JELD-WEN Reviews | Glassdoor

JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
212 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Mark Beck
29 Ratings

212 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • No work-life balance, expect long hours (in 9 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Group Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pottsville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pottsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were great to work with. Pay was decent.

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations from higher management. Too much micro-managing. Too much mandatory OT for salaried people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people doing the job. You may learn something.


  2. "Stainer"

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

    I worked at JELD-WEN part-time

    Pros

    Great insurance, and good hours. The bosses and supervisors are really nice and mostly respectful. I enjoyed the breaks as well, every two hours.

    Cons

    Long drug out hours. The other negative employees which is everywhere. Very hard working every day and sometimes six days a week.

    Advice to Management

    I really enjoyed management, all except they handle stressful times. When a manager is under slot of stree you should practice on how to handle it.

  3. "Awesome staff"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "accounts payable"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Klamath Falls, OR
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Klamath Falls, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    best benefits, ever
    good group of people
    excellent backup when I had emergencies

    Cons

    low pay
    little promotion
    guys hired for better jobs, move up faster
    Die for the Emperor culture

    Advice to Management

    all the good jobs were moved to NC, they don't care


  5. "Company Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Klamath Falls, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Klamath Falls, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive colleague relationships
    Small town environment
    Team building
    Visible company progress
    Lean efforts

    Cons

    Lower pay
    Small town environment
    Minimal room for promotion


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to gain experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CAD Specialist in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - CAD Specialist in Bend, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement
    Good benefits
    Approachable upper management
    Great social environment
    Helpful management
    Great mentors within the company

    Cons

    Continuous change of management
    Continuous change of ownership
    Lack of job security


  7. Helpful (4)

    ""We are a bottom line company""

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Lexington, NC
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Lexington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seemed a great opportunity at the start. Was offered a manager role at excellent pay. Responsibilities grew rapidly and plenty of room for improvement.

    Cons

    Pay was excellent but benefits were weak. No work-life balance, expect long hours. Each plant is its own entity and competes with other plants for customers so no sharing of best practices. 2017 expectations from 1940s processes and equipment. Lack of training, you are just expected to know or "get creative." Constant pressure to achieve targets or you won't be around.
    Group manager is expected to be all things; manager, floor supervisor, materials coordinator, scheduler, backup operator, quality control, order validation and shipping coordinator.

    Advice to Management

    Lean has to be driven from the bottom up, not from corporate down. Stop the competition between plants, plants should learn best practices from each other. Leadership is there to lead - not just make demands and threats. Invest in training. Look at your management turn-over rate, big red flag!!

  8. "Employee Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Clear job description and helpful team. Everyone is approachable and work well together.

    Cons

    I've found its difficult to advance within the department due to the longevity of those in non entry level positions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Accountant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Decent starting pay for right out of college

    Cons

    Management does not effectively communicate objectives. Antiquated systems that are difficult to work with and produce the information necessary in a usable format.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR PEOPLE ARE SAYING


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place for people of color. Lack of diversity."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate location. Center city location, ideal for commuters. Once they relocate to South Charlotte it is not an ideal commute.

    Cons

    The office located from a conservative town in Oregon to Charlotte NC. The views of the company are not in tune to the area. The headquarters lack diversity. A co worker indicated "I like black people, I like their laugh". That is a statement of a bigot. The scariest part of that statement is not that it was said but it was meant to be a complaint. Most of leadership believes that people of color are hired to meet a quota- per a recruiter. Be mindful that there are less than 10 people of color at the corporate level.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership indicates they would like to improve their processes but, that is not the truth. Leadership likes chaos because it makes since to them. Outsiders beware.


Showing 212 of 216 reviews
Reset Filters