Associated Materials

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Associated Materials Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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Associated Materials President & CEO Jerry W. Burris
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  1. Okay company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Associated Materials

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The workers are the floor are great people.

    Cons

    Management not fair and no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Mandatory posting of all jobs and raises at some time. We have not had a raise in 5 years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    WOW! I can't believe a company actually exists like this in this day and age.

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

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Wish I could even come up with one other than it motivated me to find other employment.

    Cons

    Really too many to list. Expected to be available 24/7, workplace bullying, un-achievable expectations, poor technology and software, harassment and sexual harassment almost a daily occurrence (especially when the regional manager was in the branch), high turnover, and the list could go on.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to actually investigate the complaints about their mid managers.


  3. Production Superivsor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Area Supervisor in Stow, OH
    Former Employee - Production Area Supervisor in Stow, OH

    I worked at Associated Materials (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with counter parts in supervision. The pay is decent, but not for what is expected to do.

    Cons

    Poor upper management and is numbers driven. The hourly workforce does not speak English mostly Hispanic or from Nepal and are brought in from a temp service. The shop floor is extremely hot in the summer time.

    Advice to Management

    Hire permanent position with better offer better pay to the hourly. Push numbers to hard on salary, which is why the turn over rate is so high. Supervisor last six months and quit.


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  5. Amazingly friendly employees!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    I have been working at Associated Materials full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is nice to have a job you look forward to going to each day. The employees at AMI are the friendliest I have worked with! Everyone says "hello" to you and they are always willing to pitch in and help. We have a new senior management team in place who are establishing processes and creating a more organized work environment. This is an excellent time to make an impact and be recognized for it!

    Cons

    With the new management team in play it may be challenging when you are assisting in creating new processes for your department.


  6. Don't even think about working here!!!!

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

    I have been working at Associated Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    *you get a weekly paycheck. *if you're a new hire you'll get the same year end bonus as the long term veteran employees. *also if you're a new hire you'll get the same raise percentage as the long term employees. *if you include your supervisor, you can literally stand around talking all day long.

    Cons

    *you'll start at minimum wage. *you'll stay at minimum wage for as long as management can get away with it. *you'll be hired through a temp service. *you'll remain a temp for as long as management can get away with it. *you'll be lucky to get 20-25 hours in the winter. *you'll be expected to work untold hours in the summer time. *as a temp you'll get no vacation time, no medical coverage, and no holiday pay. *you'll be asked to leave early on mon, tues, or wed- for various reasons, usually due to poor decisions on the part of management. *you'll be asked to come in on weekends to get back on date- making only straight time, after being sent home early on mon, tues, or wed. *raises are given about once every three years or so. *once every three years or so you'll get a 15-25 cent raise. *raises have nothing to do with on the job skill, attendance, or anything else. everyone gets a 15-25 cent raise regardless. *if you are a good employee you'll be expected to be that same good employee everyday, without question, without hesitation, without anything. *you'll be expected to come in early and stay late, and work weekends, at a moments notice. memos are actually sent out by supervisors asking employees to refrain from making plans outside of work to accommodate this practice. *labor/profit is the number one goal. EVERYTHING else falls to the wayside. *certain employees are literally allowed to walk around doing nothing for the better part of the day. *shop is ice cold in the winter. *shop is roasting hot in the summer. *management will do lots of things attempting to boost morale. but doing things that will actually boost employee morale isn't one of them. *they'll add new procedures to your work load yet still expect you to get the work load done in the same amount of time as before. with no investigation into how much longer the new procedures ad to the overall time it takes to do the work. *about half the raw materials are kept outside. and despite the fact that you have to take A LOT of time walking in and out carrying supplies by hand from the yard to your work station, they still expect you to get the work done in the same amount of time as if you had no walking to do at all. *you will not be recognized as an individual worker. you are no different than anyone else. even if you do tons more hours than anyone else. your pay is not based on your individual effort or knowledge of the job. *management is clueless as to how badly they treat their employees. *if you're a good employee you will be asked to do twice the work as a bad one- in the same amount of time. *bad employees are given more time off because they're bad employees. but that's ok because the good ones are forced to come in early and stay late to make up for it. *you'll get several t-shirts throughout the year. along with company coffee mugs and what not. these are in place of raises. its cheaper in the long run to give out 150 t-shirts than it is to give out raises to 150 people..

    Advice to Management

    START LISTENING TO YOUR EMPLOYEES!!!! THEY'RE THE ONES DOING THE WORK, DAY IN AND DAY OUT, THEY KNOW HOW TO DO THEIR JOB BETTER THAN YOU, SO WHEN THEY SUGGEST SOMETHING- YOU MAY WANT TO ACTUALLY LISTEN!!!! IT WILL SAVE THE COMPANY TONS OF MONEY!!!


  7. Senior management change

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

    I have been working at Associated Materials

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid new senior management. They are working through the ranks of cleaning out people who aren't bringing value to their positions.

    Cons

    Having to deal with the constant turnover in leadership is causing much pain in the ranks

    Advice to Management

    Try to last longer than 3 years


  8. Helpful (1)

    Worst. Boss. Ever.

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

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good bonus plan, benefits. Helped me get a better job after only ten months.

    Cons

    I had the worst sales manager ever. Very dysfunctional company, with different channels competing with each other. How can one man be so stupid, yet condescending and arrogant at the same time?

    Advice to Management

    Run


  9. Not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Solon, OH

    I have been working at Associated Materials full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work for a great warehouse and a few nice guys

    Cons

    Management always thinks worse about things. Doesn't care for hard working employees. Likes the average guy that works for a paycheck not the guy that puts everything on the line.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck that's all I can say


  10. Going Down like the Titanic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time

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

    Pros

    Was a good place to work. They made you feel like you were part of something. People generally cared.

    Cons

    Management have taken a self centered management style which presents as pure chaos. This leave the employee not having a clue on what is going on or takes the "I don't care attitude". Unfortunately there are too many other deficiencies to list.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house or shut it down. The idea of hiring absorbent amounts consultants to tell you what the employees have told for years is Ludacris. Also get Managers with leadership qualities that can do the job and not pawn off responsibilities on other while taking the credit and treat their employee with respect.


  11. frustrating and at times difficult to work for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufactering Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Manufactering Employee in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good to fair leadership from floor supervisors company usually pretty good about granting vacation time to employee when requests it medical benefits not bad 30min lunch period

    Cons

    lack of advancement and raises for production employees who have seniority over newer employees with less time in the company upper management won't or refuses to listen to employee input to improve working conditions factory very cold in the winter and very hot in the summer thus effecting production with supervisors blaming employees for slow production times

    Advice to Management

    upper management needs to listen to employee input and ideas instead of ignoring them and going a different route also they need to boost morale for employees for better working conditions also the company needs to invest in upgraded equipment



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