JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
74 Reviews
2.5
74 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
Kirk Hachigian
6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits but you will work OFTEN (in 7 reviews)

  • The people are great to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no growth opportunity, no bonuses (in 3 reviews)

More Highlights

27 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    "Good ole boys club"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Management in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is willing to relocate, good benefits, and has solid training programs on company products. Friendly environment at production facilities only.

    Cons

    "Little room for advancement, pay scale for women at corporate level is noticably lower than for men. Mediocre salaries compared to industry, only women in upper executive level positions have many years with company. Encourage employees to further education with promise of further advancement, nothing ever materializes. Management reductions come too often across company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new leadership no longer holds or promotes the company values and culture that was established by the Wendt Family. This has been detrimental to employee morale at every level within the company. The entire attitude of corporate appears to have changed, and ethics and values forgotten once corporate moved to Charlotte. Upper management is in CYA mode, and not moving the company forward as a lean organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company with good benefits and fair pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Lexington, NC
    Former Employee - General Manager in Lexington, NC

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great history of having good people to work with.

    Cons

    Bought out by a venture capitalist group changing the dynamics to a more win at any cost attitude. Lost commitment to tenured employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the folks that brought this company to the top before the downturn in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Eh.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kiln Operator
    Current Employee - Kiln Operator

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    -You make a livable wage
    -Benefits
    -Non union

    Cons

    -Management doesn't listen
    -Management is ignorant
    -Management doesn't keep you informed
    -Ancient equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration that us operators might know something.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    A good place to work and very nice people there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are great and the work environment is very friendly.

    Cons

    There is not much good opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Beware if you like time off!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Manager
    Former Employee - Group Manager

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits but you will work OFTEN!

    Cons

    You will work many many hours in a week to include weekend. If you like your time off I would reconsider this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be proactive and not reactive. This would cut down in all the overtime. Only take on business you can do. I know it is more cost effective to work over time then to hire more employees to get the job done in 4o hours. Hence, future employees beware.

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

    So-so

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    No time to be bored.

    Cons

    No time for anything else.

  8.  

    I have worked for JELD-WEN for over 10 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Klamath Falls, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Klamath Falls, OR

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy the group that I work with, and I love what I do. The community among co-workers is very friendly.

    Cons

    Upper management has lost sight of employees and focuses ONLY on the dollar. Upper management including our CEO make promises to our customers that they expect us to keep NO MATTER the cost to us personally in time spent at the office or vacation lost while they do nothing to help meet that expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying your employees competitive wages!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customes in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Customes in Yakima, WA

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great people to work with lots of over time and lots of product going out wich means no layoffs

    Cons

    not enough pay to much pressure on a few individuals to get things done rather than forcing others to do their jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay the good workers what they are worth or you will lose them if you dont recognize what you have with an emploee somebody else will and they will pay them what they are worth if you wont.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Busy Busy Busy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    never a dull moment here

    Cons

    not enough time is give to spend with your family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Small town/family feel with little innovation and opportunity for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Stayton, OR
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Stayton, OR

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great, and the atmosphere is much like that in a small town or close family. No position is too demanding or overly strenuous in terms of hours, physical exertion or the like. Benefits are reasonable - not extraordinary.

    Cons

    Very 'vanilla'. Not much innovation or opportunity. The small towns they operate in are the perfect location as folks don't expect much. If you're looking for a career and long term growth opportunity, consider Jeld-WEN a stepping stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the mom and pop feel while adding some fresh ideas and leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

Work at JELD-WEN? Share Your Experiences

JELD-WEN

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.