JELD-WEN

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JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
89 Reviews
2.5
89 Reviews
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JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
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14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits but you will work OFTEN (in 7 reviews)

  • The people are great to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Got one raise in 6 years, no bonuses or commission in "Sales" regardless of managing a 15 (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Family company that is changing quickly

    Cons

    Pay is not the best

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    JELD-WEN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Working for JELD-WEN is challenging in the right way. It offers a career path of growth if you put effort and value forth.

    Cons

    Complicated product lines create challenges in a ever changing world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Example of big company with wrong workforce

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    Current Employee - GM/PM in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - GM/PM in Kissimmee, FL

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Open to Improvement of company, great Vision and Mission.

    Cons

    Huge company that grew fast and has communication issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more in the field and get to know your people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    not if you want a personal life!

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    Current Employee - Group Manager
    Current Employee - Group Manager

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    not many to think of really

    Cons

    long, long hours, salaried pay (low)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you get what you pay for

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Plus and minus.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Paid well. Productive when orders come in.

    Cons

    Laid off frequently from lack of orders. Harrassment from employees and supervisors. No constant schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Pay could be better.

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    Former Employee - Frame Assembly in Hawkins, WI
    Former Employee - Frame Assembly in Hawkins, WI

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Paid weekly, manager in my department was awesome! Very laid back super nice.

    Cons

    Very old out dated machines alot of doing your own maintenance. Pay could be higher. Not much of a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better more efficient equipment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Hawkins, WI
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Hawkins, WI

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Decent salary. Used to be a good place to work.

    Cons

    Equity ownership = more job cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Terribile corporate Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Goup Manager in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Goup Manager in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    good pay is about it.

    Cons

    do more in less time is the corporate philosophy

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

    Poor management, low wages, subpar benefits, poor job security.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family owned at the time I worked in one of their plants. Usually had weekends off even during busy times of the year. Tuition reimbursement offered and at the facility I worked there would have been plenty of time to go to school

    Cons

    Not a lot of business which made this a part time job. Management is incompetent and likes to have fall guys in place to protect their job. The real philosophy is to "keep your best workers underneath you" so a manager can make his or herself look better. Hiring a person with a degree does not make them a better candidate to manage an area vs someone with 10 years experience but the culture of Jeld-Wen says otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your best and get rid of all you incompetent finger pointing blame gaming so called senior managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with good people.
    The benefits were ok, with certain ways to make them more affordable.
    Plenty to do at work each day.

    Cons

    Below industry average compensation.
    Little opportunity for promotion/salary increases.
    Inconsistent communication from management/department heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was a time when the small town/family type environment actually existed. Now it seems all of that is lost in the scramble to cut costs no matter what. The employees need to feel valued and that there work can actually help accomplish something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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