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Apogee Enterprises Overview

Minneapolis, MN
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (APOG)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Working at Apogee Enterprises

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

  • CEO Joe Puishys recently presented 4 Silver Salute awards - recognizing individual efforts in driving retrofit business, executing quarterly reporting on a tight schedule & designing transition communications. Congrats to John, Jamie, Carrie & Maggie!

  • Last weekend, Apogee & Viracon participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk - with a generous contribution of over $1,650!

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Apogee Enterprises – Why Work For 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.


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.


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.


Health Benefits

Medical – HRA Plan and HSA Plan

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


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

Time Away

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

Life/Work Benefits

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Tuition Reimbursement
Health Advocate
Virgin Pulse Wellness Program
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
  • Local fitness contests, such as walking and stair-climbing challenges
  • Lunch and learn seminars on health, nutrition and exercise

Apogee Enterprises Reviews

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    "A great environment for a long stay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Apogee Enterprises full-time (Less than a year)


    Great culture and values along with all sorts of perks and benefits. The ESPP and 401(K) are great, there is tuition reimbursement, decent PTO, great medical, dental, LTD/STD, etc. The benefits are some of the best in the region. There is good mobility within the company and its business units, and positions are advertised internally before they go external. Bonuses are quite good.


    There are some communications and cooperation issue between departments and teams. It's not bad, but it's far from perfect. Salary increases within the same job title can be disappointing. Quality of managers does very between departments, so not everyone will wind up happy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep ensuring that teams and departments don't become silos.

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Apogee Enterprises Photos

Apogee Enterprises photo of: Apogee Office
Apogee Enterprises photo of: Employees enjoy packing food to send to Haiti at Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen.
Apogee Enterprises photo of: Apogee employees spend a Tuesday evening serving a hot meal to the homeless at St. Paul's Higher Ground.
Apogee Enterprises photo of: Employees enjoy making and packing 400 sandwiches to feed the local homeless population.
Apogee Enterprises photo of: Apogee headquarters hosts young leaders from across its subsidiaries for a week-long development and team-building program.
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Apogee Enterprises Interviews



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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Apogee Enterprises (Bloomington, MN) in November 2016.


    Initial phone interview was quick and painless. Nicole was easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable. Onsite interview got a little long, at nearly 3 hours, with 3 different managers. Although it got long, each hour was with only one manager, so I didn't feel overwhelmed by the number of people in the room. Questions didn't feel too challenging, but more conversational. Interview environment was warm, bright and comfortable. Response times throughout were very prompt. The hiring team was easy to access and open to any questions/inquiries.

    Interview Questions

    • Although I was a recent college graduate, I was surprised to be asked about my high school experience. I felt unprepared for this response since I didn't anticipate or understand its relevance.   1 Answer
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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

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