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Build.com Overview

Chico, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Wolseley
2000
Company - Private
Retail
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We apply our own magical mix of PURE UNADULTERATED AWESOME SAUCE to all the boring traditional corporate departments from sales, data entry, finance, software development, marketing, and information technology to create a world where going to work isn't the ... Read more

Mission: In a world where going to work is totally lame, one company stands alone, pushing the boundaries of time and space to provide an enjoyable work environment. That company, an ever growing beacon of pure awesomeness is... Build.com. We're looking for people who ... Read more

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Build.com – Why Work For Us?


Build.com is the fastest-growing online home improvement retailer. We are committed to providing the best selection, unmatched customer service, and the easiest online shopping experience.

At Build.com, creative thinking and collaboration are the keys to our success. We continually encourage our employees to contribute their ideas, and we are looking for individuals who want to be part of a team and grow with us as a community.




BUILD EVENTS

Build takes pride in making sure employees are taken care of throughout the year! We are known for our epic annual block parties and end of the year themed holiday parties. Don’t be surprised to see our break room full of catered food or a bounce house on the back lawn during our peak months, dubbed March Madness and Rocktober. These months are filled with free food, spirit days, and games to make the busy times of year unforgettable! Our fridges are stocked all year with fresh fruit to snack on, and we have coffee machines located around the building for those who need a little caffeine in their day.





BLUEPRINT

The Build Blueprint training programs help leaders and emerging leaders understand the core concepts that help Build succeed. In the Emerging Leaders class, employees learn the fundamentals of leadership and management, self-awareness, and how to best lead teams. In other variations, the Pro Blueprint program helps sales staff understand what it takes to be promoted to account management. Build offers a wide variety of ongoing training to help individuals grow as professionals.





SUMMER CAMP

Build.com Summer Camp is an innovative training opportunity designed around the concept of collaboration. We know that everyone has something they are great at, and everyone wants to learn. Throughout the 4-weeks of Summer Camp, staff become teachers as well as students leading and attending enrichment and educational classes, sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices. From Skydiving to SQL, each activity is unique, and taught by people who are passionate about their topic.







WORK HARD

At Build.com, we believe in taking risks and taking ownership. Every employee has the opportunity to make their ideas a reality and we empower them to shine. We push the envelope when it comes to developing, refining, and implementing complex web applications. Our in-house developers make Build.com a force to be reckoned with amongst leading online retailers..








PLAY HARD

Work can be stressful, so we put a lot of effort into providing activities to break up the day and build camaraderie off the clock. During the day, you can zen out in one of our weekly yoga classes, participate in a ping-pong tournament on the patio, or play a game of foosball in the game room. Take the competition to the field by joining a Build.com sports team - from soccer to softball, kickball to basketball, you'll have no trouble getting involved.








CUSTOMERS FIRST

Customer Experience is our top priority at Build.com. With the customer service, marketing, and software development teams all located at our headquarters in Chico, CA, we are always dedicating a 110% to our customers. From shipping issues to site maintenance, operations run fully in-house, which means fewer fires, fewer delays, and more happy customers.

 DIVE RIGHT IN

Chico is a watersports haven. You'll find plenty of Buildies out wakeboarding on Lake Oroville, floating down the Sacramento River, or cooling off at Bear Hole in Upper Park while enjoying the beautiful summer weather.


 GREAT OUTDOORS

Chico is home to Bidwell Park, the third-largest municipal park in California. Mountain bike in Upper Bidwell, take a 10-mile hike up to Feather Falls, or take a stroll on Table Mountain in the spring and enjoy the wildflowers.


 GET AWAY

Take advantage of our amazing paid time-off benefits and venture out of town for a bit. Chico is just a short drive from some of the best skiing and snowboarding North America has to offer, and only a couple hours from the beach. Take a day trip up to one of Lake Tahoe's seven resorts to let loose on the slopes or catch a Giants game in the Bay.



 AFTER HOURS

Want to grab a beer after work? Stop by Sierra Nevada Taproom to taste a seasonal brew or visit The Banshee, a downtown pub with a spectacular list of draft and bottled beer. Whether you feel like singing karaoke, dancing to 80s music, or shooting some pool, Downtown Chico provides great options for a fun night out.




