Trim Saw Operator (Former Employee) – Ozark, AL – June 17, 2016
Most work days at Jeldwen are pretty hectic. Management leans more towards one shift rather than making both shifts balanced and focused on the same production needs. There are many hard working employees at jeldwen that are not noticed. Jeldwen of Ozark could grow very quickly if management took a little advice from employees on the production floor rather than sitting in the office making decisions on paper and applying it to the production floor. I do agree a companies needs and I also understand that in the production business the employees work alot harder when they know their work is noticed and their opinions matter. Despite the typical problems we had in the workplace I actually enjoyed working with the employees at Jeldwen. I think with proper management Jeldwen of Ozark will prosper!
Labeler (Former Employee) – Springfield, VT – July 5, 2016
JELD-WEN was short, but far from a sweet experience. The work load there is very demanding. Most of the time you are either struggling to keep up with the demanding work, or standing around doing nothing because the workers are sick of doing anything. The environment is awful in the summer time without any a/c throughout the factory except within the management offices. They are usually more quick to write you up for being 10 seconds late to your shift than they are to reward you for doing a great days worth of work. The attitude of the workers is terrible with majority of the people more looking forward to getting out than they are of going to work. Breaks are only 10 minutes long, with majority of the break taking up the time just to walk across the factory or out to your car. There are no personal benefits or incentive to get any of the work done other than job security. Once they realize you are good at a job they are usually quick to leave you too it even if you show interest in doing other things. Management is terrible with most decisions being based upon taking more things away from the workers and being more strict when it comes to messing up. When it comes to personal of family matters outside of work, they will be more quick to worry about how many doors are going out than the own employee's personal well being. The only good thing about the place is the pay if you are willing to stick through the elimination process of temporary employees and hold over the job long enough to do so.
line worker (Current Employee) – Pottsville, PA – May 29, 2016
either your to hot or to cold, pushed till you fall over, not trusted to do your job cameras all over the building. Management so smart they are dumb. Advancement within the plant is not there, and a lot more
I enjoy my current job but I moved to Deland 5 months ago, I work 3rd shift and its becoming dangerous during the morning for the drive , its a excellent company to work but the commute is long, I recommend my work place.
Quality Support Associate (Current Employee) – Garland, TX – March 17, 2016
Overall company isn't ideal for a career job, team leads are more dependable and hard working than the supervisors. The higher up cover up each others mistakes by firing employees, and job security is questionable on daily basis. If not for the team leads and 2 supervisors I would contact the EEOC on this company!
team work, work load
unappreciation, communication, short breaks with long hours
welder (Former Employee) – Stayton, OR – February 22, 2016
a typical day at work started early and stayed productive. worked in required area for that day and made sure that the quality of the windows were acceptable for it to leave my area.I learned to be a good teammate and a quick learner since a lot of the time things came up and you had to fix things on the spot. Management could have been better. my co workers were friendly and we got along and got the job done. The hardest part of the job was dealing with machines breaking down and slowing down the productivity of the line and lowering the moral of the group you are working with, a broken machine lowers the incentive that we were working so hard to keep. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing a finished product at the end of the line with high quality. knowing that the customer was going to be happy with our finished product.
plenty of vending machines and fun co workers
lack of communication between workers and management
laborer (Current Employee) – Pottsville, PA – February 17, 2016
I start at 6:45am to 2:45pm. I have learned to do many different jobs since I have been there from team leader to loading trucks. Sometimes you need to take on jobs yourself, to know how to handle them when no ones around. Like to work with others. Hardest part of the job is being able to accomplish a lot in a little time. Be responsible to be left alone that the boss trust me with the tasks at hand.
Door repair (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – February 17, 2016
The work was decent for the money i had earned, but they kept taking more and more time with not real compensation, for such things. they kept adding more and more rules making work even harder. A day would consist of pushing doors and repairing some to put them back on the line, along with paper work, making sure each stack of doors had the right information with the right amount of doors, going to the right place. Management was more concerned with numbers despite saying safety was number one, Number was even better then quality. Co-workers where fine in fact if not for them it would have been really bad working there. The hardest part about the job was keeping up with all the new rules and procedures that they gave and took every few weeks. The most enjoyable part was when everything went smoothly with a few repairs while all the machines worked.
Was able to go to speedway for lunch, decent money
Sealer (Former Employee) – Ringtown, PA – November 25, 2015
They don't train the new employees. No teamwork, they don't use proper ppe, and they didn't give me medical care when I needed stitches. Then the next day I was terminated for cutting my finger. Now I cannot find work and worried about losing the house I lived in for 43 years. They are very heartless.
It's close to home
Not a secure job, poor pay and they lay off employees during the holidays.
Lead Customer Service-Inside Sales Rep (Former Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – October 22, 2015
I was able to learn many different positions within the office. Since the company believes in cross training, I was able to learn positions such as Human Resources that I had never been trained on before. The atmosphere was like family here and I really enjoyed it.
Being able to learn many positions
Very long work hours at times up to 80 hours a week
run you dry 10 hr days on 3rd shift while 1st only has to work 8 hrs
Painter (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – October 12, 2015
management is quick to place blame on everyone before them self they allow management to say what ever they want to you yell, cuss there are no sensors, the want numbers over quality and keep getting the product back that was sent out in bad condition from the beginning.