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JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated July 28, 2018
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Pros
  • "Lots of flexibility, Good Benefits" (in 20 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Long hours and sometimes have to go in on the weekends" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Low pay for an ever increasing work load" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Care Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Grinnell, IA
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Grinnell, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, Great matching of 401K! They offer free money management and online trainings through Wells Fargo for planning for the future. We get recognized for our work and what we do as a whole as well as individually. Our boss is a team player always looking for our best interest.

    Cons

    It's a fast paced work environment some don't see that in the beginning and the work there is to do so we tend to go through representatives quicker.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees give credit where it is deserved.

    JELD-WEN Response

    Jul 26, 2018 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work for massive overtime"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Factory Worker in Hawkins, WI
    Current Employee - Factory Worker in Hawkins, WI

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance benefits, good 401k

    Cons

    Management has no clue what's going on, poor hours, everyone sick of working 10 hours and Saturdays

    Advice to Management

    Get hours down, move orders to other plants that aren't as busy

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Research and Design in Klamath Falls, OR
    Current Employee - Research and Design in Klamath Falls, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and culture is very friendly. Benefits are pretty nice. Compensation is not great, but definitely fair for the area. Lots of opportunity for growth in some areas, almost zero in others.

    Cons

    Unpredictable, constant restructure of management. Budget is #1 priority. Manufacturing or production jobs can be challenging and very demanding. Most employees are under utilized.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and give more opportunities for growth. Require continuous leadership education.


  4. "Very disorganized place to work"

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

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    They feed employees when forced to work 12 hour shifts

    Cons

    Everything else... no time for family or friends... worked every weekend

    Advice to Management

    Let Managers manage and stop micro managing everything .

    Lead times are ridiculous..
    get an ERP system that wasn’t popular when “Beat It “ was number one on the billboard charts...
    Buy scanners for inventory purposes...
    way too many to mention.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Could be an outstanding company but not quite there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is plenty of work to do

    Cons

    There are not nearly enough people or resources to do the work

    Advice to Management

    Management is aware of the problems


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and nice office space.

    Cons

    Went from a family owned business to a investment firm.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Would not recommend"

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

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office
    Decent benefits and vacation policy

    Cons

    Ever changing management
    No communication
    High stress
    No set procedures

    Advice to Management

    Be better communicators
    Set processes and follow them
    Treat your people like they matter

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sawyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    The money was great.

    Cons

    10- hour days, 6 days a week. Only 5 days off a month. Poor management.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Mount Vernon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good 401K program.

    Cons

    Management always changing. Can work 10 hour days and Saturdays. Work Life Balance hard to plan. Stressful.


  10. "Regional Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, Good Benefits.

    Cons

    No Commission structure or bonus


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