Milgard Manufacturing Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
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  1. Friendly, supportive culture within management ranks

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Portland, OR

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing

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

    Pros

    Thoughtful, friendly, supportive senior leadership that focuses on the customer and tries to respect its workforce.

    Cons

    Long term mandatory overtime. Employees work until they're done--up to 13 hours per day.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a strategy that doesn't rely on working employees lost term mandatory overtime. This is affecting morale and ultimately quality.

  2. Loved the family environment structure when Milgard's owned company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Love the product and what the company stands for.

    Cons

    Company does not rely on the people that they have for open positions They hire from outside of company

  3. Helpful (1)

    when owned by the milgard family it was a great place to work, since it went cooperate not so good.

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    Former Employee - Downstream Operator in Fife, WA
    Former Employee - Downstream Operator in Fife, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it's a good starting job.

    Cons

    there is a lot of favoritism to the employees who go and do things with their supervisor outside of work.

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  5. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Simi Valley, CA

    I have been working at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people is great and the place is good to work

    Cons

    Grow up, quality, money,

    Advice to Management

    Always focus

  6. Liable stability of income that would help with my family!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Production in Aurora, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They offer great benefits that helps and can benefit an employer in the long run.

    Cons

    They don't appreciate they're employers as much they should.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employers as much as they take care of the work you expect them to do!

  7. Helpful (1)

    The company seems to care about their employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company had a good philosophy mantra

    Cons

    The company has gone through some downsizing and I hope they improve on employee communication

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    Once a great place to be. Now just a job.

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    Current Employee - Not Disclosed in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Not Disclosed in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Milgard Manufacturing

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

    Pros

    The people. There are some really good people in the organization. That are the reason that we come to work every day and keep making the effort while we wait for market conditions to improve.

    Cons

    As others have said, directionless. Cost cutting is not a strategy. After so many rounds of cost cutting and "right sizings" moral is in the pits and everyone is pretty much on edge all the time waiting for the axe to fall on them. We are no longer playing to win, we are just playing to delay losing for as long as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Give us something to believe in. Give us a positive mission and support it for more than six months. We are all getting a bit tired of the too frequent changes in direction - we get 80% of the way to our goal and then the goal is changed and we sprint off on another mad dash to nowhere.

  9. Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver Assistant in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Driver Assistant in Temecula, CA

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Outdoors, good people

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, a lot of rules

    Advice to Management

    Give more promotion opportunity

  10. Not Bad, as long as you are not afraid of structure.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollister, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollister, CA

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job duties are very clear, and this is a performance oriented workplace.

    Cons

    Although job duties and goals are clear, and this is a performance oriented employer (which is great if you are not a slacker)...politics still rule here, and the butt kissers seem to get further even if they don't do a good job. But...that is prettty standard no matter where you work.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk...

  11. Helpful (3)

    Political

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing full-time

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

    Pros

    Great product, focus on the customer

    Cons

    Internal politics, decentralized structure is dysfunctional, stuck in the past when things were "better"

    Advice to Management

    Recruit more women leaders, centralize organizational structure for better decision making and cost control.

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