JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyed my job, but left a bit to be desired.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed watching the outcome of projects I was responsible for.

    Cons

    Company not the same since changing hands.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time thinking outside the box.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Channel Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Strong Products
    Strong sales team
    Previous management
    Long History
    Strong middle management
    Customer Focused
    Good employees
    Strong Marketing / Product Development

    Cons

    Company decides when or if to give bonuses. No control over own destiny.
    Company retirement held hostage as the company stock continues to decline.
    Current management has little concern for employees.
    ONEX has cleaned house destroying previous company values and culture
    Operationally driven company

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take control of the company from investors to return the company back to the days when JELD-WEN's culture was driven by the "Golden Rule."

  3. Promising future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The future of the company is promising with the new executive leadership that has been brought in.

    Cons

    The company is made up of many past acquisitions, so there is still much streamlining that needs to be done. It will be bumpy next 2-3 years.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  6. good short term job

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    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.

  7. 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 Management

    Stick to the knitting.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good ole boys club"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Management in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Company is willing to relocate, good benefits, and has solid training programs on company products. Friendly environment at production facilities only.

    Cons

    "Little room for advancement, pay scale for women at corporate level is noticably lower than for men. Mediocre salaries compared to industry, only women in upper executive level positions have many years with company. Encourage employees to further education with promise of further advancement, nothing ever materializes. Management reductions come too often across company.

    Advice to Management

    The new leadership no longer holds or promotes the company values and culture that was established by the Wendt Family. This has been detrimental to employee morale at every level within the company. The entire attitude of corporate appears to have changed, and ethics and values forgotten once corporate moved to Charlotte. Upper management is in CYA mode, and not moving the company forward as a lean organization.

  9. Worse company ever.

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    • 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)

    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.

  10. Management is a joke

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  11. Thrown to the wolves!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Good people. Sunday off

    Cons

    Revolving door of employees. 14 hour days 5 days a week

    Advice to Management

    Start being proactive not reactive. If target numbers are set high, make sure all machinery is set up to handle it

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