Steelcase Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
115 Reviews
3.9
115 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
  • 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)

  • For someone who craves big city life, working at the global HQ in Grand Rapids, Michigan will likely cause culture shock (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Steelcase

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steelcase as a contractor

    Pros

    Innovative in a lot of ways with cutting edge designs

    Cons

    To many contract employees with no investment in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more direct employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work was good experience for an intern. Would of preferred working in a different group.

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

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

    Pros

    My colleagues were great to work with.

    Cons

    A bit boring. Could have done with more of a challenge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work if you live in GR.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Steelcase full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities.
    Great company culture that promotes good workplace value.
    A lot of great coworkers.
    Cool products.
    Decent benefits.
    Very professional organization.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic.
    Slow moving.
    Reluctant to change and implement new ideas.
    Very little growth opportunity in branches outside of GR headquarters.
    Unresponsive management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A very promising corporation, filled with high corporate values and forward thinking direction.

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    Former Employee - Material Supervisor in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Material Supervisor in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Steelcase full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, strong company. Build quality office furniture.

    Cons

    Need more internal educational opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to create innovative office solutions for the workplace, community, and world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    If you are a "Yes" man, you will fit in just fine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steelcase full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, not much else to brag about

    Cons

    Top management forces you to work under threat of firing you or doing away with your job. Management is "always" right and you are always wrong, there is no trust. I learned that you cannot trust your immediate boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People in Michigan are not better than people from other states.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A company in transition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steelcase full-time

    Pros

    Solid company, well managed at a strategic level, fine product solutions and well positioned as a thought-leader in this market sector

    Cons

    Field management quite variable from very good to "not so much". Silos exist throughout the organization and lead to some confusion, from product logic to field management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure you are listening to inputs that go broader and deeper than direct reports

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked there most of my adult life. Took and early out because the company was haveing some down size problems.

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    Former Employee - Q A in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Q A in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Steelcase full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can't say if it is a good place to work or not. I have been gone too long.

    Cons

    Very hard to advance there. Too much family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen more than you talk. If people are telling you what you want to hear they are of no use. Make sure the reports you are making business decisions are a true statement of what is going on. You were nevergood atthatwhen I was there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    very good work place

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    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Grand Prairie, TX

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

    Pros

    good management good work great employees likable surrounding learned something new everyday of work employees all felt like family when company closed it felt like a family member died

    Cons

    a lot of people were hurt from the closing some employees worked their twenty plus years most worked five or more years for this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, not so great management

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    Former Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Stable company, very progressive work environment in Grand Rapids but other locations are lacking any of that culture.

    Cons

    Management is completely out of touch with what inspires employees to do great things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the little wins, encourage your employees and recognize them for their hard work and accomplishments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to learn a lot!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steelcase

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -Great work/life balance
    -Flexible scheduling
    -Great people!

    Cons

    -Slow to accept change or take risks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow-up and communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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