Herman Miller Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Willing to take a challenge? Opportunity is yours if you are willing to take a stretch assignment.

    Cons

    Not enough external bench marking to challenge the 'tried and true'. Trust in history leads to complacent thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your internal capability for operational excellence. Strengthen your teams exponentially by increasing horizontal alignment of accountability, risk, and reward. Think "tapestry of strength" over a "series of strong threads".


  2. Helpful (2)

    Above average

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

    Pros

    If you have a good work team leader, all is great.

    Cons

    If you have a bad work team leader, good luck.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Run don't walk!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Average wages.

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees or their health. Good 'ol boy's club.

    Advice to Management

    You should care about your employees and not just yourself. HMI ruined my life and health.


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  5. Government Sales Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Government Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Government Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to learn, grow, experiment.

    Cons

    brought in managers who didn't know what they were doing

    Advice to Management

    reevaluate your goals


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic experience consulting for Herman Miller R&D

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Surrounded by inspirational people - Ability to connect directly with senior and executive management as a young professional - Flexible work schedule, possibilities for working remotely - Given a lot of agency/responsibility; voice is heard even within a large corporation

    Cons

    In R&D, projects between teams overlap and there could be more communication to ensure consistency and minimize redundancy of work

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication between different teams and offices. Allocate resources to different types of meetings. Continue engagement and hiring specialist consultants


  7. Furniture Installer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Generally smaller companies take more pride in everybody knowing everybody. There aren't a lot of people in the commercial furniture business, so even if something happens to somebody from another company, everybody knows about it. Most of the people that you work with are good people and the pay is decent.

    Cons

    There are times when business is slow and you don't make any money.

    Advice to Management

    People are your greatest asset. Generally speaking, the people at the bottom see things that are not visible to the people at the top.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great experience but little pay and room for full time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Inter
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Inter
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    If you know people, you can go far.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Doesn't hire often.

    Cons

    It's all in who you know.

    Advice to Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  11. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Customer Care in Zeeland, MI
    Former Employee - International Customer Care in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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