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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.  

    not if you want a personal life!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Good while it lasted.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    good short term job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Third Shift in Pottsville, PA
    Former Employee - Third Shift in Pottsville, PA

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and you are guaranteed one day off. Paid holidays.

    Cons

    the management are a bunch of idiots. Everything that is done there is done on a day to day basis. No one plans anything and some days you are forced to drop all your plans and come to work. Call offs are based on a point system, so you better remember how many points you use because the people upstairs dont keep accurate track so there is a chance that they will just fire you if they feel like it. In this company Gays have more rights than anyone else. So if you get in a fight with a homosexual, dont expect the management to believe anything you say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring kids straight out of college who dont know anything about the company and how it is ran.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worse company ever.

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

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

    Pros

    Starting salary way below current market wages.

    Cons

    Pay. Your just a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send your employee to training, have more employee related events to praise your employees during the work week. Give your employee raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Management is a joke

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

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

    Pros

    Direct deposit that's about it

    Cons

    Unfriendly employees
    No management just a guy sitting in a room being a babysitter
    Stress levels too high
    No positive attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire and re hire someone with a back bone and drive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Brought me and my wife plus our belongings to start a new a new career in a new town, was blindsided, now unemployed

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

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Family orientated, if you play their game

    Cons

    Not the friendliest or supportive people I have ever worked with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice if there was a program to understand how the process works and people who help you to understand. Very biased!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sad Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Yakima, WA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Yakima, WA

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

    Pros

    There is no best thing about this place, its a managerial disaster, they allow you to get busted with drugs
    or alcohol in your system and "give" you a chance...

    Cons

    getting everybody to work together, on the same page , and to show up for work on time, or show up for work period

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pull your heads out of your air holes and get off the internet and or smartphone and get involved in what the hell
    product you are making....you pay "incentive" to absolute morons to screw up windows i.e. wrong glass/no grid/no screen/
    wrong grid...the list is endless...but the pay these morons extra money to continue to do it...but if you get caught with
    drugs in your system...its ok....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Disgraceful, arrogant and not worth the time. And poor wages

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Pottsville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Pottsville, PA

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None really. Overtime, but it's crammed down your throat and if you burn out, no advantages for the 60-70 hrs weeks you did put in.

    Cons

    Lots! Management has to be #1 issue.
    Prejudicial treatment for friends, family members and 1st shift.
    #1 comment from a manager- Not my problem, ask someone else.
    #2 is I don't know!
    Equipment never gets fixed, the "buck" is always passed, and the high turnover means you'll know more about your job in 6 months than the 22 yr old manager of 2 months.
    Also it REALLY pays to be male... No female floor managers. They do have some as leads, I think??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the people who know their job. Fully implement any 1 of your 50 ideas. Try to be fair to ALL your employees, not your buddies. Get some diversity, this way you have more thought out solutions to the myriad if problems slowing production. Stop trying to outdo the next shift and help each other... There's lots. Managment needs an overhaul from the top down.

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

    rantoul division is terrible, no chance at career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Rantoul, IL
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Rantoul, IL

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    there really r non. paycheck but far less than it should be

    Cons

    no respect for workers, long hrs, not what u know but who u know, better chance for career advancement comin in off street than working here 10 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people fairly, better chance for career advancement for people with seniority, better pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    No professionalism on any level

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

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

    Pros

    Teaches you how not to run a manufacturing facility

    Cons

    Very long hours every week. Frequent mandatory weekend work with no clear goals set at the start of the day. Little to no notice of overtime. Lack of leadership and vision by upper management. Everybody operates in a state of fear of being written up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to trust people once they are in a position. Try something new once in a while. Get some education in the field you are working in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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