Andersen Windows Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
42 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company hit by housing bust.

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Applications Specialist  in  Oak Park Heights, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Applications Specialist in Oak Park Heights, MN

    I worked at Andersen Windows full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Really great people to work with. People stay for a long time because company treats their employees right. Vacation/PTO time is fairly stingy when hired. Hit and miss with middle management. Some really great, some not so much. Lots of tradition with Andersen family. CEO is a great guy. I still bleed Andersen. Promote them whenever I can. Their wood products are outstanding. Warranty second to none. AW pride.

    Cons

    PTO stingy. Housing bust affected bonus and raises. I doubt if they are even close to what they were prior to bust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micro- manage. Treat employees like you would want to be treated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Andersen Windows full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great workplace and the leader in windows. Offer a lot of leadership training. They offer good vacation packages.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Wouldn't recommend if you enjoy your weekends. They should also offer more perks for employees to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Working at Andersen Windows

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Bayport, MN
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bayport, MN

    I have been working at Andersen Windows full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large enough to have plenty of opportunities. Small enough to know executives

    Cons

    Window and Door industry behind the times. The way of doing business does not match that of the large companies of today

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benchmark outside our industry to pull away from competition in customer experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company with reputation for producing high quality windows and doors

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Andersen Windows full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best in class company respected by the industry as a leader in product innovation
    Offers training and advancement nationwide.

    Cons

    Cyclical business affected by the ups and downs of the building industry. Seasonality also a factor
    Mortgage crisis greatly impeded growth for an extended period, fives years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your people and provide opportunities for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Andersen Windows

    Pros

    Pay was decent, hours not excessive, good people.

    Cons

    Tiered management structure, business fluctuates with market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Bayport, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Bayport, MN

    I worked at Andersen Windows full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Impressive overall Leadership and Values

    Cons

    Limited Career Growth and opportunities for development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Most often a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Andersen Windows full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Environmentally conscience, great community supporter, tries to do the right thing for employees. An excellent product with a great reputation.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement, no assistance in career planning, supervisors that bully get away with it, and promises when hired have not been fulfilled. I think some of the core company values have gone by the wayside in favor of the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all employees and work to take action when problems at a supervisory level. Assist employees that are working on their career to advance them to new opportunities. Realize that employees are your biggest asset. Be careful of using only market rate for compensation guidelines, as the job market is opening up other employers are offering better pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good solid company to start a career in the building materials industry

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Andersen Windows full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Reimbursement for continuing education was a positive

    Cons

    Weak middle management with with a lack of focus and vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Engineer I  in  Bayport, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Bayport, MN

    I have been working at Andersen Windows full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement.
    Good management feedback and easy to work with.
    Friendly, helpful, hard-working, work environment.
    Accommodating hours and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Many responsibilities in lean times that sometimes lead to confusion of prioritization.
    Sometimes communication between work-groups is difficult in large companies.
    Financial standing not widely available because of private company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on team building as a whole company to strengthen unity between production and management employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Temporary Summer Assembly

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    Former Employee - Temporary Production Associate  in  Bayport, MN
    Former Employee - Temporary Production Associate in Bayport, MN

    I worked at Andersen Windows part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was home from college for the summer and was searching for employment from May to August when I needed to return to school. I had some other options but chose Andersen because of the pay, which I thought was very reasonable for the work I was doing. I was fortunate to be able to work 40 or more hours a week and was able to take some time off for visting friends out of town with notice. My co-workers were friendly and respectful. Most of them were permanent full-timers. My partner and I met our quota and were never scolded by our supervisor. The company is very safety oriented and we were given all of the proper tools and PPE required, other than shoes, to be able to perform our jobs safely. I left on good terms and was to be considered for re-hire in following years.
    The company is very involved in the community and has a rich history.

    Cons

    The work was very repetitive, though that was expected. It was sometimes very hot, although we would be allowed extra breaks for water and a few extra minutes at lunch. The amount of work depends on the market. Windows are made as ordered so sometimes there was little work and people may be sent home early or asked not to come in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was happy with the opportunity to work at Andersen. The job was what I expected and the pay what I needed.

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