ProBuild Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Your only a "Number" and they only worry about "Numbers"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Waterloo, IA

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    "Some" good people. Somewhat flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Pay was not worth all the extra jobs that where done.
    Talk, promises, and then management ignores you. Get it in writing.

    Advice to Management

    Say what you know and do what you say. If you make promises you can't get mad when employees come to collect. Confront the problems and take care of them. Just ignoring them does not make them go away. Just the good employees.
    It's not only about numbers!

  2. Good Company BUT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Middle Management in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Middle Management in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with. Made many friends and enjoyed going to work for many years till the last few.

    Cons

    STRESS!!! No compensation for getting a job done. Upheaval in Mgmt. Newer IT System was a disaster from implementation.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the IT System of the past few years if you haven't already. SR Mgmt should be regional and not all in Denver. Market should be looked at regionally and not nationally. Supply and Demand along with overall economy is different in all geographical regions of the US. Conclusion: Bigger is not always better.

  3. More training needed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at ProBuild

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing business. Good location. Seems to be working I projects to make the job easier.

    Cons

    There isn't enought time set aside for training. The tools are not there to feel confident in your job.

    Advice to Management

    Training is key. Please do not lose sight of the fact that training is important and employees need to feel like they have the tools to succeed.

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  5. Great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great support staff and insurance benefits

    Cons

    Compensation, stress, long hours, changing policies is difficult

  6. Short

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales

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

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

    Pros

    The good work environment is one of the best reasons I have for working here. Employees to employees and customer to employee relationships are for the most part friendly and productive, making for a fun and relaxed work culture. Local management is good, they look out for their employees, encourage them to advance, and are well liked even by the few employees that don't like each other.

    Cons

    Intense workload in the summer months, time difference from AK to the Lower 48(for special orders), vague job duties/descriptions(within roles, i.e. cashier, inside sales I, inside sales II, receiving, inventory control)

  7. Great collaborative team and friendly atmosphere!

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - Anonymous in Denver, CO

    I worked at ProBuild as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Job is exciting and always changes. Everyone is friendly. My team is very welcoming. Everyone works hard.

    Cons

    Position is currently temporary. There is not always consistency or best practices in place. Corporate and the field don't always see eye to eye on many topics

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to get best practices in place and align corporate and the field by having the field share their best practices and what works for them now and in the past.

  8. Helpful (1)

    inside sales support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Support in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Support in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benifits are great ie: 401, medical

    Cons

    managment and training need improvements

    Advice to Management

    let employees in same positions train new employees. managment is to driven for results with no training

  9. Good People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Brainerd, MN
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Brainerd, MN

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people around the yard were good to work with, very willing to help out each other.

    Cons

    The issue I had was a lack of any type of urgency on the customers behalf. The customer would be taken care of, eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the smaller customers, as they will bring in the larger ones.

  10. 15 months later.......Still upheaval !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at ProBuild 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

    Still waiting.......some good employees, but they move on and out of ProBuild.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management. Lack of communication, incentives, recognition , mobility for hourly employees. Too many contract employees. 75% of HR looking to leave. No backfill when employees leave. Tired of hearing "change is hard"

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Director Level of Mgt. Not needed. Engage and invest in your employees. Stop hiring at the top and keep the lower levels staffed. Learn how to mentor your employees.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Very positive experience with ProBuild.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    CEO is very employee oriented, but understands business is business. Strong company values and this has been validated with company saying "goodbye" to key employees that have crossed the line. Leadership is strong amongst roughly 40% of senior leadership with others somewhat hanging on somehow. Pay and benefits are solid.

    Cons

    At the HQ level, company does not seem to be able to get out of the way of itself. Too many large projects that affect the field and never come to fruition. Great ideas, but lack of execution especially on the IT side which has little to no flexibility and/or business knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Implement and execute before piling more on. Pretend it's your money that's being invested.

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