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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Build.com

    Pros

    Build.com has been the best company I have ever been at. Every issue I had I was able to talk to the right people and get the conflict resolve right away. I also just never accepted taking crap from anyone including supervisors and all of my supervisors have been awesome and understanding.

    Cons

    Some people really need to take a shower. (jk but not really though)

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Build.com Interviews

Updated Oct 11, 2014
Updated Oct 11, 2014

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    Product Data Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Build.com.

    Interview Details

    Responded to online ad including specific Excel based logic type questions, e.g. "how would you do X in Excel?" Had high expectations and very strong desire to be a part of Build. Researched company thoroughly and read Chris Friedland's blog. Super pumped. Got phone screening call from recruiter and invite to come in. Interview was made up of panel of 6 (all with laptops open). Was asked theoretical situational questions, what I would do with data, what kind of formula I would use in Excel, etc. I felt completely at home. Interview went well. I then get a call the next morning with an offer. $12/hour. I was jaw-dropped. I exchange words with the HR pawn that says she has no authority to negotiate at all and then tries to shame me about what would I expect etc. I sank in my chair in disappointment and declined the offer. To this day I compulsively look at their job boards. Funny, this job is back open I see again.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had a series of SKUs with a format similar to "0125.21567" and you wanted to return only the numbers following the period, what formula would you use?    View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    HR drone is misinformed to call this position "entry level" when tasks involve robust Excel skills incl. data clean up and formula writing. We're not talking simply TRIM(), or LEFT(), etc., but complex things like =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(Sheet1!A1,Sheet2!$A$1:$B$3,1,FALSE)),"no match",VLOOKUP(Sheet1!A1,Sheet2!$A$1:$B$3,1,FALSE)). Entry level is simply entering data. Offering $12/hr for this is a slap to an "A" Level employee—you've read Chris's blog, right?

    Declined Offer
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Additional Info

Website www.build.com/index.cfm?page=support:about_us
Headquarters Chico, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Operated By Wolseley
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

We apply our own magical mix of PURE UNADULTERATED AWESOME SAUCE to all the boring traditional corporate departments from sales, data entry, finance, software development, marketing, and information technology to create a world where going to work isn't the worst part of your day, but rather the best part of your day. And we do it by possessing key Values:

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Mission: In a world where going to work is totally lame, one company stands alone, pushing the boundaries of time and space to provide an enjoyable work environment. That... More

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