 SHOP LOCAL

The biggest perk of living in the heart of California farmland is the ease of buying organic. Shop the Thursday Night Market or the Saturday Morning Farmers Market to stock up on some local goods or visit our neighbors at the CSU, Chico University Farm for organic meat and produce. And we can't forget about the downtown boutiques - did we mention Buildies get discounts?



 FAMILY FRIENDLY

Thinking about starting a family? Already have kids? With a variety of parks, great schools, and tons of fun and educational activities, Chico is a safe and nurturing environment for you and your family.


MEET THE RECRUITERS! 



 Pat Berry - Project Manager


"I knew when I started at Build in July of 2013 as the Marketing Project Manager, I needed to have a decent sense of humor and an enthusiastic attitude. I was hired to facilitate all the things!  Ok, well originally it was mostly the Marketing software development team. In true Build fashion, I quickly started interacting with more development teams and business units outside of Marketing and eventually just became the one and only master PM. Along the way I've grown PM into it's own department from an army of one. Working at Build provides so much opportunity to learn, grow, and accomplish that time seems to move faster here, like if you were traveling through a wormhole in space!"


 Shawn Clark - PPC Manager

"The last 4 years at Build.com have been something I never dreamed I would get to experience in my professional career. I come here everyday loving the people I work with as well as the job I get paid to do. The fact that I started as a PPC Clerk and I am currently a PPC Manager shows that Build.com is committed to investing in its employees by promoting from within instead of hiring externally. The culture and environment here are truly one of a kind. Not only do we embody "Work Hard" on a daily basis, but I know first hand that we know how to "Play Hard" too. From our Holiday and Summer Block Parties to birthday lunches, there is never a  shortage of fun times to be had. I truly believe Build.com nurtures these work relationships so that the company can be stronger and we can all be more productive. Twerk on."


 Kasandra Carlson - Accountant

"My time at Build has been both challenging and rewarding. Even though I started here with only one year of work experience under my belt Build.com invested in me from day one. Build has given me great training and opportunity; enough so that I was promoted within my first year. I really love my job, the people I work with and the city that I live in."


 Scott Jungling - Software Development Team Lead

"I started at Build back in January 2013 as a Senior Software Developer. I was truly excited to experience the fast-paced and fun culture that Build provides. Within a year I had my own team of developers and now I oversee a large part of the software engineering efforts. Build is really a place where you can be the change that you want to see in the company."

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    Pros

    Where do I start? Constant growth, lively yet professional atmosphere, supportive of employees in all aspects, offers compensation that blows any other local company out of the water. Excellent training programs and employee discounts on not only companies own product offering but many other local services from mechanics, to real estate, gyms, eateries etc..Build cares about its people. FREE apples, oranges, bananas, oatmeal, cereal (and milk!), fresh local roasted coffee, espresso drinks in break rooms. Foosball and video games in break area, awesome covered outdoor patio for lounging or working on laptop, full kitchen where you can cook meals makes you feel at home. Activities where you can win trips, products or even cash! Build offers endless opportunity for advancement and works with me to help meet my goals. I've developed lifelong friendships and a professional network where we share passions not only for the company's best interests but for developing one another as well. Although large, it's a family here and you will find that if you stay honest, focused, flexible, goal oriented, inquisitive, and innovative your career path here can be tremendous. Don't be discouraged if you lack a degree or tons of training. If you actively display heart, focus and drive day in and day out.. incredible things can happen.

    Cons

    There is nothing I can say has been a con for me about Build that is specific to being a challenge here and only here. Typical of ANY work environment there are many personalities to deal with and departments. Great thing is Management and HR are super supportive in the rare events anything should require escalation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work guys! I know clear communication can be a challenge in any large company but I've seen some great steps taken in the past year by everyone to bridge any gaps that have been expressed. Awesome!

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Build.com (Chico, CA).

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    Started off with a very easy phone interview followed by an in person interview at Build.com in Chico about 3 weeks later. Pretty straight forward conversation-like interview. Recruiter said she'd get back to us by the end of the week but never followed up.

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