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American Woodmark Overview

Winchester, VA
5001 to 10000 employees
1951
Company - Public (AMWD)
Wood Product Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Working at American Woodmark

As a major manufacturer of quality kitchen and bath cabinets for the home, American Woodmark Corporation embodies the marriage of technology, automation and American craftsmanship. We proudly offer over 500 cabinet styles—classic, transitional and ... Read more

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    American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets. Its products are sold on a national basis directly to home centers, major builders and through a network of independent distributors. The Company presently operates nine manufacturing facilities and seven service centers across the country.

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American Woodmark – Why Work For Us?


We’re proud of what we make and the exceptional quality of our products. We’re an industry leader because of what our people accomplish every day. We believe it all comes down to pride in workmanship and our products, and the passion to do even better. That’s why we attract smart, creative people who love what they do.

Our team approach leads to a positive, encouraging workplace environment. We believe in continuing workplace improvement, for you and the members of your team. We will give you the tools to succeed and the opportunity to make it happen. We believe all of our employees are important to our success – we all have a contribution to make. If you have a can-do attitude, if you enjoy a challenge and take pride in your work, we encourage you to join our team.



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Our cabinetry is created to bring fashion, beauty and function to the heart of the home. Our people are committed to providing outstanding value and a superior customer experience. Our company is focused on long term, sustainable growth. We offer our employees the opportunity for professional growth while maintaining a work-life balance.

American Woodmark™ offers over 500 cabinet styles for the remodeling and new home construction markets under four major brands: American Woodmark®, Shenandoah Cabinetry®, Timberlake® Cabinetry, and Waypoint® Living Spaces. To please our demanding customers, we fashion our kitchen and bath cabinets in an appealing variety of designs, materials and finishes. Our KCMA-certified cabinets are sold through a nationwide network of homebuilders, independent dealers and distributors, as well as Lowe’s and The Home Depot. American Woodmark is headquartered in Winchester, Virginia with manufacturing locations and builder centers across America.Our long-term vision is focused on maintaining our culture of excellence, creating best-in-class products and value, and delivering outstanding service to our customers. We renew this commitment every day.

We celebrate our passionate and dedicated workforce. They are our inspiration and strength, and the reason for our success and leadership in the industry. With their help, we pledge to bring the best quality and value to our customers, the best workplace and opportunities to our people, the best products and customer service to home centers, builders and distributors and the best investment for our shareholders.We are excited and humbled by the challenge of leadership. Our people are determined to continue to set the standard for our industry, promote American quality, and enhance our homes and lives with American Woodmark products.

American Woodmark Corporation is a cabinetry company, and our work appears in homes across the country. We are committed to creating value through people as we seek to provide the best possible kitchens and baths for the American family.

Through the course of our company’s history and ongoing journey, we understand that we can only provide high-quality cabinets nationwide by building on a dynamic, talented and diverse workplace culture.  This culture embraces people who bring with them beliefs, insights, and perspectives from varied combinations of gender, age, ethnicity, physical and mental capabilities, and overall cultural work-life backgrounds and experiences. 

We seek greater engagement, creativity and contribution from all of our team members regardless of backgrounds – as that is key in creating a dynamic work-life balance and successful career within a continuous improvement environment.  Treating people with dignity and respect is part of our core value of Integrity, and this is evident in the way we value one another’s opinions, recommendations and challenges. 

The sum of our company’s emphasis on diversity results in superior customer satisfaction as evidenced by our recent award by the JD Powers & Associates Award for Customer Satisfaction. 

We are committed to hiring the very best talent available to join us in delivering a superior customer experience to our customers, a superior financial return to our shareholders, and a superior diverse work-life culture to our team-members. 

Bring your own background and personality into American Woodmark’s culture today. Check out our open positions here.

CREATING VALUE THROUGH PEOPLE

American Woodmark is an organization of employees and shareholders who have

combined their resources to pursue a common goal.


What We Do

Our common goal is to create value by providing kitchens and baths of pride for the American

family.

Why We Do It

We pursue this goal to earn a profit, which allows us to reward our shareholders and

employees, and to make a contribution to our society.

How We Do It

Four principles guide our actions:

Customer Satisfaction

Providing the best possible quality, service and value to the greatest number of people.

Doing whatever is reasonable, and sometimes unreasonable, to make certain that each

customer’s needs are met each and every day.

Integrity

Doing what is right. Caring about the dignity and rights of each individual. Acting fairly

and responsibly with all parties. Being a good citizen in the communities in which we

operate.

Teamwork

Understanding that we must all work together if we are to be successful. Realizing that

each individual must contribute to the team to remain a member of the team.

Excellence

Striving to perform every job or action in a superior way. Being innovative, seeking new

and better ways to get things done. Helping all individuals to become the best that they

can be in their jobs and careers.

Once We’ve Done It

When we achieve our goal, good things happen: sales increase, profits are made,

shareholders and employees are rewarded, jobs are created, our communities benefit,

we have fun, and our customers are happy and proud—with a new kitchen or bath from

American Woodmark.


