- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Pella full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
I could sell with confidence. The products were first class and installs generally excellent. My customers were generally satisfied.Cons
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 RecommendNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed 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 emailInterview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
- What was your favorite class in school? What a dumb question. Relevance to job?? Answer Question
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...