Pella Windows & Doors

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Pella Windows & Doors Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Pella Windows & Doors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people that take care of their employees. They really value work/life balance and have core values that reflect a smaller, family owned business.

    Cons

    Upward career movement is difficult depending on where you are willing to relocate. Also, it is difficult because people do not want to leave!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the great culture but also find ways to ensure you help your employees develop/move forward in their career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very Good Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pella Windows & Doors

    Pros

    People focused, very friendly management

    Cons

    None really. Everything is awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Sales Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Replacement Representative
    Former Employee - Replacement Representative

    I worked at Pella Windows & Doors

    Pros

    great work/life balance as a sales rep
    most of the employees care for each other

    Cons

    middle management is promoted to the level of incompetence. Lots of back stabbing and passive aggressive confrontation from management.
    Too much micro-managing
    Abuse of power by some managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and consider what your veteran reps are telling you. The laws laid down from the top are not reflective of what is happening in the field.
    Let the sales reps be sales reps and not your marketing and data collection department, unless you want to compensate them for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Learned a lot. It is a good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pella Windows & Doors

    Pros

    Great company to teach you lean manufacturing principles that you can take to any other company and be able to apply.

    Cons

    It tends to be a very professional environment sometimes it's hard to be able to be yourself and fit the mold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure advancement opportunities are given fairly instead of on a personal basis.

  6.  

    Good small business to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pella Windows & Doors full-time

    Pros

    Small business atmosphere that encourages employees to stand out. Great benefits despite everything going on with insurance throughout the country. Good pay. Great products to sell that you can stand behind.

    Cons

    Being a smaller company means fewer structured opportunities for advancement. They try to do what they can but there aren't constant openings to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Company as long as you do what they want!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bid Job Operator
    Current Employee - Bid Job Operator

    I have been working at Pella Windows & Doors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Solid benefits
    Nice environment to work

    Pella treated me well for a number of years and I finally got a day time job and then it all went to crap. Some say I could have avoided this and stayed on nights but nights was not where I wanted to be at this point in my life.

    Cons

    Some management are allowed to run unchecked. This creates an environment that is not very productive for normal operators

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your managers and make sure they are not abusing their power or influencing other managers to sway a vote or decision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Interesting and Challenging. Very little room for growth.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Pella Windows & Doors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    $ Interesting and Challenging. Very little room for growth.

    Cons

    No teamwork. Interesting and Challenging. Very little room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a network of teams. No island idea-ology. There was talk of a "family atmosphere", but no one really showed/lived/believed it. This had changed over the last 4 years after corporate took over, and the bottom line became the defining factor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Lackluster experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Pella Windows & Doors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    company values, a regular paycheck

    Cons

    low paygrades for the job and workload, little to no opportunities for promotion or career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage and promote their employees that are interested in other career paths within the company and that are interested in moving up or trying something new and more challenging, within the company, increase in salaries is long overdue, and provide consistent and solid bonus structures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Pella, IA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Pella, IA

    I worked at Pella Windows & Doors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very quality focused and emphasis on providing value for the consumer. Lack of diversity at corporate headquarters. Pay is lower compared to other engineering jobs but Pella has a superior profit sharing program.

    Cons

    Very little chance for promotion if starting there. Career advancement still tied to years with company versus performance. Nothing groundbreaking in terms of technology involved in windows or door manufacturing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Customer Care Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pella Windows & Doors full-time

    Pros

    competitive pay, coffee is available

    Cons

    no personal growth, misleading, management is not personable but instead not pleasant to work under. workers are afraid to take breaks. Walk on egg shells. everyone and their brother work there. very negative environment and uncomfortable feeling. Bad vacation benefits. training is a joke. no ergonomics for the work stations. you have to provide your own pens and supplies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the management who isn't there to work together. hire pleasant people..oh wait, that wouldn't work because all management was negative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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