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Masonite International Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  • Upper management does not communicate with employees (in 8 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is challenging sometimes (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Masonite Cares"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Masonite International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company with great benefits. It pays well and give job opportunities to small town citizens with big families...

    Cons

    Wouldn't recommend to mother's with small children because of the swing shifts and 1 weekend off a month in some departments...

    Advice to Management

    Great job...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Masonite International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Kind coworkers, great culture, incredible management team

    Cons

    High expectations (which isn't a con, but I had to put something here) and while there are high expectations, definitely plenty of guidance and grace on learning along the way

  3. "Improvement needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Masonite International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Industry structure and employee passion. The industry lends itself to allowing this company to be a leader and it should be able to be highly profitable and create large shareholder returns.
    There is a large employee population that are passionate about the company and go above and beyond, with very limited resources and support, to keep the company performing as well as it does.

    Cons

    Executive management and senior leaders of the company make short term decisions to cut costs, while simultaneously saying (internally and externally) that they make decisions for the long term, not on a quarterly basis.
    The executives hold themselves to a different standard than they expect from the levels below them -- regarding work ethic, travel, expenses and transparency/truth. Their egos appear to come in to play quite frequently, putting the company valuation in jeopardy.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. It is all well and good to communicate often - but you are losing credibility as your leadership actions do not follow your words. The constant roller coaster of hiring and firing is detrimental to the moral of the employees. The operational issues have gotten worse and the CEO is running operations.


  4. "Plant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Masonite International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth / Compensation / Culture

    Cons

    Corporate politics / Human Resources

    Advice to Management

    Old timers shall get more recognition through what they had see in the company - Do not break trust


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good old boys still running things"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Masonite International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation package was generous, most people are genuine. Tampa office is well equipped and parking is paid for. Decent health and 401k bennies

    Cons

    Good old boys club runs the show. If you run afoul of them prepare to be forced out!! The inner circle is impossible to enter. They are not interested in improvement plans for performance, love to "press the fire button"

    Advice to Management

    Get real and stop wasting people's time!


  6. "Plant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Masonite International full-time

    Pros

    They pay upper manager very well

    Cons

    They do not listen to the working employees

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Area Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Masonite International full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, great perks.

    Cons

    needs more organization and less favoritism.

  8. "Current Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Masonite International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most people believe and live the blueprint and the our cultural values.

    Cons

    Compensation inequity among peers, same work less pay

    Advice to Management

    Compensate folks for the role not based on the lack of leadership to fight for you.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "A lot of work ahead...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Masonite International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation and some great people. Looks like the company knows that there is a need for a cultural change.

    Cons

    Highly stressful and disorganized environment. Plenty of fires all the time and no back-up plans. Feels like strategy/approach is constantly shifting, with every personnel change. Disconnection visible on different levels of hierarchy and too much politics/unethical behavior. Depends on the department, but the workload can be a big problem.

    Masonite seems like a company that knows where it wants to be, but is spinning wheels and doesn’t really know how to get there.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce a true open door policy. Deliver on commitments. Start living by the blueprint. Good luck!


  10. "My experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Masonite International full-time

    Pros

    Committed to improving customer experience and providing quality products. Generally top management has a good plan to provide these. Some good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Time lines and pressure to perform are often very heavy and do no consider available resource to do quality work. Many time the quick solution is the only solution with no time check into other alternative or finding root cause.

    Advice to Management

    Use the ground floor resource better and create a better relationship between these resources and team leaders and management. Often new management or leaders are not prepared on able to talk about products and expectations with the resource they have


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