American Woodmark Reviews

Updated August 9, 2015
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American Woodmark President and CEO Kent B. Guichard
Kent B. Guichard
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Pros
  • education program, good benefits, good leaders, multiple plants to work at, I got to meet a lot of very talented people in Oklahoma (in 5 reviews)

  • The company stays true to their mission statement (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, bonus plan that's rigged to only pay out once every couple years (in 3 reviews)

  • If you are ambitious and have the want to learn then the Gas City plant is a great place to work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Nice place

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    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Woodmark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family like, friendly. Supportive environment. Training provided for lean manufacturing. Floor employees involved with improvement strategies. Good bonus structure and pension.

    Cons

    Often located in rural areas far from large cities


  2. me

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    Current Employee - Drawer Fronter in Cumberland, MD
    Current Employee - Drawer Fronter in Cumberland, MD

    I have been working at American Woodmark (More than a year)

    Pros

    very nice people to work for,jump up on the pay scale pretty quick

    Cons

    very tight on overtime hours,starve you to death in winter( you better have supplemental income)


  3. cancer pit

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    Current Employee - Mrp Clerk in Moorefield, WV
    Current Employee - Mrp Clerk in Moorefield, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Woodmark (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    every thing you work with is a known carcinogen many employes have or had cancer and many died if formaldehyde is dangerous in flooring why is it safe in cabinets it also is still there when there installed in homes sickening many more

    Advice to Management

    remove the dangerous chemicals


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  5. Cultural issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for what it was. Provided jobs in depressed areas of the country.

    Cons

    Locations were very remote. Culture was broken-- what was sold in the interview was not real at the manufacturing level.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure what you preach about culture trickles down to the plants-- the culture you preach is simply not the reality there.


  6. Recent employee of app. 6 months. Have been aware of them for many years, though.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Woodmark full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. They have a long respected history in their industry. They are eager to promote from within, and have many employees that have been with them 15-20 plus years.

    Cons

    Not too many, other than they have no presence in many areas or states.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways for your product development team to produce and roll out new colors and items to offer. you are somewhat behind the some of your competitors.


  7. Learned a lot about cabinet making.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Woodmark full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very employee oriented. Values are followed at all locations

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are below average. Culture is ingrained in almost all the plants.

    Advice to Management

    Follow you goals and objectives. If looking to change the culture than listen closely to new employees.


  8. Maintenance Team leader for 8 years leading 5-8 guys in plant operations/

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Moorefield, WV
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Moorefield, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Woodmark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Location, pay. benefits. Teamwork, nice equipment to work on

    Cons

    2nd shift hours, communication, short on help.


  9. Not was I sold on. Definitely smoke and mirrors. Major Fail and Let down "Integrity" from supposed HR Management.

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    Current Employee - Loader in Rawlings, MD
    Current Employee - Loader in Rawlings, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay scale, bonuses (when earned), some medical benefits (not all are worth the price for out of pocket deductibles for families), Working as a Team (this also falls under a con, see under that section),

    Cons

    Never knowing what time your actually getting off work, point system (this is a major problem is you have a medical condition or children and no other help to assist with them), lack of actual concern of management for employees, was told of an employee who had a rare medical condition and put through misery and back physically and mentally by management until she quit while on FMLA. Also was told of a young woman who was hired and was pregant and was unable to stock materials due to the weight. She wasnt eligible for FMLA and instead of finding her a light duty job, she was told there wasn't any and terminated as well. tons aren't taken seriously, there is no rhyme or reason to cells numbers other than shipments. One cell might be light and be out early while another will be late. Biggest complaint nobody in quality has enough sense or balls to not kiss butt and make as decision on their own. Which makes everyone frustrated. Working as a Team (if a few people defiantly don't want to, the rest of us have to carry the line and it goes unnoticed. Was told I'd been great for materials or even a clerical in maintenance but ended up a loader. I will bid out even if it's for building or materials.

    Advice to Management

    Get everyone on the same team and actually work together. Get out on the floor and actually interact more than saying hi, how's it going? Listen to real feedback. Answer the hard questions. And get a hold of the Managers who really act like they are better than others. Guess what? Without us? What would they have to sit in the air conditioning and sit on calls and in meetings all day about? Also arrogance is just ugly. Human Resource Managers should really not carry theirself like they are all mighty and better than us. Its a small community, some of us know better. Try and look internally to promote CODs, are not all to choose from either. Lots of locals here more than qualified that would be more than happy to step into a job!


  10. unrealistic expectations of employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Woodmark (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, coworkers, location, vending machines

    Cons

    Overworked and Underpaid, terrible bosses!!

    Advice to Management

    Caring and Candor...practice what you preach


  11. American Woodmark is a good company to work for with very good benefits.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Jackson, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Jackson, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for upward mobility and advancement.

    Cons

    Long days can occur as is typical of a heavy manufacturing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Management was very supportive of decisions and was open to plant improvement initiatives.



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