Milgard Manufacturing Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. Customer Service Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Temecula, CA

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Wage for the area, Offers Health Benefits.

    Cons

    Call center Mentality, Customer does not come first. Current Mangers priority is metrics. Hostile environment. Favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    I have spoken with HR. They actually told the Manager what was discussed. Had no choice but to resign. Best career move I ever made.


  2. Helpful (3)

    bad,bad,bad

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    Current Employee - Slave in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Slave in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are lots of things wrong here

    Cons

    philosophy, they preach but dont practice

    Advice to Management

    follow what you say, or in your words, walk the talk


  3. Helpful (5)

    Once was good now is a nightmare

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees on the floor is the best asset of the company, management has no respect for them but they endure and take of each other the best they can.

    Cons

    Excessive stress put on employees from the upper management. GM is very unethical and culture will suck the life out of you. Was in high position and was witness to the disrespectful and unethical decisions made to their employees behind closed doors - each Monday actually. Avoid this company unless white and Mormon. This is true and easily verified by anyone who has or is working there.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Poor with current management

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    Former Employee - Senior Management in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good business model and great product

    Cons

    Management - if you aren't Mormon you don't stand a chance

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Gary Gessel


  6. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with some really great people.

    Cons

    Extremely old fashioned company down to the good ole boys club. People are very frequently promoted or passed over for reasons other than merit and talent. Very few opportunities for women and minorities to grow. There is a distinct favoritism shown toward Mormons. Very few employee perks or incentives. Raises are always up in the air (except for executives) or virtually non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the past.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Used to be a good company-not anymore

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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Temecula, CA

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    coworkers were the best, product was good for the most part. Most of the service techs work really hard and too many hours. The benefits are cheaper than most companies but have high deductables.

    Cons

    micro management, too much overtime, too much turn over, very low morale, management likes to give employees empowerment to make decisions then undermines the decisions constantly in all departments. The philosophy is a joke. Was a good company 5-10 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    fire all upper management in Temecula, there are a lot of good hard workers there that are disgusted with all upper management. I would keep the Production manager and HR manager, thats it. The


  8. Helpful (3)

    One of the worst professional experiences of my career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    My boss (the only strong leader in the management team and he was laid off). The benefits are reasonably good.

    Cons

    Management is a good old boys club entrenched in the past. Employees are not valued; tenure counts more than talent. Change is poorly implemented, morale is low, departments don't work well together and layoffs have been out of control.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century, listen to your progressive employees instead of clinging to the past. Show some respect for your employees. Find other ways to cut costs rather than laying off people in a cold and callous manner.



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