Beacon Roofing Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Palmetto, FL
    Current Employee - Driver in Palmetto, FL

    I have been working at Beacon Roofing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, weekends off. Off just about every holiday and 2 days off for christmas and thanksgiving. Great benefits.

    Cons

    No overtime. If you do get it they send you home early some point in the week to keep you at 40.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be stingy with overtime if we earn it we should keep it! The company is worth too much money to be doing that...

  2. Watch out for this place. Unless you are really desperate for work, look elsewhere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Herndon, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Not too many pros here; pay is decent; benefits are pretty good; office events that no one really seems to care about occur. Overall, working here serves as a great opportunity to advance your career elsewhere.

    Cons

    You can work all the color out of your hair and still receive no recognition or positive reinforcement management. There a handful of employees struggling with power and like most offices there a lot of gossip, and HR loves to indulge. Daily stress makes everyone on edge and creates a consistent feeling of walking on eggshells. A back-stabbers paradise. Watch your back often.

    Advice to Management

    There is a very strange culture in this company and the only sense of unity is by employees throwing one another off the ladder on their climb up to the top. Let people know how much premature aging they are up against once they sign that offer letter. Don't ridicule and belittle employees in front of each other, and since the favoritism can't be avoided, stop being messy and at least try to mask it a little.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Company has potential.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay in the industry.
    Great sales tools.
    Some Branch Managers are great and teach you everything they know and are not afraid to let you make decisions on your own and then learn from the mistakes of you happen to make one.

    Cons

    If you enjoy summer then this is not the job for you. You have no life as this is "roofing season" expect 60+ hours per week. Conversely the winter will drive you crazy as you make phone calls to contractors who aren't even working and don't want to talk to you or hear your sales pitch.
    Some Branch Managers don't have a clue.
    If you aren't in management you won't get 40 hours in the winter.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the hidden agendas. With all of the buyouts of the smaller companies there are corporate policies that are even across the board, make it so all sub companies follow the same policies and procedures.
    Take a look at your morals and live by them. Get rid of the politics that are killing this company that has so much potential.
    Get rid of the "Old School" Branch Managers as they kill morale and run off good employees.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Do not work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Beacon Roofing

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

    Pros

    You can get a 10% employee discount

    Cons

    It's a nightmare. The facility is garbage and the people will stab you in the back.

    Advice to Management

    Close down

  6. Helpful (2)

    Assistant branch manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You get to wear jeans to work

    Cons

    Corporate office and high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    You need to treat your employees better.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Micromanaging at it's finest

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

    I worked at Beacon Roofing full-time

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good as healthplan was best I have had. 401K match is standard within industry.

    Cons

    No loyalty among co-workers and obvious favoritism from management based upon brown-nosing more than merit. hard work and exceeding expectations go unnoticed if you are not playing the game. Payscale does not properly reward sales people based on sales volume. Too worried about the stock value of the company and shareholders.

    Advice to Management

    Properly incentivise your sales force or you will continue to lose your best employees. Take a stronger look at your management staff and see what value they truly provide.

  8. Helpful (5)

    Revolving door at corporate headquarters. Lacking proper leadership and positive employee relations

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Beacon Roofing 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

    Company recognizes time of service with various awards and gifts for employees who have been here longer than 5 years. PTO and sick days are separated and floating holidays are available for use throughout the year. Training courses available for "rising stars" across the company. Leadership courses available for recognized employees.

    Cons

    Corporate ruling is based on Fear, Hidden Agendas, Dishonesty, Politics, Secrets, and Manipulation, spread from the Top Down.

    There is no trust within the HR department at corporate. There is a lack of professionalism, lack of discipline, lack of ethics, and favoritism, which is visible to all employees except for management. Revolving door, people do not last here. No loyalty to company, people are here to develop themselves professionally, not necessarily for the progression of Beacon.

    There is a surplus of new employees where they are not needed, and a lack of key employees in other functional areas that could use the additional manpower. Too many control freaks and micromanaging, gives no room for autonomy. No recognition for a job well done. Team mates anticipating one another to make a wrong move. No sense of oneness.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and stop focusing strictly on the numbers. Pay attention to corporate values and culture amongst employees.

  9. Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beacon Roofing full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization filled with employees that enjoy what they do. In order to achieve excellence you need to understand it takes hard work and dedication. Beacon allows its employees the opportunity to grow and excel.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge and reward current employees for achievements they have accomplished.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company that is very forward thinking and aggressive with growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES

    I have been working at Beacon Roofing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beacon is an aggressive company that wants to expand and do it the right way. Currently they have some young leaders who are very ambitious. If you are looking for a great company that will support you Beacon would be a good fit.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management is horrible with communication, returning calls and emails, and this in turn affects business and customer relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Perks: Cell Phone, Laptop, Gas Card, Vehicle Reimbursement, 401k, Insurance, salary, commission.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Not a very positive place to work.

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

    I worked at Beacon Roofing full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Corporate resources. Good pricing that helps to be competitive.

    Cons

    Don't care much about customer service or employee satisfaction. Only focused on corporate profits. Don't seem to have any corporate goal or purpose that gives meaning to job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your customers' needs are and focus less on P&L numbers. Customer satisfaction will lead to greater profits anyway. Give outside reps the autonomy to be more successful.

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