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Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Associated Materials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    A lot of hours to work.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to work


  2. "associated materials work life"

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    Former Employee - Production Emplovee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Production Emplovee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    there are none cannot think of anything positive

    Cons

    poor supervision forced overtime in the summer no respect for production employees causing high turnover with staff with little training upper management having no idea what is going on production floor too profit driven

    Advice to Management

    respect your production employees and listen to their input

  3. "The business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment for creative growth

    Cons

    Challenging industry. Dependent on the housing market.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great career growth potential."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Materials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    AMI has a very complex business model and many people cannot handle the pace of change in the company. To succeed you must have thick skin and be very agile in your ability to handle multiple responsibilities. For those that can rise to the occasion, amazing potential for career growth and learning lie within.

    Compensation structure for salaried employees are above average. Benefits are average.

    The new CEO and senior operations leadership have been excellent in providing a consistent drive and direction for the company over the past 3 years. They are beginning to truly change the culture of the company - no small feat.

    Cons

    Work / Life balance is poor given the agenda and pace the company is moving at. The company is transitioning from a poor / low performance culture over the last 2-3 years so the turnover rate is higher than average as they find leaders with the correct attributes - especially at the plant level.

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing the high performance workforce and culture to raise the standards of the industry. Just be mindful of burning top performers out. Remove the obstacles and thought processes that continue to hold AMI back.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a positive place to work."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Kinston, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Kinston, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The facility is located in Kinston near the GTP.

    Cons

    Management is directed from acquisition group, which keeps the Kinston facility in a state of chaos with unrealistic KPIs.
    You could excel your whole working career and go to this company and struggle. Training in horrible and there is no true care for its associates.

    Advice to Management

    Hold VP / plant hierarchy to the same level of rules and polices as its associates.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "5s Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Materials full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. Company thinks and tries to act like they care.

    Cons

    Very hot in summer. Plant manager would not turn on air conditioning

    Advice to Management

    Care about people. Actions speak louder than words


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worked for one of the best managers in my career

    Cons

    To large of a territory

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Materials Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay for most employees

    Cons

    Unpleasant and non conducive environment for employees
    Dictatorial as opposed to being a team-work oriented environment
    Dirty and filthy environment that leads to a very high employee turn over

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what employees say about fixing the ills of this company as opposed to adapting management directives randomly and without a thorough thought process.


  9. "Good IT Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice place to work and good Environment...1

    Cons

    None that I know of


  10. Helpful (3)

    "No work / life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good plant management and plant employees

    Cons

    No clear defined systems to operate from. Became ISO certified without working with the people that actually do the work. Cannot keep enough of the correct parts on hand to build windows. Forces employees to work long hours and weekends just to fill orders.


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