JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
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  1. 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.


  2. No employee focus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Klamath Falls, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Klamath Falls, OR

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

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

    Pros

    Have a paycheck. Can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Low pays, outdated procedures, no focus on employees, no development/training opportunities. No career growth. Location.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees nice, be more people focused.


  3. Helpful (1)

    The bottom line is now all that matters

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

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good, well intentioned people still work there.

    Cons

    3 CEOs in 4 years
    Owned by Wall Street investors who have gutted most of the company and only care about getting their money back, not the fact that they're going to be selling off a company that will be completely dysfunctional to the next owner.

    Advice to Management

    Being the biggest jerks in the room with the biggest paychecks doesn't make you the smartest people in the room.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Employees Not Valued Enough

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Klamath Falls, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Klamath Falls, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Co-workers are like my family. I spend more time with them than I do my own, sadly.

    Cons

    The list is long. I don't know a single employee that I work with who likes his/her job. It is a miserable place. Over worked and underpaid is an understatement here! Management does not care about the health, safety and welfare of the employees whatsoever. It is all about the numbers. Hours are too long (12 hr shifts) with a half hour lunch break. Imagine being on your feet for that long, making wages that just get you by from month to month and spending minimal time with family and friends because you are miserably tired on your days off.

    Advice to Management

    Read the cons. Overworked, tired and unhappy employees get injured on the job more often. Pay more, value the employees and hire more employees so one person doesn't have to do the work of two (or three).


  6. One of the worst places I've ever seen to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. not if you want a personal life!

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

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

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

    Pros

    not many to think of really

    Cons

    long, long hours, salaried pay (low)

    Advice to Management

    you get what you pay for


  8. Good while it lasted.

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

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary. Used to be a good place to work.

    Cons

    Equity ownership = more job cuts

    Advice to Management

    Beware


  9. good short term job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Worse company ever.

    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Starting salary way below current market wages.

    Cons

    Pay. Your just a number

    Advice to Management

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


  11. Management is a joke

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

    I worked 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

    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 Management

    Fire and re hire someone with a back bone and drive



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