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Herman Miller Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Herman Miller President, CEO, and Director Brian C. Walker
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance (abused by many) (in 31 reviews)

  • Great benefits, family environment, and great development (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management lacks diversity and understanding of real employee issues and needs (in 5 reviews)

  • New hires must be ambitious, and dedicated to succeed (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - N/A in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, feels like a family atmosphere, relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Does not hire from within

    Advice to Management

    Expand development opportunities for existing employees


  2. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Herman Miller as an intern

    Pros

    Great culture, fantastic internship program that allows for work on real projects, fantastic management, encouraged to talk to and meet with upper level management

    Cons

    resistance to change and new things

  3. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time

    Pros

    Very clean. Friendly staff and supervisors.

    Cons

    Bonus programs could be better.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Inclusive culture, good benefits, competitive salary, great products, innovative design, great sustainability practices.

    Cons

    Recent shifts in management focus. Becoming more top-down. Ongoing internal change based on shift strategy of the company causing some longer term people to leave voluntarily, others have been let go.


  5. "Good Place To Work For Most"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, steady employment, decent work environment

    Cons

    Slow moving, unclear career progression


  6. "Good"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Herman Miller as an intern

    Pros

    Good people and beautiful environment

    Cons

    Very little innovation and slow moving

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with new employees.


  7. "Decent company to start out with."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay. Depending on the department the hours can be quite regular. Very good company, will take care of you.

    Cons

    Management can be difficult to deal with and in factory it can be difficult to move up even with a degree. Seniority takes precedence every time no matter how bad the worker is.

  8. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Holland, MI
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice facilities.

    Well Paying.

    Good work/life balance.

    Well known company.

    Discounts on High end furniture.

    Interns get a lot of freedom.

    Interns receive holiday pay.

    Interns have the opportunity to attend NeoCon.

    Cons

    Big corporation feel.

    Some of the ideas/ideals that the executives promote are watered down in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Improving.


  9. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Material Handler
    Current Employee - Material Handler
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits like quarterly bonuses and corporate discounts. Health insurance through Aetna is a lot better than the one I came from. People that work here are very family friendly.

    Cons

    Company is based in Holland which means if you live in Grand Rapids its a half hour drive.They need better communication from upper management with their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with your Work Team Leaders


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HR Manager"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Zeeland, MI
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Herman Miller (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong focus on community service, environmental issues, and employee development. Great benefits like flex retirement and other work life balance programs

    Cons

    Senior Management lacks diversity and understanding of real employee issues and needs. ELT is also mostly from finance and sales background.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk of valuing diversity


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