JELD-WEN Employee Reviews

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If you want to work more than 50 hours per week, then apply.
Lead Assistant (Former Employee) –  Etna, OhioMarch 11, 2017
It's a job. You build doors, you load them in to a truck. The work schedule is never the same, and saturday work is never known until friday. So, if you want a life, don't apply.
Pros
Rate of pay
Cons
Lack of management and too many hours
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Lead Operator (Former Employee) –  Pottsville, PAMarch 3, 2017
Jeldwen was a great place to work if you enjoy working with your hands and building, or running equipment. I enjoyed my years as an operator and the people I worked with. Never short on hrs and the pay was excellent. Management though could use some help on how treat their employees.
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Great job love the work place
Painter/Laborer (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 23, 2017
They really care for employers. Great safe working envirement. The benefits are great. We work as a team. Keeping ourselves and others safe.
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Productive
Factory Worker (Current Employee) –  Hawkins, WIFebruary 22, 2017
It's an easy job, if you like factory work they'll always have something for you to do. You're building the frames of a window. Cleaning the glass, using all sorts of drills nail guns and machines of all sorts. The people you work with and the people that train you are all super nice.
Pros
The money you make and the benefits are nice
Cons
Hard to get around because the place is so big expexially on 10 min breaks
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JELD-WEN has been my life
General Manager/Production Manager (Former Employee) –  Garland, TXFebruary 21, 2017
Excellent company. Long hours, but compensated in the past by the management bonus program based on profitability. Supported all relocations with an excellent relocation package.
Pros
Corporate support
Cons
Need to "grow their own" management team more
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steady work environment
window bedder (Former Employee) –  Ringtown, PAFebruary 12, 2017
learn that the place is a big operation, everything is made to be put together and create doors and windows, great company and very well operated
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Jeld-wen is imbalanced
Data Entry Clerk (Current Employee) –  Grinnell, IAFebruary 10, 2017
When you work weekends, you do so from a laptop that they send home with you, you are not paid for that time. Management stands over you, but offers no assistance, just get it done. The training is nil, they put you at a desk and say here you go.
Pros
Small town
Cons
Management has their head in the sand
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Private family orientated Oregon firm
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 1, 2017
Great management, open door policy, friendly and fun atmosphere, opportunity for advancement. They definitely reward hard work.
Pros
Great executive team, flexible with family/personal needs, fun
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pay not promised
Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIJanuary 31, 2017
at this company there are employees who have worked over 20yrs and dont make more than $15hr. you work around 6 days a week with no time off. they promise wages and raises but dont give them.
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10-Hour 6-Days a Week
Door Assembler (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIJanuary 31, 2017
Jeld-Wen's Moto "We bring beauty and security to spaces." Employees motto "screw me sideways and dip me in industrial Elmer's glue."

Plant Location: Interior Doors Division, Grand Rapids
Job position: Door Assembler

-Typical Day-
A typical work day begins with a team meeting were a series of complaints/insults are hurled from management's direction, in an attempt, to inspire everyone to work harder. It usually ends up lowering morale.( examples: our numbers are down, too much talking, too many new people, you guys need to step it up, etc) While working you'll get drenched in industrial Elmer's glue and are given 2 new people to train and are expected to build a single door within 5-10 seconds. The doors are completely held together with glue and the glue does fly in every direction. By the end of the night, you'll have multiple cuts/splinters from handling wooden rails, and glue will end up in places where it was never meant to be.

-Management-
Management is sick and tired of training new people. Training includes watching new-hires perform the job and includes a lot of moaning and talk of finding a better job on the part of the trainers. Part of the reason why there is so much turnover includes trainers telling trainees if you find a different job take it.

-Work Culture-
The workforce is truly worn down from working 6 days a week, leaving many tired and at their wit's end. The truth is the company doesn't care about its workers, and the workers, in turn, could care less about the products they make. The atmosphere is gloomy and at times the tensions get
  more... so high between management and hourly it could be cut with a knife.

By far the worst factory I have ever worked in.


Breaks: 2- 10 minutes breaks, 20-minute lunch
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Pros
NONE
Cons
Short Breaks, Short Lunch, Disconnected Management, Long Hours, Gloomy Atmosphere
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Summer job
Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  Chiloquin, ORJanuary 30, 2017
Only worked here for a summer. I did not receive any benefits as it was only a part-time summer job. However, the management was great to work for and most of the employees were cool too.
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Kept you busy, good attendance
Tally Clerk (Former Employee) –  Bend, ORJanuary 20, 2017
It was not to bad but I was getting really burned out after 31 years! Motivation required, appreciation for your experience level, tried to keep their workers busy through the winter months. Last resort was unemployment benefits till the company got busy again. I loved the health insurance! Would give the different departments awards for perfect non injury claims. Company picnics. Ham or turkey for Christmas to all employees. Dependable work.
Pros
5 weeks paid vacation, awesome medical benefits, reliable work availability
Cons
Breathed in sawdust, minimum amount of sick days, worked until all orders where done for the week.
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great hours
CUSTOMER CARE REP (Former Employee) –  Grinnell, IAJanuary 16, 2017
They have great hours for workers. They teach you how to stay calm in stressful situation. Co-workers were very helpful. Hardest part about the job was getting irate customers.
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Not a solid company to be a part of.
Group Manager (Former Employee) –  Garland, TXJanuary 14, 2017
Management is out of touch with the market place. Sales forecasts always wrong. No new product development. Poor product reputation. No longer place value on quality products.
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Busy fast paced environment
Purchasing Agent (Current Employee) –  Grinnell, IAJanuary 10, 2017
Busy work place with multiple products to offer and exceptional amount of components that go into making those products. Have to deal with numerous vendors to ensure that those components are delivered in a timely manner. Sometimes things a bit hectic but they normally work through it and get done what needs to be done.
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productive a great place to work
INSIDE SALES (Current Employee) –  Klamath Falls, ORJanuary 2, 2017
Productive and great place to work, I love my management and direct supervisors. The hardest part of my job is when there and corporate catalog error and merchandise is in high demand. The best part of my job is that we all work as a team and complete the work that needs to be done.
Pros
flexible schedule, team work
Cons
short lunch
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fun wprk place
Assembly Line Worker. (Former Employee) –  Grinnell, IADecember 27, 2016
they pay much money but good place to work and easy jobs i worked there for 1 years and i enjoyed doing it they slow down in the winter time so u wont get that many hours
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if u want be tired all the time and no family life
Builder level three (Former Employee) –  vtDecember 19, 2016
It is not the best it will work in a pinch but nothing more the manager to worker relationship is nothing it u r dedicated and will ten miles to get there in the snow and are ten minutes late thwy will still go to the extreme they don't care about the people at all .
Cons
run down
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58 hr a week if you don' t have a life and you want to mandatory overtime this is the place for you
Pre-Finish (Former Employee) –  Hawkins WisconsinDecember 5, 2016
58 hours a week if you don't have a life and you want mandatory overtime this is the place for you, you will have no family time
Pros
30 min lunch
Cons
Dirty and dusty place to work
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Loved it there
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Rantoul, ILDecember 5, 2016
Overall I really loved working for Jeld-Wen. They had great benefits, pay, and worked with you when you had situations come up.
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