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YKK AP America Overview

Austell, GA
501 to 1000 employees
1991
Company - Private
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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As the North American arm of the global YKK AP group of companies, YKK AP America is a technology oriented ... Read more

Mission: We’re more than a good local company. We’re part of a global company that does good.

From product performance to sustainable design, we think of ourselves as a partner. A partner in imparting knowledge, in pushing innovation and in ... Read more

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YKK AP America – Why Work With Us?


WE AIM TO BUILD THE MOST TRUSTED ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS COMPANY IN THE USA

AT YKK AP AMERICA, WE AIM TO BUILD THE MOST TRUSTED ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS COMPANY IN THE USA

Our foundation is a workforce driven by pride, equipped with the most modern training and technology and recognized for their expertise. Our frame is an uncompromising quality in the design and development of innovative products, advanced manufacturing process and reliable delivery systems. Our facade reflects the enduring relationships we establish through proactive and professional service to our customers. 

WE’RE MORE THAN A GOOD LOCAL COMPANY. WE’RE PART OF A GLOBAL COMPANY THAT DOES GOOD.

From product performance to sustainable design, we think of ourselves as a partner. A partner in imparting knowledge, in pushing innovation and in sharing ideas for the benefit of society. When Tadao Yoshida founded YKK, he had this core philosophy in mind: “No one prospers without rendering benefit to others.” We take those words to heart in everything we do.After all, we don’t operate in a vacuum. We’re not an enterprise separate from greater society but an important member of it. We coexist with other businesses. We support the building industry. We work to improve quality of life. At YKK, we truly measure our value by our contributions to others—not by individual prosperity. 

PUTTING PHILOSOPHY INTO PRACTICE

We call our philosophy the CYCLE OF GOODNESS™. And it’s how we do business. We start with the premise that one can prosper while contributing to humankind. The two concepts are not mutually exclusive.Consider this case in point: By reducing material loss in the manufacturing process, we can lower the cost of the final product to the end user and simultaneously make the best use of limited resources. The result? Everyone shares in the profits. 

So how do we actually walk the talk? YKK Corporation global chairman, Tadahiro Yoshida has put forth worldwide guiding management principles that we live by every day that pursue quality outcomes in seven main categories:

  • Society
  • Customers
  • Employees
  • Fairness
  • Products
  • Technology
  • Management

The first three represent the stakeholders YKK AP strives to benefit. The latter three represent the means to create value. And fairness, in the middle, permeates all that we do. 

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AT YKK AP, YOU WILL FIND A COMPANY THAT:

Cares about people, not just profits.

Our company culture is built upon YKK’s philosophy called the CYCLE OF GOODNESS™.   We believe that providing value and being fair to our customers and our employees is what makes us a successful company in return.  We offer competitive compensation packages, training and advancement opportunities.Guided by our core values and fundamental behaviors, we strive to foster a caring company, committed employees and challenging work that benefits our employees, customers and communities.

Strives to be the most respected architectural products manufacturer.

We’ve been providing local jobs and adding value in the communities we serve since 1991.  You can feel good about working for a strong company with a focus on customer satisfaction and employee engagement.  You will be part of the elite team making architectural products that bring beauty and function to people’s lives.YKK AP is proud to be recognized for its innovation, quality products, customer service and positive image in the industry.  As a good corporate citizen, we are also leaders in sustainable manufacturing where our Dublin, Macon and Dallas manufacturing facilities adhere to stringent environmental standards.

Is not just a good company, but a company that does good.

YKK AP is active in the industries we serve and in the communities our employees call home.  Each year we support and participate in numerous events as a partner, thought leader, exhibitor or educator.  Many employees also take part in activities both inside and outside of the workplace that add benefit to themselves or the lives of others in the community.

Offers benefits for wellness and security.

YKK AP America provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package designed to provide the security they need to enjoy life at home and ad work.  By providing a high level of benefit coverage at reasonable cost to the employee, we hope to foster a long and productive employment relationship.Below is a partial list of benefits offered by YKK AP America:

  • 3 Health plan options
  • Dental plan
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision care
  • Flexible spending account /Health savings account options
  • 401(k) plan and matching
  • Term Life Insurance for employee, spouse, and children
  • Short term and long term disability
  • Education assistance for employees
  • Scholarships for children
  • Paid holidays and paid vacation time

YKK AP America Reviews

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    "YKK AP America in Austell offers great benefits in a family-like environment"

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    I have been working at YKK AP America full-time

    Pros

    YKK AP is a growing company, offering great benefits and lots of opportunities to learn new things. Management is friendly and approachable, enabling open communication with its employees to help solve problems in an effective manner. Additionally, employee luncheons and other fun activities including ice cream socials help to create a family-like environment that brings employees together and makes you look forward to coming to work every day.

    Cons

    The headquarters is located in Austell, Georgia, which may be a little far for some people to drive to work. Nevertheless, the company offers flexible work hours, which allows employees to choose a time that would be best for their commute to work.

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YKK AP America Photos

YKK AP America photo of: YKK AP Dublin has family bowling night
YKK AP America photo of: Farewell luncheon for Hirotake Abe with YKK AP's Technology Business Solutions Department
YKK AP America photo of: Farewell luncheon for Hirotake Abe with YKK AP's Technology and Business Solutions Department
YKK AP America photo of: Farewell luncheon for Hirotake Abe with YKK AP's Technology and Business Solutions Department
YKK AP America photo of: YKK AP's Baltimore Branch enjoys Cinco de Mayo
YKK AP America photo of: YKK AP Dallas Employee Enjoys Cinco de Mayo while social distancing
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YKK AP America Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macon, GA
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at YKK AP America (Macon, GA) in November 2018.

    Interview

    This was a 3 month long interview process after completing all aspects of the interview I was not selected and was not provided with any reason or feedback as to why

    Interview Questions

    • I had to complete a 1hr Power Point Presentation   1 Answer
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YKK AP America Awards & Accolades

  • Top Metal Companies, Glass Magazine, 2017
  • Women in Glazing, US Glass Magazine, 2017
  • Best Companies to Work for in the Glass Industry, USGlass Magazine, 2013
  • Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards, Architectural Products, 2017
  • 2018 Top Workplace Awards: Workplace Achiever, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2018
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