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Oatey Overview

Website www.oatey.com
Headquarters Cleveland, OH
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 1916
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Oatey Co. is the leading manufacturer of solvent cements, roof flashings, washing machine outlet boxes, air admittance valves, plumbing chemicals, wax bowl rings, and hundreds of other plumbing specialty products. Found in many residential and commercial applications, Oatey ... More

Mission: Our core values are a reflection of our beliefs: -Honor God in all we do -Conduct all aspects of our business with honesty, integrity, and humanity -Promote good physical and mental health -Pursue excellence -Promote good corporate and individual civic responsibility ... More

Oatey – Why Work For Us?


About Oatey

Since 1916, Oatey has been manufacturing quality products for the plumbing industry..

  • Oatey's market-leading products include:
  • Solvent cements for joining plastic pipe and fittings
  • Vent stack roof flashings
  • Solder and flux for joining copper pipe
  • Washing machine outlet boxes
  • Sure-Vent® air admittance valves
  • Residential and light commercial drains
  • Related plumbing specialty products

Oatey products can be found in residential and commercial applications. Our products have achieved excellent brand name recognition with consumers and wholesalers. We continually strive to offer innovative solutions to any plumbing application.

All Oatey products are backed with the highest-quality technical and customer support programs in the industry. Oatey is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout the world.



Whether you were born to work with numbers, help customers or develop new technology, you will find a great home within Oatey. We’re always looking for dynamic professionals to further our visions and help us achieve our goals. We’ll take your personal growth and development seriously as we embrace diversity and personal development not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s smart business.

Whether you join our Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain or any other functional area, you’ll get to the heart of a key business area. You could become part of the local or international business function. With either direction you’ll begin to understand why Oatey is the market leader in the plumbing industry. We are a diverse business with a global mindset.


Make the most out of your potential and get more out of your career.  We’re proud of our history as a 4th generation, privately owned company. We value our associates and provide a robust amount of opportunities for growth.

  • Financial Rewards: salaries, profit-sharing, retirement
  • Health and Wellness: company paid/employee shared medical, welfare and supplemental plans
  • Time Off: paid holidays and vacation
  • Education, Training & Development: tuition assistance, professional memberships, opportunities for advancement


Throughout Oatey's history, we have embraced social and environmental consciousness leadership as part of doing business. In 2000, we began exploring how to expand our impact in these areas through implementing sustainability principles. Sustainability means creating products – like lead free solder – processes, services, facilities and communities that improve our quality of life while maintaining the capacity of the environment to provide for future generations. Sustainability is more than green, more than environmental.

Sustainability is an integration of personal health, community, economic and environmental values and needs. Business has started to measure their impact, calling it the Triple Bottom Line. Sustainability principles will help us reduce our costs, increase our revenues, help to restore our environment and enhance our community.

Our Cleveland distribution facility meets the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards set by the Green Building Council and was awarded a Silver rating. This means that our building will: reduce the impacts of natural resources consumption, reduce operational costs, enhance associate comfort and health and minimize strain on local infrastructures.

Oatey Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
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    Great company with a future. Many opportunities. Decent pay.


    Many hours, not up front about that when you start. We are a 4 - 10 shift but constantly are working Friday / Saturday as well.

    Advice to Management

    Get a weekend shift to cover the extra scheduling or downtime don't force it to your current employees then demand they show up.

Oatey Interviews

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
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    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Oatey (Cleveland, OH).


    At the beginning there was a phone interview. The office staff asked many questions in a short time and kept the question vague. It sounds like they are too busy to interview properly. They would not ask if I knew specific items like multi-line phones, certain mail equipment, etc. During the in-person interview, some of the staff were friendly while others seemed like they rather be anywhere else but there.

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Oatey Awards & Accolades

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  • Northeast Ohio's Best Places to Work, North Coast 99, 2015
  • Merchandiser Award, Equity Plumbing, 2013

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