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Builders FirstSource Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Builders FirstSource CEO and Director Floyd F. Sherman
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  1. "Well established company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Builders FirstSource full-time

    Pros

    Even though it's a large company anyone can make an impact if you work hard.

    Cons

    Wages need to be revised.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. There is lots of talent.


  2. "needs employee relations improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Builders FirstSource full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits are good but should be offered at time of hire without wait period

    Cons

    pay is not to par with job market; merit increases are not sufficient- based on numbers rather than performance

    Advice to Management

    promote from within to make valuable employees that much more valuable to the company.


  3. "Construction production"

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    Former Employee - Scheduler/Processor in Harrisburg, NC
    Former Employee - Scheduler/Processor in Harrisburg, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Scheduling new jobs with full responsibility to have designed, processed,produced and delivered within a three week turn around time

    Cons

    Tend to over promise and under deliver

    Advice to Management

    Respect and appreciate more


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  5. "not a very pleasant atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the pay was good

    Cons

    manager is very unexperienced and rude


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team/Management to work with

    Cons

    Decentralization seems to be contrary to industry standards

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Another review"

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    Current Employee - Cash Applications Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Cash Applications Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Builders FirstSource full-time

    Pros

    They are good at giving multiple experiences and give flexible schedules.

    Cons

    They are not inclined to retain great talent.

    Advice to Management

    Consider promoting male talent


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Builders FirstSource full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lack of structure, oversight, and accountability allows some employees to work in areas they otherwise wouldn't be allowed to. This generates some rare learning opportunities for inexperienced workers.

    Cons

    Total lack of organization or respect from upper management. Parent company treats employees in recently acquired company as borderline subhuman.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Room to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Manassas, VA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Builders FirstSource full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    coworkers feel like family- flexible with understanding life happens.

    Cons

    acknowledment of company employees is poor- value is shown greater to temp employees. insurance benefits need improvement

    Advice to Management

    value your employees more with appropriate pay and promotional opportunities.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Builders FirstSource full-time

    Pros

    The organization has been a staple turnkey supplier within the residential new home industry for over 30 plus years. Good employees have high job security.

    Cons

    The organization works primarily with residential new home builders and 2016 has been a rough year for the sector. Growth in home sales will likely not be seen until the Energy sector rebounds from the decline that began in late 2014.

    Advice to Management

    The overall industry could benefit from exploring IT integration to minimize the bullwhip effect often caused by upstream delays in trend and seasonality information.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "IT Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Builders FirstSource (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My fellow employees were fun to work with.

    Cons

    Awful benefits, money centric company, no real care for employees wellness.



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