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PrimeSource Building Products Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Caring company, good pay, good benefits, movement with in the company, many locations (in 5 reviews)

  • Great 401k package, good people at some locations (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There is new ownership (2015) and new Senior management in place (in 5 reviews)

  • Building Material sales are slowing, was just bought out by a private equity firm (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Start a Career With"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Taylor, MI
    Current Employee - General Manager in Taylor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PrimeSource Building Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leader in their industry
    Strong sales organization
    Financially sound
    Promotes good talent from within
    Trajectory to become a very large (possibly) international company

    Cons

    Some growing pains as any large growing company will have
    Need for modernized IT and WMS

    Advice to Management

    Sales Cures ALL


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stay Away"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PrimeSource Building Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PrimeSource is a great sales organization with a strong distribution footprint and customer base.

    Cons

    This company seriously struggles with other aspects of bringing value to customers and employees. They are run by a private equity firm that has implemented sales budgets that are unrealistic while also not investing in products or services to bring value to the customers. Technology, marketing, product development, and talent pipelines are all foreign to how PrimeSource operates.

    Private equity ownership and current leadership has lead to a very unstable environment with multiple rounds of layoffs. Frustration and fear abounds while a few carry the workload for the many and customers are neglected. Many departments are understaffed and poorly resourced.

    Advice to Management

    Your arrogance and archaic way of doing things is going to leave you so far behind you'll never catch up. Invest in technology, value added products and services, and smarter individuals to support the business. Value employee opinions and equip them with the resources they need to succeed.

  3. "It's Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PrimeSource Building Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours. you're out the door at 5. food at the office some days friendly people working there

    Cons

    little to no training. poor feedback from management

    Advice to Management

    Better communication


  4. "Senior Application Developer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Rockwall, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Rockwall, TX

    I worked at PrimeSource Building Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I do not have pros for this company at this time

    Cons

    New ownership and not good.


  5. "Corporate better than Distribution Centers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PrimeSource Building Products full-time

    Pros

    Great 401k package, good people at some locations

    Cons

    You could end up at one of the not good locations


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Order Selector"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PrimeSource Building Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers, management, atmosphere. Other reviews fail to acknowledge that change is hard for any company. Yet, without growth, no one has a job. All in all, there are much worse places to work.

    Cons

    Pay for warehouse is below what some consider a living wage, more like a surviving wage. Coupled with the hours required to be here, it should be better. Besides, if you pay more, you can reasonably ask more of your workers, with less disgruntled responses from them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the forward movement. Continue to place a high priority to employee input. Pay the warehouse people better.


  7. "I stayed to long"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Stokesdale, NC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Stokesdale, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PrimeSource Building Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good if your lazy and not white. You got a job forever.

    Cons

    If your not healthy your not good to them no matter what. Harder you work less others have 2.

    Advice to Management

    Get real

  8. "n/a"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PrimeSource Building Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    Semi-clean work environment. Easy to work with co-workers.

    Cons

    Over worked staff. Management issues.


  9. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PrimeSource Building Products full-time

    Pros

    Have a good environment to work, the life balance is very good, no much extra work, we have fruit for breakfast on fridays

    Cons

    Small company, poor management and leadership, no grow opportunities, owned by equity company, no much care about employees. Poor benefits

    Advice to Management

    Do your best


  10. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PrimeSource Building Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This was a very solid company to work for before a large private equity firm purchased it and started making massive changes.

    Cons

    They took away a lot of employee perks. Commissions are capped.

    Advice to Management

    None - its obvious the PE firm just wants to increase revenue and then resell in a few years which is well within their right.


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