JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
110 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.7
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
Kirk Hachigian
16 Ratings

110 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    long hours to work in summer


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retirement Benefits Ops Manager in Klamath Falls, OR
    Former Employee - Retirement Benefits Ops Manager in Klamath Falls, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    None.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Mechanical design of everything in a 1000 employee plant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Towanda, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Towanda, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    Very political with micro-managing senior mgmt.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boss in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Boss in Dothan, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have decent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Senior VP likes to control everything. Extreme micro-manager. Needs to her off his high horse.


  6. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Data Programmer
    Current Employee - Product Data Programmer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  7. Review

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

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

    Pros

    Employees, community feeling, support, management, and attitude

    Cons

    Commute, vending machine, flowers, heating and telecommunications

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  8. Good Place To Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Lexington, NC
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Lexington, NC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good company that takes pretty good care of their employees. The management at the plant level was good to work with and all worked pretty well together. When I was there everyone wanted to do a good job and everyone worked pretty well together to accomplish the overall goals of the plant.

    Cons

    Working in a factory gets a little monotonous. The extreme heat and cold temperatures make it uncomfortable in the winter and the summer months. Being a private company we were left out of the loop on a lot of information that we would have been notified of if the company was public and had to disclose.

    Advice to Management

    Be More Open With Information About The Company.


  9. Great place to work when the economic times are good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable, relaxed place to work; good work environment; fair pay for fair effort; good benefits; long-term benefits are first-rate

    Cons

    Owned and operated by one or two people, so subject to fits of whim and fancy by those individuals; Current economic condition has led to multiple layoffs, terminations, reduction in work hours and salaries

    Advice to Management

    Make a stronger effort to retain valuable employees in these economic hard times; be more cautious in acquiring other companies; place a higher value on employees


  10. overall great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (More than a 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 Management

    Continue to strengthen relationships with employees. Acknowledge their efforts


  11. enjoyed going to work every day

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Sulphur Springs, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    pay scale not in contention with surrounding companies



Showing 110 of 110 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.