GAF – Why Work For Us?

GAF - Quality You Can Trust


GAF is the largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing in North America with about 3,200 employees and about $3 billion in sales each year. We believe in helping property owners and architects to make their best and safest roofing choices, and in helping support distributors and roofing contractors to build their businesses and avoid hassles. We make the #1 selling shingle brand in North America, and we’ve been at this for more than 125 years. Why would customers turn to anyone else to protect their most valuable asset?


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Above All Else

We are driven to be great.
For 125 years, the pursuit of excellence has led us to the top. Our single-minded determination to succeed means that we continue to raise the bar.

We build outstanding leaders.
Our leaders work hard, inspire others, and lead by example. You must forge your own path at GAF.

We crave challenge.
We conquer challenges by crafting simple solutions to difficult problems. This separates us from the competition and keeps us Number One.

We are framed from good values.
We keep our word and do the right thing in all aspects of quality, innovation, customer focus, teamwork, and safety.

We are committed to our core.
We are fiercely committed to our contractors, customers, and each other. It’s the blueprint and foundation of our success.

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Why Choose Us?


We recognize there are bigger, more well-known companies where you could spend your career. And we know most people don’t think roofing materials are as cool as products such as computers or mobile phones. Yet once you get to know them, building products are very cool. So don’t miss the chance to work with an industry leader on the cutting-edge of innovation. We put roofs over the head of millions everyday with the best materials available. We make a difference in people’s lives every day, and we can make a difference in your professional career today.

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We Are the Industry Leader.

We have grown to become North America's largest roofing manufacturer, our quality roofing products are regularly recognized by leading industry experts.

We Offer Opportunity Nationwide.

With plants across the United States we offer opportunities to work in multiple locations and multiple disciplines.

We Support Career Development.

In order to remain industry leaders as well as nurture your career interests, we make professional training and the use of cutting-edge technology high priorities. Whether it's participation in a professional association, on-the-job training, or working with the latest computers and software, you'll have the tools you need to advance your career.

We Are a Winning Team.

Our proven success is the result of strong team spirit and the desire to be a great company.



We Encourage Innovation.

Senior leadership at GAF invites innovation. No wonder we were named #1 in innovation for shingles and ridge ventilation by home builders.

We're Privately Owned.

Being a privately owned company enables us to maintain a non-bureaucratic, entrepreneurial atmosphere. As a result, ours is a philosophy of open, accessible management.

 

 

Our Values


Until you come to work at GAF and experience it yourself, you'll have to take our word for it when we say that our values aren't just a bunch of abstract beliefs and pretty words. We asked real employees working real jobs to get real about the values that we can realistically deliver to our customers. Then, we translated those values into a promise to all employees about the value of working with GAF. Sure, lots of companies have similar values hanging on the conference room wall. But do they really live them? At GAF, these are promises we intend to keep.

 

Customer Value.
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Innovation.
We will lead the industry by setting the
standard and shaping the future.

Integrity.
Our commitments are supported by our actions.
We do what is right.

People.
Our strength is in our people. Their development and
success is the foundation to our growth.

Quality.
Quality is not only what we deliver but who we are.

Safety.
Safety is never compromised. It is at the heart of what we do.

Sustainability.
As responsible stewards for the environment, we are committed to the wise use of resources for today and future generations.



Our Benefits


GAF offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that ranges from health, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability coverage, and legal services. With GAF Benefits, you select the benefits that best meet your needs and your budget.


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Medical:

The GAF Benefits Plan offers two comprehensive medical options through UnitedHealthcare (UHC).

 

Dental:

The GAF Benefits Plan offers two levels of Dental coverage through Delta Dental. The Delta Dental Point of Service Program offers access to in-network as well as out-of-network providers.

Vision:

The GAF Vision Program is administered through Service Plan (VSP). The plan offers both in-network and out-of-network benefits.

Prescription:

You automatically have prescription drug coverage when you enroll for medical coverage. The prescription plan is administered through Express Scripts.

Vacation:

New employees accrue vacation beginning with their start date. Holidays and Floater Days are determined by the individual GAF locations.

401(k):

Full-time, salaried, and non-union hourly employees are eligible to participate in the
retirement plan upon date of hire. The plan includes company and matching contributions.

