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Steelcase Grand Rapids Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Grand Rapids, MI

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Steelcase President, CEO & Director James P. Keane
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  • The Grand Rapids HQ has a serious lack of diversity (in 12 reviews)

  • High expectations - tough to have a work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Product Illustrator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Product Illustrator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steelcase (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clean, Work and personal life separation, flexible.

    Cons

    Not much social interaction, Hard to get in touch with people face to face.


  2. "Great place, feels like family"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing culture, people are always willing to help you out. Everything is team based and most co-workers pull their weight. Management encourages creativity.

    Cons

    Almost come off as arrogant to customers. We tend to now we are the best in the industry and boast about it--design community does not appreciate

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Allow your young people the training and experience to fill roles as upper management begins to retire.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and liked the work I was assigned

    Cons

    have to know someone to get anywhere - good performance is not enough


  4. "Great work place"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steelcase (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and culture.

    Cons

    broad range of responsibilities and workload


  5. "Intern Program is Awesome"

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    Former Intern - New Business Development Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Intern - New Business Development Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Steelcase as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had abundant opportunities to work on agile teams with intelligent people. My bosses always took time to help me when I needed it but also balanced that with knowing when to let me go figure something out on my own. I was encouraged to ask questions and frame my internship as a learning experience. My bosses and department heads were super flexible with making accommodations to my availability - they cared that I was working hard and learning.

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind!


  6. "Wood Products Plant Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steelcase as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This was an internship within the wood products manufacturing plant. The project I worked on was important, challenging, and rewarding, and the hands-on experience of working in a real manufacturing environment was invaluable. My supervisors made sure I had everything I needed to succeed, whether it was equipment or advice from experts within the factory. They really cared about my project, as well as how I was enjoying myself both in and out of work.

    Overall, it was a fantastic experience.

    Cons

    There were only two interns working in the wood plant that summer, and so my interaction with the other interns was fairly minimal.


  7. "Surface Materials Marketing Intern"

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    Current Intern - Global Surface Materials Marketing in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Intern - Global Surface Materials Marketing in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, the culture is friendly and ethical. People work hard and don't backstab. Small family corporate culture.

    Cons

    Some activities are busy work for the interns, but I can't really complain. Since Steelcase is so large, it sometimes takes a long time to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Make the company more agile through more responsibility from management and more readily available budgets for trends and risk-taking.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Steelcase"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, work environment, and care for whole person.

    Cons

    Flat structure leaves few places to advance within each product category.


  9. "Great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steelcase (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to advance within the company. They also support employee development to help you succeed at your chosen path

    Cons

    Re-location is often requied to take full advantage of growth opportunities. Sometimes opportunities are not presented by management and you need to be aggressive about following your path.


  10. "Zone leader"

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    Former Employee - Zone Leader in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Zone Leader in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome job, a lot of flexibility and room to grow.

    Cons

    Working weekends. They give you enough notice to plan your life. Just working weekends can be tough.

    Advice to Management

    Just being available to listen to the Zone leaders more.


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