Steelcase

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Steelcase Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
124 Reviews
4.0
124 Reviews
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Steelcase President, CEO & Director James P. Keane
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Stable company, very progressive work environment in Grand Rapids but other locations are lacking any of that culture (in 14 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance, company genuinely invests in our personal development as an employee (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • grand rapids based does not give enough of a diverse pool of employees (in 6 reviews)

  • Limited cross-functional opportunities for field sales staff who do not want to relocate to Grand Rapids Michigan or another major sales market (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun, professional work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Designer in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Management encourages getting experience and even switching into different job function.

    Cons

    Multiple legacy IT systems make digital projects difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better at identifying and removing poor performing management and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    It's all about culture.

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

    I have been working at Steelcase full-time

    Pros

    Steelcase provides people with opportunities that go beyond job titles. It's big enough to offer a variety places to learn and grow in your career. In addition, the culture is all about the people. Someone described it as a culture of We, not Me and I think that sums it up.

    Cons

    Because the organization is so big, often times strategies are housed in multiple groups with little communication that funnels down to the employee level. This makes the job of alignment and continuity with our sales and customers difficult because in many cases they are told multiple stories on the same message with different variations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to work, cutting edge in west michigan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steelcase

    Pros

    great work environment that focuses on the mission of the company

    Cons

    things do move much slowly, because of the size of the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Good Company with opportunity if you earn it

    Cons

    Uses antiquated tools for financial analysis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Zone Leader in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Zone Leader in High Point, NC

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

    Pros

    The salary and working with the people on the floor. Creating changes

    Cons

    No alignment with the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is an awesome place to work where people are valued and work is revered.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    The company is very supportive of personal time-off, flexible hours, and vacation time.

    Cons

    Decisions sometimes can take a while to be solidified - this as you can imagine can put off things that can be completed sooner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You rock!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing lower level management. Great Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Athens, AL
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Athens, AL

    I worked at Steelcase full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime. Vendor perks. Great Medical benefits.

    Cons

    Lower pay rates that average regional rates. Promotions based on time in service rather than aptitude or work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Saying "no layoffs during this period" should mean that, or don't say anything and let the chips fall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steelcase full-time

    Pros

    Employees are productive and hard working, busy environment

    Cons

    The management is poor and no one seem to care for the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to change the culture of the company

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The steelcase wood plant is a joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caledonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caledonia, MI

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

    Pros

    As of right now it's just the hours but not the same in every area

    Cons

    Worst pay ever. They favor the steel employees. The most common problem here is two people will be doing the same job but one is making 3 dollars more an hour just because he came from steel. A lot of the work is relied on the lesser paid employees. There is ALOT of (management, engineers) constantly walking around coming up with stupid ideas because their told hey think of something new for this area. Then their gone. Salary is getting raises yearly, the workers haven't received a raise in over ten years. The late policy now is a joke. You could literally lose your job from being a total of 6 seconds late

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of your butts, lose a lot of useless overhead, quit supplying zone leader with the Internet, 20 plus bucks an hour to sit there and read the news and go to sites all day is a joke. The hr department is useless now. They fight against you the majority of the time when they should be neutral

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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