Lansing Building Products
3.1 of 5 8 reviews
www.lansingbp.com Richmond, VA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 26, 2014

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Chris Lansing

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Its a good company, but I didn't have much chance of advancing so I left.

Operations Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Lansing Building Products full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat family culture, lots of autonomy to take care of business. Overall I enjoyed working here.

ConsThey over pay their branch managers and don't value the employees that are in the branches nearly enough. Since they will not step up to keep great employees when they get them it can make life tough on the rest of the branch personal. Also they require a non compete for operations managers and above.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo out and visit your stores more. Two visits a year is not enough no matter what the branches performance is. You should be engaged with your people and customers more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company, Limited Advancement

Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Lansing Building Products full-time for less than a year

ProsThe work is smooth once you learn the material, and they really empower the employees.

ConsMinimal oversight of branch managers makes for big egos. This leaves lower ranked employees with no advancement opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure your branch managers on FL don't simply recite the mission statement as another thing on their to-do list, but rather they live by it. Very little "Respecting our associates, customers and vendors" going on in Orlando. They mainly rule through fear in ORDO.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was a nice but stressful experience.

Delivery Driver (Former Employee)
Smyrna, GA

I worked at Lansing Building Products full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDuring the busy part of the year lots of work and overtime.

ConsCons were during the slow part of the year spent lot's of time sitting around or working in the warehouse.

Management, local management, made working stressful because they tried to tell you how to do your job yet they had not done it before or not licensed to do it.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake feedback from employees and put it to use instead of letting go in one ear and out the other.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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They swear to tell the truth, just not the WHOLE truth....

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Lansing Building Products full-time for more than a year

ProsCompany founded upon great principles. Excellent benefits and decent pay. Generally a Monday - Friday set schedule. Great owner.

ConsUpper management is not in touch with what's happening at the store level. Mid-level managers are busting their humps trying to cover for the Mid-Uppers screw ups. Have to kiss tale in order to really be noticed.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart digging into your stores. If you are having problems repeatedly and high turn overs (which most are), take a look at it. It's probably some of your managers oppressing the salaried workers. A great worker can easily be dissuaded to do immaculate work when a tyrant is at the helm. Wake up!

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Minimum $$$ for the type of job

Delivery Driver (Former Employee)
Elk Grove Village, IL

I worked at Lansing Building Products full-time for more than a year

ProsMonday through Friday work. First shift work and decent benefits.

ConsIt was a lot of back breaking work but they never showed any apreciation. They never gave me the promised raise.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need two delivery guys for most of deliveries, especially big windows and doors

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great culture, good people

Sales (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Lansing Building Products full-time for more than 8 years

ProsProfessional Work environment
Good Benefits and 401k
Company Vehicle and Gas Card
Foster Competitive Drive
Great Marketing Support
Good Opportunity for Compensation

ConsAll about people, but watch your back if the numbers slip a little
Poor training, hopefully you can learn on your own

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to make money while in school

Warehouse Associate (Former Employee)
Sterling, VA

I worked at Lansing Building Products

ProsPay compared to other in similar positions is good.
Employees at branch often very nice to work with, fairly professional for position.

ConsNot going to get you far but it's good for a paycheck
Hard work often when other employees begin to slack.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the reward system and pay because they are great.
Operations management may need a little help they seem to be free to do whatever which lead me to believe in inaccurate success.

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Very positive experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Lansing Building Products

ProsFamily owned and operated business.

ConsThere aren't many downsides working here at LBP. If the economy was a bit better, we would all make alot more money!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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