Herman Miller

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Herman Miller Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
76 Reviews
4.4
76 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 15 reviews)

  • The best reasons to work here would have to be the great company atmosphere, nice co-workers, innovative bussiness approach, and great benefits (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Too few women in senior management roles (in 3 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    If you're up to the challenge, and have the right attitude... many doors will open up for you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Herman Miller

    Pros

    -Offer opportunities for development
    -Continuous improvement

    Cons

    -Morale needs to get better in some departments
    -support structure on shop floor for some areas need work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    If you know people, you can go far.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate

    I have been working at Herman Miller

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Doesn't hire often.

    Cons

    It's all in who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time on the floor (on all shifts) and get the real picture of what goes on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Customer Care in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - International Customer Care in Zeeland, MI

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

    Pros

    I loved working for HMI ad was there for nearly a decade, starting as an administrative assistant while still in high school and working my way up the ranks. They encourage promoting from within and furthering your education. For a small-town employer, they're absolutely fabulous.

    Cons

    When I left, they were not yet big on remote working, which was unfortunate. I am a remote employee for another company now and actually find I get much more done without the distraction of the hum of an office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the awesome culture; you guys are great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A company for people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Company that cares about it people, culture and brand and rewards them with good quality pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Holds on too tight to it's brand and inhibits grow in certain markets. Some lack of organization within the company which makes it hard to internally be functional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep caring about your employees and we will keep growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to learn. A culture based on respect.

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of opportunities for personal growth and career advancement for those that show desire and interest.
    flexibility in work style, as long as the work gets done.

    Cons

    organization is struggling to grow out of its parochial michigan self and into a truly great company that operates around the globe.
    bureaucracy abounds, but likely the normal amount for an organization of its size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out into the world a little more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, takes care of employees. Community oriented.

    Cons

    obtain more revenue to avoid lay offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Herman Miller is an innovative company and a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Herman Miller as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here would have to be the great company atmosphere, nice co-workers, innovative bussiness approach, and great benefits

    Cons

    The challenges of working here are just like any other typical coorporate company. Sometimes requests get ignored and its challenging to responses from human resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management does a great job. Better communication is the only thing I could say to work on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do you fit the executive team mold?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Zeeland, MI

    I worked at Herman Miller (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great founders. Great design. Great brand.

    Cons

    Executive team is more about pretentious overetones than results. You either fit their arrogant approach or you don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Holland, MI

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    HMI has a great corporate culture and really cares about its employees. Great experience for any intern looking for an entry into the workplace. I had many opportunities to participate in leadership trainings, company outings, and intern events.

    Cons

    This is still a small company compared to other corporations. There was somewhat low expectations for the interns, and I wish that the interns would have had more responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing! Great company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Herman Miller is a great place to start.

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

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training, experienced team members, great brand recognition in the market

    Cons

    complete disconnect between corporate and regional management. revolving door of leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employee feedback, recognize the effects of unsolved local problems on corporate goals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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