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Leggett & Platt Overview

Carthage, MO
10000+ employees
Company - Public (LEG)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
We pioneered sleep technology when we introduced the bedspring more than 135 years ago. Now we're so much more than sleep technology. We conceive, design, and produce a diverse array of products that can be found in most homes, offices, and vehicles. Comprised ... Read more

Mission: We enhance people's lives by designing and manufacturing innovative, distinctive products and components worldwide.

Company Updates

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    Top 5 Reasons Our Employees Love Working at L&P | Life at Leggett

    Life is so much better when you enjoy what you do every day. We asked employees throughout the company one simple question: What do you love about your job? Here are the Top 5 reasons our employees love L&P! 1. A culture of support. "Leggett & Platt is committed to the professional growth of our employees.

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Leggett & Platt – Why Work For Us?

Your L&P story starts here.

One singular idea for a better night’s sleep led us to become a leader in creating comfort products around the world. If you’re as inspired as we are, we dare you to see where your story could take you.

At L&P, there’s a world of opportunity waiting for those who apply themselves. We employ thousands of individuals around the globe – from maintenance mechanics to IT specialists, office administrators to welders, accountants to engineers, and everything in between.

There’s no limit to where your career could take you at Leggett & Platt.

Our story began with a bedspring.

In 1883, J.P. Leggett invented the first spiral-steel bedspring to help people get a better night's sleep. Needing expertise in manufacturing and production, he recruited C.B. Platt, a blacksmith whose father owned Platt Plow Works. And so, after many months of preparation and work, the world’s first coiled bedsprings were manufactured with belt-driven machinery at Platt Plow Works.

The duo never could have imagined the legacy they were creating.

Fast forward to today, and we create so much more than just bedsprings. Over the past 135 years, our company has expanded into a vast array of product lines including automotive seating and support systems, specialty bedding foams, flooring underlayment, steel drawn wire, aerospace tubing, and furniture components.

Oh, and we've outgrown that borrowed space at the plow factory too.

Our story is still unfolding. We're now 23,000 employees strong and located in 18 countries across the globe! 

We are refreshingly honest, industrious, and share a spirit for collaboration.

Integrity | You know that constant voice in your head telling you to do the right thing? It’s at the core of our people, and it shows up in countless decisions we make every day. Like going above and beyond to serve a customer or taking extra measures to ensure employee safety. That’s how we’ve done business for more than 135 years.

Excellence | If there’s something to accomplish, we’re on it. We’re the ones who roll up our sleeves and look for a better way to do it next time. We desire ingenuity, however it might look on you. Whether it’s your creative mind, your drive to improve a process, or your knack to lead a team, high-caliber performance is welcome here.

Shared Effort | Our company was founded on a very fortunate partnership. Since then, we’ve valued cooperation and teamwork. It's exciting when your team is firing on all cylinders and everything just clicks. That’s the goal here, because we know the quality of our daily interactions impacts how much we enjoy our jobs.

Give it all you’ve got at L&P.

We foster individual development, leadership, and growth. Our Emerging Leader Academy celebrates individuals with budding leadership qualities and a desire to grow. Our Supervisor Essentials training program equips frontline supervisors with foundational leadership skills.

And do the world some good.

We believe in the power of being a positive force, and we have a long history of giving back to our communities. With charitable efforts throughout our company, our contributions include everything from supporting the arts to sponsoring youth athletic teams.

We’re also committed to leaving this world a little better than we found it. We share companywide environmental goals of conservation, recycling and reuse, and energy efficiency.

We want you to be able to work happily and live comfortably. Our comprehensive rewards package helps you do both. While some benefits vary by location, no matter where you are, we want you to be able to manage your health, wealth, and work/life success.

Be happy and healthy.

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Prescription drug
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Telehealth service for medical plan participants
Own your career.

  • Personalized career development
  • On-demand and instructor-led learning opportunities
  • Paid vacation, holidays and personal time
  • Tuition reimbursement program
Invest in your future.

  • 401(k) Plan with company match
  • Discount on company stock purchases
  • Family and income protection
  • Savings and discounts on products, services, travel, entertainment and more

Be a part of our growing internship program.

Our internship program opens doors to real-life opportunities. So, that's what we named it. (Plus, Windows® was already taken.)

In Doors, you can expect:

Challenges:You won't be just an intern here. You'll be doing real work and solving real problems. We'll need your "A" game every day.

Connections:You'll get to meet our leaders. And while you're building experience, you'll also be building relationships to help you bridge the gap between your education and career.

Collaboration: All of us are smarter than any of us. At L&P, we value team players. We need one another's perspectives, abilities, and contributions. And we'd like yours, too.

Leggett & Platt Reviews

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  • "Fortune 500 company over 25 000 employees around the world"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Carthage, MO
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    I worked at Leggett & Platt full-time (More than 10 years)


    Excellent company great benefits including health, dental, vision and stock options


    There are no cons. The company is excellent to work for.

    Advice to Management

    All management are seasoned professionals.

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Leggett & Platt Photos

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Leggett & Platt Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Leggett & Platt (Carthage, MO).


    Applied online via Leggett and Platte website. Received phone call to set up phone screen. Leggett has several people on the call, which lasted about an hour. They then follow up with in person interviews once all screens are done.

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Leggett & Platt Awards & Accolades

  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008

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