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Pella Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "They really understand work life balance" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Flexibility, company ethics, sense of community, challenging work that is never boring, great people" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ungodly amounts of drive time, extremely long hours tedious and boring half of the day doing your best will only leave you behind" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Small-town attitudes make it feel clique-ish;" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "A Top Employer"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Pella, IA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Pella, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pella is a fantastic company to work for and I highly recommend it to anyone considering an opportunity. They care about their employees and help provide experiences in a multitude of functions - they encourage cross-functional development. If you live in Des Moines, it's an easy commute that is well worth the windshield time. You won't find many better companies to work for in the Midwest.

    Cons

    Like any business, there will always be some frustrations and politics. There is a lot of work to be done, and sometimes you'll have to put in the extra hours, but it's worth it. If you have a concern or frustration, express it and try to find a solution. People are willing to help.


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training that is involved is excellent. There is a lot to learn and they are always willing to help out.

    Cons

    Aside from the customer interaction, can't really think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    None, the management has been great.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pella (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good management and good pay structure

    Cons

    Not much to say.


  4. "Service Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Problem solving keeps you occupied all day.

    Cons

    Dealing with angry customers all day.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Work Pays Off"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are provided with every tool needed to succeed. It’s up to you to be successful. Management is incredibly supportive, including the owners. Family owned. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Early morning and Evening appointments. It is a sales position where you are invested in the customer which is a pro, however it can be taxing as you take on more clients. You have to be organized.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. This is the only company where my managers and owners call just to see how I am doing.


  6. "Sales rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pella full-time

    Pros

    Lots of time off, no holiday, no late nights, great atmosphere

    Cons

    None really, just keep it up

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open mind


  7. "Trade Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trade Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trade Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, company ethics, sense of community, challenging work that is never boring, great people

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement, conservative compensation

    Advice to Management

    Provide development opportunities to retain great people and allow for advancement

  8. "Assembly line worker"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Carroll, IA
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Carroll, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good teammates, great boss, great hours

    Cons

    Work is stressful on body


  9. "A lot of changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Peers and most people are really friendly if you are looking to start/raise a family this is a pretty good place .

    Cons

    Very hush hush about every change, your wants when a change is coming, your opinions are hardly considered in these changes which is hard because you always want to do something you enjoy. Very little movement with in the department for progression unless management likes you then they will create a job for you. People have been there for a long time in the same role causing the progression stale, which is great for the company but hard for younger employees ready to progress.


  10. "Department Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pella full-time

    Pros

    Great career to start and learn

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to market

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay rate


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