Steelcase Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Truly Lovely Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Steelcase full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Steelcase practices what they preach. They are innovative, forward-thinking, environmentally responsible, and they invest a lot in the wellbeing of employees. Working for a large, global company gives employees the chance to travel and work with people from all around the world.

    Cons

    The Grand Rapids HQ has a serious lack of diversity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Materials Management Internship

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    Former Intern - Materials Management in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Intern - Materials Management in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Steelcase as an intern

    Pros

    Great company, and compensation. Internships at headquarters have great structure and upbeat environment. They make office furniture so the offices are nice!

    Cons

    My internship experience was not what I expected. Most materials management interns have a very busy schedule with lots to do in an upbeat experience. I experienced dull workdays and a dull work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities to move interns directly into full time roles. Avoid placing interns in areas where they aren't needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Steelcase is losing the focus on people.

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    Current Employee - Management in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Management in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Steelcase full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steelcase is still an industry leader and makes decent products. There are also still a lot of good people left there. The offices are beautiful.

    Cons

    The new executive leadership team is completely focused on a cost cutting and outsourcing model of profitability....disguised behind a thin veil of desiring to be more global. They talk a great story about engagement and unlocking human promise to their customers, but inside the company's headquarters you will not find much authenticity behind those words. If they didn't give such generous severance packages I suspect they would have been taken to court many times over for discriminating against women, minorities and people over 40. It is sad to compare the wonderful company that Steelcase once was to what it has become today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should realize that the Steelcase mission and aspiration to unlock human promise is one they should really try to internalize with employees rather than spout as a hollow marketing ploy. Engage and trust your employees. Offer opportunities to women and minorities - there are capable people even if they don't happen to be old pals of the new CEO. Stop the corporate greed and introduce a little more caring into the workplace again. You might just find unlocking human promise can increase profitability more than your standard cost cutting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Great company

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    Current Employee - Zone Leader in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Zone Leader in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Steelcase full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth. Wages and benefits are fair

    Cons

    schedules call for too much overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Amazing place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Steelcase full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. The majority of people are happy and willing to help you with what you need done. It truly is a team environment. They make going to work every day very easy

    Cons

    Not a company to work for if you're highly competitive. The greater organize does not support lone wolves and you will not last. It is truly an environment of working together for the betterment of the company. Cheap when it comes to travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow what we preach! Some managers do not follow the "Love How You Work" motto. Often times they neglect to recognize the need for team building and fun activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. factory

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Steelcase full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good wages. Company offers decent benefits for full-time employees

    Cons

    Utilizes several temporary workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to how things were run in the past, were employees were not considered merely expendable, but were members of a company family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Hires on many interns into full time positions after graduation. Really cares about their employees.

    Cons

    As an intern, you grow so attached to how great the company is. It's hard to leave or even look for other jobs when you're so satisfied with the current company you're working for (even if you're only an intern).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. I had a great summer internship experience! So many smart people at the company that provide a great internship.

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Steelcase as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people, office culture, mobile-working, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Making sure the interns provide value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to show interest in the interns, it is great to connect with each other and share experiences and advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Work at steelcase

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Nice people fun work. Good vacation

    Cons

    Need more space in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it fun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Sr. supply chain analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Steelcase full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and peer pressures are normal. Pay is quite competitive in mid west states. Grand Rapids is a nice city.

    Cons

    A lot of outsourcing to Asia. Manufacturing is downsizing in Mid west. A very low growth industry to work at.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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