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Builders FirstSource Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Builders FirstSource CEO and Director Floyd F. Sherman
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  1. "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


  2. 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


  3. "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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT OPPORTUNITY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close family environment. good pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Since the merger there is a lot up in the air,


  6. "lumber sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Contractor Sales in Coconino, AZ
    Current Employee - Outside Contractor Sales in Coconino, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    commission program is decent, pays per customer off of gross margin. Lots of freedom at the salesman level, as long as results are there.

    Cons

    Corporate is top heavy,trying to control too much with lack of oversight. product programs are lacking on the sales side. Have had better product programs with a smaller company.Probuild is not taking advantage of their size and buying power.

    Advice to Management

    Lose half of the top end. Put more control at the and responsibility at the store level. Managers are usually there for a reason,let them manage. Create distribution levels using our size.


  7. "Great work Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AP Receptionist/Mailroom in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - AP Receptionist/Mailroom in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual and friendly atmosphere
    flexible scheduling
    easy work
    Great Management Staff

    Cons

    The only con for this job is the distance (travel time) to get there. I travel 3hr+ a day.


  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly people, fun

    Cons

    Long hours, disorganized, few benefits


  11. "Great place!"

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

    Pros

    Employees work well as a team.

    Cons

    Really don't have any cons.


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