American Woodmark

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American Woodmark Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
50 Reviews
3.3
50 Reviews
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American Woodmark President and CEO Kent B. Guichard
Kent B. Guichard
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

  • Definitely follow 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Learning and Growing Everyday

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Lead
    Current Employee - Materials Lead

    I have been working at American Woodmark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I would like to believe at American Woodmark that we all try to tend to the needs of as many people as possible. Being a Lead here for almost 4 years I have had great Guidance and Leadership.

    Cons

    Only way you wouldn't succeed here is if you have no drive. If you are ambitious and have the want to learn then the Gas City plant is a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know almost all Management do a great job, I have worked with most of them at the Gas City plant for almost 5 years going on 6. Keep up the good work! Always be open to growth of others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great entry-level job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Winchester, VA

    I have been working at American Woodmark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work-environment. Community is very close and friendly. They will not throw you in the deep end right away and say "sink or swim", they'll walk you through the development process and the best practices to use in this environment.

    Cons

    Room for growth is basically if someone dies, or leaves. Haphazard testing procedures. Behind the technology curve by at least 10 years. Current mentality - "if it works, why upgrade?".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at American Woodmark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great employees

    Cons

    Better communication needed but it is slowly improving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience under CEO years ago. Downhill after he retired.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winchester, VA

    I worked at American Woodmark full-time

    Pros

    The people are nice. Initial orientation very good. Flexible time off for doctors' appointments, etc as long as you get your work done.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted. Very political. Salaries are not competitive with what the region commands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New CEO seems to be personalizing the work atmosphere. Much needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Okay at best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at American Woodmark part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay for a part time job, management can be helpful, awesome customers

    Cons

    Management does not care about HARASSMENT, HR is a JOKE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry more about the well being of your employees, reconsider points for lates/absent days,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Builder in Jackson, GA
    Former Employee - Builder in Jackson, GA

    I worked at American Woodmark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits is about it. Pay is good for Jackson - way above minimum wage

    Cons

    Hours; can't leave until the work is done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Woodmark full-time

    Pros

    The promotions opportunities are there.

    Cons

    Work loads can get hetitic.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Safety Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Woodmark

    Pros

    Safety is a primary focus of American Woodmark.

    Cons

    Senior leadership wasn't able to retain talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people, great atmosphere, great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Woodmark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They provide excellent training
    There is room for advancement.
    The benefits and pay are comparable to the area.
    The people are fantastic.

    Cons

    There is nothing in the towns of the manufacturing sites.
    The tenure is outstanding which means promotions may not happen quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs conflict resolution training. Too many things are not dealt with at the time that they should be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Depends on your position and location. For me, builder market in Florida

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    At one time, the company had processes in place that worked to manage the builder market well.

    Cons

    The builder market processes have been broken for years now. Lots of talk about fixing, but nothing positive has come out. There is absolutely no regard for life/work balance. Plan to work 18-20 hours per day, including weekends (no overtime paid) and still not be able to hit ridiculous deadlines. Very poor communication within the company. Quarterly bonuses will never be paid or will be paid in such a minute amount it is an insult for all the time you put into the job. Level of stress is unbearable. At this point, even the managers are over it. Very sad situation and ruining lives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget everything you think you know about the builder market. Build a business plan and process that takes into consideration the way the business is actually being played out each day by the factory, by the managers, by the in-house people, by the field people, by the builders.... Maybe there's an opportunity to save

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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