JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Windows

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Hawkins, WI
    Former Employee - Production in Hawkins, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clean Factory, Health, Dental, and Vision were good plans at my factory, I also like how we had a bid system for jobs at my location. Floor managers are friendly. Employees were given a Turkey for Thanksgiving and a Ham for Christmas, Monthly meetings with Employees. Environmental Conscience.

    Cons

    401K match only once a year, the company does not like union labor, uses temp agencies to fill positions.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should look to improve the 401K match, raise the company contribution and match every pay check, look at the benefits of having union labor and be more open to having it in factories across the globe.


  2. Lots of hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

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

    Pros

    Great people work with, and a lot of great ideas

    Cons

    You give up all of your personal time and life and spend 6 days and 80 plus hours a week at work

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving and pushing forward, also look into three shifts


  3. Customer Care

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rantoul, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rantoul, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Get to work without a lot of supervision

    Cons

    Not enough employees to handle the work load

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees to provide enough cutomer service


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  5. Most days are pretty easy, but get ready for some very unorganized management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in Stayton, OR
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in Stayton, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Mostly easy going jobs. Most employees are pretty easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Very hot environment, very unorganized. Most issues are never fixed just, "We'll look into it."

    Advice to Management

    More planning on production schedules and better inventor standards, also if an employ isn't beneficial or causing problems get rid of them.


  6. Welcome to Jeld Wen

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Jeld Wen Worker in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Jeld Wen Worker in Bend, OR

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

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

    Pros

    All the lower workers are fun to work with and all get along easily. In the summer you will work long hours and get a nice fat paycheck. But in the winter the hours drop way down.

    Cons

    Where do I start? They promise a 20 cent raise every month on your paycheck. Haven't seen one in about 6 or 7 months. That could have just been my manager not doing his job? Okay, but I blame Jeld Wen for hiring a guy off the street to come manage an area that has a lot of things to improve. If the new manager doesn't even know how things run, then how is he supposed to fix anything? The smart thing to do would be to hire someone who's been working there a long time and has seen many things happen and know how everything works. I've heard some great ideas from guys that are very low on the pay scale, but have been working there for 10+ years. Give one of those guys a chance.

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring managers off the street. If they don't know how things run in their department, they are worthless. It takes a good solid couple of months before you get the hang of things and know how things get done. You guys give new managers too much power right off the bat. And they have no idea what they're doing with it.


  7. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Data Programmer
    Current Employee - Product Data Programmer

    I have been working at JELD-WEN (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation, 401k, health benefits, many locations, paid holidays

    Cons

    Top-heavy management, salary, change in leadership has caused JELD-WEN to lose the "family feel" atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Consider matching salary to similar positions with other companies


  8. Nice Managers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with.

    Cons

    I didn't enjoy working data entry.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Long time employee for 13 1/2 years, Production Lead.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Ludlow, VT
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Ludlow, VT

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, most people are great and fun to work with, good vacation time. The people are the best part of that place and I met a lot of great ones there. Some have become close friends of mine.

    Cons

    Summers can get really hot. Very high stress environment. Constant push to do more and more and more with the feeling that sometimes no matter what it will never be good enough. Incentive programs are not fairly balanced. Some areas can easily get tons of it with little effort while other areas can work to the point of exhaustion and not come close.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that people have lives outside of the shop and that we are not machines you can turn on and off as you please. Stop hiring managers off the street to teach them everything about a business they know nothing about when there are highly experienced hourly employees that can fill their shoes easily. Even out the incentive programs. (see cons section)


  10. Helpful (1)

    Lots of hours, good team environment

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

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, good team environment

    Cons

    Ambiguity of direction from Senior Leadership, one week it is do this, the next week it is something different

    Advice to Management

    Understand your decisions before pushing them on your team.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Toxicity at its peak

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Nothing- an ultimately terrible experience working for a company / plant who strives to deteriorate employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    High attrition for employees who are trained. Delivered error-ridden results of employee feedback directly to employees themselves. Consistent threat of termination to loyal employees on a regular basis for trivial infractions.Timed bathroom breaks of employees and fired employees whom "took too long" while using the bathroom. Not veteran friendly. Leadership skylines and insults employees behind their backs during manager meetings. Little to no value placed on employee's dedication, efforts, sincerity, and time. Salaried managers forced to work 80 hour weeks; paid for 40- no overtime. GM has a Nepolian complex. No continuity.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house.



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