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Carpenter Co. Overview

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Richmond, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

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

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Carpenter Co. CEO Stanley F. Pauley
Stanley F. Pauley
40 Ratings
  • "Opportunity for all who work hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
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    I have been working at Carpenter Co. full-time (More than 10 years)


    Great Benefits, steady structured environment - long term employment opportunities


    Mandatory vacation during shut down period at manufacturing sites and corporate

    Advice to Management

    More opportunity for Flex schedules or work from home schedules

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Carpenter Co. Interviews



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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


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


    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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