NCI Building Systems

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Updated May 18, 2015
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NCI Building Systems Chairman, President, and CEO Norm Chambers
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  1. Unproductive IT managers and confused product owners

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment especially if you are in OKC IT. Product owners keep developers busy by only asking for quick patches. VP / IT managers do not have to worry about any major planning / product enhancements.

    Cons

    Product owners and senior IT management have no idea in which direction they want to go in the long term. They did multiple failed attempts and spent shareholders valuable money in selling huge corporate wide projects which went no where. They have no courtesy in coming back and telling the employees on what happened to the projects they initiated. IT middle managers happily enjoy the status-quo and do nothing. Many of them barely wrote any piece of code in the past 15-20 years and yet they get to keep their jobs, thanks to their long lasting friendship with the VP and senior management. This company is a bad deal for the developers who want to learn new technology and grow.

    Advice to Management

    Many of your managers including your VP are completely out of touch with the technology. They don't even put any effort at all to learn anything new. Rather they heavily rely on super stars in the team and their conventional wisdom. How can they even have any say on things like source control when they have never used it in a team environment? Replace all of them with people who know the latest technology and/or advanced management degrees if you want anything exciting to come out of this group.
    There's a lot of red-tape in this company. For a simple project to get approved, there will be months of discussions back and forth on ROI etc. which is not even perfect. Senior management including CIO / CFO needs to understand the concept of "Agile" and how a project can be funded incrementally.


  2. non caring company

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    Former Employee - Lead Machine Operator in Rome, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Machine Operator in Rome, NY

    I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the pros were the people you worked with everyday. most were actually genuine people.

    Cons

    i am now unemployed and on unemployment. when i went in for unemployment they showed me what the average was that ny state unemployment thought i should of been making running a rollformer. it was $19,88 an hour to start. after 7 years i was still $5 an hour under that. and i ran two lines and was the lead machine operator in my area. management talks to employees and treats them as if they are children and will downgrade you to where you feel you are nothing. they expect you to stay til all the work is done no matter what time so if you have a family forget about them.

    Advice to Management

    the leadership that is in there now needs a lesson in how to treat as they say Valued Employees.


  3. Helpful (4)

    I'd give negative stars if I could

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    Former Employee - IT Site Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Site Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They paid well and west Houston location convienent.

    Cons

    Not enough IT staff to cover the company's needs. Too many VPs and President demanding immediate satisfaction at the expense of production. Be prepared to work like a galley slave and pick up others jobs because coworkers are too overworked to perform their full range of duties.

    Advice to Management

    You need more IT staff to cover the various sites. To have one full timer to cover a plant the size of a small college plus three other remote sites along with executive support for a number of VPs borders on both insanity and bad business. To expect a new hire who you failed to convey the full background and breadth of the job to immediately pick up where a senior employee (who caved in under the workload and fled) left off borders on malicious hiring.



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