Universal Forest Products Reviews

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Universal Forest Products CEO Matthew J. (Matt) Missad
Matthew J. (Matt) Missad
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  • Good culture, low pay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee
    Former Employee - Trainee
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    I worked at Universal Forest Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company culture- work hard, play hard Lots of locations allowing you to mobility Benefits are fair People are helpful and positive

    Cons

    Low pay for entry level and trainee positions forcing a lot of the good talent to take other jobs. A lot of the people from my class have left because they were offered better salaries with other companies. If the salary is slightly lower people would stay but it's more than that.

    Advice to Management

    Give good talent a reason to stick around! Culture only takes you so far. I am out because I could only take a low salary for so long. I wanted it to work.


Universal Forest Products Interviews

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    Truck Driver Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Universal Forest Products.

    Interview

    The interview was brief. He told me about the company and then mostly talked about himself. He asked very little about me and my qualifications for the job. I know understand why ... hold a CDL and can breath ... your qualified. What I was told about the pay, work schedule and genaral company atmosphere was predominantly lies. He told me I would get an email outlining the job offer. I never received such email. Just a phone call from tne office assistant asking when I could come in. When I questioned the inconsistencies I was told to check my job offer email (that I never got). When I told him I never got one he just simply said "well I sent it, I dont knowwhat to tell ya".

    Interview Questions

    • How soon can you start? Isthe only question I recall him asking.   Answer Question

Universal Forest Products Awards & Accolades

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World’s Most Admired Companies , Fortune, 2008

Additional Info

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Website www.ufpi.com
Headquarters Grand Rapids, MI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1955
Type Company - Public (UFPI)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Universal Forest Products has no trouble separating the trees from the forest. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of engineered wood and construction materials, which it sells to do-it-yourself retail stores, residential and mobile home builders, and industrial customers. It also offers composite wood and plastic products. Universal Forest buys its wood from lumber mills and pressure-treats it to make such products as roof trusses, wall panels, flooring, pallets, and shipping crates. The Home Depot, its top customer, accounts for a quarter of its sales ... More

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