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Herman Miller Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
81 Reviews
4.4
81 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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  1.  

    Options engineering intern

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment. Engaging products to work on. Fun CAD work. Herman Miller is a company that focuses on employee satisfaction and does a great job at it.

    Cons

    Little room for creativity in options engineering department. This is the only downside I can think of honestly. The order lists a standard reference product and the modifications that need to be made. The engineer just completes the modifications. Complexity depends on the product but usually it's pretty straight forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Showed very strong improvement over the last 4 years. The new management team has made significant improvement in visibility of work load and getting the engineers to work efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience but little pay and room for full time

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Inter
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Inter

    I have been working at Herman Miller

    Pros

    Large responsibility placed in you for big projects
    Great people
    Excellent corporate culture
    Nice location for the summer

    Cons

    Little room for full time placement after interning
    Future growth in this company seems limited with the stagnant nature of the furniture industry
    Not a very diverse culture
    No formal development programs for interns or new hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in younger talent now so that when the older generation retires you have some experience left.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Tiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Kitter in Spring Lake, MI
    Former Contractor - Kitter in Spring Lake, MI

    I worked at Herman Miller as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, good co-workers, excellent lunchroom, fun extras, recycling program, good physical workout, safe practices, care about no injuries on-site, and lots of vending machines.

    Cons

    Two twenty minute breaks for an eight hour shift, mandatory overtime, layoffs when slow, hard physically when stuck doing mandatory overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More steady work schedule, longer breaks.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    If you know people, you can go far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    A company for people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Great place to learn. A culture based on respect.

    • 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 (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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

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

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

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

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