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97. Herman Miller
Herman Miller
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 97 (Previous rank: 89)
What makes it so great?
Iconic furniture maker cut workforce by more than 15%, reduced hours, and suspended 401(k) contributions. Still, employees praised management for "handling the downturn with class and doing what is best for the collective whole."
Headquarters: 855 East Main Avenue
PO Box 302
Zeeland, MI 49464
2008 revenue ($ millions): 1,630

Is Herman Miller a great employer, or what?
Herman Miller stats
U.S. employees 5,186
Employees outside U.S. 611
New jobs (1 year) -435
% job growth (1 year) -8%
% voluntary turnover 2%
Applicants 5,558
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 20
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Engineer 3
Most common job (hourly):
Manufacturing Associate
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 21%
% women 38%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): N.A.
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): N.A.
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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