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Ashley Furniture Overview

Arcadia, WI
10000+ employees
1945
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Ashley Furniture is an American furniture company that dates back to 1945. Today, Ashley has over 13 million square feet (300 acres) of capacity under roof and offers one of the largest product assortments to 6000+ retail partners with over 20,000 storefronts in ... Read more

Mission: Vision. Mission. Core and Growth Values.
Our teamwork, systems and desire to continuously improve demonstrate a company whose passion is put into every action. Ashley’s vision is “We want to be the best furniture company”. We strive for ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Boy gets his dream room makeover on 'GMA'

    Ashley Furniture surprised a deserving young boy with revamped space this holiday season.

  • Nominate a child to have a bed of their own. Join us in making sure that all children have a safe, warm and comfortable place to dream.
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    Hope to Dream Program

    Every child around the world should have a clean, unused mattress set to call their own.

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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

We Care and we take action.  You can work just about anywhere if your skill is in demand.  But you want to work somewhere you make a difference.  As part of the Ashley Family here are just a few ways you can participate to make a difference in people's lives.  

Medical Research For a Better Tomorrow. 

Understanding that the health of our world is also reliant on science, Ashley Furniture and the Wanek family have raised and made personal gifts amounting to tens of millions of dollars toward medical research organizations. Here are just a few healthcare organizations that have benefited from the generosity of Ashley and the Wanek family: 

• St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

• Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital 

• City of Hope 

• Mayo Foundation for Medical Research  Due to their continued philanthropic support toward regenerative research, Mayo has developed in their honor theTodd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.

Ashley's Angels Delivering to Families in Need.  

Ashley’s Angels began in 1997 when a truck driver learned of a family living in a car with no hope for a warm holiday. In response, he recruited some additional truck drivers to help provide the family with food, clothing and adequate housing.   

Ashley’s Angels is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, and toys for children in need. The organization has generated over $2,000,000 in donations and benefited over 12,000 children in Mississippi, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Local businesses and volunteers partner with area schools to provide items to children who need it most, in hope of bringing them a brighter holiday. 

Hope to Dream Helping Less Fortunate Children Sleep Well

Founded in 2010 by Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Hope to Dream provides over 10,000 mattress sets each year to underprivileged children with the goal of delivering a good night's sleep to those who need it most. For every mattress sold in a participating Ashley Furniture HomeStore, $5 is donated toward Hope to Dream. We believe that by helping a child sleep well, they are poised to lead a happier and more productive life. A bed provides a safe haven at night and, most importantly, a place to dream. 

Education Initiative Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders.  

Through Ashley Furniture’s financial contributions and active participation in the classroom have helped lay a foundation for future success for thousands of children.  The company has provided millions of dollars in funds and in kind services to assist local schools and universities. Ashley and the Wanek family have provided more than 1000 scholarships totaling over $1.5 million the past ten years to help offset the escalating costs of higher education. At Ashley, we believe that when we invest in our students, we are helping build a brighter future. In addition tothe above considerable support for science, technology, engineering and math programs has been an emphasis.

Employee Volunteerism Leading by Example. Thousands of Ashley employees and their families volunteer throughout each year to make our communities and the world a better place. This influences Ashley's philanthropic efforts and activities throughout the year. "Volunteerism drives much of our company's philanthropy. We in turn hope that our involvement inspires and promotes additional acts of goodwill." -Todd Wanek, President &   

Ashley for the Arts- Supporting Humanity Through the Arts.   

Ashley Furniture developed Ashley for the Arts to engage the hearts and minds of the entire family with world class entertainment, art, exercise and play; while raising funds and awareness for the arts, children’s charities, medical research and participating schools.   Since Ashley Furniture unveiled Ashley for the Arts in 2009 to an audience of 300 people, annual attendance for the charity event has grown to more than 10,000. This charity event raises over $300,000 each year.   Visit the Ashley for the Arts website for additional information.  

Community Parks & Centers - Building Family Sanctuaries. 

Ashley has taken a leadership role in the development and improvement of dozens of community parks and centers across the country.   Arcadia’s 54-acre Memorial Park - where Ashley and the Wanek family have provided thousands of hours of in kind services and millions of dollars toward its continued development - features Soldier’s Walk, recognized as the premier war memorial in the United States outside of Washington, D.C. Ashley understands that by building and supporting these community sanctuaries, we are also supporting the families who use them.  

Environmental Stewardship - Our Footprint is Green and Leafy. 

Ashley Furniture applies the term "innovation" not only to its manufacturing operations, but also to its environmental efforts. Each year our employees recieve a tree to plant to contribute to sustainability and replenishment of the resource we use building furniture. 

• Waste wood or natural gas used for facility heat 

• Decrease of 98% in waste since 1994 

• Yearly recycling: 

o 13,000 pallets 

o 7.5 tons of aluminum 

o 60 tons of office paper

o 180 tons of sheet metal 

o 9,000 pounds of computer equipment 

o 12,500 gallons of re-purposed oil 


Disaster Relief - Doing Our Part to Ease Human Suffering.    

Ashley Furniture is a long-standing supporter of local emergency services, including police, fire and rescue departments; and victims of natural disasters across the globe.    We understand that we can’t turn back the clock for victims of natural disasters, but we can do the next best thing. We can help them recover. Ashley has provided hundreds of hours of in kind services and millions of dollars in furniture and funds to flood, tornado and hurricane victims across the United States and the world.  Within days of the 2017 hurricanes hitting Texas and Florida,  our CEO announced a one million dollar contribution of product to help residents of those area restore their homes.   


Ashley Furniture Reviews

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
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    Pros

    Great environment, easy inside sales. Great for customers and employeeas. Awesome freedom on the sales floor and lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    No weekends off, have to work long hours to make good money. Special treatment for top sellers, they take commision away for giving better deals.

    Advice to Management

    Rotating weekends off.

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Ashley Furniture Photos

Ashley Furniture photo of: Eagles Everywhere
Ashley Furniture photo of: Our Chairman and founder Mr. Ron Wanek. A brilliant, caring, down to earth man who realized it all by inspiring, teaching and trusting others.
Ashley Furniture photo of: A couple thousand of us changing our lives and our company one heart at a time #TonyRobbins
Ashley Furniture photo of: Real. Affordable healthcare at Ashley onsite for employees and family ($10/visit max includes basic prescriptions)
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Ashley Furniture photo of: Insight from our inspirational founder on work and life
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Ashley Furniture Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ashley Furniture (Albany, GA).

    Interview

    Very relaxed. Miss Liz is a great manager and she conducted the interview. The interview took place in the store and we sat on the furniture. She asked pretty simple questions to get to know you. You get the offer the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever worked in sales before?   1 Answer
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Ashley Furniture Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes 2017 America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • Private Fleet Carrier of the Year, Transplace, 2017
  • STEP Award for Women in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Institute, 2017
  • Nido R. Qubein Philanthropist of the Year Award, National Speakers Association, 2017
  • NTI Top Pay Carrier, National Transportation Institute, 2017
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