Milgard Manufacturing

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Milgard Manufacturing Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
Updated February 3, 2015
41 Reviews
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41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Environmet

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Milgard Manufacturing

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, great employees, great benefits, good management, they really care about their employees, Monthly bonuses, and you get compensated for good work

    Cons

    Pay isn't that good, thats just about the only negative thing i could say everything else is good from my experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Friendly, supportive culture within management ranks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Portland, OR

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing

    Pros

    Thoughtful, friendly, supportive senior leadership that focuses on the customer and tries to respect its workforce.

    Cons

    Long term mandatory overtime. Employees work until they're done--up to 13 hours per day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strategy that doesn't rely on working employees lost term mandatory overtime. This is affecting morale and ultimately quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Brand, quality products but top two leaders suck to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great product, good company reputation

    Cons

    One of the company tenets is "Respect the individual". I don't know how the top leaders sleep at night considering its one of the most disrespectful working environments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of anonymous surveys that degrade trust. Why are there no women in leadership positions?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people working hard in challenging times.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with. Strong commitment to the customer. Good products.

    Cons

    Hit hard by the downturn in housing. As our market kept dropping there were many changes in direction and cuts in headcount. Hard to deal with but understandable as the company (and the industry) were in a fight to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the people working hard to help the organization succeed and give them the tools they need to pursue excellence. Look forward for success in the marketplace, not back to "the good old days".

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

    Loved the family environment structure when Milgard's owned company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing

    Pros

    Love the product and what the company stands for.

    Cons

    Company does not rely on the people that they have for open positions They hire from outside of company

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Aurora, IL

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Milgard treats employees fairly and seem to really care about the people who work there. Corporate is awesome but the actual workplace culture in the day to day alot of the actual employees in the office are catty and petty and it is a stressful office environment because of that.

    Cons

    There was a lot of game playing and throwing people under the bus instead of working as a team, and I found this to be true from the top down, it really made me sad

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    bad,bad,bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Slave in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Slave in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    there are lots of things wrong here

    Cons

    philosophy, they preach but dont practice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow what you say, or in your words, walk the talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Milgard was a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Support Specialist in Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Information Support Specialist in Fife, WA

    I have been working at Milgard Manufacturing part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Milgard was a great start to my career. They believe in their employees while giving back to the community. The employees and managers worked well together to acheive the goals they had set.

    Cons

    While wanting to expand they did not have all the tools needed to do so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Positive place with great management engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Engineering in Tacoma, WA
    Former Contractor - Engineering in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff all around in engineering department. If working floor in production, very safe environment.

    Cons

    Not much room for growing as an engineer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    when owned by the milgard family it was a great place to work, since it went cooperate not so good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Downstream Operator in Fife, WA
    Former Employee - Downstream Operator in Fife, WA

    I worked at Milgard Manufacturing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    it's a good starting job.

    Cons

    there is a lot of favoritism to the employees who go and do things with their supervisor outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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