Armstrong World Industries

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Armstrong World Industries Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
54 Reviews
2.7
54 Reviews
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Armstrong World Industries President, CEO, and Director Matthew J. (Matt) Espe
Matthew J. (Matt) Espe
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, smart people at project team and plant floor level (in 3 reviews)

  • The corporate campus is beautiful and provides walking trails and disc golf and an onsite gym (extra fee) to stay healthy (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no idea what business they are in (in 4 reviews)

  • The Lancaster location made recruiting top talent a bit difficult (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Solid Company--Way too political

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Management is a joke

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  3.  

    complete anarchy...too much money with too little direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8.  

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distribution Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Distribution Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    good pay, benifits are good too

    Cons

    they don't promote from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote your good people, and pay better

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good co-workers, but Senior Management needs to get a clue about motivation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    If you apply yourself, there are opportunities to grow beyond your current responsibilites or career path. Most people here are good people that are helpful and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to communicate the strategic goals for the business

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Experience Summary

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    I was laid-off in 2003 by another employer who'd relocated me to Pennsylvania, and accepted a temp to hire position with Armstrong. I'd never worked in such a nice environment, and was encouraged to see what opportunities might be possible. I was hired after 6 mos., and after four years, I was given a dual opportunity, (lasting three years), resulting in a temporary increase in income was a great boon.

    Cons

    I went on more than a dozen unproductive internal interviews, sometimes out of state. Sometimes there was no job to be had, or I was a, "close second"... In nearly a decade, I could not improve my pay grade, no matter how hard I tried. Eventually I could only conclude that the, "dangled carrot" was not to be caught. Performance reviews often consisted of unsubstantiated personal attacks rather than constructive professional observations. Favoritism was shown to certain employees and well-connected customers.

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