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Apogee Enterprises Overview

Minneapolis, MN
5001 to 10000 employees
1949
Company - Public (APOG)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Apogee transforms plain glass to create distinctive solutions for architects, building owners, contractors, picture framers and others. Our glass and aluminum window, storefront and curtainwall systems make commercial buildings look great, reduce energy consumption and protect ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Apogee's Viracon IT team was recently at the Mankato State University Career Fair to promote Apogee, network and speak to Apogee's internship partnership with the university. Pictured is some of the team, including 2 MSU grads and 3 interns, all employed by Apogee.

  • Linetec recently hosted its fourth annual 5K event, with about 100 associates and family members participating. There were prizes, music and healthy snacks to share a morning of celebrating wellness and activity!

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Apogee Enterprises – Why Work With Us?


Apogee transforms plain glass to create distinctive solutions for architects, building owners, contractors, picture framers and others. Our glass and aluminum window, storefront and curtainwall systems make commercial buildings look great, reduce energy consumption and protect against hurricanes and blasts. Apogee's glass also reduces fading and reflection for picture framing customers.

We combine the expertise of our people to engineer glass and metal building façades, complete massive orders for skyscrapers on time, and manage complex window, curtainwall and storefront installation projects. We also provide glass that makes framed art and pictures look better, while helping framers improve profitability.

Leaders in our markets, Apogee leverages the strengths of our products and people to deliver distinctive solutions.

Culture

Apogee's culture reflects our values. We conduct our business with the highest ethical practices, and show respect for the individual, a value embodied in our diversity initiative. Our employees work together to continually improve our businesses, often using Lean Six Sigma tools. We are focused on creating value for our customers, through distinctive glass solutions that frequently feature energy-efficient/green, and hurricane- and blast-resistant systems.


At Apogee, we are focused on the challenges of today's commercial construction markets, with an eye on a future that we feel will be stronger than ever. We have capacities and state-of-the-art equipment in place to profitably grow for several years when our markets improve.

We are building on the growing demand for energy-efficient building products, and also expanding sales of our products internationally. Apogee is committed to delivering distinctive solutions to our customers that increase opportunities for our employees.

We have several businesses across the United States and a recently acquired location in Brazil, all with a common set of values. Our ability to grow these businesses depends on our success in attracting, developing and retaining world-class people.

We offer employees challenging work that encourages learning and growth. In giving your best, you can expect a great deal in return - personal growth, career opportunities, personal satisfaction and on-the-job fun.

Development

People development is a priority at Apogee, which is focused on developing and training employees for company-wide alignment on core values, strategies and leadership.

People development is also seen as a means of having the best people, and is one of the four legs of Apogee's Project Best initiative, aimed at helping Apogee be the Best Billion $ Company. The other three legs are the best use of information technology (ERP solution), identifying and using best practices (Shared Services), and best business processes (Lean Six Sigma).

Among programs and activities under way to ensure that we have the best people driving our business strategies are:

Leadership fundamentals training for managers and supervisors to help them better lead the business, lead others and lead by example.

Lean Six Sigma training ranging from introductory sessions to intense, four-week Black Belt training for employees responsible for improvement projects.

Two-year management trainee program that recruits proven leaders, provides them Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and experience, and introduces them to Apogee's business units and best practices before they move into permanent leadership positions.

Glass installation intern program that recruits construction management program graduates who are trained to be the next generation of project managers.

Online business ethics and code of conduct training in support of our commitment to our corporate compliance program.

Diversity and inclusion training for all employees.

Specific skills needed at individual facilities, such as English as a second language, finance for non-financial employees, and computer applications.

Leadership development tools including 360-degree feedback, specialized training and coaching, as well as a formal performance-management program.

Education assistance for courses and programs that enhance employee contributions to Apogee's long-term success.

Our Vision:

Distinctive Solutions by Apogee. . .
For Enclosing Commercial Buildings and Framing Art

Our Values:

Integrity. We conduct all business with the highest ethical practices.

Customer-Focused. We are customer-focused and seek to create value for our customers.

