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Herman Miller Reviews

Updated May 20, 2019

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Herman Miller CEO  Andi Owen
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  • "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. "A great place to develop your potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    HM is a great company where you can become/ achieve anything you want to. Very open/ transparent organizational structure, "open door" policy. Work/life balance

    Cons

    People who abuse the system. System that protects under performers. Slow to make changes.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing individual's people + communication's skills.

    Herman Miller2017-02-27
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Product Application Specialist"

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

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, a lot of genuinely great people work in the company.

    Cons

    Many layers of management and different titles. Work load is imbalanced. A lot of people are just coasting and collecting pay cheques.

    Advice to Management

    Time to stop playing catch up to the competitors and start innovating again and blaze your own trail like Herman Miller once did.

    Herman Miller2016-05-19
  3. "Great work environment!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zeeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, great employees to work with

    Cons

    Short break periods, various hours

    Herman Miller2019-05-20
  4. "Wouldn’t go there again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melksham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice new building. Some friendly teams

    Cons

    Lack of training Some teams are prone to be vindictive to others

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the teams that are not looking at the overall pictire

    Herman Miller2019-04-04
  5. "Absolutely Incredible Place to Work"

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    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.

    Herman Miller2019-03-11
  6. "Great Experience"

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

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time for 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

    Herman Miller2019-03-04
  7. Helpful (7)

    "You May Be Dissapponted"

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

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for 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...

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    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.

    Herman Miller2019-03-08
  8. Helpful (3)

    "old timers get the shaft"

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    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 for 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

    Herman Miller2019-03-04
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Hypocrites"

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    Former Employee - Other in Zeeland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Herman Miller full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They say the right things.....it all looks good on the surface. You will be happy there for a year or 2.

    Cons

    HIGHLY political....it is even stated by high level executives that performance is not as important as relationships. Promotions and hiring are based upon who you know and who you socialize with on weekends etc. In fact, I have seen people who have high performance, do the right thing for the company get fired because they stepped on the wrong persons toes. Many silos, people only care about themselves and their group....

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    Advice to Management

    Good luck

    Herman Miller2019-03-28
  10. "options engineering department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Herman Miller full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun people, great benefits, great company overall

    Cons

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

    Herman Miller2019-03-08
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