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Updated May 18, 2022

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Steelcase President and CEO Sara E. Armbruster
Sara E. Armbruster
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "The people are great and wonderful(in 79 reviews)
  • "Great culture and winning environment(in 56 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and very good products(in 42 reviews)
  • "Good pay and hours for temporary contract work through and employment agency(in 40 reviews)
  • "Great work/life balance(in 27 reviews)
Cons
  • "Management can be a little stiff sometimes(in 25 reviews)
  • "Low salaries that compensates with the benefits(in 14 reviews)
  • "Long hours is a must for this(in 10 reviews)
  • "The company is losing a lot of talent due to low salaries and lack of growth opportunities.(in 8 reviews)
  • "Manager changed 3 times in 3 years, field sales staff had many responsibilities but only a few employees to cover them all, there was a large disconnect between management and corporate leadership in headquarters and the people on the ground.(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years
    Featured Review

    Fantastic Employer

    Feb 6, 2022 - Operations Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Growth opportunities are readily available.

    Cons

    Heavy seasonality - very busy summer and holiday season.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    The BEST Place to Work

    May 13, 2022 - Human Resources in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Talented team members, Cool office, Hybrid work environment, Great Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Low bonus the past two years, not a lot of opportunity for travel right now

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    Steelcase Response

    Global Talent Acquisition, Steelcase

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We're glad you're enjoying life at Steelcase!

  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Chill jobs, middle management hell, disrespectful leadership

    May 4, 2022 - Production 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Hire straight from temp service, no interview.

    Cons

    This is a bad place for advancement. If you have ever worked at a retail store, then you may understand how supervisors operate at steel case. Being promoted at steel case is dependent on who you know, not the content of your work.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Fantastic place to grow your career

    May 5, 2022 - Recruiter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for career growth, amazing office environment, and an incredibly collaborative team

    Cons

    None that I've encountered so far!

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    Steelcase Response

    Global Talent Acquisition, Steelcase

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We agree that the gorgeous office spaces are tough to beat, especially when shared with great co-workers!

  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Okay

    May 9, 2022 - IT Administrator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Moderate work life balance, good benifits

    Cons

    Everything else, not much to be said for desire to innovate.

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    Steelcase Response

    Global Talent Acquisition, Steelcase

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are proud of the flexibility, choice, and control we offer employees to help maintain a healthy work/life balance. As we are always trying to get better, we suggest you reach out to either your manager or HR Business Partner to address any of the problems you may be encountering in your role. Both are there to help. Thank you for being a part of the team!

  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Lacks real leadership

    May 3, 2022 - Zone Leader in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay decent, paid time off

    Cons

    poor training, favoritism, Bias against minorities in leadership, cut throat environment, very poor leadership, lack support for getting things changed.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good if you wanna get something

    Apr 28, 2022 - Materials Handler in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment and people to be able to work with. There's the occasional turnover but that's about it.

    Cons

    Management seemed a little biased and there always wasn't stuff to do. Onboarding was a little rough but managed it at the end

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Love to work for Steelcase

    Apr 12, 2022 - Transportation Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Values it’s employees Culture of continuous improvement and diversity

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind right now

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    Steelcase Response

    Global Talent Acquisition, Steelcase

    It's great to hear you love working at Steelcase. Thanks for being part of the team!

  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great Company!

    May 6, 2022 - Senior Consultant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Making great strides for change in the pandemic environment.

    Cons

    Slow to change at times.

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    Steelcase Response

    Global Talent Acquisition, Steelcase

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for being part of our team!

  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Solid company

    Jan 15, 2022 - Senior Applications Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are solid. Work / home balance is respected: majority of people come in 8-9, leave at 4. Feel like they do a lot for the local community and contribute to non-profits as well and it makes me proud to work here. Of course there's the benefit of having access to great furniture at lower prices. WFH office setup was nice even before COVID. The Applications Engineer job title is a very broad one at Steelcase. If you work in IT and are good with computers, you'll probably get assigned this title unless there's an extremely defined position (like security). I know teams with Applications Engineers that don't know how to code and have this role. Everybody at Steelcase is friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is relaxed, and there's plenty of on-site places to work that fits the feel you're looking for.

    Cons

    In short: Things take forever at Steelcase (like most large companies) Decisions can take weeks or months for a somewhat simple change or addition that has a low impact. If a tweak to your project has an impact beyond just your team, expect it to take a while. If you think small decisions take a while, "medium" sized decisions can take the better part of a year, if not years to agree on. This is just agreeing that something can be change, not the actual project itself. Large decisions happen much faster than smaller decisions, mainly because the higherups are the ones who make them, and they have the power to decide so. I don't blame Steelcase 100% for slow decision making. I think most large companies suffer from this, but I think Steelcase would still rank pretty slow in it's ability to "react". Another major con is that Steelcase has a problem of not cleaning up legacy systems. Tech debt keeps increasing since every new separate system needs to be kept alive, and very little time is spent fixing/removing old things that sap everyone's time and cause poor employee & customer experiences. It's bandaid on top of bandaid.

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Steelcase Reviews FAQs

Steelcase has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 944 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at Steelcase to a friend and 59% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Steelcase employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Steelcase. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

84% of Steelcase employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Steelcase 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Steelcase to be benefits, career development, culture and the cons to be senior leadership, management.

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