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Updated October 2, 2017
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  • Upper management needs to remember that employees are the people that make you money (in 8 reviews)

  • Management will only groom yes men, so when you surround yourself with (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good entry level pay. Hostile work environment."

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Hilliard, OH
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Hilliard, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Starting pay after 180 days $20/hr. 401k.

    Cons

    Swing shift. Fiberglass. No climate control. Favoritism, racism, sexism. Hostile and vengeful management. Safety violations kept under wraps. Whistle blowers made example of.

    Advice to Management

    Rampant prejudice amongst L5/L6 and support staff. Associates working in fear of making mistakes to ruin safety record.


  2. "Work"

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    Former Employee - Grader in Beverly, WV
    Former Employee - Grader in Beverly, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Good Benefits, Good Insurance

    Cons

    Lots of Overtime, Have to be able to put up with a lot of different attitudes and opinions

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "IT Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries as an intern

    Pros

    Great coworkers, positive work environment, clear goals, good sense of worth in the company..

    Cons

    Slow moving corporate structure, hasn't fully recovered from the split with Armstrong Flooring. Strong influence from corporate doesn't always understand needs of each plant.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of each plant more. Don't impose corporate policies that aren't flexible to the needs of each plant.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Ups and downs like any employer"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I LOVED my job and most of my co-workers. The hours were great.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy and there is a toxic atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting unqualified people to manage teams. Encourage genuine feedback and then actually listen to it. Also pay better. It's well known Armstrong is below average regarding salaries.


  5. "Engineer at Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment

    Cons

    Slow pace sometimes with a lot of bureaucracy


  6. "Recognition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary Bonus salary bonus salary

    Cons

    No recognition environment upper management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay but want your life to be work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wages
    Insurance
    Monday-Friday
    Mandatory OT(good or bad depending how you look at it)

    Cons

    No room for advancement on shift I was working
    Not family oriented
    Point system for absentees regardless of why or what you will be docked a point for each day missed
    No holiday pay until after probation
    Only 2 shifts
    I'm a single mother so I could not get off work for doctors appointments and would have to schedule someone else to take children.
    Will be docked points in emergencies if you leave.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "They like to see you grin and bear it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus. I had some really good acquaintances there. They value ideas from the outside more than most other companies but are still slow to adopt them.

    Cons

    This is a long standing old traditional company who has struggled to modernize. Many (but not all) leaders subscribe to the theory that you have to put your time in before you amount to anything. There is also a greaseball mentality that it's good to get up after you've been knocked down a bunch and on your way up better not show cracks. In a way this was growth but in another way it was a ruse for keeping good performing talent in a box. Top talent like myself and many others left because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who have the best ideas. Don't shun those who look and think differently from your boring stoic central PA selves. I mean that I the kindest way.


  9. "Pensacola Plant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoy working with my peers and employees on the shop floor. The supervisors work really hard and seem to appreciate all the help I give them.

    Cons

    It is very hot and dusty in the plant during the summer and cold and dusty during the winter. Sometimes it take awhile to get the resources you need to complete a project.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Pay, Lots of Hours"

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    Former Employee - Grader in Beverly, WV
    Former Employee - Grader in Beverly, WV
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Armstrong World Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is great. One of the best in the area. Nearly unlimited opportunities for over time. The job is actually pretty cool.

    Cons

    The overtime was mandatory (they've since rectified the situation to a much more tolerable over time alternative). But the people are still vultures. Get ready for high school and rumors and nastiness all over again. But, honestly, the management is what's wrong with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to make sure your employees can do the job correctly. Don't listen to just the loudest complainer and assume the person being bad mouthed isn't doing their job. Do YOUR job and use your eyes and write up the ones not working properly. Everyone should be held to the same standards but that's not what's happening here.


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