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NCI Building Systems Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  2. "Great place to work, caring management and great benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Monticello, IA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Monticello, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers are amazing. They treat me like family and value my input. It makes coming to work an enjoyable experience. The company has phenomenal benefits which the company pays a good portion of. The pay is reasonable and there's plenty of room for advancement. They have a reasonable expectation when it comes to work-life balance. They really work hard to make quality improvements to make things better for the employees.

    Cons

    Taking time off in the first 90 days is very challenging, but do-able if you're willing to be flexible.

    Advice to Management

    I would love to see a PTO program replace the sick and vacation time policy. It would allow more flexibility for the employees.

  3. "Professional!!"

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    Former Employee - Drafter/Detailer in Atwater, CA
    Former Employee - Drafter/Detailer in Atwater, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is a top priority there at NCI Buildings. The quality of the management is A+, and so are the employees.

    Cons

    There are not many things I can list here really, except to provide more open door when it comes to deadlines on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the environment fun yet professional, and your employees will reward you.


  4. "You aren't just a number here!"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lexington, TN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lexington, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management actually cares about the employees. Pay is good, benefits are good. Company matching 401k.

    Cons

    The heat! There is no air conditioning...


  5. "Good Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement
    Support and reward educational goals that are meaningful to the company
    Benefits are good
    Slow, but progressive change towards modern business practices

    Cons

    Change has been slow and difficult at times
    Too many upper echelon titles that have no followers
    Pay scale needs to be overhauled some to be more competitive
    Need better communication between corporate decision makers and on the floor production associates to effectively utilize time, space, resources, and manpower in the implementation of new processes, procedures and equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Get back in touch with the movers and shakers who are responsible for getting the products out the door and at the customers feet-drafting, engineering and plant production employees.


  6. "Miss it"

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

    I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and the people there are mostly pretty cool to work with

    Cons

    Long hours 6 days a week from spring till fall.. if they could work around a way to just rotate Saturdays so people can have a life it would be great

    Advice to Management

    Rotate saturdays. To give everyone at least 1 full weekend a month during the summer off to spend time with their families..


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Just for the time being"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Monticello, IA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Monticello, IA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, decent benefits, mediocre pay, laid back shifts, easy work.

    Cons

    Terrible coworkers, management is clueless, pushed to overwork yourself, major hours cut in winter, can't keep employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking about your numbers and start worrying about the employees

  8. "Seamer Invoicing Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    NCI is a good place to work. The people are great and always willing to help. Lively environment. You learn a lot.

    Cons

    Salary is low for certain positions. A market review should be done in so that they are in line with other companies.


  9. "Excellent company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Credit Manager
    Current Employee - Credit Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people & benefits. Opportunities for career advancement. Competitive salaries. Opportunities to help the community.

    Cons

    Too many system changes with issues that could have been prevented.

    Advice to Management

    More system testing to give customers better service.


  10. "Review for NCI / Garco Building Systems in WA"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Airway Heights, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Airway Heights, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job is challenging, but the duties and workflow are clearly defined. I really liked how much employee involvement there was as far as potlucks, Secret Santa, BBQs, etc. They also had a good benefits package.

    Cons

    They struggled with some of their management when I was there, and a lot of the top managers were replaced (which I think was a good decision in the long run). It's also a long commute unless you live in Airway Heights. It's sometimes a challenge having the corporate office all the way in Texas. Advancement is slow if you don't want to transfer to another office.

    Advice to Management

    It was smart to make Dave Z. the GM at Garco. I think he'll do a much better job with the company.


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