Armstrong World Industries

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Armstrong World Industries Reviews

Updated June 28, 2014
Updated June 28, 2014
49 Reviews

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Armstrong World Industries President, CEO, and Director Matthew J. (Matt) Espe
Matthew J. (Matt) Espe
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  1.  

    Enjoyed my time at Armstrong

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst II  in  Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst II in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    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)

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  2.  

    Great Organization/ Little opportunities for advancement without moving

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    Current Employee - Field Service Representative
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Laborer  in  Thompsontown, PA
    Former Employee - Laborer in Thompsontown, PA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big emphasis on worker safety.

    Cons

    No free corndogs on Wednesday.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Tradition - but it is changing

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    Former Employee - EMarketing Manager  in  Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - EMarketing Manager in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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  6.  

    Good experiences with some things we did'nt agree on

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    Current Employee - Labor Jack of All Trades Master of None  in  Marietta, PA
    Current Employee - Labor Jack of All Trades Master of None in Marietta, PA

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    the money an t the people you work with are you best assesset are the best

    Cons

    the more you do the less they apresheate what you do. they tell you how to do your job and they can;t do the job then selfs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go down in the plant and do the jobs that the people do in the 103 degree temp in the summer and then tell the people you need more production. While you sit up in the air condition offices.

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  7.  

    Not Sure

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    Former Employee - Secretary  in  Oneida, TN
    Former Employee - Secretary in Oneida, TN

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    Family atmosphere
    Flexible time off
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Uncertainty of future job market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy my job

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  8.  

    Armstrong is a good place to gain experience.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Armstrong, especially if you have recently graduated from college, is that they are more than willing to hire recent college graduates. It is a great experience and resume builder. This company gets young employees as involved as the employee is willing to allow. Armstrong values knowledge and will invest in the employees to make sure they have the best training and skills needed to succeed. Another benefit is that Armstrong is a very successful company and has remained fairly stable (even through a period of bankruptcy caused by asbestos litigations). I believe that this company will be around for quite some time.

    Cons

    A downside of working at Armstrong is the fact that the manufacturing facilities are unionized. This can create somewhat of a hostile environment, and can hinder the company's ability to improve at a fast rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I can give to Senior Management is to value the opinions of their employees.

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  9.  

    A great company to work for with good opportunities for growth

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Saint Helens, OR
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Helens, OR

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    As a project engineer in a smaller plant setting, I am exposed all our manufacturing business units. This gives a broad range of experiences - - - no two projects are the same - - - this keeps me going! Also there are opportunities to get involved in other roles for safety improvement/leadership, facilitating a plant module or mentoring less experienced engineers - - - involvement in these roles gives both a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. These, in my opinion, are essential fuels to keep one busy, give you an opportunity to make other people's jobs easier/safer and a chance to test your abilities.

    Cons

    The projects cover a broad variety of disciplines and areas, but not so much depth. Also, by virtue of the nature of the business, the projects are not 'high tech' - - - automation projects involve some nifty equipment nonetheless. Even though most people prefer to 'abandon' the books after leaving school, I like projects that challenge me to go back to the books to solve an intricate engineering problem. Meanwhile this happens sometimes, I would prefer it did a little more often - - - Generally, with more experience, the projects equally increase in complexity but are limited in depth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With due moderation, avoid undermining maintenance's opinions

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accurate

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    Current Employee - Maintance  in  Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Maintance in Macon, GA

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    Union---Vacations---Medical Insurance--Dental Insurance--11 Paid Holidays--Good Pensions--401K

    Cons

    I can't think of any downsides to working for Armstrong except that they don't hire quality workers. The best qualified don'y always get hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire quality people

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  11.  

    Good place to start career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    close relationship with coworkers, nice managers, many opportunities

    Cons

    average salary, less innovation, origination changing

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