Sr. Warehouse Operator (Former Employee) – Pella, IA – 11 July 2015
Typical day go in work in at varying times as needed in all sorts of different weather and load/unload trailers with product bound for various destinations. Or building windows/doors and operating various equipment as needed by the company. Management constantly critiqued and criticized work practices without ever having done them and offered no solutions to the criticism being given. If you were somehow legitimately injured at work you were punished and in most cases terminated. Make claims to be a family/people oriented company and couldn't be further from the truth. I was relieved when i found another job and resigned.
Better then nothing
short breaks, terrible management, constantly changing schedule, no rearguard for employees.
Maintenace Tech (Former Employee) – Pella, IA – 29 June 2015
Most days started with responding to equipment needing adjustments or start-up issues. Communications with co-workers to determine tasks for the day. Combination of special projects mixed with trouble calls or daily inspections.
descent pay. good benifets
lay offs. turn over in management 2+ times per year. very tight controlled policies
TPM Coordinator (Current Employee) – Macomb, IL – 26 June 2015
It is a great place to work. You have a lot of great team members here that are willing to do what it takes to help the company and yourself grow. There is politics going on here that you would expect from a large company, but its still a great place to work for.
They are felxible with hours in my position.
i don't have any kind of progression to move up in pay.
Drafting Supervisor (Former Employee) – Pella, IA – 28 May 2015
When I first started with Pella, it was a family owned business that gave its employees the respect they deserved for the quality of work they provided. In the later years of my employment there, they became very corporate in that they put the company profit ahead of the welfare and treatment of their employees.
Other than the Marine Corps, this job was the most enjoyable for me.
Lead Value-Add/Composite Builder (Former Employee) – Pella, IA – 6 April 2015
I enjoyed going to work everyday. By far, this is the best company I have worked for in the civilian sector. Great culture, family owned and operated, great compensation, would like the opportunity to work for this company again. Have had nothing but regrets since leaving this company for family reasons in 2008.
Great company, great compensation, excellent benefits, treat all employees great.
LABOR (Current Employee) – MURRAY, KY – 11 December 2014
I BEEN IN MANAGEMENT FOR A LONG TIME BEFORE COMING TO PELLA. THE BIG PROBLEM IS THE MANAGEMENT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR NOT EVEN THERE. THERE IS NO TEAM WORK AND I SURE THEY DONT KNOW HOW TO BUILD THAT WITH THE EMPLOYEES. IT STARTS FROM THE TOP AND THEY ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT, IT FEELS LIKE IF WE GET THOUGH THE DAY ITS GOOD ENOUGH. THE TURN OVER % IS AROUND 75% SO THAT ALONE SHOULD TELL THEM SOMETHING. THE EMPLOYEES ARE SO UNHAPPY AND THERE MAD ALL THE TIME. I DON"T FEEL ANY JOB IS HARD, BUT MANAGEMENT MAKES IT HARD BY THE WAY YOUR TREATED. THE BAD PART IS YOU CAN DRIVE TO WORK AND YOU DON,T KNOW IF YOU ARE GOING TO EVEN WORK TILL YOU GET THERE AND THEN YOU MIGHT WORK 3 OR 4 HOURS. BUT IN THE SUMMER YOU CAN WORK ALL THE HOURS YOU WANT, BUT YOU WILL NOT HAVE A FAMILY LIFE. THE SAD PART IT CAN BE BETTER WITH TEAM BUILDING EVENTS FOR MANAGEMENT. THEY NEED TO TALK TO THERE EMPOYEES WITH OUT THEM FEELING THERE JOB IS ON THE LINE FOR SAYING SOMETHING.
Factory Laborer (Former Employee) – Pella, IA – 21 November 2014
I would complete orders to the best of my ability. Customer satisfaction and safety are top priorities. I have met a lot of wonderful people at Pella Corp. and I was very proud to let people know that I was a member of the Pella team. A lot of labor was in my job description but that made the day go fast. Management was professional.
Always dinners, potlucks etc...
You could tell you had a work out by the end of the day
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) – Sioux Center, IA – 12 October 2014
enjoyed fellow employees and working with computer assisted machines and assembling final parts. Had a large turnover in the management side which had a minimal effect on the employees I was working with. I was laid off during one of the company downsizings they had in that period and bega retirement.
extremely clean envoiornment for machining materials.
never knew exactly how long this manager would be there
Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee) – Story City, Iowa – 25 August 2014
I started out as an hourly team member and worked my way up through the ranks very quickly. Pella is the place that I learned how to become a leader that understands metrics and how to get what is needed. I thought I would retire with Pella and would have if the housing market didn't play a role in shutting down my plant in Iowa. I very much respect Pella and wish nothing but the best for them!