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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

  • A peek at our beautiful location in Munich

    A look inside Steelcase Learning + Innovation Center in Munich

    Steelcase products are available in the UAE through OFIS, for more details email: or visit our website

  • Introducing the West Elm Collection

    People want to feel comfortable, inspired and supported at work. They want to connect with their teams in honest, informal ways — ways that help them build relationships, all while being their true selves and getting their best work done. Now, Steelcase and west elm are introducing the west elm Work Collection which will be available exclusively through Steelcase and west elm dealers to support the changing preferences of people at work.

    Since announcing in June that they would be working together, Steelcase and west elm have teamed up to offer an initial suite of products designed to help create inspiring, high-performance places where people love to work. These products will be available in the U.S. and Canada in mid-December 2018.

    Combining the distinctive look and feel of west elm with Steelcase’s research, engineering, operational capabilities, and dealer network will create a compelling combination for clients, as well as for the design community.

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Steelcase – Why Work For 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.

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    Well rounded benefits package, flexible schedule, pleasant work environment, average or slightly above average pay for the industry in the area. They care about keeping you well rounded and encourage input to improve processes. They will work with you to move into areas you're interested in.


    Expenses in the area are getting more expensive but the wages in GR aren't keeping up. Not a fault of Steelcase

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Steelcase Photos

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Steelcase Interviews



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    Associate Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Steelcase (Grand Rapids, MI) in November 2011.


    After a short phone interview, mostly geared toward gauging mutual interest and confirming competency, I was invited in for an on-site interview.

    The interview lasted all day, and consisted of four panel interviews with three or four employees or managers from the teams that were looking to add a member. Between these interviews, tours of the Grand Rapids campus were given, and there was some time to talk to HR about benefits, etc.

    There were few technical questions (none that I can remember beyond inquiries about what programming languages I had used and what my comfort level with them was). Most questions centered around what type of worker I am and where my passions and interests lie. All four sessions ended up being more of a conversation than anything else.

    Everyone I met was incredibly friendly, the campus and workspaces are gorgeous (as they should be at a company that focuses on spaces. The work culture is progressive and laid back, while still being highly productive. Daily attire is anywhere from suits and ties to jeans and polos, and many employees are mobile, which allows the freedom to sit and work wherever they want on any given day.


    I didn't see the need to negotiate on my offer, but I wouldn't be surprised if it could be done in certain situations. I was asked after the phone screening what I was expecting as a salary, and was told that the number I gave (which was an honest, optimistic assessment of what I thought I was worth) was slightly higher than they usually give for the entry level position I would be hiring in to. When the offer I received was for that exact amount, I felt that negotiating was unnecessary and potentially insulting to the HR staff that clearly went to bat for me.

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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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