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Updated February 9, 2017
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  • Very little room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • upper management is complaining about saving money (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Group Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    It's close to home for me

    Cons

    No bonus for managers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A terrible place to work!"

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    Former Employee - C-operator in East Towanda, PA
    Former Employee - C-operator in East Towanda, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Nothing good about this place!

    Cons

    This job was terrible. I would not recommend anyone to work there. You can't plan anything when you get told half an hour before your shift ends that you have to stay 4 more hours. They are not safety oriented at all.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being all about yourselves! Think about your employees and their families even a little.


  3. "Old Guard fiefdoms are still in place."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Klamath Falls, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Klamath Falls, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New CEO bringing in senior leadership staff that know what a modern company needs to do to be successful.

    CEO avails himself to anyone as his time permits and he seems to genuinely care about the rank and file employees.

    The company is moving in the right direction from an operations and quality standpoint.

    Cons

    Old Guard "Command and Control" type of management style still pervades the company below the surface.

    Career opportunities are non-existent.

    Pigeon holes are commonplace management tools.

    Advice to Management

    C-level and Senior execs. - Making the company attractive to millennials is good but you have existing talent that is being hidden from view. Cultivate it...directly if necessary.

    CGM and lower - It's not about cutting costs. It's about establishing value.


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  5. "It's getting better"

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

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

    Pros

    The new management out of Charlotte is making a very concerted effort to improve and invest in Klamath Falls.

    Cons

    The "Old Jeld-Wen" still exists here and can be difficult to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change. Don't be afraid to let people grow and be cultivated. Don't let your department become stagnant.


  6. "Decent place"

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    Current Employee - Production Operative in Hawkins, WI
    Current Employee - Production Operative in Hawkins, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highest paying company in the area, friendly co-workers for the most part. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Efforts go un-noticed, easily passed up by less qualified people just because they've been there for a long time. Non-stop 50-60 hour weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop recognizing time-served versus actual talent and efforts.


  7. "Okay company"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will find a variety of people from diverse background.

    Cons

    Since the training is not really good, the company prefers to hire people from the outside( leadership position).

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training


  8. "No company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Located in a beautiful area.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is disjointed; one location doesn't communicate with the other and there are no growth opportunities. Additionally, no credit is given to staff for their work and it's hard to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to take staff's suggestions and needs into consideration. There's an air of us(Senior Leadership) vs. them(staff).


  9. "General labor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocklin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    40 hrs a week work

    Cons

    Complete mismanagement from the top down


  10. "It's a job that could be a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good work, plenty of mandatory overtime, company seems to be expanding, meetings seem useful, communication is very open up the chain of command, seems to be decent ability to win job bids.

    Cons

    Management isn't great, there is a lack , of good training, they can't seem to retain new hires (though this is a problem in most factories), several departments seem understaffed due to low cross training and departmental isolation, and other related issues, communications between shifts is sub-par, night shifts are chronically undertrained, line warehouseman are routinely on line because of inability to staff and train positions properly.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to get the job done.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "JELD-WEN"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Established and competitive position in the market. Marketing spend is being activated and helping with brand awareness which provides leads as well as confidence with customers and employees.

    Cons

    Current company culture is a challenge. On the surface the right things are said but the actions of the management team towards their employees is short sided. This breeds a culture of fear rather than creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time training and mentoring employees at all levels.



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