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Pella Overview

Pella, IA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Pella Corporation, we don't just create windows and doors, we innovate with purpose, design with passion, build with integrity, and deliver with pride. From testing beyond industry standards to continuous innovation, Pella goes beyond what meets the eye to ... Read more

Mission: Pella Corporation is a privately held company that strives to benefit customers, team members, partners, shareholders, and the communities in which we operate. We aspire to be the desired brand of choice with an unrivaled passion for what we do and how we do it.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#79)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#43)

Company Updates

  • Our specialized development program creates careers, not just jobs, for every team member. It’s just one of the ways we celebrate National Skilled Trades Day every day. #WeArePella #NationalSkilledTradesDay

  • We’re proud of our longstanding commitment to give back where it all started. Team member volunteerism, donations to more than 50 organizations and dedication to civic improvement in Pella, Iowa, has earned our company a 2020 Community Impact Award!

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Pella – Why Work With Us?

We Are Pella

We're a window and door industry leader, challenging ourselves to do better every day.

We're Different

A culture fueled by Pella Passion.

Pella Passion

At Pella, care is not just a word – it is a legacy. It inspires us to treat one another like family and do right by our customers. It drives us to innovate with purpose, build with integrity and relentlessly pursue a better way. Care is what sparks Pella Passion.

Empowered to be Extraordinary

We believe in our people. And that's why we empower you to develop a career path that supports your unique voice and talents.

Share in our Successes

We're in this together. Pella values and rewards accomplishments through competitive pay, bonuses and benefits. We also invest in your retirement – without requiring a match from you.

Community Impact

We are part of something much bigger than ourselves, and our company culture instills in us a desire to do more in our communities. 

Pella Passion has guided our actions for over 90 years – and will carry us forward as we continue to strive to capture the rare blend of inspired design and exceptional detail. We're passionate about what we do, and we're looking for people who share our passion – from product innovation to manufacturing, and everything in between. Take a look at the different career areas Pella has to offer.

Taking Care of Our Team

Our collection of benefits and perks are designed to help you thrive


Financially Investing in You

We work hard to ensure that team members are competitively paid. We also offer a pay-for-performance bonus to eligible team members.


Your long-term financial goals are also important, so we share a portion of our profits back to each team member's 401(k), even with no required match from you. Pella's contribution is approximately 5% of your salary paid directly to your 401(k).*

We Care About
Your Well-Being

At Pella, you have access to excellent healthcare choices, including medical insurance plans, with competitive premiums. Pella shares the cost of coverage with eligible team members.

Our Health Savings Account offers a company match to pay for certain healthcare qualifying expenses.


Taking Time for You

We are committed to providing flexibility in your work-life, whenever possible. That might mean flexibility in working hours or days, and the option to work remotely. We also know it's important to take time away to recharge. So we offer paid time off, too.


Discounted Pella Products

We offer our team members a 45% discount on all Pella products. We also hold auctions bi-monthly at some locations where team members can purchase select Pella products at a deep discount.


We Help You Give Back

Many of our team members are passionate about charitable organizations and their communities – which says a lot! We support the causes that matter to you through the Pella Rolscreen Foundation, which provides grants, matches donations to charitable organizations and recognizes volunteerism in the communities where you live and work. We even have a college scholarship program to provide annual financial assistance to team members' sons and daughters who are selected through an application process.

*The information on this site is applicable to team members at Pella Corporation and Pella owned sales subsidiaries only. Not all programs may apply to all locations. Profit Sharing amount is variable based on company profit. If you receive an employment offer from Pella Corporation, your offer letter would specify the benefits for which you are eligible.

Representing an outstanding brand. Working for a strong company.

These two reasons are front and center when Pella Sales team members share why they choose to represent Pella Corporation. Pella Sales professionals — no matter what segment they serve or location they work from — are committed to working hard and providing a great customer experience. The Pella corporate culture supports a competitive and fun work environment with ongoing training to help you achieve your goals.

Pella embraces a successful, outside-the-box go-to-market strategy.

Windows and doors are a complex product. Pella recognizes that a one-size fits-all market strategy doesn't position our products for success. With sales teams for retail, national accounts, commerical, architectural and luxury channels, our customers get the specalized service they deserve.

Sales Development Program

Pella has a one-of-a-kind Sales Development Program for entry-level team members. Sales reps in this program receive a salary and work from Pella corporate headquarters for a full year, learning the intricacies of our products and marketing strategy. Then, they are able to choose an open sales position in one of our nationwide locations.

We play an integral role in Pella’s longstanding tradition of building quality windows and doors.

At Pella, the Manufacturing team is passionate about providing customers with quality windows and doors. To deliver high-quality parts and products, our collaborative environment is equipped with the latest technology and clear standards of work. The Manufacturing team is also committed to maintaining a clean, safe and organized work environment for its members.

We encourage innovative problem-solving.

The Manufacturing team regularly engages in DMAIC, a CI-based method of problem-solving. By following DMAIC, we are able to quickly identify errors and develop innovative solutions that continually improve the quality of Pella’s parts and products.

There are many opportunities for career growth and development as a Manufacturing team member.

We cultivate leadership career paths for team members who are interested in becoming line leaders, department managers, production managers or plant managers. Manufacturing team members also have the opportunity to pursue technical careers in Quality, Maintenance and Continuous Improvement. Both hourly and salaried positions are available.

Our Distribution Model

We believe a direct connection to our customers helps us continue to develop and build great products, offer a world class brand and provide exceptional service. Pella Corporation reaches customers through Pella-owned subsidiaries and independently-owned distributors.

Our go-to-market approach connects us to all customer segments through our Pella Direct Sales Network, national retailer Lowe’s Home Improvement stores and select lumberyard and building supplier locations across the U.S. and Canada. We work with end customers, contractors, architects and builders.

Pella Reviews

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    Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pella full-time (More than a year)


    Pella is a great company to work for. Pella has and maintains a very strong team. The training and support is second to none. There are a variety of opportunities within the company. Pella is definitely worth a look at if you're interested in working at an industry leading company with a ton of advancement/growth potential.


    The largest downside I've seen is when I see some co-workers struggle with being out on their own. Some people struggle with having and managing their own book of business. I don't think this con applies to everyone, but it is definitely something each sales person goes through. Whether you can handle it or not is what will decide if it's a pro or con.

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Pella Interviews



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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Depew, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Pella (Depew, NY) in June 2019.


    They are very quick to respond and set up first a phone interview, then a face to face interview. Very professional yet relaxed interview in beautiful new showroom. They follow a well thought out & organized hiring process. Takes a few weeks but they tell you that upfront.

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Pella Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2018
  • 2018 Most Innovative Award, Iowa Women Lead Change, Economic Potential for Iowa Companies, 2018
  • ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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