JELD-WEN

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JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated 11 December 2014
Updated 11 December 2014
82 Reviews
2.6
82 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
  • Got one raise in 6 years, no bonuses or commission in "Sales" regardless of managing a 15 (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very political with micro-managing senior mgmt.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Boss in Dothan, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Boss in Dothan, AL (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Have decent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Senior VP likes to control everything. Extreme micro-manager. Needs to her off his high horse.

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

    Pay could be better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Frame Assembly in Hawkins, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Frame Assembly in Hawkins, WI (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Paid weekly, manager in my department was awesome! Very laid back super nice.

    Cons

    Very old out dated machines alot of doing your own maintenance. Pay could be higher. Not much of a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better more efficient equipment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor management, low wages, subpar benefits, poor job security.

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

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

    Pros

    Family owned at the time I worked in one of their plants. Usually had weekends off even during busy times of the year. Tuition reimbursement offered and at the facility I worked there would have been plenty of time to go to school

    Cons

    Not a lot of business which made this a part time job. Management is incompetent and likes to have fall guys in place to protect their job. The real philosophy is to "keep your best workers underneath you" so a manager can make his or herself look better. Hiring a person with a degree does not make them a better candidate to manage an area vs someone with 10 years experience but the culture of Jeld-Wen says otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your best and get rid of all you incompetent finger pointing blame gaming so called senior managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not what it used to be

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

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with good people.
    The benefits were ok, with certain ways to make them more affordable.
    Plenty to do at work each day.

    Cons

    Below industry average compensation.
    Little opportunity for promotion/salary increases.
    Inconsistent communication from management/department heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was a time when the small town/family type environment actually existed. Now it seems all of that is lost in the scramble to cut costs no matter what. The employees need to feel valued and that there work can actually help accomplish something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoyed my job, but left a bit to be desired.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed watching the outcome of projects I was responsible for.

    Cons

    Company not the same since changing hands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time thinking outside the box.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Channel Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Strong Products
    Strong sales team
    Previous management
    Long History
    Strong middle management
    Customer Focused
    Good employees
    Strong Marketing / Product Development

    Cons

    Company decides when or if to give bonuses. No control over own destiny.
    Company retirement held hostage as the company stock continues to decline.
    Current management has little concern for employees.
    ONEX has cleaned house destroying previous company values and culture
    Operationally driven company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take control of the company from investors to return the company back to the days when JELD-WEN's culture was driven by the "Golden Rule."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Promising future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The future of the company is promising with the new executive leadership that has been brought in.

    Cons

    The company is made up of many past acquisitions, so there is still much streamlining that needs to be done. It will be bumpy next 2-3 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    location management leaders fail

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    • 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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    good short term job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Third Shift in Pottsville, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Third Shift in Pottsville, PA (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good and you are guaranteed one day off. Paid holidays.

    Cons

    the management are a bunch of idiots. Everything that is done there is done on a day to day basis. No one plans anything and some days you are forced to drop all your plans and come to work. Call offs are based on a point system, so you better remember how many points you use because the people upstairs dont keep accurate track so there is a chance that they will just fire you if they feel like it. In this company Gays have more rights than anyone else. So if you get in a fight with a homosexual, dont expect the management to believe anything you say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring kids straight out of college who dont know anything about the company and how it is ran.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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