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Builders FirstSource Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Builders FirstSource CEO and Director Floyd F. Sherman
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  1. "not for custom builders oriented salesmen"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, plenty of communication, well positioned financially

    Cons

    not designed for custom builders, well suited for production builders

    Advice to Management

    decide if you ACTUALLY want to pursue custom builders. if you REALLY want to go after that market, make a real investment in the personnel needed. don't just hire a salesman and blame him when he doesn't make it... :)


  2. "Design Tech I - EWP"

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    Current Employee - Design Technician in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Design Technician in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmoshpere and management. The manager of my dept. is exceptional.

    Cons

    Some of the sales force lacks motivation and organization which sometimes puts a strain on the design work.

    Advice to Management

    Crack down on employees who do not pull their weight.

  3. "Below Average"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were good and employee discount.

    Cons

    Most equipment is old. Barely have enough employees to do the work out in the yard. Each location is operated independently and doesn't assist other locations very often. Don't expect any decent wage increases. Working on Saturday mornings and sale maybe $500 for the store.

    Advice to Management

    Employees and regular customers come into the store wondering what kind of mood the manager will be in today. Most of the time he's upset at the world. Needs to work on people skills.

    Manager says he doesn't earn commission but takes sales away from inside and outside sales reps. Be aware of your employees and treat them as people, not dollar signs.

    Invest in new equipment.

    Close the store on Saturday's as you don't make much money open only in the morning and most, if not all employees hate Saturdays.


  4. "Time travel backwards"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Builders FirstSource (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It you are a favor, you are "in" for live.

    Cons

    It is similar to going back 50 years in regards to how this company is ran. They are stuck in there ways without the ability to evolve.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and listen to new ideas.


  5. "Assembler"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Assembler in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Off on weekends, overtime, starting

    Cons

    Management, no complete/proper training,

    Advice to Management

    Advise employees when they do not meet your demands so they can fix it, communicate w/ employees better instead of communicating with a employee about another employee


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    "Production"

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    Former Employee - Production in Morrow, GA
    Former Employee - Production in Morrow, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being able to build special exterior doors

    Cons

    There's no room for growth and too much favoritism to certain individuals


  7. "Challenging both ways"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time

    Pros

    Challenging opportunities that will definitely grow your skillset

    Cons

    Challenging road blocks that make it difficult to move forward and achieve goals.

  8. "Great Company"

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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

    Management is always willing to work with you. Biggest stipulation is honsety.

    Cons

    Benefits are run of the mill, average. I have seen better, especially with a company this size.

    Advice to Management

    Truly understand what happens at the ground level.


  9. "A good place to work if you just want a decent paying job and be able to go home at a decent hour every day."

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    Current Employee - Truss Designer in Villa Rica, GA
    Current Employee - Truss Designer in Villa Rica, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Schedule, Pay, Career growth and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Repetitive job duties, lack of communication, construction market is volatile

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in your employees


  10. "No"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not any good things to say

    Cons

    No organization at all going on

    Advice to Management

    Get it together


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