JELD-WEN

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JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
78 Reviews
2.6
78 Reviews
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JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Mechanical design of everything in a 1000 employee plant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Towanda, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Towanda, PA

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was a great job. Talented people. Secure. Good pay and benefits. I had the ability there to contribute extensively in problem solving and improvements plant wide.

    Cons

    The con is we used to be Craftmaster Mfg. and we were purchased by Jeld-Wen. Jeld-Wen is home based in Klamath Falls Oregon. They terminated or drastically reduced the function and capacity of our engineering, HR, customer support and accounting departments. These functions were to be practiced at their corporate office. Jeld-Wen has many plants worldwide and all the plants are basically production and warehousing only. All admin and engineering functions are located in the corporate location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our upper management was great. We were a proud and top notch company with an outstanding reputation as Craftmaster. The management and technical people all worked as a team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    JELD-WEN is one of the best companies to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retirement Benefits Ops Manager in Klamath Falls, OR
    Former Employee - Retirement Benefits Ops Manager in Klamath Falls, OR

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at JELD-WEN was one of the greatest experiences of my life. They are more like a family than a business. I still keep in touch with many people working there years after leaving.

    Cons

    Klamath Falls is a hard place to live for a city slicker like myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, NC

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    long hours to work in summer

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    location management leaders fail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Kissimmee, FL

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

    Pros

    No pros at this location.

    Cons

    GM, agm, are dinosaurs, pm inexperienced and manages by inducing fear and threating our jobs daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice for JELD-WEN, get a new GM with people skills, remove the AGM and replace the PM. New GM to create a positive working environment. where it is one rule for all employees, add some diversity in management, have no favorites and this will eliminate the hostile work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cyclical, matching the building products industry.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Good benefits. Opportunities to contribute. Appears to be in a growth cycle.

    Cons

    Not the same company as it was 10 years ago. Not better or worse, just not the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the knitting.

  7.  

    Good opportunity for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good job advancement opportunities for those that are willing to work hard without continuously complaining

    Cons

    Office management not being able to visualize the overwhelming work loads of some and spreading it out so employees are not burnt out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    View overall employee work loads by dealer, account sales per year, # of salesman per account, dealer proximity to JELD-WEN plant to determine work load of employees. Better tools to deal with customer questions, quicker changes to company quoting and internal system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work lots of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custom Department in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Custom Department in Yakima, WA

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

    Pros

    Overtime in busy season. Good benefits. Plenty of opportunity to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Long stressful hours in the summer lots of turn over so its hard to keep a solid crew to keep production up and make incentive but insentive is possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to get more long term employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Woodbridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Woodbridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and positive work environment

    Cons

    Limited to 2 personal days per year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate staff to continue develop oneself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    enjoyed going to work every day

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Sulphur Springs, TX

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great hours people were fun to work with

    Cons

    poor pay pay raises few and far between

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay scale not in contention with surrounding companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    overall great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Very knowledgeable and willing to help others

    Cons

    Service based in my area so work hours could be long and un-predictable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strengthen relationships with employees. Acknowledge their efforts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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