You will not succeed at Jeld-Wen unless you are a brown noser or a pet of a team leader or supervisor. It's all about who you know. It's a horrible place to work and I work there from many many years before one day I was suddenly let go they are not loyal to their employees to the employees who have been loyal to them over the years. Being there for many years does not matter to them in any way whatsoever
It's management 101. And it's all about the leads. You have leads that have no business doing that supervisor role. Back stabbing against leads to cover mistakes, delivery promised, why something isn't going down the line for fear of repercussions and basically a general distain between upper management and lower level employment.
It doesn't help the GM makes promises e can't keep.
Fill all positions on 1st shift before making skeleton crews on 2nd and 3rd shifts. Keep upper management accountable for schedule overages during the week. Stop making line leads do manager responsibilities. Acknowledgement goes a long way for employees and is a definite morale booster. Give back everything that was taken away when onyx took over. Listen to employees when there is a problem not blow them off. Last but not least stop accepting overages from other plants when we have full schedules ourselves.
Treat people with respect. Show loyalty to those who have put years into the company. Raise pay across the board. Rather than asking for 50-60 hour work weeks, hire more people to cover the work load. Recognize those who go above and beyond in their desire to produce quality.
Praise instead of criticize. Thoroughly explain evaluations. Listen to the lead managers rather than making decisions based on random information. Come down from the office and see what employees are doing.
Stop overworking people and fix the turnover rate
Answered - Laborer (Former Employee) - Grinnell, IA
Make it a safer work environment.
Answered - Group Manager/Management (Former Employee) - Ringtown, PA
Quit supplying bad product, you also will keep business
Answered - Door Puller (Former Employee) - Pottsville, PA
return incentive to stay employed.
Answered - Final assembler (Current Employee) - hawkins, wi
Show value to your employees especially when they are taking on more responsibilities then the job called for.
Answered - Regional Account Manager (Former Employee) - NY