ROUTE DELIVERY DRIVER (Former Employee) – West Columbia, SC – September 18, 2018
As a retiree with over 30 years in the transportation industry, I can tell you this is a well established company with some of the hardest workers. Unfortunately, it is supported with college degreed individuals trying to run a Logistics department with little or absolutely no Logistics experience. Who suffers? The customers and employees that made the company. As recent acquisitions and the sell off of its vinyl division, it has compounded the confusion beyond any normal description. I felt like I was chasing my tail every delivery. Drivers bumping into each other at the same customers on a weekly basis. So sad. I really loved this job, the previous management and especially the customers I faithfully served for 14 years.
Lots of overtime. Newer equipment.
Poorly trained Logistics managers. Too many chiefs.
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Dubuque, IA – August 16, 2018
The company is very good at giving back to the communities in which they are located. Strongly encourages employees to give back in one way or another. Employees are kept informed of events, awards the company has received, and successes of different work sites via intranet communications. Fast-pass environment.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Marion, OH – August 15, 2018
I loved working there, i loved oushing my skills my work , it sucked only having one break an it was 10 minutes , walking across shop took 3 out already so really i didnt get a break , Lunch is 30 but your only getting 20 sum with walk , they need better trainers to actually show you enst way and help not somebody thats been working there long an just tryig to hurry
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Bayport, MN – July 26, 2018
If you have not been with this company for 20 plus years, there is no opportunity and your job is in jeopordy every day. All it takes is for one 30 plus year employee to not like you and they will find a way to get you fired. Not fun going to work looking over your shoulder on a daily basis
Extrusion Operator (Current Employee) – North Branch, MN – July 17, 2018
Andersen Windows is a company that claims to care for each individual employee. However, that is not the case. Andersen does not care about the extrusion line operators and are unwilling to work with them when issues arise in their personal lives. The schedule is the only good thing about working at Andersen. The starting wage isn't terrible but could be better for the stress you deal with on a regular basis at work. The days are long and boring and the people working are always crabby or stressed out.
Assmebler (Former Employee) – Dubuque, IA – June 20, 2018
They treat their employees fairly well. Although they don't allow you to have a life outside of the company. I always felt like I was taking my work home with me when I wasn't even in a leadership position. Little concern for less senior employees when something comes up with children durring work hour and you would have to leave. Not a company I would go back to.
Paint Line Operator (Former Employee) – Menomonie, WI – June 6, 2018
I was only there for a short time but I really enjoyed it. The people were nice and helpful, I caught on to things very quickly. A lot of us got laid-off in February for a short time. I had foot surgery and couldn't return when they called me back in after 3 weeks. I was laid up at home for around 8 weeks and just didn't return after that.
I remember being able to wear shorts there anytime but you had to have steel toe shoes or boots. It was air conditioned too but since I was there from Nov to Feb, I didn't get to experience it.
Very nice and clean break room and bathrooms, people were very nice and management was great
Got laid off due to lack of work and having to go through a temp agency
IT Manager, IT Operations / Applications (Former Employee) – Oak Park Heights, MN – May 25, 2018
Be prepared to work with a 100 year old culture, slow, with several technology leaders that have never worked in the IT industry outside of Andersen. It is changing, new blood is being infused, but they are frustrated! The lack of trust and wide spread indecision within the IT leadership ranks - breads dysfunction and it impacts the their teams.
Production Associate (Former Employee) – Bayport, MN – May 21, 2018
This job was my first job in the United States where I handled screw drivers and pliers to work. It was not easy but with determination, I learned quickly on the job and became one of the dependable employees on the assembly line.
I didn't know how to handle screw driver or a drill but my supervisor taught me and worked together as a team,
100 series is a cheap fibrex window that is manufactured in Bayport and in Texas. But in Bayport you could compare it to a zoo with the management being animals as well. The work is great, simple and anyone can do it. Management is the worst part about this place. So if you don't mind the heat and want good pay with easy jobs, then this is the place for you. But if you can't handle being a slave and guinea pig and aren't level headed enough to not blow up on the management, I would turn elsewhere.
Short breaks, non paid lunches, not climate controlled
Bypass this company. There are much better companies to work for.
Shipping (Former Employee) – Lansing, IL – April 23, 2018
Andersen in Lansing, IL is a union shop that forces all production employees to join teamsters 731 in order to work there. Once you're in, you become ineligible for any kind of profit sharing, no 401k participation for union employees either. Pay is low. Supervisors are pressured to meet production goals, which mean treating workers like machines. No Christmas bonus. An annual christmas lunch is 45 minutes long and you stand in line 15 minutes for a serving of chicken and mashed potatoes. Annual company picnic is the same. Its only 45 minutes and is held in parking lot. My biggest disappointment with this company is that it didnt raise wages or acknowledge workers in any way after the big corporate tax break was given to companies. This is one company that does not give a rat's tail about its production employees.
free pizza to increase productions and courage to implement good employment environment
I am a certified QC. (Former Employee) – North Brunswick, NJ – April 4, 2018
I am a QC Check and a Welder and I did the Welder the best to drive the production on at least ten lines at Andersen Window Corp. I am the best of the best producer and you never have someone like me since the production never goes up all these 27 yrs. I came to get it up every lines they used me to put me there at the welder that day; I got every 216 windows as expected 200 windows all the times that I have never let my boss down as most and all the times they all liked me so much to the planning on those lines I would never be forgotten.