Associated Materials

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Associated Materials Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Good luck that's all I can say

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst. Boss. Ever.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Run

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Going Down like the Titanic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    frustrating and at times difficult to work for this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Akron, OH

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of work opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Pay could be better, management could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need company focus and direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    not a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    pay not bad , people are nice

    Cons

    not able to do my job ,because of supperviser

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

    Fast paced work environment, very hectic and unorganized at times.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay rate, decent benefits, lots of overtime especially in the summer, lots of room to grow within the company with the right skills/work ethic

    Cons

    Several non english speaking employees, very very hot in the summer, corporate is connected to the plant which leads to the big wigs coming down and making rash decisions that are not really feasible in the long run. Lots of micro managing from corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some very smart, and level headed leads/supervisors and some are terrible. Stop letting some people get away with murder in there. Get some vent fans in the ceiling, it's brutal in the summer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the company it used to be....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Middle Management group of People with great in depth knowledge of products
    Growth potential for those who pursue it
    Good health packages
    Opportunities to move within different parts of the business

    Cons

    Executive level only in it for themselves not for benefit of the company long term
    Too many cycles of Buying/Selling
    Little reinvestment back into Machinery, Training, Infrastructure in General
    Non existent bonuses
    Work/Life balance for middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until business metrics are redesigned to to meet business needs vs. Executive's pocketbooks this once great company will continue to fail and bleed out once dedicated employees... 10 years ago AMI = Great Company and now its just not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee With First Hand Knowledge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very good middle management people in place that knows the business. Siding products are good but windows products are poor. Upper management says the right things but they really don't mean what they say.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the middle management people and the hard working people working at the local warehouses are not appreciated by upper management. They are over worked, understaffed, unhappy and are not allowed lunch breaks. The upper management team has zero industry knowledge which is becoming very transparent to their employees and customers. They are just bean counters trying to make money on their way out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out from the ivory tower and listen to your middle management people before you are on the outside looking in with your golden parachutes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This was once a great place to work, greed and micromanagement has destroyed it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, hard working middle corporate management and field workforce are the drivers of this Company. Decent medical and dental benefits.

    Cons

    Management has no focus, they over analyze everything which slows work leaving employees with no direction or sense of accomplishment. There is no sales leader or focus on sales strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've brought this company to a grinding halt Trust middle management, give them direction and allow them to make decisions. Stop micromanaging and focus on the big picture and what's best for the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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