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Build.com Founder & President Christian Friedland
Christian Friedland
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    Great Company, Excellent Opportunity...& You

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

    I have been working at Build.com full-time

    Pros

    There are no punches pulled at build.com. The new/current hiring process is pretty tough &, if you get through it, you are expected to raise the bar. If you don't, you can probably keep your job but that's not why you've been hired. These things are clearly & repeatedly explained to new hires. Starting pay is reasonable, for the Chico area, and you're given a wealth of opportunity to prove you're worth more after just your first 90 days. Some people hustle enough to get promoted in that amount of time. Most do not do so well but everyone is given the same opportunities. I've had open communication with my Managers, Directors, VPs and President more than any of the larger companies for which I've worked. All in build.com management have not only been open to input but they've all asked for myself & my colleagues to come to them with any ideas for improvement. The caveat to that is if the presenter of the idea isn't ready to make it happen, & it's a good idea, they will likely give that project to somebody who will step up to make things happen. Another thing to take into account, on build.com communication, is the crazy growth that is going on & the need for quick, decisive action to make the growth work. Things change and there are many times, during change, where management decisions won't be run through company wide emails. Frankly, they shouldn't be expected to run anything by popular opinion. I've seen nothing changed for the worse. All decisions are made for the better of the company. It's up to the employee to make the most of the new opportunity. There are plenty of buildees who are worker bees & will stay in their current job as long as they keep hitting the mark for that job. There are certainly a good number of people who are simply making too much money in their current job so that they won't even consider promoting up. Good for them! My point is that we all have the same opportunities to succeed & advance our careers. Maybe build.com isn't the place for you but, if it is, you're going to love your job.

    Cons

    The coffee machine in the back breakroom really needs an overhaul. The non-Snapple tea isn't very good at all. The grapes used to be bigger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm highly impressed by the number of people at the top who have only had this company as their "real" job. What you're doing works well because you owned your decisions. I expect the growth is going to bring more corporate scrutiny. Stick to your guns.

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Build.com Interviews

Updated Feb 13, 2015
Updated Feb 13, 2015

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    Product Data Specialist Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Build.com.

    Interview Details

    The process was pretty straightforward. I sent in my application and received a spreadsheet test 2 days later. It was a good test and I didnt have any issues with it, sent it back, and had a phone interview about a week later. The rep that I talked to was very happy and It was a great on phone interview that lasted about an hour but started with the discussion of soups and the weather in Chico. A week after that I received a invitation to the build.com site for an in person interview. It started with a small tour of the facility from the same rep that i had the phone interview with, and she told me a interesting story about an applicant that said one of her hobbies was belly dancing. The interview was with 4 people, the rep , data manager, vp of operations, and one more guy who's title I don't remember. They asked alot about my work history and experience, where I learned to work with spreadsheets etc. The interview ended with worm dancing lessons from the rep, and it lasted about 40 minutes. Sadly I did not receive the final interview.

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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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