Herman Miller, Inc., Again Named One of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America
January 21, 2010
For the third consecutive year Herman Miller has been named to the list of America's best employers as compiled by FORTUNE magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute. The 13th annual ranking is the result of a survey that solicits information from organizations and their employees about credibility of management, job satisfaction, camaraderie, recruiting, and employee services.
Herman Miller, ranked 97th, is one of three Michigan-based companies to appear on the list and the only representative from the office furniture industry.
FORTUNE Deputy Managing Editor Hank Gilman says, "The most important considerations for this year's list were hiring and the ways in which companies are helping their employees weather the recession."
FORTUNE works with Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz of the Great Place to Work Institute, a global research and consulting firm, to conduct and interpret the findings of more than 80,000 employee surveys submitted by participating companies.
This is the fifth time Herman Miller has appeared on the list, having previously been included in the 2009, 2008, 1999, and 1998 rankings. The company also was among the profiled organizations in the original "100 Best Companies to Work for in America" books by Levering and Moskowitz, prior to their collaboration with FORTUNE.
The "100 Best Companies to Work For" report may be found in the publication's February 8 issue, which will be available on newsstands on Monday, January 25, and online at www.fortune.com/bestcompanies.
FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with a worldwide circulation of more than 1 million and a readership of nearly 5 million, with major franchises including the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. FORTUNE Live Media extends the brand's mission into live events, hosting a wide range of annual conferences, including the FORTUNE's Most Powerful Women and the FORTUNE Global Forum. FORTUNE publishes English-language editions in Europe and Asia, and local language editions in China and South Korea. FORTUNE magazine's online home is CNNMoney.com, the most visited and utilized business destination website.
About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2009. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2009, Herman Miller was again cited by FORTUNE as both the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while Fast Company named Herman Miller among the innovative "Companies to Watch." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.