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Updated February 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Good benefits including 401k, open door policy with management (in 19 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and fantastic work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • All the managers in the plant work long hours too but I heard they are not allowed to hire more people to help us out (in 9 reviews)

  • Low pay for an ever increasing work load (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Grinnell, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Grinnell, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and awesome cowokers. I was only a temp, but I loved working with my fellow staff members. If I had questions or concerns, I was immediately given some guidance or insight. This is a great place to move upward, too, as the company is really growing.

    Cons

    From a temp employment perspective, none.

    Advice to Management

    My manager Corey was always on top of it--I have no advice to her. She works so hard and her team does, too.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and fantastic work/life balance. The company will pay part of your tuition to go to school as well.

    Cons

    The salary I was making was well below the average salary for that position. Management at times also had unrealistic expectations for deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve and be willing to listen to what they have to say. You may gain some valuable insight from within the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, but could easily be much better."

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    Former Employee - Glass Cutter in Stayton, OR
    Former Employee - Glass Cutter in Stayton, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Decent hours, company picnics and bbqs.

    Cons

    Not enough space allowed to list all the cons.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the NAGGING LIST.
    People that call and come in to check on their applications should be hired FIRST, NOT LAST!!


  4. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Klamath, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Klamath, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides good work life balance.

    Cons

    The compensation and learning prospects is not that good.


  5. "Needs vast improvement in all areas"

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

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    401(k) vests immediately but poor company match

    Cons

    No company culture
    Very poor communication (example, company intranet not updated for months at a time)
    They do not know what the word sustainability means
    They do not know what the word diversity means
    Very poor career growth
    Very poor managerial talent
    Way behind in technology
    No onboarding program, HR programs non-existent
    Plants have outdated technology and tools
    Do not want to spend money unless JEM related

    Advice to Management

    Create an actual company culture - let your employees at all levels know they are important - without them you have no company.
    Increase communication - look at your intranet, this should be updated daily for news and info to employees
    Look at all of the areas the company needs to come up to date on, create a project plan, budget for capital expense and get it done instead of sitting around talking about JEM all the time


  6. Helpful (3)

    "company doesn't care about employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Money is the only thing

    Cons

    60 hours a week. Management doesn't care about you


  7. "Summer Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Summer Help in Hawkins, WI
    Former Employee - Summer Help in Hawkins, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great job to make money for school, lots of hours, good pay

    Cons

    days get very long on the assembly line; using handtools for long periods of time is very hard on a body

    Advice to Management

    could be a little more organized

  8. Helpful (1)

    "No career path"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular paycheck with benefits including a reasonable 401K match.

    Cons

    There is no career path with the origination. The company continues to hire more and more directors, plant managers, and vp's that don't have company or industry experience. they are hands off and don't provide real leadership. the CEO recently promoted a person which he said 'we like to promote from within, however we don't have many promotable employees today'.

    After being with the company for 15 years, I've been through the hard times, but now times are good again it doesn't make sense. I make less Monday today than I did 10 years ago. all recognition bonuses, performance bonuses, and vacation time have been taken away. the insurance deductible has gone from $450 to $1500.

    We are now on a flexible vacation which means, if you get fired or leave you get nothing. When you 'negotiate' for time off with your boss, it really means you get to work out of office but must be in contact via phone and email.

    The only people who get bonuses are directors, vp's and plant managers. Interestingly four recent hires, two plant managers, and two directors quite. The longest ten year of the four was 5 months the shortest was three weeks.

    It's sad when you find out someone has left the orginization and the first thing that is asked were they fired. the moral is so bad employees are continually on edge if they are the next one to be let go....

    Advice to Management

    You need to start to take care of your employees. Many of the great employees have already left and many others are preparing to leave as well. the company use to be great and caring, today, employees are not the companies most valuable asset.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "They are a joke"

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    Current Employee - N/A
    Current Employee - N/A
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They match 401k, with health benefits, and some child care help with a savings plan.

    Cons

    They are always dicking you around one way or another. recently they switched us to a 2-3-2 schedule and waited long enough for us to get used to it, only to change it back to a regular schedule with the understanding that they will make no promises not to do that again with no regard for the employee home life. If you are female FORGET about moving up. no matter how much you know, how good you are, and how good your attendance is. it just wont happen. they will promise you the moon and the stars as long as you keep your nose on the grind, but as soon as you ask for the better position you are owed, they make sure the slackers get it.... or the new guy. they dont allow music at any time, and expect that you dont talk much. and the managers are all 2 faced who talk about you behind your back. they will say good job to your face, but talk crap behind your back. they genuinely dont care about your growth with them.

    Advice to Management

    Try correcting employees and teach them why and how come. and actually HELP them get some where in the company!


  10. "clerical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    chance to advance in the company

    Cons

    concerned about the stability of the company

    Advice to Management

    listen to the people that actually do the different jobs. You may learn something.


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