Builders FirstSource Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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2.9
39%
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69%
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Builders FirstSource Director and CEO Chad Crow (no image)
Chad Crow
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supportive, easy-going management, good benefits, 7 paid holidays, good hourly pay with commission(in 6 reviews)

  • " good pay (in 6 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Laid back with good family oriented approach but some growing pains"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Systems Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very strong Can-Do attitude Strong sense of identity Strong commitment to their customers Large scale allows them to achieve big things Comparatively low salary but big bonuses allows them to adapt to housing downturns with minimal layoffs

    Cons

    Rapid growth thru acquisition means some departments are better run than others (for example, with 14,000 employees they had NO sexual harassment training - unthinkable in 2019). Lack of definition in some corporate roles leaves employees to fend for themselves High variation in quality of management Rapid turnover in executive leaders (2017-2019) Annual reviews are check the box Go-go-go attitude doesn't allow for employee coaching or development

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  2. "Delivery driver ignorant truck driver and a liar"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver/Load Puller/Customer Service in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Have a good rapport with your front office management because they micromanage you are always a liar

    Cons

    Crappy equipment no training go go go attitude,,. pull any employee off to the side and ask them a question and their answer is I don't give a and that starts in the office all the way down to the load pullers. They do not care what time you get off what time you start as in if it fits their needs . They can take a nice vacation but when you ask for a week off and if another driver or load puller has a day off in the middle of the week you cannot have that week because somebody else has got your spot for one crappy day that's how they operate the biggest backstabbing organization I've ever been around with no training asked for something you get nothing . can never trust anybody there somebody is always out to get you and you are always a liar.. never get "Good Job "out of anybody.. And if there is a foul up your butt is on the line for a very long time, years .Do 8000 jobs correct but by God don't be on the wrong side of them once you have a screw up with their crappy equipment it's constantly butt kissing! To The Bitter End!! and you will get tired of it very quickly: people are very uneducated do not know what the right hand to the left hand is doing and that's a fact ask anybody but then again they say I don't give a CRAP!!

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  3. "Horrible"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office in Littleton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Builders FirstSource full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Off on weekends, flexible with time off

    Cons

    Managers do no know how to manage people, poor leadership, unprofessional employees, lack of team work, favoritism, lack of positive reinforcement, no one takes accountability., You have to rely on overtime bcz the pay sucks, so no work life balance.

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  4. "Very bad company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Schertz, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say about this company.

    Cons

    Bad management, no advancement, and a lot of favoritism just to name a few of a endless list.

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  5. "Good company to be a part of"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Accountant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good teams, knowledgeable and friendly management, decent salary and health benefits

    Cons

    Hard to see the impact of your work, missing opportunities for advancement, PTO policy

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate should quite worrying about their bonuses and get their act together."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Builders FirstSource full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    99% of customers are awesome as are the coworkers.

    Cons

    Although they've add some newer technology we're still are years behind everyone else & the sales technology is too labor intensive & too wasteful as far as paper goes . Have power hungry supervisors and a manager who only cares about himself.

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  7. "It was a good company just not for me"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time

    Pros

    Nationally recognized company with local feel

    Cons

    It’s a lumberyard and selling building materials takes a lot of knowledge

  8. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - OSR in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Builders FirstSource full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    None That I can think of.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Didn't pay the starting rate"

    1.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Assembler I in Littleton, CO

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people with a good work ethic

    Cons

    Promised 15/hr to start, only paid 13

  10. "Good Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Agent Support 

    I worked at Builders FirstSource full-time

    Pros

    Great team and work environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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