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Herman Miller Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
66 Reviews
4.5
66 Reviews
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Herman Miller President, CEO, and Director Brian C. Walker
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54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management really tries hard to create work life balance and allow flexibility in schedules (in 14 reviews)

  • they have good benefits, good salaries and great people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Communications are on a once a month basis With Middle management , and once a quarter with someone in a Senior management position (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.  

    Great culture fit for me.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Holland, MI

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time

    Pros

    Culture, development opportunities, and emphasis on increasing diversity.

    Cons

    Headquarters is located in Holland, Michigan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see more women in executive leadership roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Good Experience at Herman Miller

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good salary, surrounded by lots of big thinkers that are always looking for the next big idea without losing sight of what got the company to where we are today

    Cons

    In the R&D Process there can be more thought into the sellability of a product before it is launched. Include a sales person on the Product Launch Teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved my job and people I worked with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scheduler  in  Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Canton, GA

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

    Pros

    The company really cared about it's employees. GA OPS management was the best.

    Cons

    GA facility was closed and business moved to MI

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of people like managers in GA did

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Worked for a lot of companies and this is by far the best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture is very focused on making Herman Miller a great place to work.
    Management really tries hard to create work life balance and allow flexibility in schedules.
    Management has an open door policy and listens to ideas from anyone in the company.
    The corporate culture is relaxed and fun.
    Free Coffee Bar, lemon water and ability to work outdoors is awesome.
    Headquarters near some of the best fresh water beaches in the world.
    Company is committed to sustainability and works hard to make the world a better place.
    Respect of employees is very high.

    Cons

    We are trying to attract and retain the best talent, but sometimes forget that the best talent doesnt always want to live in West Michigan.
    The pay is lower than other industries like tech.
    The organization is relatively flat and there is not much opportunity for advancement, however moving laterally is encouraged and usually leads to advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on creating creative centers for employees to work from places other than West Michigan. Think a center in SF, NY, MPLS etc that would allow employees to come to an office and share ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Really good at work/life balance if there is such a thing. Truly care about their employees and want the best for them.

    Cons

    Management can sometimes take their employees for granted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Herman Miller is an amazing company with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent work / life balance, flexible schedule, great benefits, and you get to work with really smart people who care about the work they do.

    Cons

    The company is great at innovation, which leads to frequent change and some ambiguity. I don't actually see this as a negative because change always brings opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep nurturing your people. Employees are not an expense / liability. They should be moved to the other side of the balance sheet as they are assets that you should keep investing in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic innovative and future forward company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, great potential. Leader of our industry!

    Cons

    Lost their way with the A&D community, but are getting back on track

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more accessible to sales force!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Fantastic company, great people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI

    I have been working at Herman Miller for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have nothing but good things to say about working with this company. They have a wonderful culture and for the most part the people live their core values in their day-to-day jobs. Individuals are respected and all opinions are heard. The people I work with are highly skilled and have the added benefit of being great human beings and are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Some people complain that the collaborative culture of the company makes it hard to get things done and unnecessarily lengthens initiatives. I'm not sure that I agree with this based on my personal experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a concentration of financial people at the top of the company which makes me wonder about their focus on Sales and Products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for but not very diverse unfortunately

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time

    Pros

    Salary, processes, people, culture, benefits

    Cons

    Recruitment too slow, not diverse enough, not enough women in command

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more international candidates in order to gain a global view on current business practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The old Herman Miller is back!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    very exciting time to be with the company because Living Office has defined our holistic offering of ideas, tools, furnishings, and services for creating a more natural and desirable workplace... allowing us to fulfill our mission, "Inspiring designs to help people do great things".

    Cons

    workloads often do not allow for enough creative time for most employees. hard to innovate when you're focused on the tactical elements of your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1 great employee is equal to 3 average employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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