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N.B. Handy Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best employer to date"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at N.B. Handy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family owned with little bureaucracy. Complete open door policy. Moving in the right direction, performance is proving that from all teams. (Management, Sales, and Procurement) Have had change but change can bring new fresh ideas to the organization, especially one that saw little change the past 25 years and became stagnant with little to no growth. Brought back the Future Leaders program and have some awesome young talent.

    Cons

    Not enough locations, can use some growth in this area. Have lost some experienced employees to competitors but generally have not gone after competitors experienced employees. (this could be a Pro as well). Due to employee rotation vendor partners have lost some confidence (this is growing back quickly with 2017 performance). Lack of marketing presence. Showrooms are not the most consumer friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Guide our team with passion, intention, engagement, and accountability. Create the fun and exciting atmosphere that has been missing over the past 10 years. Revamp the locations to incorporate usable demos on the products we provide.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Local Truck Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Local Truck Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at N.B. Handy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and bottom up Management.

    Cons

    Insurance could be better and pay as welll.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Elephants in the Room"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities in a fast changing environment.

    Cons

    Management has not convinced employees it is safe to be completely honest about dysfunction.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management reach out to staff without middle management present. There is major dysfunction in key departments but people are afraid of retaliation if they go around their manager. People are hoping the new CEO will initiate the hard conversations everyone is eager to have.


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  5. "Good environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cleaner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cleaner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at N.B. Handy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management is great, I can make my own schedule. My boss is great. He gives me full independence to work.

    Cons

    I really haven't found any error in my job.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Bright Future!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at N.B. Handy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large regional distributor with private family ownership that values employees, customers and vendor partners. Our new CEO is an outstanding leader and an excellent choice to grow the company in the future. We are celebrating our 125th year in business on April 1, 2016 and still going strong!

    Cons

    I love the company, its potential and future prospects. I have no issues or reservations.


  7. "Fantastic Place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NC HVAC Account Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - NC HVAC Account Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at N.B. Handy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits. I left a large HVAC distributor, and really enjoyed the small, family run business feel. Management is engaging, makes employees feel valued. Excellent support from the inside sales team. Everyone contributes, and has a good attitude. The only reason I left was because I had a opportunity I could not pass up.

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind. Being a smaller company, sometimes it was hard to get to the price we needed, and last minute/ special deliveries were tough to get done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Maybe get a some more trucks on the road to add flexibility to delivery.


  8. "Very shaky company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some very excellent co-workers at this company; A nice relaxed atmosphere in the office and a fun place to work; at times.

    Cons

    This company lacks direction in so many ways and I'm afraid, that unless they identify a solid direction, they may be headed for a large fall.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize whats important and do the right things. Treat employees better and do not make a screw up on your part
    an emergency on the part of your employees.


  9. "Take care of their employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at N.B. Handy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My time at N.B. Handy was a positive experience over all. They work hard to take care of their employees and their customers something you don't see a lot of in todays market.

    Cons

    no negative review for company.

    Advice to Management

    no advice for management.


  10. "Fast Pace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at N.B. Handy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Good Insurance!! Decent hourly pay!

    Cons

    The training for new hires was lacking in the worst way! I believe in "learning by doing" but the expectations of the management were unaccpetable.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a more structured training program.


  11. "Opportunity can be created and grasped for intelligent, hard-workers with a positive attitude"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I experienced many opportunities for learning and professional development.
    The company is technology driven. It is also very family-friendly
    with open-doors in management. Mentoring is present both formally and informally and most managers are very approachable and willing to answer questions as well as coach.

    Cons

    The wholesale building products industry has small profit margins and the company
    lacks diversification. The Company is also highly leveraged.
    The Company's growth opportunity is very limited in current economic climate.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with all employees early and often. Also,
    mentor managers with stronger contemporaries not necessarily
    their direct managers. Seek more input from employees on ideas for cost savings and the effectiveness of prior measures taken.


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