Tuition Reimbursement:

New employees are eligible for tuition refund for the first full semester following commencement of their full-time employment with the Company.

Health Club Reimbursement:

An annual health club reimbursement is available for full-time, non-bargaining hourly and salaried employees in our plant locations. A private fitness center is available at our Corporate headquarters (Wayne, NJ) for a discounted rate.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs):

This allows you to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis. The GAF Benefits Plans offer two FSAs –Health Care Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.

Employee Referral program:

This program rewards employees who recommend an individual who is hired by GAF for an exempt or non-exempt position with the Company. The total award for referring an individual who is hired is equal to 5% of the minimum annual salary for the grade of the job. All current GAF employees are eligible, except Officers and Human Resources.

Group-Term Life Insurance:

Options are divided into two categories: (1) Company-Provided Basic Coverage – The Company automatically provides you with Basic Group-Term Life Insurance coverage, which also includes Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage, and (2) Supplemental Coverage – You can purchase supplemental coverage for yourself, your spouse and your eligible children.

Short Term and Long Term Disability:

Long Term Disability coverage is provided through Reliance Standard Life Insurance, ensures that you continue to receive a percentage of your base pay if you are totally disabled for more than 180 consecutive days. Short-Term Disability coverage may provide income in the meantime.

Campus Recruiting


The Co-Opportunity at GAF is a full-term, paid, project-oriented program that offers hands-on experience in a variety of integral functions. The program enhances your education with on-the-job experience with a world-class manufacturing organization. As a vital presence in the GAF team, you should expect to be a fully contributing member of a team working high-profile projects that matter. As a part of the team, you'll be able to build a better foundation for your career. Build your career as we build the American dream - one roof at a time.


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GREAT OPPORTUNITY

When you choose the GAF Co-opportunity, you

  • have the autonomy to work on projects.
  • get cross-functional interaction with plant personnel and senior leadership.
  • learn time and project management skills.
  • have exposure to various facets of manufacturing.
  • receive mentoring and coaching from professionals.
 
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GREAT BENEFITS

Along with a competitive salary, co-ops will be eligible to receive the following:

  • Internal career development opportunities
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Relocation stipend
  • Flexibility with school schedule
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GREAT CAREER

You'll want to choose us.

Uniting your educational background with work experience, GAF provides you with the opportunity to learn in areas which can include plant logistics, supply chain planning, environmental compliance, quality assurance
and project or process engineering.

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REQUIREMENTS

Here's what it takes to become a part of the  

Education

You are working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the following degrees with a minimum 2.8 GPA:

  • Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Materials Science Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
 

Skills

You are a team player with demonstrated problem solving, communication, and leadership ability along with the following:

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Visio
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD preferred
 

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at GAF as a contractor

    Pros

    -great people
    -pay well
    -lean teams
    -welcoming co workers
    - good location to nyc

    Cons

    - unbalanced resources
    - hard to move up
    - maybe to lean for some departments
    - older building
    -not many food options

GAF Interviews

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at GAF in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Communication was easy. Mark was great. My boss was amazing. I got the job immediately, and started working the next week, part-time. Went over the resume, asked a few questions about travel and explained benefits, paid time off, and talked about my kids and the job. Got the job, easy as pie.

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GAF Awards & Accolades

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101 Best New Products (Monaco™ Lifetime Designer Shingles), Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler Publications, 2012
Product Innovation Award, EverGuard Extreme TPO, 2011
Best Product-Fireshield®, Buildings Magazine, 2011
Innovation Award, Buildings Magazine, 2011
Product of the Year-Freedom™ TPO, Commercial Building Products Magazine, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.gaf.com
Headquarters Wayne, NJ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1886
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

At GAF, putting a roof over your head is the foundation of our business. As we continue to pursue the excellence that has led us to the top, one thing is constant- it’s all the best in the industry, and it’s made by the best people in the industry.

GAF products have been designed and made for more than 125 years by talent and innovation emanating from the minds of its employees. All 3,200 of us are champions of our values, some of which include innovation, safety, quality, and integrity, and we work for a company that rewards us for it. That’s why we’ve grown into a...
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