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JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated May 21, 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 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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    • 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.


  2. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone was always VERY helpful, I rarely ever heard people complain, everyone their was very knowledgeable. The processes are very simple and straightforward, I never felt that any processes was overly complicated. Managers were great people, they weren't disciplinarians which is a good thing, and they were always happy to listen to ideas or concerns. They put a very high emphasis on safety both in the office, and on the floor, and they really reward their employees for working safely, with safety lunches, and paying you for your safety ideas.

    Cons

    I definitely didn't make as much money as I should have been for my experience, and what the market dictates for people in my field.....however, they paid me fairly. The company was managed very poorly at the corporate levels - this lead to many terminated positions and layoffs from the executive levels down. Also, Saturday inventories once a quarter are definitely nothing to look forward to.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate management needs to get their acts together, as they hemorrhaged money in 2017

  3. "Sweath shop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Very good people to work with.

    Cons

    It's "make doors" or else. Literally no reason to work there. you get paid. that's it. They infringe on your time at a moments notice. no respect for personal lives and even a "thank you" is hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    Run the business properly to create a better work/life balance.


  4. "Its ok but not excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    You will have a lot of extra time.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. There is lack of clear direction about where the company or at least the facility is going. Saturday extra time is mandatory. Work life balance is an issue here.


  5. "specials dept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Springfield, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Springfield, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fair to good quality materials fair to good machines good to excelent quality glass fair to good quality wood parts hinges good to excelent good metal parts

    Cons

    discrimination from some management not allowing deserving employees advancement in pay grades some poor grade materials used when they should be discarded many doors received damaged alot of time wasted doing repairs on damaged doors

    Advice to Management

    impalment random drug testing several employees using illegal drugs daily


  6. "Company wanting to succeed"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a company which is trying to move forward. It seems the team here is good, and wants to learn more.

    Cons

    Not enough communication on what is coming or whats next


  7. "Group Manager Interior Doors Jeld-Wen"

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    Current Employee - Group Manager in Ludlow, VT
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Ludlow, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engaging management team, dedication to continumous improvement and lean manufacturing principles.

    Cons

    High turnover rate, weekend hours.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to retain hourly employees by adding flexible pay rates.

  8. "Used to be great, Current leadership terrible!"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Level Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Level Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    5 years ago and more, used to be an incredible company to work for, very caring about employees.

    Has great potential to improve, Former CEO Mark Beck was inspiring and just starting to see improvements, but has now been removed by Board.

    Cons

    For last few years the leadership of the company has made many strategic mistakes and has systematically removed nearly all key long serving and experienced people and departments in pursuit of quick short term financial gains. This plan will certainly backfire on them!


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Line Supervisor in Stayton, OR
    Current Employee - Production Line Supervisor in Stayton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime
    Advancement
    Full-time
    Experience
    Work
    Improvement
    Processes
    Have more that 5 words. Let me submit it.

    Cons

    Corporate agenda
    Change in Management
    Inconsistency in planning
    Over scheduling
     Short handed
    Work life balance is bad

    Advice to Management

    Get corporate to see the needs of the facility and not just the bottom line.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Training and Coaching for HR Heads"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, flexibility to work from home when necessary.

    Cons

    Poor management, shows favortism, no opportunity for growth nor advancement, not willing to invest in employees, underpaid and over worked, horrible insurance

    Advice to Management

    Review leadership, streamline a majority of those that work in Human Resources as they do not know what they are doing. Additional training and coaching is definitely needed in this area especially recruiting.


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