Carpenter Co. Reviews

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Stanley F. Pauley
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  • excellent company over 10 years with this company

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    I worked at Carpenter Co. full-time (more than 10 years)

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    Pros

    Dependable business. Great industry, thrives even in hard times of economic stress.

    Cons

    not much room for advancement

Carpenter Co. Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Carpenter Co. in April 2012.

    Interview

    Online application leading to a phone interview, which led to a corporate interview in Richmond, and finally a plant-specific interview in Tupelo. The phone interview was a simple "tell me about yourself" type interview. The corporate interview was much more technical, as I was interviewed by three corporate chemical engineers. The plant-specific interview was more of a "what do you bring to the table" type interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Please explain how a distillation tower works. Why should we hire you?   Answer Question

Carpenter Co. Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

Additional Info

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Website www.carpenter.com
Headquarters Richmond, VA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors FXI, PMC Global, British Vita

It's a cushy job for Carpenter Company, making polyurethane foam and chemicals and polyester fiber used as cushioning by the automotive, bedding, floor covering, packaging, and furniture industries. The company started out making foam rubber; it now also manufactures air filters, expanded polystyrene building materials, and a tire fill product used as a replacement for air in off-road construction vehicles. Carpenter also sells consumer products -- which include craft fiber products, mattress pads, and pillows -- through retailers. The company has facilities throughout... More

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