Assembly Operator (Former Employee) – Gettysburg, PA – 23 May 2017
Not a good place to work. they work u like machines, but get written up if u get hurt. not a fun place to work. I feel that the friendship that was there is not there anymore. The management used to be fun and work with the lines But now all they want to do is sit in there office and wait for some one to ether miss up or quit. U never know how many hours u work a day or even a week. They change all the time.I have seen a lot of strong spirited people be broken and torn down do to the lack of friendship there is in there.
Segment Business Manager - North East Region (Former Employee) – Pella, IA – 6 April 2017
Family owned and culture for employees, but operates like a well oiled business machine. Great Company, wish I was still there. Quality products, processes and service to internal and external customers.
Great product, great culture
New Management changes may upset the companies stability
Team Member (Current Employee) – Gettysburg, PA – 27 March 2017
If I would have known that this place was going to turn into the awful company that it is I never would have started working there. They say opportunity for advancement but that's a lie unless you want to be a brown noser. They expect way too much out of their employees. Most people can't work that hard or that fast, especially in the summer heat. Saturday overtime is mandatory most of the year so be prepared to have no life. There is no air conditioning and the ppe and dress codes keep your body covered so you sweat like crazy. Management is incompetent. In a ten hour day you get 34 minutes of break time: 8 min break, 18 min lunch, 8 min break. There is a reason why this posting says hiring is ongoing. No one wants to work there.
Production Line Lead (Former Employee) – Gettysburg, PA – 15 March 2017
I worked my way up in the company and at the begining it was a great place to work for, but as new upper management took over we as team members went from that to just another worker and the enjoyment went out the door and lines started to work with less team member and was asked to do the same amount of windows in a day and mulitple job. At the end I was trying to move from a lead to manager and I was advised it wouldn't happen. When I gave my 2 week notice I was walked out the door and didn't receive any pay for the 2 week notice or the holiday pay that I was to receive.
Operator (Current Employee) – Murray, KY – 10 March 2017
I work with a great group of people. We are always looking out for each other. Safety is of the highest concern. I am compensated very well for my time, however, I do feel like I am at work more than home. The demand on my time tends to be overwhelming at times.
Great group of people to work for and with. Great benefits.
Assembly Line Operator (Former Employee) – Gettysburg, PA – 11 February 2017
This place will put you into an early grave. Lead people showed favorites. Best not to have a family because you won't see them ever. Serious lack of communication. Pella does 45 job fairs a year, there is a reason for that. You can make decent money at pella, but they will destroy your health in the process. There is a reason very few people over35 work there. No education required to work here as long as you have two legs, two arms, and a will. USE CAUTION!!!
Retail Sales Consultant (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – 2 February 2017
Great quality products, still family owned company Company is a bit too slow with changes in the marketplace Very traditional management structure from top down Hardest part - meeting the sales targets that keep growing
Operator (Former Employee) – Macomb, IL – 22 January 2017
I've worked for a few different managers here and some were helpful and worked with me to get better and learn my job, where others saw it as a badge of honor to fire people, so they clung to the smallest excuse to write you up. They would tell people, "I had to talk to you about it, so it's a write-up."
Ultimately all management advancement goes through third/second shift as well. Gamebreaker for many.
Free food sometimes
Pretend to be interested in servant leadership, but they are just like every corporation
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Gettysburg, PA – 11 January 2017
Company offers good wages and benefits. Training process is better than most. Job responsibilities are challenging though - fast paced, can be somewhat repetitive. But they offer good benefits and the people I worked with were awesome!
Contact Center Agent (Former Employee) – Pella, IA – 19 December 2016
I was very close to all my co-workers and most of the management. I would take phone calls daily to help customer's with their Pella windows and doors. The difficult part of the job was not interacting with people personality. I like to talk to people face to face instead of over the phone.
Tech Operator (Current Employee) – Murray, KY – 15 December 2016
If you don't mind working hard pella is the place to be.people who work there are fun to work with and there are a few activities such as there golf league,that is a blast. They have Christmas parties for your kids and Easter parties as well as bowling tournaments golf tournaments and sometimes flag football.