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Pella Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • They really understand work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Good training; great people to work with (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours during peak construction season (in 7 reviews)

  • No succession planning, no chance at internal growth, poor decision making at top levels (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pella full-time

    Pros

    Product and training were wonderful

    Cons

    Sometimes focused on growth over customer service.


  2. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Beltsville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family environment great place to stay

    Cons

    Small not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work

  3. "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.


  4. "POWERED INDUSTRIAL VEHICLES OPERATOR/TRAINER"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Power Industrial Vehicle Operator/Trainer in Pella, IA
    Former Employee - Power Industrial Vehicle Operator/Trainer in Pella, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wages, Benefits and Profit Sharing are excellent
    Employee Recognition and Awards
    Employee Commeradarie
    Excellent Corporate Strategies and Goals

    Cons

    Some Lower Management Questionable
    Philosophies Changing From Employee Independence-Networking and Decision Making No Longer Encouraged

    Advice to Management

    Let The Employees Work Together and Be a Team That Help Each Other When Needed Instead of Control Plans and Staying at Your Work Stations at All Times


  5. "A Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pella full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Culture, Leadership, and Development

    Cons

    High expectations, lots of change

    Advice to Management

    Keep the resources aligned with the expectations


  6. "Great Environment, Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Pella, IA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Pella, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to expand your skills and grow in your role. Helpful and genuine executive leadership as well as a great camaraderie among team members. Ownership and individual accountability is encouraged and there are always opportunities within the business to move around ( at least laterally) and grow.

    Cons

    Very process oriented, at times at the expense of common sense and agility. Lot's of "red tape" on getting things done. Can be difficult to move up in your specific discipline in the organization because management is very tenured and those roles do not come open often.


  7. "Over worked, Under paid"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Gettysburg, PA
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Gettysburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    $14.35 an hour is a decent amount

    Cons

    Terrible management, Mandatory Overtime, Short Breaks

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees

  8. "Terrible job, false promises"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Caldwell, NJ
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Caldwell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pella (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule which is nice. Unfortunately the reason it is flexible is because there are not enough appointments for everyone.

    Cons

    You are asked to do other people's job without getting paid to do it and without any training.
    Dealing with the head office in west Caldwell is extremely difficult since no one is willing to help
    AWFUL pay structure
    Bigger appointments are given to the reps who have been there the longest. No chance for new people to make money
    Forced to lie to homeowners and explain the window is different than the Pella window you can buy at Lowes There is 0 difference.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the incompetent employees in west Caldwell
    Don't over hire
    Quit the whole "we care about your family" act. Everyone sees right through it.


  9. "Miserable"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Newtown, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Newtown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few and far in between! Software, products are good but I'm hearing a GIANT recall! The inside team is awesome.

    Cons

    Management micro managing is a very difficult thing to deal with as an adult! Way too many flaws in the systems i.e.; if your ordering this window you can't order this even though the computer oks and prices the item! Constantly dealing with the B.S. OF INCOMPETENCE WITH MANAGEMENT!

    Advice to Management

    Quit and go back to to school. Take classes in management, NOT accounting and matrices!


  10. "Great Environment and Opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pella full-time

    Pros

    Potential for new opportunities within the business, if you are up for a challenge.
    Great people throughout the organization, even in upper management.

    Cons

    Corporate policies get in the way of compensating people for what they are worth.
    Management positions have long tenure, which makes it difficult to break through and advance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let good people get away. Too many times people have left because they weren't able to advance or get compensated for their skills.


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