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Steelcase Overview

Grand Rapids, MI
10000+ employees
Company - Public (SCS)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Inspired by over 100 years of insight, Steelcase leverages the power of place to offer a comprehensive portfolio of workplace, healthcare, and education products, furnishings and services to serve the world’s leading organizations. Founded in 1912, Steelcase is the ... Read more

Company Updates


    Steelcase named one of Newsweek's Most Responsible companies

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Steelcase received national recognition as one of the "Most Responsible Companies" in the U.S. by Newsweek Magazine for positive efforts in environmental stewardship, social impact and corporate governance. Steelcase placed 85th overall and 13th in the category of "Consumer Goods."


    Steelcase Named One of the World's Most Admired Companies

    Fortune has recognized Steelcase (SCS) as one of its 2020 World's Most Admired Companies in the Home Equipment and Furnishings industry sector. In the same week, Steelcase earned a perfect score of 100 points on the Corporate Equality Index, issued by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Businesses

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Steelcase – Why Work With Us?


Founded in 1912 as the Metal Office Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Steelcase is over 105 years old.

Our innovation legacy began in 1914 when we received our first patent for the manufacturing process developed to make a strong, durable, low-cost fireproof wastebasket – a major innovation at that time.

Looking back, it’s clear our company has always been about looking forward. Our past, present and future are all about turning insights into innovations that unlock the promise of people at work and make the world a better place.


Steelcase was founded in 1912 by a few people with a strong commitment to integrity and doing the right thing. Their principles became the foundation of our company, passed on from decade to decade.

Our employees are our greatest asset and living these values is at the core of all that we do, just as it was in the past.

At Steelcase we:

  • Act with integrity
  • Tell the truth
  • Keep commitments
  • Treat people with dignity and respect
  • Promote positive relationships
  • Protect the environment
  • Excel


If you’re looking for an authentic and reliable company – one that allows you to do your best work as a part of a passionate team – we might be the perfect match. If we don’t have a fit for you right now, join our talent network.


There are nearly 12,000 people working at Steelcase; each with their own story. You will discover smart colleagues and partners who help us innovate and explore. And, you’ll find a company dedicated to the learning and professional growth of every employee.

Steelcase employees benefit from a company that:

  • provides competitive salaries and benefits,
  • offers tuition reimbursement, career counseling and professional training programs,
  • believes in sharing its profits with its employees,
  • is mindful about wellbeing, and
  • creates the conditions that allow people and communities to reach their full potential.


We’re a global company with opportunities in many places.

  • Grand Rapids, MI. Our company’s roots – and many of its jobs – are in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Munich, Germany. Our Munich Learning + Innovation Center is a place for us to learn, lead and innovate.
  • Portland, OR. We have a growing technology team in Portland, Oregon
  • Worldwide: 15 manufacturing centers as well as a number of sales offices and business centers

We are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we're always looking to get better. We value applicants who are comfortable interacting with people different than themselves. Women, people of any race or national origin, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, veterans, working mothers and fathers, and everyone else are all invited to apply.  

Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.

At Steelcase, we empower people to dream bigger, approach problems creatively and be a force for good in the world.

By using our resources and partnering with other impact-driven organizations, we’re creating new opportunities that help more people reach their full potential.

Together, we’re reinforcing our commitment, raising the bar and reimagining the future.


Community: We invest in new ideas and bring them to life through a range of Steelcase resources, applying our insights for broad, global impact.

Employees: By empowering our people, employee-led programs like Steelcase Change Corps and community volunteerism emerge from the ground up.

Our Company: We’re creating a culture that measures long-term, sustainable results by the lives we touch inside our company and in the lives of others around the globe.

Steelcase Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Fantastic engineering team, great people to work with"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Portland, OR
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steelcase full-time (More than a year)


    Steelcase has a fantastic engineering team where everybody is eager to contribute and help each other out. The products are exciting to work on and there is a lot of opportunity to define how best you can contribute to the team's success.

    The business has recently placed a larger emphasis on removing blocks so that the teams can work effectively and deliver.


    Steelcase is a large organization and it can take time for course corrections to be made. This can be frustrating if you like to move quickly. Having said that, it is clear that the management team recognizes the need to be able to move more quickly and they are actively working to remove obstacles to that goal.

    Advice to Management

    It is easy to fall back into old patterns. Continue with the emphasis on moving quickly and focusing on delivery of value to our customers.

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Steelcase Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Second Shift Zone Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grand Rapids, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Steelcase (Grand Rapids, MI) in December 2019.


    began ok, then went horribly; HR canceled first interview evening before it was scheduled by sending email after hours (no phone call). Then rescheduled, but hiring manager had wrong time for the interview and declined to interview as he had wrong time and I was early. He never came to door and opened it. As you stand outside a locked door in the wind, you are to call a hiring manager on your cell who tells you you're late and there wont be an interview but in fact you are early. Even though you drove 2 hours for the interview the week of Christmas, it matters not. His erroneous calendar trumps your organizational skills and punctuality. Interview declined. All this after a personality assessment and a phone screen. Stay clear of this if your time means something to you.

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Steelcase Awards & Accolades

  • Training Top 125, Training, 2009
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
  • Training Top 125, Training, 2008
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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