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Herman Miller Reviews

Updated March 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great Culture and work life balance" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Company has lots of great benefits for employees" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "New hires must be ambitious, and dedicated to succeed" (in 5 reviews)

  • "No longer a leader in innovation and design" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Forward Thinking Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Herman Miller has an inclusive company culture. Everyone is welcomed and given the chance to be innovative with their different ideas. If you want to make a change you can express your opinion to management and they will give you the support you need to succeed.

    Cons

    The company as a whole is very political but that seems to be the norm for West Michigan companies. The coffee in the break room isn't the greatest , but you can always count on the tea. It's hard for me to come up with any cons for this company. Over, this this an awesome West Michigan based company.

    Advice to Management

    Bringing more women into upper management would be nice to see. As a women, I do feel fully sported by my work team leader.


  2. "Absolutely Incredible Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Management Specialist
    Former Employee - Product Management Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful work-life balance, family-like environment, led a Lean-In Circle.

    Cons

    I wish the HQ was in a large city.

  3. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, Salary and Benefits were all very good

    Cons

    My experience at Herman Miller was positive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. Helpful (2)

    "You May Be Dissapponted"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Zeeland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, well known and respected company, beautiful designs and workplaces.

    Cons

    Everything moves slowly, you have to fight for professional development, the west Michigan religious cult vibes are STRONG here.

    If you aren’t from around here, live with a partner you aren’t married to, drink on Sundays, don’t go to church you may feel like an outsider. The company tries to push liberal and progressive ideals, but most employees are staunchly conservative - sometimes to an offensive level. Things are very old fashioned in the way that it’s okay to make casual racist, homophobic, sexist comments.

    I love the new CEO and hope she can bring /some much needed change to the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop limiting recruitment to west Michigan. We need diversity in every sense of the word and you won’t find that in your backyard. Find a way to bring people from all over the world here and make them want to stay here.


  5. "options engineering department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people, great benefits, great company overall

    Cons

    options engineering department has mundane work - doing the same process everyday


  6. Helpful (1)

    "old timers get the shaft"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Spring Lake, MI
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Spring Lake, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    steady work some good benefits

    Cons

    long time employees get the shaft when it comes to raises!

    Advice to Management

    take care of the people that have been there a long time


  7. "Average American? Don’t Bother"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It looks good on the surface.

    Cons

    If you’re an average, white, heterosexual, you’re going nowhere.
    It’s worse if you’re a middle-class Christian.

    Advice to Management

    Think about where you are and the community in which you operate.
    We can’t all be so “special”.

  8. "Passionate People doing exceptional things"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule

    Collaborative team environment

    World Class facilities and work environments

    Cons

    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


  9. "Hardworking job with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Plenty of Overtime opportunities
    -Great Benefits
    -Friendly Environment
    -Provides opportunities and programs to progress in the company.

    Cons

    -Overtime can be enforced
    -New hires most often can only get 3rd shift positions


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Ethical hiring"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Spring Lake, MI
    Current Employee - Production in Spring Lake, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get 40 hrs of work, clean.

    Cons

    Hard to advance within the company do to un fair hiring practices.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the postings since you pick people for the job and posting it is just a formality.