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Steelcase Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment and culture (in 28 reviews)

  • Very comfortable work environment, excellent work-life balance, and wonderful corporate art collection (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Zone leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Prominent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice looking facilities, employees can purchase scratch, dent furniture cheap.

    Cons

    There is a great class divide that is widening exponentially. HQ office people offered bus rides to local outlet mall while plant employees both office and production not provided the same. Free coffee in HQ but not outlying plants. Sad state.

    Advice to Management

    Lay yourselves off. Annual revenue today is same as 20 years ago, which says a lot.


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  5. "Worth a try"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Athens, AL
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Athens, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work forThe employers are really nice and work as a team, pays well

    Cons

    Summer time heat....highly recommend to work 3rd shift

    Advice to Management

    If a person wants to learn don't stop their growth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptionally talented and intelligent employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steelcase full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exceptionally talented and intelligent employees, beautiful facilities, family culture and core values, many training / learning opportunities, profit-sharing bonus and 401(k) deposits, salary-exempt vacation after five years (25 days), collaborating teams willing to help each other, large global industry leader with many long time (10 - 40 years) employees.

    Cons

    Seasonal (spring through fall) long hours for production, most middle management and hourly employees must start as temps, closing profitable U. S. A. production facilities and moving off-shore.


  7. "Good people, but oh so slow to change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Steelcase full-time

    Pros

    Thoughtful people, the whole company seems to know so much about work and how it's changing, future-oriented in their ambitions, very intelligent. The company likes to retain people, will invest in your development.

    Cons

    While there's a lot of insight, the company seems slow to respond to growth opportunities, is somewhat risk averse and middle of the road in how it actually behaves.

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is and place some big bets. Advance younger people up the chain sooner.


  8. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steelcase (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and large company.

    Cons

    Nothing, I enjoyed my time.


  9. "Opportunity to improve"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company believes in growth through exploration and learning. I've seen very few companies as willing as Steelcase to experiment with something new and likely to fail, yet acknowledge the learning and understanding that was gained.

    Cons

    This is the opposite of the positive. Specifically, on the operations side, the company is hyper conservative and risk averse. There are drastically different cultures within the company (operations vs product development/sales).

    Advice to Management

    It is demoralizing to see the brand/cultural identity promoted to outsiders and realize how disengenuous it is (at least within operations).


  10. "Very good summer job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Kentwood, MI
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Kentwood, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and hours for temporary contract work through and employment agency

    Cons

    There are few first shift jobs available, there are few steady coworkers on second shift as it is mostly temporary contract workers

    Advice to Management

    Management should prepare for a great deal of turnover as those who have been long term employees are beginning to near retirement


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Best professional experience of my life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workplace Technology Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Workplace Technology Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steelcase full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team
    Great culture
    Great growth opportunities

    Cons

    Have to be subservient to the dealer (at times)


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