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Exemplis Overview

Cypress, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
The Fastest Growing Seating Brand in the Industry!

Born and bred in sunny California, Exemplis® was founded in 1996 on one simple principle: when it comes to our customers, instant gratification is never overrated. Our brands were created to give our ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We ended our Giving Week by giving thanks! Our team was treated to a Thanksgiving lunch and we launched our annual Toys for Tots drive!

    —2 days ago
  • Day 3 of Giving Week - Operation Gratitude!

    Our team took a few minutes out of their busy day to write notes to new recruits, active duty military, veterans and first responders. These cards will go into care packages and sent to American heroes around the world!


    —3 days ago
    Home - Operation Gratitude

    Say Thank You Through the generosity and hands-on efforts of the American people, we send Care Packages to all who bravely serve our nation. The Care Package that was sent to me was very appreciated. From the toothpaste, hygiene items, and the snacks, I can tell you none of it went to waste.

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Exemplis – Why Work For Us?

Company Culture - Why work for us?

Video: What made you want to work at Exemplis?

With just 3 employees, a fax machine and a bell that was rung every time a chair came down the conveyor belt, it was a humble start to what is now a 850+ team with showrooms in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. 

Even though our scrappy days are behind us now, lots of things still haven't really changed. We still run around the office ringing a bell whenever we reach our sales goals. We’re also still based in sunny California (and our vibe is as laid back as that summer in ’96 when we first opened our doors). But most importantly, the core tenets we built our brands on have remained exactly the same since day one.

And our most important principle by far? Our people-first philosophy. We absolutely owe our continued success to an incredible group of talented people—individuals who bring equal parts skill, drive and passion to the table every day. Why else would we be known as the company that’s “super easy to work with?". It’s no wonder that more than 20 years later, we’re still going strong.

 The Fastest Growing Seating Brand in the Industry

Born and bred in sunny California, Exemplis® was founded in 1996 on one simple principle: when it comes to our customers, instant gratification is never overrated. Our brands were created to give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it. 

All our products are designed in California.



We aim to exceed customer expectations. "It's pretty simple. If we don't, we have work to do." says SitOnIt Seating's Quality Director. "We ensure continuous improvement with diligent, disciplined effort."



 SitOnIt Seating's in-house design team defies the  notion that engineers are strictly analytical and  designers only artistic. "We've staffed a crew of  creative engineers and structured designers,"  says John Phillips, Vice President of Engineering.  "We've forged a symbiotic relationship between  the two domains, much like the human body and the ergonomic chair that supports it."



SitOnIt Seating designs and manufactures traditional, transitional and contemporary seating with a smart design process geared toward manufacturing efficiency. That means we can custom make your chair to your specifications at an affordable price.




 Our nimble size and lean manufacturing operation  mean speed in sourcing, warehousing, assembly,  and logistics that other manufacturers just can't  match. This helps us cut lead time, sync orders to  ship dates, avoid redundant and off-schedule  shipments, making us the fastest in the industry.


Social Responsibility

We are committed to maintaining high social principles, whether it’s protecting the health and safety of our employees or maximizing the positive impact we make on the communities around us.

How We Give Back

We strive to make a positive impact on the communities. We're proud to partner with Toys For Tots every year and regularly donate our chairs to local schools, charities and organizations.

Sustainable Design

We’re proud of how hard we work to minimize our impact on the environment. Our lean manufacturing practices allow us to conserve resources, eliminate waste efficiently and ultimately design responsible products that are durable and long-lasting.

Safety First

Our employees are our most important asset. From ensuring accident prevention to complying with legislated health and safety requirements, we strive to eliminate all forseeable hazards to ensure a safe working environment for all.

Supply Chain Transparency

We take very seriously all efforts to end forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, human trafficking or otherwise. In accordance with The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, we require all our suppliers to maintain a strict “employment is voluntary” policy with their workers.

Learn more about our initiatives! 

Our Values

  • Honesty
  • Accountability
  • Results Oriented
  • Communication
  • Professional and Positive Attitude
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Selflessness
  • Judgment
  • Flexibility and Adaptability 

Learn more about our values! 

Corporate Ethics

We understand the importance of credibility and trustworthiness to our success as a business. All officers and employees are expected to conduct their business affairs in accordance with all applicable laws of the United States and observe the highest standards of business ethics; acting with integrity while considering the impact of their decisions on our stakeholders, with whom we will communicate openly and effectively.

Why Work at Exemplis?

  • We have a strong track record of uptrending sales growth for the past 2 decades
  • We offer growth, learning and development across all departments and positions

  • Challenge yourself. Stretch the boundaries of what you know and thought you knew.

  • We have excellent employee retention. What can we say, people like it here.

  • We take sustainability seriously and are Greenguard and level® certified.

  • We offer competitive salary/benefit packages.

  • Your chair will be comfortable!

  • These companies chose Exemplis: Apple, Coca Cola, Google, Anheuser Busch, NASA, Verizon, Arizona State University, United Airlines, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, Wells Fargo, Boeing, H&R Block and more.

Hear why our employees love to work at Exemplis! 

Exemplis Reviews

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  • "Great Vibes, would like better benefits is all"

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    I have been working at Exemplis full-time (More than 3 years)


    Great atmosphere to work in. A lot of work perks that ease the rough work week


    Benefits aren't the best, we pay a lot out of pocket

    Advice to Management

    better benefits, we pay a lot out of pocket for health insurance

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Exemplis Photos

Exemplis photo of: Meet the Wit Family!
Exemplis photo of: Our team collaborating in our finest Wit chairs
Exemplis photo of: Our Wit!
Exemplis photo of: Our 2017 individual costume winner!
Exemplis photo of: Our 2017 cubicle decorating winner!
Exemplis photo of: Our 2017 group costume winners!
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Exemplis Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Exemplis (Buena Park, CA) in February 2017.


    The interview took 2 visits. They probably could've done it in one. The first one was almost nothing but purely a meet and greet with hiring manager. The second interview was the plant tour and technical question side. The best thing about the interview was the internal recruiter, Heather Carlino. She was very responsive and made you feel important. She really went out of her way to answer any questions and negotiate on your behalf

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Exemplis Awards & Accolades

  • reddot design award, Red Dot, 2017
  • Gold - Ergonomic Desk / Task Seating for Novo, Best of NeoCon 2016, 2016
  • Product Innovation - Editor's Choice, Building Design + Construction Magazine, 2016
  • Dealers' Choice Survey Winners, Office Furniture Dealers Alliance, 2015
  • HiP Award Winner, Interior Design, 2015
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