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GAF Overview

Parsippany, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world. Our communities help give our work meaning and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    As the global health crisis resulting from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the safety of our employees and all people we live, work and interact with remains our top priority. GAF is taking important steps suggested by the CDC and WHO to help protect our workforce and others as we continue to do business, please click the link for more details.

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GAF – Why Work With 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.

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 prescription plan is administered through Express Scripts.



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.

Paid Parental Leave:

Primary and secondary caregiver parents are eligible for paid parental leave


New employees accrue vacation beginning with their start date. 


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 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

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Phenomenal Business"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Organizational Development Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Organizational Development Manager in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time (More than 10 years)


    Phenomenal opportunities for advancement at all levels if you are willing to go the extra mile to understand the key financial business drivers, brainstorm ideas that challenge the status, and are willing to put in the work to make an impact on the bottom line. Excellent benefits.


    Roofing isn't the sexiest of industries (but GAF's financial ratios and health are!)

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GAF Photos

GAF photo of: GAF Headquarters
GAF photo of: GAF Headquarters
GAF photo of: Commercial Roofing Plant
GAF photo of: The Minneapolis plant at Habitat for Humanity
GAF photo of: The Burgaw plant is back together after a massive clean-up effort from Hurricane Florence.
GAF photo of: Spring 2018 Co-op class at their Dallas Leadership presentations
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GAF Interviews



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Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Benefits Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parsippany, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at GAF (Parsippany, NJ) in July 2019.


    Initial phone screen and then in person meeting with HR Recruiter and Hiring Manager. HR Recruiter asked high level questions and the Hiring Manager asked more pointed questions about the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Background and past experience. Strengths and weakness type question.   1 Answer
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GAF Awards & Accolades

  • Women's Choice Award, Women's Choice, 2017
  • 101 Best New Products (Monaco™ Lifetime Designer Shingles), Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler Publications, 2012
  • Product Innovation Award, EverGuard Extreme TPO, 2011
  • Best Product-Fireshield®, Buildings Magazine, 2011
  • Innovation Award, Buildings Magazine, 2011
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