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Pros
  • The compensation and benefits offered here are extremely generous (in 3 reviews)

  • Flexibility for a work/life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not take the time to learn who their employees are (in 4 reviews)

  • The best talent is leaving and and new good talent doesn't stick around for long (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    DO THEY REALLY CARE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Delta, CO
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Delta, CO

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good place to work if you have a job

    Cons

    TO MANY CHIEFS AND NOT ENOUGH INDIANS, WHERE I WORKED THERE WERE NO BONUS GIVEN OUT ,EXPECTED EVERYTHING BUT NEVER GAVE ANYTHING AS FAR AS INCENTIVE AND YOU MUST LICK THE RIGHT BOOTS TO ADVANCE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about the people who gave over 10 years of service to the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away... far far away

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I could not share any Pro's for this company based on the Con's that I experienced. The hourly employees are great, but management is severely unprofessional and does not conduct good business.

    Cons

    Totally unprofessional. Sr. Management lies to you and keeps information from you. They expect someone to know all information regarding company but is unwilling to teach or train you. Good Luck to anyone who is brave enough to attempt to work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Never out of contract

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at ProBuild as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of culture, no mobility, too many contract employees. Company doesn't invest in its people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a direction and stick with it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Over 10 years of painful, regretful remorse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CDL/A Driver
    Former Employee - CDL/A Driver

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I'm not sure if I can find anything positive to say about my experiences at Pro-build. Perhaps being laid off at the height of the economic down turn was the best thing I ever experienced there. This action afforded me the opportunity to find an employer that puts value on its workforce.

    Cons

    Management tends to reward complainers,so as not to have to"hear it" and pass unpleasant tasks onto people who just get it done, regardless. This practice is common, and as you can expect, causes animosity, and loss of morale in the ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Corporate" should take a look at what is happening right under their noses. Local managers tell you what you want to hear, but you continue to lose valuable talent. There is a reason qualified people are leaving in record numbers, employees called back never return, and customer base is shrinking,Take a moment and really check this out, won't you?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awful Corporation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are adequate.
    Bonuses based on overall sales of store

    Cons

    Overwork employees, understaff stores. Won't approve of hiring help. Employees are very under appreciated. No raise for anyone in years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    rear view mirror

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time

    Pros

    Operators are very experienced in their markets and will drive future success in the company's performance.

    Cons

    Executive leadership has changed 5 times in 6 years with as many directional shifts in the company's direction. The corporate atmosphere is poor and key executives don't exemplify the very culture they state is so important - one that cares about their people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of how much damage some executives are doing to the moral of employees and the integrity of your vendor relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    horrible, bunch of under qualified employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ProBuild as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    the manager was nice, the recruiter I worked with was nice, nice building...

    Cons

    too much politics. it seems like people who work there are all under qualified and only got the job because they knew someone in the company. the people who are smarter and more hardworker are the ones who get bullied and are out of clicks... oh, and it seems like I was working for Facebook because everyone is on their Facebook all day! I was offered a full-time employee but I turned it down due to the employees!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire smart, hard-working people! stop with hiring bunch of under qualified employees who want to bully the smarter employees. what a pathetic company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Very dissapointed employee of 14 yrs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lumberyard in Lakeview, OR
    Current Employee - Lumberyard in Lakeview, OR

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I honestly can not think of any since probuild took over what used to be lumbermans 5 yrs ago

    Cons

    No raises in 5 yrs since it became probuild,no more bonuses, unprofessional manager, no incentives at all anymore,like employee of the quarter,perfect attendance,ect. I have worked for what use to be lumbermans and is not probuild for almost 14 yrs and in the last 5 yrs since probuild took over i have watched alot of changes take place that have diminished the employees self esteem. I have not called in sick in 5 yrs and work out in the yard have since day one and am only making a lousy 11.70 an hr with no raise for the last 5 yrs. I would like someone to justify this to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No raises in 5 yrs since it became probuild,no more bonuses, unprofessional manager, no incentives at all anymore,like employee of the quarter,perfect attendance,ect. I have worked for what use to be lumbermans and is not probuild for almost 14 yrs and in the last 5 yrs since probuild took over i have watched alot of changes take place that have diminished the employees self esteem. I have not called in sick in 5 yrs and work out in the yard have since day one and am only making a lousy 11.70 an hr with no raise for the last 5 yrs. I would like someone to justify this to me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Misfit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Component Tech in Milton, FL
    Former Employee - Component Tech in Milton, FL

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They do keep a lot of work due to large sale force.

    Cons

    Abundance of dissension among employees. If you are an employee for this company you need to watch your back because you may find yourself becoming someones scapegoat. If you are an outsider you may be judged the moment you walk through the door. They also take advantage of hardworking employees, continually working them into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better manage the talents of employees and coordinate them appropriately. For a company that is so large you would think they would have the resources to better train employees that may have limited experience in a particular position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Trim Puller Lead Man

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits offered here are extremely generous.

    Cons

    To much reactive, unproductive change. ProBuild is quickly evolving into a company that has a revolving door; people leaving as quickly as they come because of mismanagement and lack of care for employees. What was once a company that exhibited care and concern for its workforce is now one that could care less. The best talent is leaving and and new good talent doesn't stick around for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put manager employees that care about the employees that work in the warehouse and appreaciate their efforts and skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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