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NCI Building Systems Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  • long hours expected (and forced at times); changing culture; Communication is awful at all levels (in 5 reviews)

  • The new upper management are bean counters (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Market and security is uncertain"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay can be decent at corporate office. Quarterly bonuses can be good. Pension is provided to some.

    Cons

    Paralysis by analysis syndrome permeates the organization. Meetings, Councils, and Leadership meetings can take up your day. Often puts profits above safety and accuracy. Politics are extremely high, there are no allies. Large push to manufacture all Frames in Mexico and services in Costa Rica/India.

    Advice to Management

    Thrust to document business processes only highlights a lack of understanding and strategy. Higher profits is a goal, not a strategy. Understand and use assets within your company before key knowledge areas are lost. Know your asset inventory before assuming there are none. Improve communication and be available for your staff. Increase safety in the plants, deadly accidents are very high. Ethics, Responsibility, Commitment, and Accountability should apply to ALL. Incorporate seasoned Marketing advisors into future plans.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "No Hope left. Get out while you can."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAD Drafter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - CAD Drafter in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with work schedule, and will work with you. They also hire every level employees which is great for students fresh out of college or if you are switching careers. Decent benefits and paid holidays.

    Cons

    Compensation. They pay WAY below the industry standard and raises/“promotions” are a joke. The second bigger con is that everyone is related. Everybody who works is either married or related and the direct effect is there are people in management positions that have no buisness being there. Employees feel the biggest loss because they are not being probably trained or managed. They have a high turnover rate and cannot keep any new employees. So don’t plan on moving up in the company unless you are married to a project manager.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overloading the hardest/best employees you have. They will eventually leave. Be more involved with your team. Instead of pointing blame and creating a hostile enviorment. Find a solution not who’s at fault. Stop hiring friends, family if they ARE NOT QUALIFIED.

  3. "Run"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, some nice people.. some great brands but they compete with each other. Lots of benefits

    Cons

    They waste your time, do not respect employee, the units compete with each other, website development is from the 2000's , no class

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Skip this Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (2)

    "Former 20 year Loyal Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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...


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Change is the only predictable thing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Something Big is Happening and it is not good."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well known brands, not always the best reputation. It still has the ability to be a good company but C-Management is too consumed on making stock price look good for other reasons.

    Cons

    The new upper management are bean counters. The morale has never been this low. Nearly everyone I know is either looking for a new job or is contemplating looking for a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Hope your compensation packages help you live with conscience when you are gone. Who am I kidding, you have no conscience.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very troubling"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some opportunities can exist. They have opportunities but mgmt does not train or groom their subordinates to move forward in their career path.

    Cons

    Management is more focused on proving each other wrong instead of correctly completing the projects.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your team to use their skillset without interference. Most upper mgmt get involved far too much in the day to day activities. They should use that energy to build goodwill between corporate and the remote sites.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Micromanaged in supply chain"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None. This place has a miserable work environment. ..

    They do have nice cocktail hours for the employees to compensate for the really miserable work environment. ..

    Cons

    It is really unpleasant in the supply chain/sourcing department at corporate. Turnover is rampant. They run off the good employees. Cronyism is rampant...

    Advice to Management

    Do something to address the misery in this department. ...


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Not what it seems"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working with my peers daily. my boss worked with me for things I needed. benefits are slowly improving.

    Cons

    long hours expected (and forced at times); changing culture; Communication is awful at all levels.very limited career opportunities. 2 weeks of vacation to start. The culture was good at first, but really started to change for the worst when a new president came in January.

    Advice to Management

    stop being petty, self serving, and selfish. Make decisions that are in the best interest for the company and ALL of the employees, not just yourself. Make people work with people they may not share views with instead of letting them kick and scream to get their way. This should apply to ALL levels - management should not be exempt. Business can be done fairly and with kindness versus backbiting, deceit and sabotage.


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