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89. Herman Miller
Herman Miller
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 89 (Previous rank: 96)
What makes it so great?
Layoffs at the furniture maker were minimized by generous voluntary separation packages: 3 weeks pay for every year of service.
Headquarters: 855 East Main Avenue
Zeeland, MI 49464
2007 revenue ($ millions): 20,120
Employees  
U.S. employees 5,646
Employees outside U.S. 695
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -389
% job growth (1 year) -7%
% voluntary turnover 5%
Applicants 8,756
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 16
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Engineer 3
$72,306
Most common job (hourly):
Manufacturing Associate
$37,508
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 20%
% women 40%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): N.A.
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): N.A.
From the February 2, 2009 issue
Notes:
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 2007 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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