Feldco Factory Direct

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Feldco Factory Direct Reviews

Updated April 25, 2014
Updated April 25, 2014
12 Reviews
2.7
12 Reviews
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    Accounting Intern

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    Current Employee - Accounting Intern  in  Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting Intern in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at Feldco Factory Direct as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, even during busy season! They are willing to work with you to get you a diverse experience.

    Cons

    The summers are very busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    AWESOME PLACE!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Feldco Factory Direct full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment - awesome people - excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pay isn't very competitive - they do all they can to make up for it by having fun activities throughout the year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Feldco Factory Direct full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None. Long hours, mis-represented wages

    Cons

    Poor management and decieving practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay comissions that were earned

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Subject to the law of diminishing returns

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Madison, WI

    I worked at Feldco Factory Direct full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good products, good customer service

    Cons

    All transportation costs out of sales reps pocket. Drive 200 miles to sell one window; commission pays $12. Less than one appointment per day. Floor flooded with to many reps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not schedule appointments for products or services not offered by the company; screen or glass or door repair projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place with tons of leads

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Feldco Factory Direct full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are a good sales person you will thrive at Feldco. Other reviews from disgruntled former employees were most likely because they didn't know how to sell. I am sure they will fail at all places they go to. If you cant sell with a brand like Feldco then you are probably too stupid to sell anywhere.
    Awesome leads
    Always pays on time
    Great brand image in the marketplace
    Good products for a competitive price

    Cons

    Tough hours. You have to work nights and weekends.
    Lots of driving. You most use your own car and drive to appointments.
    Highly competitive. If you are not there to "win", you will most likely get fired quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep bringing in those leads. The job is tough so make sure to continue to give accolades to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Using you to make money, one window at a time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Feldco Factory Direct full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Effectively trained new hires and other employees were fun to work with. Upper mgmt communication was good, with regards to expectations, however at times unrealistic.

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees and use them at all costs, the phrase "using you to make money" rings true here. Make unreasonable requests of employees at times. Compensation and support were terrible. Little reward for above expectation performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees as replaceable and value what they bring. Nurture and grow your faithful and good employees, you get out of them what you give. Treat the installers better, make them happy, they are your direct customer experience and everyone else's job becomes easier and more fulfilling. Value ALL your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    free installation, buy one get one free, 30% off..........what a joke

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Feldco Factory Direct

    Pros

    - name recognition
    - descent product
    - advertising
    - locations of offices
    - there is really nothing except for the first three things listed.

    Cons

    - not getting paid what your supposed to
    - terrible management
    - good luck making a yearly bonus
    - consistently having to check and recheck your commissions because things just happened to be missed.
    - consistently having to lie to customers, good luck explaining the "buy one get one free" sale, or the "free installation" sale.
    - (hint) basic installation is included in the pirice of the window
    - constantly hiring new salemen to replace the ones to fed up to work there any more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not sell your salesmen, sell your customers. Treat your sales team with respect. Learn how to properly run a sale (not the same one over and over again). Don't screw your salesmen on there commissions. Try keeping someone more than a year or two, it might benefit you to keep your salemen happy, you might be supprised how they treat you in return.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Sweat Shop!!!

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    Current Employee - Installer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Installer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Feldco Factory Direct

    Pros

    Winter Season off, with no pay.

    Cons

    They want you to work in the rain, snow, hail, heat doesn't matter. They take money from your checks for supposed services that someone else had to repair for you, but when you ask what job it was for no one knows. The place is horrible. Customers are always upset no matter what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit!!! Hire people who know something about windows. The operations manager before Feldco was a warehouse boy at target.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Feldco Factory Direct

    Pros

    Very good management. Friendly employees and management. Everyone knows each other and lots of company events such as pick-nicks, parties, etc.

    Cons

    Not too much. Management not always give back lots of feedback, and low pay

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good company to work for but okay pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Feldco Factory Direct

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. People are nice.

    Cons

    Pay is a little below average.

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