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JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits including 401k, open door policy with management (in 16 reviews)

  • Good people and friendly atmosphere (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, usually 10 hour days, and most Saturdays (in 6 reviews)

  • It's low pay for a workload that is constantly increasing, and it is a very disorganized place (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "they do not value their employees there"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Venice, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Venice, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    pay is fair for simple jobs, but raises are unheard of.

    Cons

    if top management does not feel you are a team player its over for you. I have not spent any quality time with my wife or kids in months!!!

    Advice to Management

    be more willing to listen and value employees. balance the need to produce products and have a family life too


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dead end jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ??? in Lexington, NC
    Current Employee - ??? in Lexington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A paycheck, coworkers, longevity bonus, health benefits

    Cons

    Poor working conditions, no respect, low wages but very hard work

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way you want to be treated or would want someone to treat your family

  3. "frustrated and dissappointed at the experience so far!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it pays the bills and keeps a roof over my family's head, that's about it though...

    Cons

    no flexibility in mgt. The company does not care about how they treat their employees.

    Advice to Management

    open your eyes and listen to people when they try to contribute


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No professionalism on any level"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Manager
    Former Employee - Group Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaches you how not to run a manufacturing facility

    Cons

    Very long hours every week. Frequent mandatory weekend work with no clear goals set at the start of the day. Little to no notice of overtime. Lack of leadership and vision by upper management. Everybody operates in a state of fear of being written up.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust people once they are in a position. Try something new once in a while. Get some education in the field you are working in.


  5. "rantoul division is terrible, no chance at career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Line Worker in Rantoul, IL
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Rantoul, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there really r non. paycheck but far less than it should be

    Cons

    no respect for workers, long hrs, not what u know but who u know, better chance for career advancement comin in off street than working here 10 years

    Advice to Management

    treat people fairly, better chance for career advancement for people with seniority, better pay


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Disgraceful, arrogant and not worth the time. And poor wages"

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

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

    Pros

    None really. Overtime, but it's crammed down your throat and if you burn out, no advantages for the 60-70 hrs weeks you did put in.

    Cons

    Lots! Management has to be #1 issue.
    Prejudicial treatment for friends, family members and 1st shift.
    #1 comment from a manager- Not my problem, ask someone else.
    #2 is I don't know!
    Equipment never gets fixed, the "buck" is always passed, and the high turnover means you'll know more about your job in 6 months than the 22 yr old manager of 2 months.
    Also it REALLY pays to be male... No female floor managers. They do have some as leads, I think??

    Advice to Management

    Ask the people who know their job. Fully implement any 1 of your 50 ideas. Try to be fair to ALL your employees, not your buddies. Get some diversity, this way you have more thought out solutions to the myriad if problems slowing production. Stop trying to outdo the next shift and help each other... There's lots. Managment needs an overhaul from the top down.


  7. "Sad Place"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Yakima, WA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Yakima, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no best thing about this place, its a managerial disaster, they allow you to get busted with drugs
    or alcohol in your system and "give" you a chance...

    Cons

    getting everybody to work together, on the same page , and to show up for work on time, or show up for work period

    Advice to Management

    pull your heads out of your air holes and get off the internet and or smartphone and get involved in what the hell
    product you are making....you pay "incentive" to absolute morons to screw up windows i.e. wrong glass/no grid/no screen/
    wrong grid...the list is endless...but the pay these morons extra money to continue to do it...but if you get caught with
    drugs in your system...its ok....

  8. "Brought me and my wife plus our belongings to start a new a new career in a new town, was blindsided, now unemployed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Family orientated, if you play their game

    Cons

    Not the friendliest or supportive people I have ever worked with.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice if there was a program to understand how the process works and people who help you to understand. Very biased!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Management is a joke"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Direct deposit that's about it

    Cons

    Unfriendly employees
    No management just a guy sitting in a room being a babysitter
    Stress levels too high
    No positive attitudes

    Advice to Management

    Fire and re hire someone with a back bone and drive


  10. "Worse company ever."

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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Starting salary way below current market wages.

    Cons

    Pay. Your just a number

    Advice to Management

    Send your employee to training, have more employee related events to praise your employees during the work week. Give your employee raises.


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