Armstrong World Industries Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Armstrong World Industries President, CEO, and Director Matthew J. (Matt) Espe
Matthew J. (Matt) Espe
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Pros
  • 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)

  • I worked in a manufacturing plant that was getting pretty worn down (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Company going through a split

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Lancaster, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As the company splits into two separate companies, there are a lot of positions being created.

    Cons

    No assurance that when the dust settles, all these new positions will be needed going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Stop over-communicating and focus on the main strategy and how employees play a role in it through split and beyond.


  2. Corporate Campus

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Experiences Team in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Digital Experiences Team in Lancaster, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Provide training to stay current but experts professional level skills on hire. Few entry level positions.

    Cons

    Company is splitting and although they are hiring, nobody is sure how it will all work out and if all the positions will really be needed under the new structure of two separate companies.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees regarding the split.


  3. Great people

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Helens, OR
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Helens, OR

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the face paced environment. Early team meeting, identify problems and challenges of the day, and off you go.

    Cons

    Location in St Helens is not ideal. NW opportunities are limited outside of this plant.

    Advice to Management

    Consider adapting more tech tools. Keep up the team environment!


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  5. Senior Auditor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits and location

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility and/or opportunities for career progression


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    Director

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    Former Employee - Director in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for exposure. Leadership approachable, and genuinely cares about your development. Great people at all levels. Never felt like i couldn't talk to anyone in the leadership chain, with out fear of retaliation.

    Cons

    Senior Executives so intent on financial engineering, not setting up the company for long term success. Also, there seemed to be a lack of willingness to hold middle management accountable in the home office (some worked hard, some worked for themselves). IT systems (Back and Front Office) a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Get you IT systems and management straightened out.


  7. Great Internship, Wouldn't work here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was given a lot of freedom as an intern, but at the same time the management was not available when needed. It was a great experience for someone new to the field, even if it was the knowledge of what you would not want to do after graduation.

    Cons

    I worked in a manufacturing plant that was getting pretty worn down. The other people there did not seem to care much about work or performance. no clear progression at the company


  8. Enjoyed my time at Armstrong

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst II in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst II in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    With a large company - was easy to mix with people who had similar skills. flexible hours at times when needed. Salary was very in line with industry

    Cons

    at times because of the size, it just takes too long to feel like you've acommplished something. at times it could feel like many people were trying to do the same thing (lack of communication and organization)


  9. Great Organization/ Little opportunities for advancement without moving

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic training and great tools geared to help you succeed. My experience is with Field Sales work and the support is there. Generous benefits and steady employment. Management is generally open and welcoming.

    Cons

    Must be a self starter and deal with a sometimes antiquated supply chain. Bonus structure is not good at the mid range. You can feel like a Island to yourself at times with the larger territories and heavy traveling required at times.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better path forward for mid-level and entry positions. Focus on Job enrichment if positions are not available.


  10. Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laborer in Thompsontown, PA
    Former Employee - Laborer in Thompsontown, PA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big emphasis on worker safety.

    Cons

    No free corndogs on Wednesday.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great Tradition - but it is changing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EMarketing Manager in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - EMarketing Manager in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I left right before the CEO and CIO left due to a change on the Board from an investment company so take it with that in mind. The company was very focused on quality - working conditions, processes, and approaches. It was at times very innovative. The IT and Marketing teams worked well together. There were many opportunities to be recognized and to access senior executives.

    Cons

    Some thinking in the digital space was antiquated and needed to be shown and told over and over. They are much better now I understand. The Lancaster location made recruiting top talent a bit difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those hwo have bene around for a hwile in the industry. Cost cutting is a good thing but cutting too deep makes your investment in gold turn to bronze.



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