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ProBuild Reviews

Updated July 3, 2014
Updated July 3, 2014
97 Reviews
3.1
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Review Highlights

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.  

    15 months later.......Still upheaval !

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Still waiting.......some good employees, but they move on and out of ProBuild.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management. Lack of communication, incentives, recognition , mobility for hourly employees. Too many contract employees. 75% of HR looking to leave. No backfill when employees leave. Tired of hearing "change is hard"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Director Level of Mgt. Not needed. Engage and invest in your employees. Stop hiring at the top and keep the lower levels staffed. Learn how to mentor your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No sales trainee program

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ProBuild

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Decent work schedule
    Ok paid time off

    Cons

    No training for new sales reps
    Old computer system
    stone age business processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a training program for you sales trainees or you will never retain them

  3.  

    Company Structure Needs Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Tax Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Payroll Tax Specialist in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    There are always openings for various positions if you would like to try different departments out.

    Cons

    Office politics are prevalent here and filter down from VP's and directors. Raises are given to upper management but not to the hard working employees that accomplish everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees better and compensate them for their ability and knowledge

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

    Assembly line work expectations and low compensation with a means-to-an-end mentality toward employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The company's goals of creating a consistent buying experience for home builders at their retail locations is much needed.

    Cons

    The company tends to take the short view, rather than investing in their employees by making them feel valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication efforts and show appreciation for employee contributions to the company's goals to improve retention rates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Almost a great place to work, but...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    For me, the good news about ProBuild was my immediate supervisor, it is great to work for someone who actually listens to her employees. They also pay pretty well, and my department at least had reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    The company has been in disarray, and is currently going through a "Business Process Re-engineering" that should have been done years ago. So currently, they don't know what their processes are going to be, what software they need to support them, or what employees they need to support the software. That resulted in quite a few people, myself included, being laid off. Now, over 3 months later, I hear that there still is very little direction being given, at least within IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get through your BPR project and decide what you need to support those processes. Keep the touchy-feely psycho-babble to a minimum, at least in IT, where the new CIO has brought in a lot of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A 23 year career derailed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    The company exposed us to a wide view of the building industry with a vision to transform the way building materials are distributed.

    Cons

    The national view and methods to sell large builders hurt the local relationships and heart of the relationships with custom builders and remodelers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to local management. They are in the market and know the local buyers. The relationships built over long periods of time are being torn apart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Constant change, no training, poor leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Working here gives you experience on what NOT to do as a department manager/director. If you like change, they have plenty of it with very little employee retention.

    Cons

    Low pay. Management is too busy covering their tails to help develop the skills/training of their subordinates. Management (supervisor, manager, director) positions are typically held less than 18 months per person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and develop your staff. Develop a department action plan and instead of scrapping it and starting fresh every four months, work out the kinks and move forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Company Unsure of Direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good people in a changing environment. The company has tremendous potential. They want to change the building materials industry and have the mass to do it.

    Cons

    Constantly changing leadership. Strategy and tactics from the parent company Fidelity don't mesh with the industry and local ProBuild leadership is not able to say "No". They don't understand how to implement change. They play with concepts such as "Green" but don't live or believe it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a course that makes sense for the industry. Build the passion. Inspire the field to join in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    revolving door

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    if you are looking for an entry level position without a chance for a raise in over 3 years. its the place for you

    Cons

    At one time the company was growing and taking care of the people who made it happen. but since the switch over to Denver corporate its been a steady downhill roll. the names and faces chance so often at the top you have to wonder when Marchbank will leave either on his own or from being shown the door. Running a business based upon an ERP implimentation was the craziest thing i have ever seen. I am surprised Fidelity hasn't pulled the plug by now and the way things have been changing. i would expect the sell off within a year or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its time to get away from transparent pricing, cut overhead at the corporate level and get back to what made the legacy locations profitable. take care of the people who made it happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    needs solid direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Pays well but that is a reflection of upper management not knowing the actual market value

    Cons

    Needs more solid management and direction. Recently centralized functions just to lay off the recent hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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