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Great company when the getting is good

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fall River, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fall River, MA

I worked at Pella Windows & Doors full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Pella brand has reputation for quality product and service. Small enough company to not get overlooked for accomplishments. Full benefits package, better than average.

Cons

Poor economic conditions took it's toll on the construction industry affecting sales so downsizing was unaviodable. Employees now spread too thin and moral is low affecting employee relations and performance.

Advice to Management

Utilization of team building skills needed and recoginition for employee performance/lack of needed now more than ever.

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  1. Pie in the Sky projections. Do your homework before accepting an offer.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Pella Windows & Doors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Brand recognition. Lots of autonomy throughout each day to perform duties. Owner is friendly with a good attitude. They do make an effort throughout the year to provide light-hearted gatherings, ie: company sponsored lunches, bowling (in a good economy), etc. Not the worst place in the world but with many limitations.

    Cons

    Management top heavy, CRM, Leadership, Big-Bros is "mother" Pella.
    3 years ago this local distributor had 100 employees w/7 managers. Today there are 30 employees with 6 Sales managers are ego hungry; one loves to take on every task possible related to spreadsheets & CRM but is clueless in terms of sales leadership therefore ineffective. Management has no idea the daily task involved and time req'd to complete daily tasks o/s of selling. CRM management easily becomes an overwhelming time suck of non-revenue generating tasks- all in the name of tracking by mother Pella (the corporate arm of this franchise type business model). Mother Pella has become so process oriented - one size fits all geographic areas, consequently taking their eye off the ball - customer focus. It's a sales oriented organization but the focus has become CRM, the ultimate form of job security for managers.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots. Focus on the customer, not your spread sheet analysis. Pie charts don't equate to sales efficiency if management can't lead a team in this area. You don't put an Excel techie in a sales management role - it's ineffective.


  2. Fast paced and challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Pella Windows & Doors

    Pros

    Great benefits, pleasant surroundings, challenging atmosphere, generally great co workers. Great training system and access to knowledge base. Relaxed and fun group.

    Cons

    Promotions are very few and hard to obtain. Management needs to listen more and act on what they hear. Poor demonstration of loyalty to employees.


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