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Masonite International Overview

Tampa, FL
1001 to 5000 employees
1928
Company - Public (DOOR)
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Masonite International Corporation is a leading global designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for the residential new construction; the residential repair, renovation and remodeling; and the non-residential building construction markets. Since 1925, Masonite ... Read more

Mission: To be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and communities.

Through ongoing teamwork and open, forthright communications, we promote a culture of creativity, ownership and excitement based on ... Read more

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Masonite International – Why Work For Us?


Our vision is to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and communities.


Masonite is the true door category leader — the only door manufacturer to serve both the residential and architectural markets. Nowhere else will you find the comprehensive and compelling product portfolios that provide the perfect door solution for every opening — from creating beautiful homes to defining world-class commercial spaces and everything in between.


Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, we employ more than nine thousand people worldwide. Our continued leadership, innovative spirit and authentically crafted products have earned us a reputation unsurpassed in the industry — making Masonite the brand of choice for professionals and consumers worldwide.


We believe a door is more than just a door, and we never stop pushing the boundaries in helping elevate the role the door can play in any environment — inspiring customers to open to extraordinary. A passion for authentic craftsmanship and trend-forward thinking drives us to create the most distinct, innovative offering in the industry.

Open to extraordinary!

At Masonite, we understand that people are key. We are a composite of diverse people who come together by showing support and respect to one another.


We hire people that demonstrate integrity under pressure. Integrity is at the foundation of everything we do. It is in each door we make, in our commitment delivery and in our honest and sincere communication.

Our employees are flexible, versatile and resilient. Our ability to weather any storm, to bend without breaking, is what allows us to hear the knock and open the door with confidence, no matter what’s on the other side.


At Masonite, we hold the door open for each other and for new ideas. We want everyone to freely contribute ideas and add value, so we are positive and encouraging. This collaborative environment is what makes Masonite a transparent, fair company- one that doesn’t hide behind closed doors.

We continuously strive to improve both our products and our customers’ experiences. This drive leads us to revolutionize the door industry and help people walk through walls.

The History of Masonite

William H. Mason, founder Breaking Ground at the 1933 World's Fair

Masonite embraces the spirit of our founder, William H. Mason. His ideas and inventions were the building blocks of numerous revolutionary building materials.

In 1924, William H. Mason, a researcher, engineer and inventor, made a revolutionary discovery. He changed the way wood was used to form more effective building materials. This cleared the way for a succession of new building products for the home.

More than 80 years later, we still embrace that innovative spirit. We are constantly looking for new processes, technologies, materials and designs – always with an eye on producing doors that are stylish, functional and durable. Doors that are guaranteed to make your home more beautiful.

Our continued leadership, our innovative spirit and our superior products have earned us a reputation unsurpassed in the industry.


Timeline
  • Today:  Masonite continues its relentless focus on delivering product, service and design innovations that enhance beauty and functionality, creating greater value to our customers throughout the world.
  • 2011:  Masonite acquires Marshfield DoorSystems, Inc., a leading provider of doors and door components for commercial and architectural use.
  • 2011:  Masonite successfully completes a $275 million bond offering, and enters into an asset-based loan with committed capital of $125 million which allows Masonite to continue to expand and to right-size its capital structure.
  • 2010:  Masonite buys assets of two premier interior flush door manufacturers in the United States, and enters the door market in India by acquiring select assets of three leading door manufacturers. Masonite also establishes its European office in Vienna, Austria.
  • 2009:  Masonite and its lenders voluntarily restructure the company, and Masonite emerges from a pre-negotiated bankruptcy as a private entity with a large ownership base and virtually no debt.
  • 2006/2009:  The door industry experiences the greatest decline since the Great Depression.
  • 2005:  Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) acquires the shares of Masonite International Corporation. KKR de-lists Masonite from the NYSE and Toronto exchanges, and Masonite becomes a privately held company.
  • 2004:  Masonite acquires The Stanley Works residential entry door division, and buys interests in entities located in Malaysia, Republic of Czech, Poland, and Luxembourg.
  • 2002:  Masonite sells Craftmaster Manufacturing Inc. (as required under a 2001 U.S. government voluntary consent decree related to Premdor’s purchase of Masonite).
  • 2001:  New "Masonite" formed when Premdor purchases Masonite from International Paper to create a vertically integrated company.
  • 1990s:  Premdor expands its global footprints by acquiring or building door manufacturing facilities in US, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, UK, France and Israel.
  • 1989:  Premdor and Century Doors (two of the major door manufacturers in Canada) merge, creating one of the largest door manufacturers in North America.
  • 1972:  Masonite enters the door business as a supplier of interior facings and other components to the door industry.
  • 1960:  The Masonite Innovation Center (formerly known as the John M. Coates Technical Center) was built by Masonite in recognition of the importance of research and development. Its sole purpose was, and continues to be, the development of new products and process innovations.
  • 1955:  Premdor Corporation (Masonite’s current parent company) enters into the door business.
  • 1930s/1940s:  Masonite grows and expands globally into almost every corner of the world.
  • 1928:  The Company’s name was changed to Masonite Corporation.
  • 1925:  On September 1, 1925, the corporation was formed and named Mason Fibre Company.
  • 1924:  Well-known researcher and engineer William H. Mason changed the building materials industry forever by inventing a way to convert wood chips into an economical and highly effective building material, high-density fiberboard.

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    This is a great company with great benefits. It pays well and give job opportunities to small town citizens with big families...

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    Wouldn't recommend to mother's with small children because of the swing shifts and 1 weekend off a month in some departments...

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Masonite International Photos

Masonite International photo of: New Brand Reveal 2017
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Masonite International photo of: (NOW) program, United Way
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Masonite International photo of: Our very own, Catherine Watkins, won a "Just Own It Award" at our national sales conference for delivering talent acquisition excellence! Congratulations to her!
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Masonite International (Tampa, FL) in August 2016.

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    Started with phone interview with Masonite recruiter which included some c# Programming 101 questions. Followed by Phone interview with Lead Software Engineer who provided some info about the job and my general background. Next onsite interview with Lead Software Engineer and two more engineers followed by interview with the director.
    The company is spitting off a new group of software developers from the rest of the IT department and getting a little experimental with their software development practices with help from a software consultancy called Pivotal Labs. They are going Agile with pair programming, business stakeholder representative on each development team, open collaboration spaces instead of cubicles. When I hear this I usually think it is upper management pushing a new fad on the workers. This is coming from upper management but the director seemed to be in tune with the ground forces. At least in the case of pair programming, which I asked about, he said they were going to try it and see if it worked out and would drop it if it didn't

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    • This was the best assessment of programming ability in an interview that I have encountered so far (and I have been in a lot of interviews). They took examples of bad code that they had found (and fixed) in their own code base. They asked me to spot the problem and propose a fix. There were a few standard C#/MVC/SQL questions but not many. Also an exercise in recoding some LINQ code to not use LINQ (once again a specific situation that they had actually encountered).   1 Answer
    • The director asked general personality questions "What is your best accomplishment?" "How would be describe you?" It felt like a real discussion, though; not just answers to canned questions.   Answer Question
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