JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated 12 October 2014
Updated 12 October 2014
74 Reviews
2.5
74 Reviews
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JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits but you will work OFTEN (in 7 reviews)

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


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

  • Crazy hours and travel at times (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    location management leaders fail

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Kissimmee, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Kissimmee, FL (US)

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No pros at this location.

    Cons

    GM, agm, are dinosaurs, pm inexperienced and manages by inducing fear and threating our jobs daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice for JELD-WEN, get a new GM with people skills, remove the AGM and replace the PM. New GM to create a positive working environment. where it is one rule for all employees, add some diversity in management, have no favorites and this will eliminate the hostile work environment.

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

    Cyclical, matching the building products industry.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Good benefits. Opportunities to contribute. Appears to be in a growth cycle.

    Cons

    Not the same company as it was 10 years ago. Not better or worse, just not the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the knitting.

  3.  

    "Good ole boys club"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Management in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Company is willing to relocate, good benefits, and has solid training programs on company products. Friendly environment at production facilities only.

    Cons

    "Little room for advancement, pay scale for women at corporate level is noticably lower than for men. Mediocre salaries compared to industry, only women in upper executive level positions have many years with company. Encourage employees to further education with promise of further advancement, nothing ever materializes. Management reductions come too often across company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new leadership no longer holds or promotes the company values and culture that was established by the Wendt Family. This has been detrimental to employee morale at every level within the company. The entire attitude of corporate appears to have changed, and ethics and values forgotten once corporate moved to Charlotte. Upper management is in CYA mode, and not moving the company forward as a lean organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good opportunity for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good job advancement opportunities for those that are willing to work hard without continuously complaining

    Cons

    Office management not being able to visualize the overwhelming work loads of some and spreading it out so employees are not burnt out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    View overall employee work loads by dealer, account sales per year, # of salesman per account, dealer proximity to JELD-WEN plant to determine work load of employees. Better tools to deal with customer questions, quicker changes to company quoting and internal system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Worse company ever.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Starting salary way below current market wages.

    Cons

    Pay. Your just a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send your employee to training, have more employee related events to praise your employees during the work week. Give your employee raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Management is a joke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Direct deposit that's about it

    Cons

    Unfriendly employees
    No management just a guy sitting in a room being a babysitter
    Stress levels too high
    No positive attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire and re hire someone with a back bone and drive

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

    Thrown to the wolves!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Good people. Sunday off

    Cons

    Revolving door of employees. 14 hour days 5 days a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start being proactive not reactive. If target numbers are set high, make sure all machinery is set up to handle it

  9.  

    Good company with good benefits and fair pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Lexington, NC (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Lexington, NC (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (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
  10.  

    Mechanical design of everything in a 1000 employee plant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Towanda, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Towanda, PA (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (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
  11.  

    Brought me and my wife plus our belongings to start a new a new career in a new town, was blindsided, now unemployed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time

    Pros

    Family orientated, if you play their game

    Cons

    Not the friendliest or supportive people I have ever worked with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice if there was a program to understand how the process works and people who help you to understand. Very biased!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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