Security Guard (Current Employee) – Kankakee, IL – July 21, 2016
I have worked at Armstrong World Industries for almost 6 years know for what was Abm Security that was bought out by Universal Security. I have enjoyed working there with everyone. Everyone was very professional and polite at least most of the time.
A typical workday would involve making necessary mechanical and programming adjustments needed to insure the large sheets of ceiling product were cut to precise specification. I learned a great deal about the formation of the product and how to machine it. I am currently working with a great team, both my co-workers and immediate supervisors. The conditions (heat,dust) can present a challenge. However the satisfaction of making the best ceiling tile possible makes it worthwhile.
Maintenance Mechanic / Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Beaver Falls, PA – June 7, 2016
It was a great place to work!! It was a shame they closed the plant in Beaver Falls Pa. A great group of people that always overcame problems. We had the best acoustic tile in the world!!! We were closed because our plant did not fit into Lean Manufacturing!! We had record profits and they still closed us!
Great place to work!! Good pay and Good Benifits
Hot and sometimes in maintenance long hours but that is to be expected in maintenance
Office Manager/Administrative Support/Customer Ser (Former Employee) – Talladega, AL – June 25, 2015
I loved my coworkers and my job. Some days I did more than others. My boss was always willing to work with me around my kids. The only downfall is I was fired due to something that didn't even have anything to do with me personally.
Good place to work with great people in management and team mates.
Distribution clerk (Former Employee) – 4115 N. Perkins road Stillwater, Oklahoma – May 6, 2013
Come in early, get a cup. Share some smiles and watercooler talk. Since I facilitated start-up meetings, I hit computer to check latest info on our department safety and work needs; how many loads to go out- any equipment down-who was absent and who could I plug in. Most enjoyable was game planning with my team, and no matter the load; seeing the confidence in their eyes. Hardest part was being go between for management to deliver bottom line decisions. I aiways focused on how to go forward, the focus was to get it done. I learned buy-in from people is key to success. To this day, I miss my team. Early retirement to keep my medical coverage was why I left. I will never forget management enabled me to raise 4 kids and keep my wife happy for 23 years.
Process Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Millwood, WV – January 17, 2016
I was fortunate enough to win an internship at Armstrong in Millwood, WV. I enjoyed the work a great deal. My managers gave me room to take initiative and make my own success, but were also available any time I needed advice. The employees all treated me very well from day 1. Definitely a positive experience!
Companies culture is to threaten you with your job immediately if you do not give them instant results. They have a high turnover with employees due to being so willing to fire employees, so if you don't get fired you try to leave before you do. They state they are quality focused but then tell you to relax your quality standards to improve their productivity. They treat hourly and salary associates equally bad and think nothing of forcing you into working seven days a week and 12+hour days. Employees focus on how to survive and blame someone else for deficiencies versus how to do a good job and make things better. Company claims to adhere to lean principles but are only concerned with how deep you can cut labor. Absolutely the worst place I have ever worked and I was happy to leave.
Image Production Technician (Current Employee) – Saint Helens, OR – March 31, 2015
A typical day at work was 12 hours long. My co-workers are fun to work with and got along with most all of them. The worse part of the job was cleanup and production line issues. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with maintenance. I learned how to work safely and also working with and on different machinery.
employee (Current Employee) – Beverly WV – June 14, 2012
Most of the jobs are not really that hard once you get used to them. But they are very repetitive and boring. The place seems to have no end of money, because they waste it constantly, but cannot seem to afford to give employees a raise. Most of the people who work there are very good people. The hardest part of the job is standing in the same spot doing the same thing every day. The only enjoyable thing about working here is the people you work with. Other than that there is nothing enjoyable about it.
none that i can think of.
very hot in the summer cold in the winter. get treated like children by management.
Reach Truck Operator/ forklift and order picking (Former Employee) – Kankakee, IL – November 22, 2015
Liked working here, was a learning experience. had of alot of different peple help me along the way, and was greatly appreciated, my supervisor was a very good-natured man and had a good attitude toward with was recognized by his workers, he knew how to motivate people to get them inspired about the days events, wish i could have worked for him longer than i did.
General Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 29, 2015
Graduate level degree learning experience, while surrounded by serious, goal oriented professionals.The ability to gather experience in a multitude of skill sets allowed for an entrepreneurial experience with corporate level support and guidance.
Shipping/Receiving Coordinator (Former Employee) – Saint Helens, OR – February 24, 2013
A typical day consisted of setting up & coordinating appointments for incoming & outgoing shipments. Process shipping documents; answering multiple phone lines; data entry maintaining inventory using SAP & WMS; order & receive office & warehouse supplies; direct communication with customers, vendors & contractors;trouble shoot all problems;train & certify employees on different computer task;operate forklift to pick & prepare shipments; load & unload semi trailers with product. The most enjoyable party of my job was the direct communication with customers, vendors & contractors. It was nice over the years to obtain a professional relationship.