JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
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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. Lots of hours, good team environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Understand your decisions before pushing them on your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Great place for continuous improvement. Management will try new things to make it better.

    Cons

    Work lots of hours, great for hourly but not for salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Would not do it again.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefit package at Jeld-Wen is very good. It is also used as a tool to keep hourly employees base wages as low as possible.

    Cons

    Jeld-Wen does not pay their employees what they are worth. Expectations are very high and as the workload grows for everyone, the pay stays fairly stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a huge disconnect between upper management and the hourly employees. Every department seems to be under staffed but management will not "approve" the hiring of new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. consistently promising to have the worker's welfare in mind, but not delivering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They allow you to earn vacation pay

    Cons

    If you quit, are fired, retire, or are laid off before December 31 of a given year, you don't get paid for any vacation pay earned in that year for the next year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay out vacation pay to employees who terminate or are terminated for the vacation they have earned in that year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. One of the worst places I've ever seen to work.

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    Current Employee - Lay Up in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Lay Up in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is fairly decent. The people that I work with are pretty great people to work with.

    Cons

    Huge list, starting with the fact that the company is pretty under employed and have seen no efforts to hire new employees. Even when we occasionally do get a new employee, it's not long before most of them quit. The work load they throw on people is enormous. There will be 1 person doing the job of 3 or 4 people at times, which causes a big mess and lots of down time most of the time. Management tries to implement new things without weighing the pros on cons first most of the time. Very aggressive management. Over all I've worked here almost a year and I've seen countless people come and go, and absolutely no improvement. Almost no room for growth. There are times we will get days behind and the scheduling just gets higher and higher and we just get further and further behind. Almost like the management doesn't understand the limits of what can and can't be done. Especially with all the new changes being made. And the further we get behind the more hours we work. There isn't an end to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less aggressive, treat the employees like the people they are, not dirt.
    Actually go down and watch what goes on in the process, so you're not wasting everyone's time on something.
    Invite employees to sit in on meetings to offer input.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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