Armstrong World Industries Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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Armstrong World Industries President, CEO, and Director Matthew J. (Matt) Espe
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  1. People are great to work with, upper management could do better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    Pay is good. Small town vibes - people very nice.

    Cons

    Upper management has no clear direction.

  2. This company had a friendly H.R.Department

    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    The company had a competative salary for exempt employee's and wage seemed average for floor/ non -exempt workers.

    Cons

    Health care benefit plan was not as substancial as other companies previous worked for. High turn-over of employee's in salaried and unsalaried positions.Philosophy of upper management at the time seemed to lean toward fire , not train and keep employee's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to train the employee's and offer incentives when employee's deserve the benefits .Decrease turn-over of employee's when possible.Train.

  3. Worked at the company for 3 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    Room for personal growth world wide. I have been in 4 different postions since starting. If you are a worker they will pour the load on you.

    Cons

    Very top heavy company. It is possible to move around and climb the ladder but you must be willing to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out who is really doing the hard work. We have too many non working managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Solid Company--Way too political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid leader in its markets. Construction related products are relatively less volatile in economic ups and downs.

    Cons

    Politics, Politics, Politics. In many areas of the company (not all) style is valued over substance which drives horrible politics and cliques. Being a big fish in a small pond really skews people's view of the company--Armstrong tries to act bigger than it really is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The "organizational vitality" initiative is used as a weapon as often as it is a tool to develop people. Several key operations are clearly understaffed leading to shoddy work and frequent burn-out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Management is a joke

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Saint Helens, OR
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Saint Helens, OR

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule, friends, Pay and benefits. Training and sops are easy to follow and study so you do your job well.

    Cons

    People get away with not following procedurs. New workers do all the work. Old timers are lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop patting yourselfs on the back. You dont know what is happening on the floorand will never know your employees because you dont trust us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. complete anarchy...too much money with too little direction

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    Current Employee - Operator in West Plains, MO
    Current Employee - Operator in West Plains, MO

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pays pretty well for the area

    Cons

    never know if you will work a full week, day, or even shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees about their ideas rather than force your own

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Long standing company in a difficult environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time

    Pros

    Global company trying to grow around the world, a variety of good products in all divisions and geographies

    Cons

    Company has been in a long difficult downward slide since the 1990s, endured a tough period in bankruptcy and then potentially being sold post-bankruptcy. Seems like it would be "easy" to fix and grow the company but markets are challenging just about everywhere it does business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure newer members of management dig in, listen to and value the company for what it has been and is now as a way to help it grow.

  9. Overall good job,pay, and Benefits (Macon, Ga.)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits for the work. Great communication between employees and management.

    Cons

    If you have low seniority it will take years to move up without being rolled off of your position. When production is low you have to stay home and draw temperary unemployment. Alot of the people that have high seniority at this plant are some of the most laziest people that I have ever came across in my life and they don't take pride in their work. I think it is sad that they take their jobs for granted which is ridiculous when there are so many people in this country out of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New employees who actually care about their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company but requires a lot out of its employees. Definitely not for slackers

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get good experience. The people are warm and caring.

    Cons

    Long hours. Always on feel like you have to be available all the time. They've outsourced some finance and IT functions and it makes life frustrating when you have to deal with a vendor or have an IT issue.

  11. Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company provides all Account Managers with a company car, expense account and home office expense reimbursement.

    Cons

    Unpredictable production delays at the plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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