Armstrong World Industries

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Armstrong World Industries Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
58 Reviews
2.8
58 Reviews
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Armstrong World Industries President, CEO, and Director Matthew J. (Matt) Espe
Matthew J. (Matt) Espe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, smart people at project team and plant floor level (in 3 reviews)

  • 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.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time

    Pros

    Armstrong provides a very encouraging team atmosphere.

    Cons

    There was a lot of senior management changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Once great, really lost their way

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    Former Employee - Liaison Building Products in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Liaison Building Products in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you find the right coworkers it can be a great work environment. The recent purchase of the company by TPG has made it even more political than it is so be very selective who you talk to. People see the jobs being scaled back and will use any info to get ahead and put a knife in your back.

    Cons

    Management has a lot to be desired. A lot of the good managers got "phased out" during the buyout. Sales force was "restructured" and it was ugly. They look at you as a commodity not as an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People see what's going on. Don't tell them things are being scaled back to "save money" while giving huge bonuses to top executives. Many recent decisions have destroyed moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good job,pay, and Benefits (Macon, Ga.)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits for the work. Great communication between employees and management.

    Cons

    If you have low seniority it will take years to move up without being rolled off of your position. When production is low you have to stay home and draw temperary unemployment. Alot of the people that have high seniority at this plant are some of the most laziest people that I have ever came across in my life and they don't take pride in their work. I think it is sad that they take their jobs for granted which is ridiculous when there are so many people in this country out of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New employees who actually care about their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Compliance by small town people but no real opportunity

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    Former Employee - Sales Research in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Research in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    Very little commute traffic. Very low expectations on education and intelligence for management. You can basically go to a crappy school and make decent money here. Only in Lancaster would this happen.

    Cons

    The company is headquartered in Lancaster, PA and most people have the small town mentality which has become part of the culture here . Gossip mill where everyone is concerned about each other's personal lives.

    Employees here are happy making $40-50k a year and think they are "lucky" to have that salary. Once I got out of Circle A and moved to a major city to work for a Fortune 500, I saw that a business minded corporation operates. There is no drive for success here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but requires a lot out of its employees. Definitely not for slackers

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    You get good experience. The people are warm and caring.

    Cons

    Long hours. Always on feel like you have to be available all the time. They've outsourced some finance and IT functions and it makes life frustrating when you have to deal with a vendor or have an IT issue.

  7.  

    Doesnt feel like work, all about building relationships

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    Current Employee - Field Service Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Field Service Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Armstrong World Industries full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to set your own hours

    Cons

    I can not think of one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger Bonus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Downhill Spiral

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    Former Employee - Management in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Management in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, smart people at project team and plant floor level

    Cons

    Management can't seem to do what they are highly paid to do - get it together and make things happen . . . even in a down economy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes. You are loosing market share to third tier players in the market. Stop being so arrogant and listen to the "valued" employees you still have . . . but are loosing fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company provides all Account Managers with a company car, expense account and home office expense reimbursement.

    Cons

    Unpredictable production delays at the plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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.

    No opinion of CEO

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