Andersen Windows

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Andersen Windows Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
Updated February 4, 2015
51 Reviews
3.5
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Andersen Windows President & CEO Jay Lund
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good management feedback and easy to work with (in 3 reviews)

  • Really great people to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • With the housing market being down, there is a lot of penny pinching (in 3 reviews)

  • It was sometimes very hot, although we would be allowed extra breaks for water and a few extra minutes at lunch (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great pay, fast environment

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

    I have been working at Andersen Windows part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was great as a temporary seasonal employee. Loved the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Unreal production goals. Too much emphasis on saftey vs production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Stillwater, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Stillwater, MN

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benfits

    Cons

    Little on the pressure high stress side

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Andersen Windows full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best part about Andersen is the people. In general not as many enormous egos here as at other (fortune 500) companies I have worked for. Exciting line of products with constant innovation. The company did an amazing job of navigating the housing crash.

    Cons

    IT technology and processes are outdated. Can be slow to change. Play in a single industry so financial results will be volatile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a bigger effort to communicate business strategy. Error on the side of sharing more information not less. People will become more engaged.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent IT workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Oak Park Heights, MN
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Oak Park Heights, MN

    I have been working at Andersen Windows

    Pros

    Master of process improvements, many growth opportunities, flexibility, transparency, regular career development involvement with manager.

    Cons

    There are still neglected areas within the workplace, though I expect this to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on employee engagement from the ground up, not top down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I work in the corporate administrative offices in Bayport, MN.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bayport, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bayport, MN

    I have been working at Andersen Windows full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Andersen is truly a special place to work. I have never felt more of an opportunity to make a difference in a company, with our customer or in our local community. Employees are incredibly welcoming of new hires and leadership empowers others to bring out their unique strengths. It is inspiring to work for the most reputable brand and leader in the window and door industry.

    Cons

    Andersen has an opportunity to let the world know what a truly amazing employer it is to nearly 10,000 employees!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay true to your values that have always been the foundation that guides employees every day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    not what it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology

    I have been working at Andersen Windows

    Pros

    nice co-workers. nice promises for new employees.

    Cons

    Lots of long-term employees who are just putting in time or who are just burned out from working WAY too hard. They talk work-life balance - but expectations from leadership (director level anyway) do not match. Very poor HR management of problem employees. poor performing long-term employees are allowed to continue as they are while everyone just roles their eyes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You seem to be blind to what is really going on. You are loosing good employees. You are driving new employees away. Sr. level management needs to look at director level more closely.....that is where major problems are. Talk directly to those working for directors to find out what is really going on. It isn't good!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    very unfair place to work, very low wages .

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    can't think of any pros

    Cons

    to numerous to mention, i dread going to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop trying to have power over the people and focus on running the company. treat the people like you are treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    productions assistant

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

    I worked at Andersen Windows full-time

    Pros

    Not much. You get paid every two weeks and there are very few benefits. Lunch breaks are twenty minutes and you also get 2 ten minute breaks....what incentive...

    Cons

    Very physical and demanding. The people you work with are set in their ways and rude. No area for personal growth unless you are related to someone in managment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rep in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Rep in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    none, they are ruthless 17 vice presidents, 1 really rich presidents, and no plan for the future. they treat people like a number and if the slights thing comes up they want to put you on the chopping block

    Cons

    everything about the company is dishonest and the workload is impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company hit by housing bust.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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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