JELD-WEN

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JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
83 Reviews
2.6
83 Reviews
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JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
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Review Highlights

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

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


Cons
  • Got one raise in 6 years, no bonuses or commission in "Sales" regardless of managing a 15 (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pay could be better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Frame Assembly in Hawkins, WI
    Former Employee - Frame Assembly in Hawkins, WI

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Paid weekly, manager in my department was awesome! Very laid back super nice.

    Cons

    Very old out dated machines alot of doing your own maintenance. Pay could be higher. Not much of a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better more efficient equipment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyed my job, but left a bit to be desired.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed watching the outcome of projects I was responsible for.

    Cons

    Company not the same since changing hands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time thinking outside the box.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Channel Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong Products
    Strong sales team
    Previous management
    Long History
    Strong middle management
    Customer Focused
    Good employees
    Strong Marketing / Product Development

    Cons

    Company decides when or if to give bonuses. No control over own destiny.
    Company retirement held hostage as the company stock continues to decline.
    Current management has little concern for employees.
    ONEX has cleaned house destroying previous company values and culture
    Operationally driven company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take control of the company from investors to return the company back to the days when JELD-WEN's culture was driven by the "Golden Rule."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Promising future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The future of the company is promising with the new executive leadership that has been brought in.

    Cons

    The company is made up of many past acquisitions, so there is still much streamlining that needs to be done. It will be bumpy next 2-3 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Good ole boys club"

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    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
  7.  

    Good company with good benefits and fair pay.

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    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
  8.  

    Eh.

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    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
  9.  

    A good place to work and very nice people there.

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    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
  10.  

    Beware if you like time off!

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    • 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
  11.  

    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.

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