Employee Involvement and Ownership. We encourage employee ownership and involvement by teaching, training and instructing job and technical skills as deep in the company as possible.

One Team. We are all part of one team with an overall company focus, and we do what is best for the greater good of the organization.

Accountability. We give responsibility, authority, tools and resources to our employees, then demand performance.

Respect for the Individual. We respect each individual by giving fair and consistent treatment to all persons regardless of background, experience, education, race, religion, gender, national origin, capability, sexual orientation and age.

Safe Work Environment. We strive to create a safe work environment by encouraging employees to be proactive versus reactive on all safety issues.


APOGEE BENEFITS

Health Benefits

Medical – HRA Plan and HSA Plan
Dental
Vision
Health programs including Doctor on Demand, Omada and ShareCare

Income Protection

Basic Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
Supplemental Life Insurance
Dependent Life Insurance
Business Travel Accident Insurance
Short-Term Disability
Long-term Disability
Long-Term Care Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts

Dependent Care
Health Care
Health Savings Accounts

Retirement

401(k) Retirement Plan with matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Time Away

Paid Time Off
Holidays
Bereavement Leave
Leave of Absence (including military leave)

Life/Work Benefits

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Tuition Reimbursement
Health Advocate
Jiff Wellness Program
Learn to Live
On-site Gym

Apogee believes that supporting employee health through wellness is a win-win that benefits employees and the company. By focusing on Apogee's core value of accountability, the wellness program provides tools that can contribute to improved employee health and productivity, while helping control health care costs for employees and the company.

Wellness activities include:

  • On-site wellness screenings focused on meeting healthy goals for blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index
  • Company-wide weight loss contests
  • Step, nutrition and sleep tracking program to earn points and get rewards
  • Outdoor game competitions including ladder ball, bean bags and bocce ball
  • Holiday-themed healthy snacks and activities

Apogee Enterprises Reviews

  • "Down to earth leadership, great values, and good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior HRIS Analyst
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Apogee Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership, Work from home ability, flexibility with hours, compensation, culture

    Cons

    Public traded company, older systems in place

    Advice to Management

    Keep the people you have and improve outdated systems

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Apogee Enterprises Photos

Apogee Enterprises photo of: Apogee Office
Apogee Enterprises photo of: Mankato State University Career Fair
Apogee Enterprises photo of: Another successful summer picnic!
Apogee Enterprises photo of: Finance assembles bikes for the local Boys & Girls Club!
Apogee Enterprises photo of: HR enjoys a fun night out at Canterbury
Apogee Enterprises photo of: Two employees helping to pack backpacks for the United Way
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Apogee Enterprises Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Apogee Enterprises.

    Interview

    The process was very positive and thoroughly staged. There was a phone screening interview, an in person interview with presentation and a full all day interview with all key players who I will be working with on daily basis. The team is exceptionally positive, intelligent and I think this was the best interview process I have ever completed. Apogee Enterprise really cares about the people the hire and the impact they have on the company not just with their skills but also their personality. The third stage of interview required taking a personality/learning/development assessment. Definitely an interview process that screens not just for talent but also right individual who will add to the team culture. Most of the interviews felt more like a discussion, the team really made you feel comfortable and relaxed.

    Interview Questions

    • What some of the projects you have worked on?   Answer Question
    • What do you think was your biggest accomplishment in your life?   Answer Question
    • What do you think was the biggest failure in your life that you wished to handle differently?   Answer Question
    • What are some of the experiences you have when it comes to energy modeling?   Answer Question
    • What is your skill level in “x” software and how would yo apply it to your job?   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   Answer Question
    • What are your goals for your career?   Answer Question
    • What do you think your job will require you to do?   Answer Question
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Apogee Enterprises Awards & Accolades

  • America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies, Forbes, 2013
  • 2016 Census of Women in Corporate Leadership Census Honor Roll, St. Catherine University, 2016
  • 2017 Census of Women in Corporate Leadership Census Honor Roll, St. Catherine University, 2017
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