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JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated April 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Lots of flexibility, Good Benefits" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with and fantastic work/life balance" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very long hours, little to no acknowledgement to a job well done" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Lastly, there is little to no basic training for newly hired staff" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Material Handler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Hard working individual and very easy-going

    Cons

    Not being able to finish a job once I start I like to see things through

    Advice to Management

    I'm easy to get along with an I won't disappoint


  2. "Decent place to work if you're an office employee"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My manager (office manager) was a good guy. The upper management didn't rely on fear and intimidation to manage employees. This job was a good fit for me, the work load was great for my skill set and experience at the time. They were very focused on safety. Most people I worked with were pretty good people. Jeld-Wen is a very big corporate global company, but this location felt like a small family owned shop.

    Cons

    I was laid off, because the former CEO did a very poor job of managing the company. The plant was a dump. Insurance was bad. Pay was not very good, however they paid me fair. No raises or any kind of bonus. The manufacturing people felt neglected and overlooked. Finished good products didn't have a robust quality review process, they just wanted to get anything that looked like a door or window on a truck and off the dock.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the people on the production floor, they really feel left out and they don't feel appreciated.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "makes you a scape goat"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits, vision plan is great for employees.

    Cons

    none of their number are legitimate. They lie to their shareholders and expect employees to do the same then and then get rid of employees when they tell the truth.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to who does the work and who is really cheating the system. Don't over work employees and take care of the ones that work hard. Its not a mans world anymore


  4. "The people make the company"

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    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great PTO policy, good working people,

    Cons

    poor communication, misaligned goals, no direction or clear expectations defined.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "JEM is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice offices with free coffee

    Cons

    ruthless culture, c-suite doesn't understand what is going on


  6. "Amazing Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Junior Accountant in Klamath Falls, OR
    Former Employee - Junior Accountant in Klamath Falls, OR
    Recommends

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to learn, grow, and further your career in accounting.

    Cons

    None, I thoroughly enjoyed my time working as a Junior Accountant.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "avoid"

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    Current Employee - Group Manager in Ringtown, PA
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Ringtown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Warning. Avoid this company. They are complete liars about what the job is about.

    Cons

    Worst job ever. No communication. Bad hours.

    Advice to Management

    Plant management is ok but upper management are clueless.

  8. "Not quite recovered from 2008 housing bubble"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Sells some really cool doors. Will train you since nobody else does what they do.

    Cons

    IT administration is nonexistent. Offers low salaries for specialized work.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize IT projects before your contracts with home improvement stores becomes obsolete and you lose your grip


  9. "Continuous improvement coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Good PTO, a lot of chances to get overtime

    Cons

    Boring assignments, not very good co-workers


  10. "Project Mgr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Good brand
    Good products
    Good leadership

    Cons

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