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Weather Shield Manufacturing Reviews

Updated January 22, 2017
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  1. "Finishing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finishing Specialist in Ladysmith, WI
    Current Employee - Finishing Specialist in Ladysmith, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weather Shield Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is great for area

    Cons

    You don't always get recognized for a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the workers that have been there for the company


  2. "territory sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weather Shield Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company with security and a furure

    Cons

    the middle management sometimes get complacent.

    Advice to Management

    keep the good employees


  3. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weather Shield Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Nice Premium clad window

    Cons

    The Company is the worst run organization that I have ever worked for in my life. I have worked for several companies in the industry and this is by far the worst. Upper management makes decisions that make it impossible to increase sales in your assigned Territory. They walk away from problems and leave the Dealer with the issues. I had to leave before my reputation was destroyed. Beware!!

    Advice to Management

    It starts at the top


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  5. "Customer Serviice Representive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Medford, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Medford, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weather Shield Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Multi Tasking and being able to assist the customers while keeping the best interest of the Company in mind.

    Cons

    I would say sometimes the ethics of other employees, however: you are going to have ethical delemas in every work athomosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job, Continue to train and lead well rounded people as you do


  6. "Territory Manager"

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

    Pros

    Products are well designed and engineered with nice aesthetics. Diversity of product offering is large and manufacturing is very accommodating in specials. This is a manufacturing based window and door company.

    Cons

    The corporate attitude needs to refocus on the customer. Customer service and field service are not dealer or customer friendly. Although they are a manufacturer, they have lost sight of the fact that the sales side of the business is extremely important. The entire company now lacks the team spirit and leadership that the founder Lee Schield established. Pay is low, morale is poor and the customer is the one who suffers most; this is unfortunate because the product is good.

    Advice to Management

    Develop team spirit and reward your employees so that the morale is better. Customer service and field service need a complete overhaul; the attitudes are breaking the business.

    Step back and look at the difference between WeatherShield and Marvin. Less than 20 years ago they were even, yet today Marvin is far ahead. It's all about focusing on the customer instead of allowing apathy to divide every division.

    Time to look in the mirror before it's too late to stop the implosion.


  7. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weather Shield Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice products with innovative mindset, enjoyed the people I worked with. Good work environment and communications with inside sales and support

    Cons

    Service model needed serious help, many negative impacts in territory due to lack of dealer expectations and lack of training, needed better availability of subcontracted service techs instigated by the company

    Advice to Management

    take a look at companies desired territory manager skill sets and seek technical, consultative sales skills and individuals that are able to generate brand identity through the architectural communities.
    Expect more of your dealers to service the products sold, get rid of 80% of your dealers


  8. "Not a bad place to work."

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    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Medford, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Medford, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weather Shield Manufacturing (More than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule was flexible as long as coverage was there. They are really willing to work with you if it is needed.

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs are required for employees


  9. "Its an Ok job."

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    Current Employee - Assembler
    Current Employee - Assembler
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Weather Shield Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the work I do. Management no longer tries to rule with an Iron fist like when I first started. The owners of the company appear to be trying to improve things for the employees after pay cuts and benefit losses in the great recession. You only have to use 4 hours vacation to get a Friday off. Saturdays are now voluntary for now, but worried this will be taken away in the future if their are not enough volunteers. I have worked for better employers and have worked for worst. The wage is fair for the area.

    Cons

    Unpredictable work schedule. You don't know what you are working day to day let alone week to week. The 401k match is poor only 25 cents on the dollar up to 5%. The health Insurance is poor and you cannot buy insurance through Obamacare because they offer a very high deductible junk plan now . The company overall is disorganized and communication of day to day operations within the plant is poor. Their is a negative attitude within the plant that can be contagious if you let it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees with respect and listen to suggestions and concerns.


  10. "Good Place, Hard Times."

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Mosinee, WI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Mosinee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work. Good ownership. You can take pride in the high end product made at this company. their product goes into multi-million dollar homes.

    Cons

    Shaky systems. Poor teamwork. Lack of clear visions. Projects are started and then never completed. Poor quality incoming material makes it difficult to produce a good quality product without extra time and effort.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to production employees. They work with the product every day. Identify bad vendors and work on replacments, their are plenty of suppliers looking for the amount of volume in some products you purchase.


  11. "Good people, Steady Employment, Low wages"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weather Shield Manufacturing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good hard working and helpful people.
    Self insured, provides good healthcare at fair prices

    Cons

    Family owned, family comes before the company.
    Underhanded owners
    Took union lead persons, made them non-union supervisors.
    made unreasonable offer on next contract.
    Forced new supervisors to run manufacturing when union went on strike and
    eventually closed the one union plant of nine total locations.
    Also bought competitors and eventually shut them down while retaining
    ownership of respected brand names.

    Advice to Management

    pointless.



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