COMMUNITY

As a national enterprise with roots in neighborhoods across America, we’re closely involved

with our communities. We have a long history of outreach programs focused on sustaining

our communities, helping charitable organizations fulfill their missions, and simply being

good neighbors.


In 1995, the Board of Directors launched the American Woodmark Foundation, an employee-

run organization that coordinates the company’s charitable giving activities.

The foundation’s primary giving areas include: education, housing, fire and safety, domestic

violence, and providing funds for operating expenses.


The foundation is active in the communities in which the company operates. Teams, composed

of both salaried and hourly employees, at each locality, review and prioritize incoming

requests for support. Each team considers it a privilege to provide support to their

communities.


The foundation’s support is limited to public charities, as recognized by the IRS under section

501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the organization must meet the locality

requirement to be eligible for consideration, supporting the foundation’s mission of giving

back to the communities in which our employees live and work. All team recommendations

are reviewed by the foundation board prior to approval.


In addition to the foundation grants, our employees have many opportunities to volunteer

their personal time and services to help improve the quality of life of fellow citizens in their

communities. Some examples of employee involvement include partnering with Habitat for

Humanity to build homes, holding food and collection drives to support local nonprofit

organizations, serving meals at The Salvation Army, interacting with seniors at adult care

facilities, assisting our nonprofit partners with projects that include painting, cleaning and

yard work.


Our employees understand the value of being good neighbors. The American Woodmark

family believes that when we reach out a hand to help others, everyone benefits.



ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

As we safeguard public health and safety, we are committed to protecting the environment.

As a leading U.S. manufacturer of fine cabinetry, American Woodmark Corporation is

committed to conducting business in a manner that both protects the environment and

safeguards public health and safety. To achieve this end, the company proactively identifies

potential environmental risks and monitors compliance with appropriate federal, state, local

and internal standards.


The company has received certification by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s

(KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program on all products. The certification was awarded

based on compliance across a broad range of activities including air quality, product resource

management, process resource management, environmental stewardship and community

relations.


The company works with all suppliers to encourage sustainable forestry practices. Wood

doors, drawer fronts and cabinet front frames are made from solid hardwoods. Particleboard

and plywood are purchased from suppliers that meet the Composite Panel Association

requirements for Environmentally Preferred Products or Eco-Certified Composite Standards.

The company uses leading edge technologies to limit both hazardous and non-hazardous

emissions, byproducts and waste. Ongoing, formal programs identify opportunities for

recycling and reusing materials. When waste ultimately requires disposal, steps are taken to

minimize the environmental impact.


The American Woodmark Foundation supports local programs serving the community,

including activities focused on maintaining the quality of life. Our company is dedicated to

doing our part to preserve and sustain the environment.


Visit GreenCabinetSource.org or KCMA.org for more information about the KCMA

Environmental Stewardship Program.




Quality materials. Careful construction. Attention to details. Three elements that each of our four brands share, all united under one business philosophy that is based on understanding and meeting the ever-changing needs of our consumers. We work hard to make sure that our brands meet consumer expectations in performance, design and innovation.



 Our American Woodmark™ brand is available exclusively at the Home Depot. The brand offers a broad range of styles, finishes and organization solutions to meet the needs of today’s demanding consumer. The cabinetry line is complemented with furniture-like features to meet an array of home decorating styles and trends.

 

Our Shenandoah Cabinetry® brand is available exclusively at Lowe’s. Offered in more than 150 different style and finish combinations, our Shenandoah line offers trending cabinetry that is affordable and durable.

 

Timberlake® cabinets are sold directly to major homebuilders through a nationwide network of builder service centers and distributors. With more than 200 cabinet styles and a full array of coordinating moldings and accessories, our Timberlake line combines style and affordability. The Company manufactures Portfolio Select® and Portfolio®, premier lines that deliver a full range of styles and upgrade options to make customizing homes easy for builders. In addition, our Value Built series is a budget-conscious line that offers well-crafted, affordable cabinetry.

 

Our Waypoint Living Spaces® line offers high quality cabinetry for the home through a nationwide network of private kitchen and bath cabinetry dealers. Designed to suit the needs of individuals seeking to remodel their current kitchen or bath, our Waypoint line ensures a superior customer experience and hassle free remodel through direct dealings with a Waypoint designer. Our Waypoint line offers a wide variety of door styles, finishes, decorative accents and organizational accessories so you and your designer can create a space that’s all your own.


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    Pros

    The company strives to be the best in the industry, setting benchmark standards. However, they do not forget about the people in this pursuit. They are constantly working on ways to bring employees together.

    One of the best moves the company has made is to revamp leadership in certain areas. The new CHRO is a prime example, bringing new insights to not only the company as a whole, but the entire HR function.

    Cons

    While this is slowly being addressed, the "opportunities for advancement" seem limited - either you are chosen to move up or you are not.

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American Woodmark Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Woodmark (Winchester, VA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    It was pretty quick. 1 phone interview and 4 in person interview. Culture of the company is very good. All of the 4 people I met during interview made me comfortable. Everyone in the company is super friendly and respectful.

    Interview Questions

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American Woodmark Awards & Accolades

  • Highest Customer Satisfaction – Kitchen Cabinets 2017, J.D. Power and Associates, 2017

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