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Carpenter Co. Overview

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Richmond, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
1946
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Carpenter Co.

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 ... Read more

Mission: Our guiding principles of continuous improvement, innovation, customer service, and integrity are as important now as they were at our founding in 1948. Our commitment to these principles drives everything we do, every day, for every customer, and has made Carpenter Co. a ... Read more

Carpenter Co. Reviews

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Carpenter Co. CEO Stanley F. Pauley
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  • "My experience at carpenter I'm not even gonna lie the best place to work"

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    I worked at Carpenter Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A really good place to work friendly and team players departments usually cooperate big time with each other

    Cons

    Back ups, busy seasons gotta catch up but well worth it

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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Carpenter Co. Interviews

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Carpenter Co. (Richmond, VA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    After submitting my online application I was emailed a week later to do a phone interview. The phone interview went great. They just asked basic screening questions like what are you looking for? and do you have experience with cost accounting? That went great and then about another week later they invited me for an in person interview on site at their Richmond office. I first interviewed with the accounting supervisor who was really nice and down to earth. He referred to my resume a lot which I liked because that meant he took the time to look at it beforehand. However the second interview with the accounting controller did not go as well. He was an older man and had been with the company for 30 plus years. He seemed very rigid and I could tell he was wanting me to have more accounting experience than I did. He cut the interview short which I could tell meant that he wasn't interested in me. It didn't bother me too much because I read a lot of really bad reviews about the culture of the company and I could tell from my interviews that it was exactly how a lot of people described. They don't seem to promote growth or change and don't do a lot of morale boosting activities for their employees. It just seemed kind of dull to me and stuck in time. It just wasn't what I was looking for personally. It was a great learning experience though!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you created a cost report and the numbers went against your gut feeling. What did you do?   1 Answer
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Carpenter Co. Awards & Accolades

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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