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ProBuild Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
93 Reviews

2.9
93 Reviews
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ProBuild CEO Robert Marchbank
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The compensation and benefits offered here are extremely generous (in 3 reviews)

  • Flexibility for a work/life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not take the time to learn who their employees are (in 4 reviews)

  • Strategy and tactics from the parent company Fidelity don't mesh with the industry and local ProBuild leadership is not able to say "No" (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth and promotion. Great atmosphere and great people. Outlook for the future looks good.

    Cons

    Work and stress can seem to pile on at times, but you are not given more than you can handle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr. Administrative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative  in  Dolores, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative in Dolores, CO

    Pros

    Fellow employess are an asset and very reliable

    Cons

    When Probuild buys out failing companies that are failing, we tend to get rid of great Probuild employees and replace them with the faililng company employees that we just purchased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Probuild employees are dedicated, keep them around. Get rid of raises and move towards COLAs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stay away... far far away

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    I could not share any Pro's for this company based on the Con's that I experienced. The hourly employees are great, but management is severely unprofessional and does not conduct good business.

    Cons

    Totally unprofessional. Sr. Management lies to you and keeps information from you. They expect someone to know all information regarding company but is unwilling to teach or train you. Good Luck to anyone who is brave enough to attempt to work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I feel like I am a better business person due to my being employed at Probuild.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some great people are employed by Probuild. The problem is that there might be to many of them.

    Cons

    Seldom follow through with financial commitments to associates. Executive management always has the best intentions. They just aren't in place long enough to see it through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger isn't always better.....better is better

  6.  

    Manager for Installed sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Installed Sales Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Installed Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Generally Good people, Financially sound and willing to do whats necessary to be successful.

    Cons

    Very Corporate structure, allowing Human Resources and Credit department make a lot of Operational decisions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company that cares

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

    Pros

    Not hard work and very enjoyable. Lots of overtime. Management is kind and started where you are at one point

    Cons

    not much room for growth, easy to get lost in the largeness of the company. Have to work lots of hours

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management holds you back and tells you that you need to do more at the same time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales
    Former Employee - Inside Sales

    Pros

    it is a large company with great benifits. If in a branch with a good manager you should be able to excel.

    Cons

    To corporate like. It is hard to get an answer to questions. You feel like you and others can't make a decision on your own that you know is right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share knowledge. Don't be afraid to let people learn in fear that they will know as much as you on how things work. Doing that makes employees feel like they are not living to thier potential and are just drones working only to the level you set.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    so good and so bad

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

    Pros

    Can be very rewarding in sales, if you are able to land a big account or two. Some locations have great people and teams.

    Cons

    Thin margin line ensures we will always hire the cheapest person available and provide the bare minimum training to do the job, resulting in headaches when unqualified people make bad decisions. Then they get fired or quit and we hire... the cheapest person available, and provide minimal training to them...
    Sales should spend more time politicking with management to pick up accounts rather than prospecting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better GM's. I worked for the same fantastic GM twice, would follow him in a heartbeat if he left. Ive had 4 really bad, not qualified GMs as well, all are gone, did more damage than good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company Structure Needs Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Tax Specialist  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Payroll Tax Specialist in Denver, CO

    Pros

    There are always openings for various positions if you would like to try different departments out.

    Cons

    Office politics are prevalent here and filter down from VP's and directors. Raises are given to upper management but not to the hard working employees that accomplish everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees better and compensate them for their ability and knowledge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Assembly line work expectations and low compensation with a means-to-an-end mentality toward employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Denver, CO

    Pros

    The company's goals of creating a consistent buying experience for home builders at their retail locations is much needed.

    Cons

    The company tends to take the short view, rather than investing in their employees by making them feel valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication efforts and show appreciation for employee contributions to the company's goals to improve retention rates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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