Armstrong World Industries

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Armstrong World Industries Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
50 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.  

    Management is a joke

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    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Armstrong has a very nice, securely gated campus. The benefits are good, and the pay is descent.

    Cons

    Armstrong has poor management, who hire poor managers who cannot lead or mentor people. Morale is very low. There is very little appreciation for a job well done. There is no job progression, and job description are inaccurate, if they even exist at all. There are a lot of unwanted office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should have to go through appropriate training to be hired as a manager. Consider bringing back the mentor program. Consider hiring people who can lead and mentor people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  West Plains, MO
    Current Employee - Operator in West Plains, MO

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time for 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
  7.  

    Burn out.

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to put Fortune 500 Company on resume.

    Cons

    Upper management is in glass bubble....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor leadership with significant turnover in mid-level management

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    Nice campus with well thought out design center/showcase called the "Avenue". The working class had gone through a purge or "right sizing" several years ago, so the only people left are highly skilled and great to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management has no idea what business they are in. They say things in trade magazine interviews that prove they have no idea what they are talking about and they embarrass themselves without knowing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If quality is number one, why is it not part of the LEAN transformation?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to begin a career, but don't expect to stay long

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    A good place to cut your teeth on the fundamentals of manufacturing. They've been around for a long time and know their market, their customers and their business. Good opportunity for hands-on engineering.

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate among engineers. The pay isn't great and there is very little (if any) recognition for a job well done. Expectations are high but available resources low. It's very old tech, so don't expect to deal with any new or cutting edge technologies, equipment or processes. Politics play a major role and managers often put personal feelings about an employee ahead of objective job performance. Senior management/leadership is very old-school and set in their ways. New ideas are not welcome. Challenging their norms or asumptions will get you in hot water fast. Tow their line or get booted out quick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring internally for senior management and leadership. Look outside; look further and higher. Be open to new ideas and new paths. Don't rely on the 'Old Boys Club' mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stressful work environment. Lots of lay offs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time

    Pros

    good salaries, decent benefits. nice employees. decent offices.

    Cons

    purchased by a private equity firm that is very hands on. Long hours. Lots of reorganization. Lots of people let go. Managers too busy to lead. maybe things will settle down after they rebrand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't brag about being a manager for over 20 years. Be a leader, not a manager and a bwor beater.

    Doesn't Recommend

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