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Beacon Roofing Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, 401k matching, health & dental insurance (in 4 reviews)

  • a few good people that's about it (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours - I had to be up by 4am, and wouldn't get home until at least 7 (in 8 reviews)

  • Communication between upper management and street level management poor (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Inspection"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Beacon Roofing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hours are good Mdt of the time

    Cons

    Heat is a fact and lots of driving

    Advice to Management

    Yes looking to advance in new position


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Beacon bought our company after i had worked there 27years. I quit after 1 year"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Greensburg, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Greensburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beacon Roofing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good equipment, good with maintenance on forklifts and trucks,good benefits, decent pay. Very copetive pricing on shingles siding,flat roof and windows. Also vacation time

    Cons

    We used to have a good crew of people. They said nothing would change. That was a lie. The next thing you know we are firing everybody and we have to walk them to thier car! Now you have disgruntled guys running a round with thier heads cut off! No thank you.....

    Advice to Management

    Upper management? Whos that? No one to call when you have a problem or dont know who to call!

  3. "A 'lovely place' to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Roofing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay. Easy job. Pays the bills

    Cons

    Bad management and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on your supervisors


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Finance/Accounting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beacon Roofing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable paycheck and easy work.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult place to work. Women are not treated equally. Management keeps promoting/hiring their friends and are out of touch; lots of empty suits. Lots of office politics and ineffective HR. They will tell you anything to get you to accept the job, but do not follow through with their promises. The best workers are leaving quickly and morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and reward your good employees or you will continue to see high turnover and low morale.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Driving is only half of the job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Braddock, PA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Braddock, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Roofing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leaving the yard to do deliveries, when you get back you have to do all the warehouse people's work and it gets to be ridiculous because they wait for you to get back so you can do there work. Because they think you have it so easy when you make deliveries.

    Cons

    Pulling all the warehouse employees material to be loaded on trucks the next day because they get lazy and wait for you to come back to do their work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers better without them having to tell you they're going to quit first


  6. "Inside Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager and Inside Sales in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager and Inside Sales in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company to work for the most part with opportunities to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Depending on who is in charge of the branch it might be a good experience but some people shouldn't be in charge.


  7. "lack of planning ahead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery in Casper, WY
    Current Employee - Delivery in Casper, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beacon Roofing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay for laborers not so much drivers. management gives you credit for prior accomplishments when proposing solutions to them.

    Cons

    lack of planning results in frenzied pushing of employees and long hours. You could think you're getting off early the whole day and plan around that but when you get back to the shop at 4 you have 2 more deliveries that were just called in.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage customers to place their orders a day early so everyone in the branch knows what's going on and what to expect.

  8. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Conley, GA
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Conley, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beacon Roofing (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people, the atmosphere, the attitudes, and the of course the pay.

    Cons

    That I couldn't work there longer. My contract was up and I needed to move on to better things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about your people, and your people will care.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Inside Sales/ABM"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beacon Roofing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company itself is great. Takes care of their employees. Great benefits along with insurance options.

    Cons

    This is where it gets tricky. While Beacon is great, its the companies underneath their umbrella that need work. I worked for West End Roofing, and it was the most frustrating place I have ever worked. Too dependent on the "ole boy" system. They let people get away with murder and constant rule breaking and one-sided management conversations. A fellow employee even took their concerns to upper management and they were shrugged off. They work their lower employees to literal exhaustion. 14-18 hour days were common not only for roof loaders, but inside staff as well. Sure it was hourly, but people were completely exhausted after a few months and work suffered. No willingness to accept responsibility and give you the tools to succeed, not only as an employee, but as a branch. No support at all from corporate. Constant disregard for OSHA and DOT guidelines that got people hurt and burnt out. The only goal was to sell and make sure customers were taken care of. No room for advancement, nothing. I was not offered a raise for over 2 years, even after asking. Lots of shady dealings, and absolutely NO TEAMWORK. Constantly left to do all of the work and if you did not get it finished, you were at fault. This caused the long days.

    Advice to Management

    Culture change is badly needed. You need to look closely at companies underneath your umbrella. There is more to life than your stock prices and your raises. Appreciate your lower level employees, and stop rewarding the people who work the least.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "It's ok if you have nothing else"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beacon Roofing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50k salary as first college job
    room for growth in management sector
    Employees seem genuine, and good hearted

    Cons

    No matter how you shake it, this is still a sales environment, and you're a slave to it
    Long hours - I had to be up by 4am, and wouldn't get home until at least 7
    Feels like a micromanaged retail enviornment


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