ProBuild Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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ProBuild CEO Robert Marchbank
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Pros
  • Great atmosphere and great people (in 4 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Management is patient and treats people well (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Training programs could be established, and a culture of sharing information, and best practices would be helpful (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Driver/Delivery

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Littleton, CO

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Driving a truck, being on your own...sort of. Get to look at all the new building in whichever state you reside. Can be really fun. Loved the job when I started.

    Cons

    Physical work. I'm not scared of physical work but pay for it. Class A driver that gets paid as a mediocre driver AND has to do physical work. You can make just as much or more doing less physical work.

    Company abuses its employees and not only drivers. All they care about is sales even if they have to hire people or drivers for a couple months to get the job done just to see them go. Management has no idea what actually goes on outside the warehouse.

    Apparently customer service is delivering to the same house three times a day with three different drivers because it's "customer service". Even though nobody is there except maybe builders who don't care and an order placed a week earlier. Dumb policies kill morale.

    Seriously driving 30 minutes out of the way for a single pack of shims in a tractor trailer that a sales rep could deliver in his own vehicle.

    Complaining because you had to stop to put chains on your truck.

    Management knowing absolutely nothing about trucks or DOT related. "Are you sure you can't drive back with cracked air lines?"

    Advice to Management

    Don't abuse your employees who make the only customer interaction. Keep customer service with policies. Don't promote people who have never driven even a pickup and have never made deliveries. And pay the other drivers with less experience a livable wage. Driving a commercial vehicle and making very physical deliveries.


  2. Leadership (specifically the CEO) lies to employees. Corporate culture is one of mistrust

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

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. Company is finally making money. Leadership is strong in some departments (not many.) Work environment is ok

    Cons

    CEO says he cares about people but his actions don't show it. Impossible to get people hired. Contractors (3 month to hire) have been there over a year.

    Advice to Management

    Dump the CEO for someone with integrity. No one will trust a liar. Hire folks that need to be hired. Just because you want to sell a company doesn't mean you should hurt the people that got it to a place where it could be sold.


  3. Dysfunctional management practices And policies.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Specialist in Pelham, AL
    Current Employee - Delivery Specialist in Pelham, AL

    I have been working at ProBuild

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

    Pros

    Interesting to see construction, feel like you accomplish something when you can watch construction. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    All locations are managed differently. Management dysfunction. Average to below average pay for workers. corporate Will send "enforcers" to "streamline". Employee attrition rate.

    Advice to Management

    employees all have their own responsibility to handle. Be sure to maintain above average wages to attract top talent for all positions.


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  5. went from a family run company to a big corporation. do 3-4 jobs for very little pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Phillipsburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Phillipsburg, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    direct mangers will work with you on everything they can good yard to work for

    Cons

    the company got to big to fast an forgot about they're employees. raises are few an far between an laughable when you get one

    Advice to Management

    start spending money on your employees.the good ones are looking to move on


  6. Worked at ProBuild F/T for 9 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at ProBuild

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Flexibility, "Some" Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Salaries are inadequate for the office staff. No compensation for getting a job done.
    There isn't enought time set aside for training when changes occur. Changing policies is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    The district managers need to take time getting to know office staff within each location to understand that the worth of these employees and match that with a salary. Those employees are overlooked and dismissed as not important to the higher management but if it where not for them you would not have higher management as it could not exist.


  7. Chaotic environment primarily driven by ownership structure

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

    I worked at ProBuild

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

    Pros

    Challenging problems to solve and motivated individuals

    Cons

    High turnover, poor performance management and lack of trust in executive management

    Advice to Management

    Work on gaining trust from employees


  8. Not so great

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

    I have been working at ProBuild

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Open for remote commute options.

    Cons

    There is not IT vision.
    No strategy in planning the future for IT.


  9. 15 months later.......Still upheaval !

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

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. 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 Management

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


  11. Company Structure Needs Work

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

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

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



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