Pella Reviews

58 Reviews
58 Reviews
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Pella President and CEO Pat Meyer
Pat Meyer
17 Ratings

    Good products, poor culture at the local level

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Pella full-time (more than 3 years)


    I could sell with confidence. The products were first class and installs generally excellent. My customers were generally satisfied.


    The company is slow to react to changing market conditions. Management at the branch where I worked was ignorant of the morale problems at their company, and unwilling to actually pay attention to solutions to common problems brought forth by employees.

    Sales quotas and bonuses became increasingly unlikely to attain, and often were shifted mid cycle. Horrible situation for straight commission employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the owners to take a pay cut if they expect the employees to.
    Don't blame poor company performance on your sales team. If a team regularly hits goals ( years) and then suddenly doesn't, that is a case of poor/unrealistic goal setting by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

Pella Interviews

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pella in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    It is a 3 step process. First interview is human resources on phone for a hr and then face to face " coffee shop" that was about 45 minutes with sales manager. Hr then called me same day to setup board interview which is with owner and 3 managers. My interview lasted about 1 hour. Overkill if you ask me to sell windows for a living. I didn't get a offer which was a bit shocking since I do have 10 years experience in home improvement sales, my guess is they want a person with college degree, guess I will never know since pella won't respond to me via email

    Interview Questions
    • What was your favorite class in school? What a dumb question. Relevance to job??   Answer Question
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    Difficult Interview

Pella Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

Additional Info

Headquarters Pella, IA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1925
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Call Pella more practical than romantic; it can't make a window to your soul, but it can make windows for your house. Since the 1920s, Pella has designed, manufactured, and installed window and door products made from wood, vinyl, and fiberglass for construction and remodeling in the residential and commercial sectors. Many of its windows are energy efficient. Pella operates a network of 200 showrooms in the US and Canada. There also are distributors in Asia, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the UK. Do-it-yourselfers can find its... More

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