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Pella Overview

Pella, IA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
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Working at Pella

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.

Company Updates

  • "It's worth its weight in gold." - Andrew Elthon, Pella team member

    In an effort to attract and retain talent, Pella is opening a Des Moines-area satellite location that will offer commuting team members more workplace flexibility.

    Pella Corp. opening Des Moines metro office to attract talent, ease worker commutes

    CLOSE It takes about an hour - each way - for Andrew Elthon to drive from his home in West Des Moines to his office in Pella. "That's essentially two hours of my life I'm not going to get back," he said.

  • Two of our communities, Pella and Carroll, IA, made the list for USA Today America's 50 best cities to live. We're proud of these communities and the people who make them a great place to live.

    Do you live in an ideal community? America's 50 best cities to live

    There are nearly 20,000 villages, towns, and cities, across the nearly 3.8 million square miles that comprise the United States. More than 1-in-10 Americans move each year, and suffice it to say, when it comes to choosing a place to settle down, they have options.

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Pella – Why Work For 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.

It takes a team. 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. Our five-year average is 7.41 percent 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.

Every year, we offer free health screenings to our team members, spouses and retirees on-site at many locations. Participants receive personal wellness coaching and reduced healthcare premiums. 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. 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.

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    "The best culture and place to work- on the Planet."

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    Current Employee - Segment Business Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Segment Business Manager in Des Moines, IA
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    I have been working at Pella full-time (More than 3 years)


    Amazing culture. Development is highly prioritized. Challenging, yet extremely rewarding. Innovative- future thinking. Incredible place to work. Highly recommend and I often recruit every chance I get.


    None. It's an organization that focuses on development and enables teams to achieve their goals. We own our success.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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Pella Interviews



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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Murray, KY
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Pella (Murray, KY).


    Applied online. Received phone call from local HR manager. Completed an hour and a half phone interview with corporate. Moved on to an on site interview with a panel of four people. Received a tour prior to the panel interview.

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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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