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Humanscale Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1983
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products for the office and home. Our award-winning solutions—including seating, task lighting, keyboard supports, monitor arms, height-adjustable tables and more—create safe and comfortable ... Read more

Humanscale – Why Work For Us?


Humanscale is on the rise. Every year, our reputation as the ergonomics leader continues to expand to all corners of the world.


We’ve been on an upward trajectory since our founding in 1983. And we keep growing, while the contract furniture industry remains flat, year over year.


Our growth is a result of two differentiating aspects of our business: our products and our people.
We offer products that prioritize ease of use and performance above all else. Our chairs adjust to you. Our lights turn off when you walk away. Our sit/stand solutions get you moving. Our monitor arms clear space on your desktop. Our keyboard trays bring the work to you.


Our products are so unique that they’ve appeared in revered institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, alongside timeless innovations by Apple and Boeing in their third National Design Triennial. They have also played starring roles in movies such as “Iron Man 3” and on popular TV shows like “The Newsroom.”


Humanscale is about function, not fashion. That is why our customers prefer our products to our competitors that are many times larger than we are. And it’s all because our products are superior—and so are our people. Read our “Our People” section to learn more about them.

Humanscale is all about inspiring people. People who are passionate about their jobs, their lives. They run races for important causes, mentor youth and serve food to the less fortunate. They’re creative, innovative and professional. Critical thinkers and subject matter specialists abound.


We hire all types of people: marketers, designers, engineers, sales people, sustainability experts and more—the list goes on.


We’re committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce, too. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage people from all walks of life to join us on our journey. We seek out talented people with diverse experience and unique perspectives to work with us.


Our people create our culture. And our culture is fast-paced, innovative and inclusive.

For Humanscale, if a design solves a functional problem as simply and elegantly as possible, the resulting form will be honest and timeless.


Our ethos is at the core of every product we create, from task chairs and task lights to keyboard trays and sit/stand solutions.


Watch this video to learn about our seating story from our people:


“The key to sustainability is efficiency. A design should use less material and energy for the most useful result ... No amount of recycling will equal using less in the first place.” – Niels Diffrient


We base our approach to sustainability on research-based methods that are measurable. We monitor our actions and make improvements every step of the way.


When we design a product, we carefully analyze its environmental impact at every stage of the process. As a result, the use of our products contributes to many LEED credits, helping projects become more environmentally responsible. Many of our products are certified by SCS Global Services’ Indoor Advantage, level® and GREENGUARD, as well. We are also working on health product declarations (HPDs) for all of our product lines, to allow everyone to make the best and healthiest choices when it comes to selecting their work tools.


But our commitment goes well beyond our products. We lead by example and focus on sustainability close to home. We manage energy responsibly and work toward a marked reduction in use and waste. We prevent pollution at our facilities, too. And we even influence our vendors to engage in environmentally sound practices, like sourcing sustainable materials.


We contribute to important causes, such as World Wildlife Fund. For years, we’ve been involved with a WWF initiative that preserves a 1.5 million acre park in Cambodia and helps to rejuvenate native wildlife. And we always embrace the chance to improve the community around us through volunteer efforts. These are just some ways we give back.


To learn more about our sustainability efforts, click here.

We’re a global company, bringing health and comfort to people working all over the world.


Asia Pacific

• Bangalore
• Beijing
• Hong Kong
• Melbourne
• Malaysia
• Shanghai
• Singapore


Europe

• Amsterdam
• Dublin
• London
• Milan
• Paris
• Prague


Middle East

• Dubai


North America

• Atlanta
• Boston
• Chicago
• Dallas
• Denver
• Houston
• Itasca
• Los Angeles
• Mexico City
• New Jersey
• New York
• Philadelphia
• San Diego
• San Francisco
• Toronto
• Washington, D.C.


Chances are, we’re located somewhere near you. Check out our jobs listings to find a local opportunity.

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    I have been working at Humanscale part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly management and helpful superiors

    Cons

    didn't find any as I recently started working

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Humanscale Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lanham, MD
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Humanscale (Lanham, MD) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I had 4 interactions with the company. 1) HR contacted me to qualify salary, availability, etc. 2) HR Followed up with another call to probe resume/lateral skills for position. 3) Met with future manager and director. 4) Met with future manager(s) again.

    Zero pointed/canned interview questions, instead used resume and conversation as a platform to discuss candidacy. This was my first experience with this approach, I've never been able to "flip" and ask the majority of the questions to a prospective employer. It was very refreshing and I enjoyed the challenge of having the freedom to drill down into the operations of the company.

    After my final interview I decided to respectfully withdraw from the process in search of a role that would better align with my skill set. Humanscale was very cordial and I wish them the best!

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Humanscale Awards & Accolades

  • Silver Award, EID Applicance Deisgn, 2014

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