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GAF Overview

Parsippany, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$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 ... Read more

GAF – Why Work For Us?


GAF - Innovators Wanted

We’re a leader at imagining new and better ways to protect homes, buildings and infrastructures—while also protecting the environment. Join us to reach new heights and make an impact from day one.




Why Choose Us?

At GAF, you'll contribute to making a world-changing impact because we make products that protect and shelter people and valued things, while also protecting our earth. We use ingenuity and innovation, to live our commitment to sustainability. Whether it's developing new products that can cool a roof and reflect heat or taking waste material to make it into a superior product that we guarantee for a lifetime, it takes a team of innovators to make the best products that can withstand heat, sun, rain, fire, and wind. Who knew roofing could be so cutting edge?



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.
We will deliver superior value to our customers in everything we do.undefined

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

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

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

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

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

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.



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



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.


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


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


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


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.

GAF on Campus

To create the products that will shelter millions across the globe and protect our planet, we need imagination and tenacity – and that is why we want innovative doers to join our team, whether it be early career, internships or co-op programs. Are you ready to begin your adventure?


Managing million dollar projects as a sophomore in college might seem daunting, but that’s what our co-ops do at GAF. You worked hard to earn your place in college, now GAF wants those ideas to come to life. Whether it’s finding a more sustainable solution for lighting, managing faster production times, or incorporating a new design into our product — our co-ops are continuing to drive our organization’s success.



Put your classroom studies into practice in the real world, and gain the experience to help determine your journey after graduation. At GAF, we’ll make sure you get going on your very first day with a comprehensive orientation into the Company. No matter which function you join, you’ll have the opportunity to own your own projects, participate in meetings, and work cross-functionally with other departments. 



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.



GAF Reviews

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  • "Outstanding Upper Management Team"

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    Wonderful company to work for! The upper management team is forward thinking and will ensure the continued success and growth of GAF and their employees. Excellent compensation based on the level of hard work you provide. They listen to your ideas and do implement them. Collaboration of all the teams and the willingness of the employees to assist in needs is remarkable; everyone wants the team to succeed and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. Just an amazing place to create a career with!!


    Not really a con; my advice is to work smarter not harder when trying to maintain work/life balance. You will love your career so much that you may lose sight of what is important in life. As long as you are organized and have good systems in place you will succeed without too much sacrifice.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be innovative and put the systems in place to ensure your team remains motivated and doesn't get discouraged for loving what they do...

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GAF Photos

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GAF Interviews



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    Territory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at GAF (Chicago, IL).


    The interview process was very straightforward and transparent. From the recruiter, Sara, to the hiring managers Scott and Glenn I felt very comfortable in asking them any questions that I had and getting direct answers. If you do your homework the interview process can be very comfortable.

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GAF Awards & Accolades

  • Women's Choice Award, WomenCertified, 2014
  • 100 Best New Home Products: Sienna Designer Lifetime Shingles, This Old House, 2013
  • 101 Best New Products for new TruSlate, Professional Remodeler, 2013
  • 101 Best New Products (Monaco™ Lifetime Designer Shingles), Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler Publications, 2012
  • Certificate of Material Excellence in the Polymers Category (EverGuard® TPO), Material ConneXion®, 2012
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