It's a really good place to work if you like fast pace work
Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) – Gettysburg, PA – 22 November 2017
I worked at Pella for almost 10 years and I never had any problems with any of the people that I worked with,my coworkers or management ,it was always a good secure place to work, unfortunately I had some legal problems and I had to leave for a while and so that's why I'm applying again because I really like to place it has some really good benefits especially profit sharing it's also really convenient for me because it's close to where I live and so that's also a benefit for me, I will only recommend it if you like Fast Pace work which I do.
Craftsman/Builder III (Former Employee) – Shenandoah, IA – 27 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.
Operator II (Current Employee) – Murray, KY – 15 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!!!
Operator (Former Employee) – Murray, KY – 14 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".
Short breaks, poor work/ life balance, disorganized
Factory Worker (Current Employee) – Pella, IA – 23 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.
Fun Workplace in a beautiful town with good people
Architectural Project Drafter (Current Employee) – Pella, IA – 21 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.
Benefits, Pay, Good Town, Good people, Fun place to work
Lack of Job Advancement, Stress, Lack of communication between departments, Low level of appreciation
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Murray, KY – 18 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.