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I have been working at Herman Miller part-time (More than 3 years)
Herman Miller has an inclusive company culture. Everyone is welcomed and given the chance to be innovative with their different ideas. If you want to make a change you can express your opinion to management and they will give you the support you need to succeed.
The company as a whole is very political but that seems to be the norm for West Michigan companies. The coffee in the break room isn't the greatest , but you can always count on the tea. It's hard for me to come up with any cons for this company. Over, this this an awesome West Michigan based company.
Advice to Management
Bringing more women into upper management would be nice to see. As a women, I do feel fully sported by my work team leader.
First there was a pre-screen telephone interview. The call was basically to ensure eligibility to work in the US, and to make sure any given candidate is worth the time and effort for a face to face interview. Call was 15-20 minutes.
The following week I received an invitation to interview in person.
The face to face interview was held in the territory where potential candidates would be working. The interview consisted of standard questions about relocating, previous experience, related knowledge and skill sets. I would not say the interview was "lax"; though it was not too rigorous. Personally, I enjoyed the open nature or style of the interview, as it allowed me as a candidate to really get a feel for the company & the specifics of the jod itself, as well. I found the individuals interviewing me to be authentic and sincere. The interview was about an hour long exchange that included both the individual in charge of decision making & another sales person familiar with the territory.
At Herman Miller we strive to create an environment where members of our community feel valued and comfortable to be their whole self at work. This means focusing as a company on not just physical health but emotional, financial, and work well-being. This latest article from Harvard Business Review agrees
For three years we've partnered with Gift of Hope Haiti, sending fabric scraps to the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty to employ Haitians with stable, full-time work. The program's volunteers teach women how to sew and create useful items for sale, such as duffel bags, totes, and more out of the fabric and allows families the opportunity to rise above poverty. We're happy to share that our third truck load, sponsored by Herman Miller Cares, arrived in Haiti with 33,000 pounds of fabric!