JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
66 Reviews

2.5
66 Reviews
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JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
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3 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits but you will work OFTEN (in 5 reviews)

  • The people are great to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no growth opportunity, no bonuses (in 3 reviews)

  • Klamath Falls is a hard place to live for a city slicker like myself (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company with good benefits and fair pay.

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Lexington, NC (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Lexington, NC (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great history of having good people to work with.

    Cons

    Bought out by a venture capitalist group changing the dynamics to a more win at any cost attitude. Lost commitment to tenured employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the folks that brought this company to the top before the downturn in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This company is a frustrating place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bedder  in  Mount Vernon, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Bedder in Mount Vernon, OH (US)

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its easy to obtain health benefits and that is about it.

    Cons

    There is not a single once of fairness within this company. They promote from within, but only if they're your buddies. New ideas aren't considered but they say that they are. This company will tell you one thing and do another.
    After being employed here for 2 years, they have only gotten my check correct twice, not exaggerating, twice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You NEED to value your employees as they truly are your bottom line. You need to improve work conditions and quality of workmanship will improve. You need to cut down the we vs they mentalities in the plants and encourage shifts to work as teams together instead of opposing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Much has changed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Having a flexible schedule and good co-workers.

    Cons

    The compensation has been steadily declining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that we are people, not just a number.

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  5.  

    Mechanical design of everything in a 1000 employee plant

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer  in  Towanda, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Towanda, PA (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It was a great job. Talented people. Secure. Good pay and benefits. I had the ability there to contribute extensively in problem solving and improvements plant wide.

    Cons

    The con is we used to be Craftmaster Mfg. and we were purchased by Jeld-Wen. Jeld-Wen is home based in Klamath Falls Oregon. They terminated or drastically reduced the function and capacity of our engineering, HR, customer support and accounting departments. These functions were to be practiced at their corporate office. Jeld-Wen has many plants worldwide and all the plants are basically production and warehousing only. All admin and engineering functions are located in the corporate location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our upper management was great. We were a proud and top notch company with an outstanding reputation as Craftmaster. The management and technical people all worked as a team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sad Place

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    Former Employee - Production Manager  in  Yakima, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Yakima, WA (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok. I made a living. Management does not listen or get things done right.

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    Former Employee - Frame Builder, T-bar, Glazier  in  Bend, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Frame Builder, T-bar, Glazier in Bend, OR (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A more livable wage than other local companies. Some bonuses for long term employees.

    Cons

    Poor management. Management does not listen well to employees who see problems and have solutions. I had 9 supervisors come and go in 11 years, some were fired, some demoted, some forced to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the employees who actually work hard and listen to them. Give them some respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Eh.

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    Current Employee - Kiln Operator
    Current Employee - Kiln Operator

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    -You make a livable wage
    -Benefits
    -Non union

    Cons

    -Management doesn't listen
    -Management is ignorant
    -Management doesn't keep you informed
    -Ancient equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration that us operators might know something.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work and very nice people there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People are great and the work environment is very friendly.

    Cons

    There is not much good opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Beware if you like time off!

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    Former Employee - Group Manager
    Former Employee - Group Manager

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits but you will work OFTEN!

    Cons

    You will work many many hours in a week to include weekend. If you like your time off I would reconsider this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be proactive and not reactive. This would cut down in all the overtime. Only take on business you can do. I know it is more cost effective to work over time then to hire more employees to get the job done in 4o hours. Hence, future employees beware.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Pottsville, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Pottsville, PA (US)

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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