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NCI Building Systems Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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NCI Building Systems Chairman, President, and CEO Norman C. Chambers
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  • The new upper management are bean counters (in 4 reviews)

  • long hours expected (and forced at times); changing culture; Communication is awful at all levels (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "VP Engineering & Chief Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong financial outlook and reasonable market.

    Cons

    Buildings industry is very inflexible.


  2. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time

    Pros

    vertically integrated with good brand recognition

    Cons

    sister companies within NCI are competitors

  3. "NCI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good and the talent pool is impressive.

    Cons

    The company is unorganized, poor communication, takes advantage of the employee, job descriptions do not exist. Expect the unexpected. Turnover rate is high.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know what is expected of them and give them the freedom to do what is necessary to be successful. Give them the opportunity to succeed or fail and then coach if needed. Don't give up on them so quickly.


  4. "Skip this Company"

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

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have really Good Coffee

    Cons

    Overworked, Underpaid, unachievable expectations, executives are only interested in what they can personally get out of the company. Company is destroying itself.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  5. "Good place to gain experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Healthy work environment, fast paced, great co workers

    Cons

    Long hours and hot work


  6. "Great money but hard work and plenty of overtime"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sheet Line Operator in Frankfort, KY
    Current Employee - Sheet Line Operator in Frankfort, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and many ways to advance in company. They do a good job in training members. Everyone keeps each other safe.

    Cons

    Workers often feel overworked. Management expectations are far too high for employees. Can work 12 to 16 hour shifts. They can promise raises and bonuses but you never actually see them.


  7. "The new younger staff vs. the older experience staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The offer great Benifits. The upper management has lots of changes that they say it's for a better working environment.

    Cons

    Being geared to keep the new younger staff without consideration of the hard worker that has been there a long time to help the company grow.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't just look on how to get and maintain the younger staff but consider without forgetting the older staff who's been there growing the company the entire time.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Former 20 year Loyal Employee"

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    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you DONT work for NCI it may be good because new employees have same mindset to be non-caring "business is business" so off with your head without a 2nd thought ! Also if you work outside the USA may be good as well, as they are now outsourcing US jobs to India (which previous Mngt had pride in keeping jobs at home)

    Cons

    New Executive Management doesn't have the same philosophy as the founders and had. Working a NCI used to be a family type of environment where at least you felt Mngt CARED

    Advice to Management

    no advise, they dont listen anyway.. they will do their jobs (as the Board dictates) , cut jobs, cut tenured employees to "change culture".. but it wont make the numbers go up...


  9. "Change is the only predictable thing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Airway Heights, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Airway Heights, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great product, with what use to be a great builder network.

    Cons

    VERY poor management style.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Change is uncomfortable, but necessary to grow and become better."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is going through some change, and while some see change as negative, change is necessary to grow. Some changes are hard, while others are easier to accept, but at the end of the day - I truly believe the management team is trying to do what's best for the customers, their employees and overall, the company.

    Company is working on standardizing throughout, which allows for more transparency, efficiency and better compensation.

    Cons

    Management needs to be better at listening to their direct reports to improve processes. This will create buy in, trust and efficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be a roadblock. Be a channel for two-way communication.


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