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Updated February 24, 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. "great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    long hours to work in summer


  2. "JELD-WEN is one of the best companies to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Retirement Benefits Ops Manager in Klamath Falls, OR
    Former Employee - Retirement Benefits Ops Manager in Klamath Falls, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at JELD-WEN was one of the greatest experiences of my life. They are more like a family than a business. I still keep in touch with many people working there years after leaving.

    Cons

    Klamath Falls is a hard place to live for a city slicker like myself.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical design of everything in a 1000 employee plant"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Towanda, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Towanda, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great job. Talented people. Secure. Good pay and benefits. I had the ability there to contribute extensively in problem solving and improvements plant wide.

    Cons

    The con is we used to be Craftmaster Mfg. and we were purchased by Jeld-Wen. Jeld-Wen is home based in Klamath Falls Oregon. They terminated or drastically reduced the function and capacity of our engineering, HR, customer support and accounting departments. These functions were to be practiced at their corporate office. Jeld-Wen has many plants worldwide and all the plants are basically production and warehousing only. All admin and engineering functions are located in the corporate location.

    Advice to Management

    Our upper management was great. We were a proud and top notch company with an outstanding reputation as Craftmaster. The management and technical people all worked as a team.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very political with micro-managing senior mgmt."

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    Former Employee - Boss in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Boss in Dothan, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have decent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Senior VP likes to control everything. Extreme micro-manager. Needs to her off his high horse.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Product Data Programmer
    Current Employee - Product Data Programmer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation, 401k, health benefits, many locations, paid holidays

    Cons

    Top-heavy management, salary, change in leadership has caused JELD-WEN to lose the "family feel" atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Consider matching salary to similar positions with other companies


  7. "temp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chiloquin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chiloquin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    love it very safetg conscious

    Cons

    none icant think ol any. cons


  8. Helpful (1)

    "job needed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wedowee, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wedowee, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to work with public

    Cons

    Will have further to drive to work

    Advice to Management

    I am hard worker that don't ask for much time off from work


  9. "CAD Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CAD Specialist in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - CAD Specialist in Bend, OR

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

    Pros

    Great company to start your career. Plenty of benefits. Awesome mobility, I was able to move up into the career I wanted pretty quickly.

    Cons

    If you want advancement in the company you need to do more then just work hard. Be the squeaky wheel!

    Advice to Management

    Cross train management in the beginning for a brief period. Then allow management to stay in their areas and specialize a bit more so employees don't feel as lost. Other then that pretty good management team.


  10. "Regional sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in North East, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in North East, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Pay
    -Car Allowance
    -Cell Phone
    -iPad
    -Management does not micromanage
    -Lots of room for growth
    -global company
    -Company pays for all travel expenses

    Cons

    Not a lot of structure.
    No real training programs
    Overall really good company to work for. Can't wait for my future to continue

    Advice to Management

    Better training for year one and two


  11. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees, community feeling, support, management, and attitude

    Cons

    Commute, vending machine, flowers, heating and telecommunications

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!



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