Pros

    Casual work environment is nice. I can wear pretty much anything to work and I talk casually with my co-workers often.

    Steelcase is full of down-to-earth, respectful people who want to help you.

    Team-oriented work - lots of collaboration on projects.

    Innovative company - lots of good products

    Cons

    Hard to get up to speed on all the product information because it is fairly complex and most people don't come in with a ton of prior knowledge about office furniture. With that said, there are a lot of classes you can take through "Steelcase University" to learn and grow in your job. I have taken about 5 online courses in just 6 months. The courses are somewhat boring and/or offer "textbook" type answers, but they provide a good framework and background knowledge about the inter-workings of the company.

    Another con is that the office furniture Industry, like many other industries right now (2009-2010), is not doing so well. Therefore, Steelcase has had to make layoffs in recent months. We are doing our best to minimize this trend, but it is rather inevitable.

    Lastly, as an intern, I have to do "grunt work" like moving boxes or furniture from one building to the next. That's to be expected, but it still is not very fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue innovating and making Steelcase ahead of the curve!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working in a shrinking company

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Steelcase

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Egalitarian culture

    Cons

    No personal growth
    Absolutely no reward for performance
    Low pay for skills
    Constant layoffs
    Shrinking industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you need results you need to start rewarding performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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