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BuildDirect Overview

Vancouver, BC (Canada)
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Wayfair, DirectBuy, Lumber Liquidators
BuildDirect is a leading online marketplace for home improvement products. The company has transformed how homeowners access and purchase home improvement products by building an online marketplace that offers a wide selection of products at the best value, direct-to-home ... Read more

BuildDirect Reviews

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Dan Park
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    "Poor business model, going nowhere despite new investment"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BuildDirect full-time

    Pros

    Great view from the office, unlimited vacation, some good people are left, they have exited CCAA successfully, have received new funding

    Cons

    The business model for this company is flawed, they have been losing money for a long time and despite a reduction in burn rate I very much doubt they can turn it around. The company has recently focused on sectors of the market they think will save them but have failed to differentiate themselves from competitors. Talent and senior leadership left in large numbers after they went into official financial restructuring (CCAA) The plan towards profitability is pure fantasy, I feel sorry for the investors and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just think about your exit strategy...

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BuildDirect Photos

BuildDirect photo of: Lawn Bowling Social Event
BuildDirect photo of: Leadership team serving up pancakes for breakfast!
BuildDirect photo of: Our new office in Bangalore, India!
BuildDirect photo of: Jeff and Rob (Co-Founders) playing volleyball at Spanish Banks
BuildDirect photo of: Janaan working away in Category Management
BuildDirect photo of: Mike and Ray teaching eachother how to play guitar
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BuildDirect Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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18%
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    Software Engineer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at BuildDirect (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Firstly the HR showed the office, then he asked routine questions such as why you chose this program. Then a lead developer came and asked technical questions, like what is OOP. Finally he gave two live coding (very brief). Routine questions were too lengthy, but technical questions were easy. My opinion: STOP asking what is OOP!

    Interview Questions

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BuildDirect Awards & Accolades

  • Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2014
  • Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada, Queen's School of Business/AON Hewitt, 2015

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