Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) – Fife, WA – December 6, 2018
Productive workplace. Management is fair and pleasant. Learned how to repair and maintain window manufacturing equipment. This is a relatively new plant and there are some kinks that need to be worked out.
Typical factory environment, lots of back stabbing
Production Line Operator (Current Employee) – West Salem, OH – January 25, 2019
If you don't talk to anyone you would probably be better off. Coworkers all throw people under the bus, management is different on each shift so every shift change is a nightmare. Corporate plays favorites and punishes people they think rock the boat. Two tier pay scale turns coworkers against each other and hurts job performance and quality. There is opportunities to advance. That's about the only good thing about that place.
Advancement with the company
Pay, management, coworkers, point system, vacation time
Glass Cutting Operator (Former Employee) – Fife, WA – January 24, 2019
I was one of the lucky people who had to commute to Bothell before they opened the new location in Fife. The new location was bigger newer and a lot cleaner. Management was nice and making sure employees had all the necessary equipment.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – December 15, 2018
If it weren't for above average pay I don't believe this company would have any employees. Very old school and siloed. Almost as if manufacturing, corporate and distribution are three different companies. Very little training and career development opportunities in most areas and expected to just learn on the fly. Private equity firm just wants to grow top line sales and sell so most management decisions are made just to get by in the short term but very little long-term initiatives. The systems are all very outdated and it feels like the company still operates like it is in the 1970's. It is crazy to think this company has been in the building materials industry for over 60 years and still can't build a window because manufacturing turnover is so high. Management makes employees feel they are just lucky to have a job and just throw money & excuses at things instead of trying to learn from the rest of the industry
Above Average Pay, Average benefits
Communication, Just about everything else, very cutthroat
Quality (Current Employee) – Fife, WA – December 14, 2018
From plant manager to all the supervisors and HR poor management! They treat people like slave. You only have two 10 minutes break and in that break, restroom and walking to the cafeteria is included. Who do that stuff? For working 10 hrs you only have total of 50 minutes break and lunch.
Plant Manager (Former Employee) – Yuma, AZ – November 13, 2018
excellent corporation and management. Teamwork, coaching and mentoring, lean manufacturing events, strong mission and vision, respect, dignity, professional ethics, goals oriented, key metrics in all areas.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – October 18, 2018
My direct supervisor was an excellent leader. Her boss, however, was horrendous. All of upper management were essentially titles only. None of them knew how to manage anything, including themselves. In the time I worked there (several years) I received one raise. They claimed raises were based on profit but somehow all of upper management drove Mercedes and BMWs. All the while customer service reps are being screamed at daily while being paid $13 an hour. Production of windows was horrible, shipping nearly always caused damage to products, and the warranty was terrible. Not to mention the warranty department.
long work hours, poor management, lack of time for life outside work
wrapper (Former Employee) – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – October 11, 2018
working for more than 12 hours every day. bad heat. people i worked with were more than amiable but management didnt seem to know what they were doing. only provided 1 break and a lunch. worked 6 sometimes 7 days a week
i was provided money weekly
only 1 break. no time to do anything but work. hard on the body
Saw Operator (Former Employee) – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – September 4, 2018
This job was not bad because of the work I had to do each day. It was bad because the lead (or department manager if you will) was over working everyone including them self to compensate for the life they wanted to live and the personal problems said person had going on financially after a divorce. We found ourselves working 6 days a week, 11 hours each day with only one 20 minute break in the morning and a half hour lunch at noon. Also to note, the lead would never tell us what time we were getting off either. It would be withheld from us like it was a secret. The money was nice but I had no time outside of work to myself and its easy to rack points there when you miss. The company does not care for your reasoning when you miss work; You will get a point. I cant speak for any other department because I didn't work in them but if you apply here I would advise against working in the screens department.
West Coast Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – September 2, 2018
I was spread too thin. I was working off the clock and it still was not enough. Management just pushes and pushes until you crack and can't take anymore. That is not a way to run a business. I actually loved the job but the pressure was too much. The turn over is very high.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Fife, WA – July 28, 2018
I am a temp worker right now an have been there for 2 week's. I knew the 2nd shift that I was going to work for the job offer at the end of my obligation to My temp agency. I have net ppl that in my 2 week's there that I have never met at jobs that I have been at for yrs. The management is incredible they are right there on the floor working right next to us daily. The hrs are there for the ppl who want to work.. They told me from the 1st day that they don't See Me or anyone else there from a temp agency temps we are associates period. I'm very blessed to have this job. I am very grateful for the chance to show them that I deserve a job offer.
Ok for entry level, but don't stay long and don't expect career advancement
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – July 10, 2018
The corporate environment leaves a lot to be desired. The management is apathetic to the salaried and hourly employee. There is an air of "tow the company line" and maintain the status quo. Proactive change is not part of their agenda. Employee satisfaction is not a priority. Medical benefits are absurdly expensive. No structured PTO policy- at the discretion of your manager. Micromanaging is a way of life here. Employee be aware!