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stressful
Craftsman/Builder III (Former Employee) –  Shenandoah, IA27 November 2017
managers come and go pretty regurley.lot of turnover.people in charge dont know what's going on half the time.every evaluation you would always be a point or 2 short from getting a raise no mater how hard you worked.Managers expected you to do half of their job while they sat in their office and played games on computer. you had to come up with ideas for improvement or get written up.
Pros
wages
Cons
managers, and HR
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Horrible place
Operator II (Current Employee) –  Murray, KY15 November 2017
Management is a joke, favoritism definitely plays a role. They say "seasonal overtime" when you get hired: that's a lie. We've worked 50 plus hours every week for over a year. Hard work isn't rewarded, it's taken advantage of. Not evaluated by work ethic, but how much you affect others emotions and all the EXTRA stuff you do. Safety is their least concern. Management can pick and choose which policies to follow. Teammates are great, but everything else sucks. They don't turn the air conditioner on until a few people have passed out from heat exhaustion. NOT AN EEO WORKPLACE!!!
Pros
Decent starting wage
Cons
Everything else
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Poor Company to work for.
Operator (Former Employee) –  Murray, KY14 November 2017
Very disorganized company. Management doesn't care about how you're feeling, or if you're sick, they'll write you up no matter what, even if you have a medical reason for not being there. You have to wait months before you can get any medical leave. Unsafe working conditions. Poor work/life balance. Depending on how far away you live you could wake up anywhere from 1-3 hours before you're supposed to be there. Morning shift starts at 7 a.m. and you work til 5:30 p.m. every day, Saturdays 7-3:30, which results in very little time to do anything fun. While working at Pella, I only got 4-5 hours of sleep every night, and only 1 day off per week. Lot's of drama in the company culture. Fellow employees won't hesitate to "throw you under the bus".
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Benefits
Cons
Short breaks, poor work/ life balance, disorganized
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Manufacturing
Department Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Carroll, IA14 November 2017
Can talk to management about anything. They take suggestions from employees on how to improve things. Great benefits. Good pay. Can advance within company if you wanted to.
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a fine company, filled with good people
data entry and retrieval (Former Employee) –  Pella, IA3 November 2017
* Long hours
* Required learning large amounts of information
* Worked with and for good people
* Rapid change in product lines
* Encouraged good working relationships with co-workers
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Pella is a good place to work
MRO Manager, AMD Plant, Purchasing (Former Employee) –  Murray, KY 4207124 October 2017
Pella is a good place to work in some areas. Overall it is a good place, some of their cultures are very different and you can tell there were clicks of managment
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Operator/Laborer (Current Employee) –  Murray, KY2 October 2017
Fast paced! Pay is good first evaluation you will get a raise however second you probably will not. Most people are nice. Day shift seems to be the most liked people there night shift not so much.
Pros
Some free meals
Cons
Too many hours
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Very good company to work for.
Production Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Pella, IA28 September 2017
Fast paced environment.
Very safety oriented
Good management.
Excellent benefits.
Profit sharing.
Family oriented.
Overall a great place to work
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A typical day at work
Factory Worker (Current Employee) –  Pella, IA23 September 2017
It will depend on what the day is. I have came in and been expected to do two different jobs. Also the management team does not want to listen to the employees and all suggestions are known as being dumb.
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Not a bad company just not family friendly
3rd shift assembly (Former Employee) –  Gettysburg, PA20 September 2017
You work hard long hours with mandatory overtime.6 months out of 12 you only have time to sleep and work no life. A lot of in house fighting and high turn over even with management
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Great company to work with - great people
Team Lead - Oracle (Former Employee) –  Pella, IA19 September 2017
It was a great experience working in Pella Corporation. The Management and the people make it a special place to work in.

Will highly recommend Pella Corporation IT jobs to any future aspirants.
Pros
Management, Perks, People
Cons
Location
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Good job
Dip tank off-loader (Former Employee) –  Pella, IA18 September 2017
Pella Corp. is a great place to work. The people are great and everyone does their own part in working together for the greater good of the custors and the employees.
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Productive but poor management
Production operator (Former Employee) –  Murray, KY14 September 2017
Fast paced, good pay, but a backstabbing culture and very questionable management team. Good benefits and excellent 401k program with a good bonus structure.
Pros
salary
Cons
long weeks, only 1 day off most weeks
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Job Culture is very much like a family
Senior Engineering Technical Lead (Former Employee) –  Pella, IA27 August 2017
Management expected employee to stay at work even if sick.

Certain managers were cut throat. Back stabbers.

The hardest part of the job was getting a just review.
Pros
Family environment at work
Cons
Management has some weak managers who can be cut throat
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Great Company!
Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  Pella Iowa24 August 2017
I never intended to leave Pella. The housing slump of 08 slowed us down and they were laying off. I accepted voluntary compensation package after Bass Pro offered me a job.
Pros
Great Culture
Cons
Hot in the summer
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Fun Workplace in a beautiful town with good people
Architectural Project Drafter (Current Employee) –  Pella, IA21 August 2017
A good company where you can pick up valuable workplace experience in a variety of roles. As a drafter, I spent most days in front of a computer, which has it's share of difficulties, but the rewards of the job include good benefits, meeting lots of good people, and opportunities in other positions in the company. Plenty of chances to try out other positions in the corporation and gain more knowledge about the company. People are friendly and always willing to offer advice and help their coworkers learn new skills to advance their career, or move on to a new one.
Pros
Benefits, Pay, Good Town, Good people, Fun place to work
Cons
Lack of Job Advancement, Stress, Lack of communication between departments, Low level of appreciation
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Great place to work
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Murray, KY18 August 2017
Great Benefits! The pay was great. Great work environment. Overtime was tough during busy season. It left me looking forward to the slow down period. Managers was fair and easy to work under. The work can be physical in certain departments.
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Stable
Production Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Carroll, IA10 August 2017
A very stable dependable jobs. Wonderful people to work along side.
Love the holiday break.
Enjoy company events.
Great bonus.
Glad to have blue cross blue shield
Pros
Benifits lots of overtime
Cons
lots of overtime
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great place to work
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Carroll, IA8 August 2017
wonderful place to work, very family friendly. management was very helpful in all aspects of the day to day operations. I would recommend Pella Windows as a great place to work
Pros
great management team
Cons
lots of overtime in summer and extremely hot conditions
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Clean enviroment, nice co-workers.
Maintenance Tech (Former Employee) –  Gettysburg, PA25 July 2017
I love the work and do not mind the long hours. The management team is not easy to cope with. They create a lot of unnecessary pressure on workers due to their production needs and efficiency numbers.
Pros
co-workers.
Cons
management decisions.
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