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Ashley Furniture Overview

Arcadia, WI
10000+ employees
1945
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Not to be confused with Laura Ashley, this Ashley is more interested in peddling leather and wood than toile and chenille. Ashley Furniture Industries, doing business as The Ashley Companies, is one of the nation's largest furniture manufacturers. It makes and ... Read more

Ashley Furniture – Why Work For Us?


Company Overview

Explore How It’s Made. The Ashley Way.

Ashley Furniture Industries is the #1 Furniture Manufacturer in the World. But our products aren't the only heroes. The people of Ashley Furniture Industries also help this company truly define itself. Our team lives and breathes a “dirty fingernail” approach that breeds success unlike any other. And it gets the job done. That's what we're made of and what it means to be Ashley made.

Furniture Design

Ashley Furniture Industries in-house designers and engineers react quickly to consumer tastes, and have conquered the ability to make style and selection affordable. Talented and ambitious, they travel the world to gain an understanding of the latest trends and discover emerging materials, constructions and technologies.

Manufacturing

Residential Bedding, Case Goods, and Upholstered Furniture comprise the three major manufacturing divisions at Ashley Furniture Industries. that support our customer’s needs.


Supply Chain

Ashley Furniture Industries Global Supply Chain blends and optimizes domestic and foreign production efforts to the maximum benefit of our customers, providing quality products on time and at an exceptional value.


 

Quality Control

Our clear and comprehensive approach to improving the quality of our products adds to our reputation as a “World-Class Furniture Manufacturer”. Drawing from over 65 years of innovation, Ashley Furniture Industries has become the largest manufacturer of quality furniture products.

Information Technology

Ashley Furniture Industries information systems unite an expert staff with state of the art technology to serve internal and external business partners 24/7 across the globe.


Great Benefits For You And Your Family

As an employee at Ashley Furniture Industries, you will receive a very competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability, accident, and critical illness insurance options. Full time employees get paid time off for holidays and vacations. Other benefits can include tuition reimbursement, service awards, employee wellness programs, and more.

Employees in Arcadia, WI and Ecru, MS also have access to the Ashley Wellness Center which offers patients high-quality and affordable medical care, including wellness services, in a convenient and accessible setting.


Reinvesting in Our People

Dedicated employees and positive attitudes make the difference.

Our total company investments have exceeded $500 million the past 5 years. At Ashley Furniture Industries, it’s not just a philosophy, it’s a practice. Not only do we invest in the latest design tools, production equipment, and logistics and supply chain systems, we invest in our people.
Continuous Quality Improvement is our company’s management approach and it includes:

  • Job skills/training
  • Management coaching
  • New ideation
  • Lean Manufacturing training
  • Six Sigma Certification

Our team continually strives to advance, focusing on processes, statistics and leadership. Creative thinking applied to business analytics results in innovation every year.

Employees are rewarded for being agents of change.

Over 8,000 registered ideas flow through Ashley Furniture Industries' IDEA Network system each year. Employee ideas save the company millions of dollars in operational costs, which are passed onto Ashley HomeStore customers in the form of furniture savings.

A Path To A Great Career

At Ashley Furniture Industries, we believe that developing high-performing employees, and providing them with a career path early on, is a critical business driver for the future of our company. Our internship opportunities allow students to learn more about our organization and apply their skills to real-world experiences while also getting work experience. In turn, our internship programs provide us an opportunity to identify talent for future employment after college.

Internship Opportunities

We offer internship opportunities in the following areas of the company.

  • Supply Chain
  • Design & Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Truck Shop
  • Manufacturing
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Human Resources

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    I have been working at Ashley Furniture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pays good $18.50 an hour

    Cons

    fast pace pulling and straining

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Ashley Furniture Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Braunfels, TX
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    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ashley Furniture (New Braunfels, TX) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was exhausting. They wanted me to interview with 4 people, but none of those people were there on the same day, so they asked me to come back to the office three different times. I was required to do 2 projects to supplement interviews. All of this would have been worth it if I was offered the job. I was told that they were writing up a job offer for me, but they wanted me to speak with one more person. I interviewed with someone from upper management who didn't seem to understand graphic design or even websites. After that, I received a phone call saying that I wasn't being offered the job because I somehow wasn't qualified. It was extremely insulting to have to interview with someone from upper management who doesn't understand the position I was interviewing for. His confusion, which had nothing to do with me, magically made me unqualified.

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Ashley Furniture Awards & Accolades

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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