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Herman Miller Overview

Zeeland, MI
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (MLHR)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Since its inception in 1905, the company has relied on innovative design to help people do great things. The global design leader has evolved into Herman Miller Group, a family ... Read more

Mission: Inspiring designs to help people do great things.

Company Updates

  • Herman Miller CEO Andi Owen on why protecting the LGBTQ community from discrimination is a business imperative.

    Owen: Businesses need to support LGBTQ rights

    CLOSE Andi Owen (Photo: Courtesy photo) Fifty years ago this month, the Stonewall riots in New York launched the modern-day LGBTQ civil rights movement. And while the protests were in New York and San Francisco, the action was in Michigan.

  • June marks a month of celebration—of LGBTQ+ employees, colleagues, family, neighbors, and friends. At Herman Miller we believe everyone deserves the ability to be themselves at work—regardless of sexual orientation, gender, age, race, religion, or ability. As a company, we create and celebrate spaces where everyone can feel both free and comfortable to be themselves. Find a Pride event near you to join in the celebration!

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Herman Miller – Why Work For Us?

Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.

Where We Are

Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 100 countries in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. We serve customers virtually anywhere in the world. Our global headquarters is located in West Michigan – a vibrant, growing community home to beautiful beaches, craft breweries, and ArtPrize (the world’s largest public art competition). To learn more about West Michigan, visit Hello West Michigan

Herman Miller Group

The Herman Miller Group is a family of individually vibrant brands, all dedicated to artful, problem-solving design. As Herman Miller has evolved over its 100-plus-year history, we’ve joined forces with brands that share our commitment to great design, and promoting the health and well-being of our customers and employees. Our family of brands includes Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Design Within Reach, Geiger, HAY, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, naughtone, Nemschoff, and Herman Miller.

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At Herman Miller, we’re committed to designing not just better products, but a better world. Here’s the latest on how we’re working to create stronger communities, a healthier and more inclusive workplace, and a greener planet.


Our community is global and so is our commitment to doing good for the people we serve. Our team members can use up to 16 hours of paid time for community service, but volunteerism runs deep in our company, and many people volunteer much more.

Inclusiveness and Diversity

To design the better world we want, we need everyone’s help. We believe being inclusive is both right and good. It’s right because we value the whole person and all they have to offer. It’s good because to find innovative solutions in a complex world, we need a diversity of perspectives. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of our Inclusiveness Resource Teams (IRTs), which are voluntary employee-led teams with common characteristics and shared experiences such as ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, generation, disability, or veteran status. Today, we have 12 IRTs with over 500 members around the world working on initiatives that benefit the business and the broader Herman Miller community. 

Health and Well-Being

People are at the center of all we do. Their physical, emotional, and financial health and well-being is the lens through which we design everything from our benefits program to our facilities. Our culture of wellness provides opportunities for team members to manage their well-being and healthfully integrate work and life, including college coaching, on-site nutrition classes, a mental health champion network, and much more.


Earthright is our 10-year sustainability strategy that keeps us on the path of continuous improvement. Protecting the environment has been a core value since our founder D.J. De Pree first articulated it in 1953 when he said: “We will be a good steward of the environment.” We believe every generation’s obligation is to manage the Earth’s resources responsibly so they will be there for the next generation. We focus our efforts in three main areas:  

  • Resource Smart – We use processes that eliminate waste from our facilities, borrow the water we need and manage it well, reduce energy intensity, and use renewable forms of energy.
  • Eco-Inspired Design – We design products that contain materials with safe chemistry, use recycled or bio-based materials, can be part of a closed-loop recycling system, and minimize total life cycle impacts.
  • Community Driven – We strengthen communities by increasing employee engagement and connecting employees with our grassroots history of environmental advocacy, and by asking our supply chain to adopt our Earthright strategy.
Values - Things That Matter

 The Things That Matter are our corporate values and express how we aspire to work together. 


Serving humanity shapes every aspect of our work to create a better world — from our employee’s wellbeing to sustainability, continuous improvement, community service, problem-solving design, and more. Purpose is the unifying thread that binds our increasingly diverse global community together today — and it’s why we’ll exist tomorrow. 


We don’t just come to work to do a job. To reach our full potential, we must be inspired by the purpose of our work and the ability to contribute to something larger. Leaders at Herman Miller work for the people who work for them. We believe there is a time for each of us to lead, and at Herman Miller, leadership is a way of being. 


Each of us must strive to understand both the letter and the spirit of the law. When the two contradict each other — and at times they may — leaders act on their conviction in more deeply held beliefs. Policies can be changed, principles should not.


There’s always a better way to do something, and we’re committed to finding it. We value design highly because it’s the best way we know of improving our world in beautiful and useful ways. 


We define real performance as that something extra — a relentless drive for excellence and an unbreakable spirit to win each and every day. Herman Miller is our company, and we think and act like its owners — responsible for our actions, and accountable for the results.  


Meaningful connections help us remain open to new ideas and contributions, no matter their origin. The more diverse our teams, the more inclusive and transparent we are, and the more points of view we consider, the greater our ability is to serve our customers and create a better world. 


Personal growth, corporate growth — any kind of meaningful growth requires purposeful change. We may not always take the best path — but that too is an opportunity for learning. Real growth is never easy, but by cultivating a culture of continual change and improvement, we make it part of everyday life. 

At Herman Miller, we respect each other as we are and focus on who we will become. Our culture represents the collective attitudes, aspirations, ideas, and experiences of the people who work here.


Life at Herman Miller

Take an inside look at Herman Miller through the unique stories of the people who know us best.



Study after study has shown that people want to feel good about where they work, how they work, and why they work. At Herman Miller, we’ve long been at the forefront of thinking around people, their lives, and work, and the places, tools, and furnishings that enable them. This thought leadership and innovation has allowed Herman Miller’s own workplace to deliver an elevated experience of work for our team members.

Here are just a few of the things we offer to make work more rewarding and life a bit easier:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Employee Product Purchase Program (offers discounts and payment options on a variety of products)
  • On-site Health Clinics and Fitness Centers (varies by site)

Check out our full list of benefits.

Herman Miller Reviews

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    "Passionate People doing exceptional things"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time (More than 8 years)


    Flexible work schedule

    Collaborative team environment

    World Class facilities and work environments


    Conservative and somewhat risk-adverse

    Matrixed structure leads to slow decision making

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees and push decisions and authority further down into organization

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Herman Miller Photos

Herman Miller photo of: The coffee bar at our Design Yard is a popular place to work, collaborate, and meet.
Herman Miller photo of: Each of our team members received 16 paid volunteer hours to give back to their community.
Herman Miller photo of: We’re all challenged to design solutions and make decisions that improve our community, our business, and our world.
Herman Miller photo of: Our Summer Internship Program offers 100% real-world experience to degree-seeking students.
Herman Miller photo of: Our Summer Internship Program offers 100% real-world experience to degree-seeking students.
Herman Miller photo of: Our Manufacturing Teams share a passion for quality and hold safety as a number one priority.
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Herman Miller Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Herman Miller.


    There are an initial phone interview with the Talent Manager. He asked a lot of questions about my work ethic and what kind of programs/software I was familiar with. Another phone interview after that, he had more specific questions. The on site interview started with meeting the Talent Manager, then proceeding to a 2 on 1 interview with the team manager. It was relatively casual and a friendly process.

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Herman Miller Awards & Accolades

  • Bronze Level Veteran Friendly Employer, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, 2019
  • Best and Brightest in Wellness, Best & Brightest, 2018
  • 2018 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018
  • 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers, IndustryWeek, 2018
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Working Mother, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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