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  • Builders First Source is a taste of 1987 from a technology perspective (in 9 reviews)

  • Good folks to work for, however the new upper management seemed to make many costly mistakes (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Only care about the numbers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work was good and challenging, the people you work with are nice and the pay was competitive with others in the industry.

    Cons

    Upper management only cares about the numbers, not the people. They will replace good people that produce but make more with less experienced people just to make more profit. They overload you with work and expect it done yesterday.

    Advice to Management

    Keep good people and plan better.


  2. "Extremely poor"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Dolores, CO
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Dolores, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ProBuild (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Would not recommend to my worst enemy FIND DIFFERENT JOB

    Cons

    Worst management I've ever seen no safety enforced

    Advice to Management

    stop treating good workers like crap and get of your high horse

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ProBuild (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very laid back, work without someone standing over you. Okay work / life balance, monday - friday for the most part. Benefits are ok

    Cons

    Do a lot of work with no credit and very little money. No support from upper management , its a good stepping stone, but not where to stay for long term

    Advice to Management

    Get out to the stores/yards and really see whats going on.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Replenishment Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company was full of optimism, with goals and ambitions for market dominance, I felt like I was part of a new company on the verge of being a market leader. There were bright, helpful people and the opportunity to learn new skills.

    Cons

    After the buyout by Builders First Source, all that optimism is gone. BFS is run by grandparents who haven't the slightest idea what to do with this "new fangled" internet, with these "upstart" kids talking about "big data" and "connectivity".

    Advice to Management

    Retire the senior management and let your grandkids take over. The 1970s are not the way to run a business in the 21st century. If you refer to your ordering system as "Online" you're in trouble.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Unorganized, and Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Escondido, CA

    I worked at ProBuild full-time

    Pros

    The only good thing about this company is you get benefits and 401 K.

    Cons

    Dixieline Lumber Co. is a very unprofessional place to work. You are basically just a number to them. There computer system is from 1913. The Managements lack of communication, and the lack of training employees correctly is the reason why I no longer work there anymore. There's a lot of favoritism and I can see why there is a very high turn over.

    Advice to Management

    More like ADVICE to the CEO of Probuild. PAY ATTENTION to whats going on in your Company. CHANGE your management Immediately. MANAGEMENT is the reason why your stores are closing down.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "out of touch"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler - Forklift Operator
    Former Employee - Material Handler - Forklift Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At first the job, co-workers, and management seem good, honest and friendly. (No matter noticed or not, individual employees work ethics and determination to do the best they can and to be an effective well-rounded asset to the company are characteristics of a great worker (that will not change with-in individual's work ethic) Management may seem to like/ appreciate you as a worker.

    Cons

    After giving it all you've got, doing the best you can at your job (sufficiently getting all your multiple tasks (while extreme multitasking) completed), and even going above and beyond to be a great valued worker in hope to get promoted (some fair day in life); It is a real shocker and hard to come to terms of making logical sense when you are all of a sudden jobless.

    Advice to Management

    First off, get rid of the root of the problem that is causing real, honest, hard workers that prove themselves to be removed from the workforce. Hears a real shocker... get rid of current management that have been operating the yard in Arlington. If all was fair in the life of the working man (hard work= compensation/ appreciation) these managers would not be there to continue to ruin lives of the hard worker.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "outside loader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    if you like to work nobody bugs you . just get to work and your fine.

    Cons

    pushy work place. poor planning. everything seems rushed and the management cant deal with that very well. nickel and dime you to death. each year I got great reviews and a whopping 35 cent raise. they don't appreciate nothing. big talk about moving you up in the company evrytime. dead end job . and they love to take advantage of a good worker , and do not know how to disapline a bad employee at all. oh I almost forgot, they push you all day to get 10 hrs of work done in 7 hrs so you get a lunch and then go home. winter time is hard,no good pay. my advise is that if your gonna take a job there do yourself a favor and get a second job....

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to whats really going on , and maybe you will be able to keep good people. get off your high horse .your no better than anybody.set goal for your good workers and take care of them. they were your best asset ......until they left ....now what?

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Bad leadership. Great employees"

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    Former Employee - Manager - IT in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager - IT in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I don't work there any more is the best thing. The lower level people are great. They just need to know what the plan is and they'll "get er done".

    Cons

    Leadership is clueless. First the CEO known as tiring tide rob. Now builders with poor communication no plan. Took eps leader in probuild and put him in lead integration role. Now it's the clueless integrating the clueless

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of probuild leadership. Mainly integration leader. Communicate and create a plan


  9. "operations"

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

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time

    Pros

    The individuals in the office are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of hours, pay not very rewarding. Employees not rewarded for work they achieve. No real incentives for hourly employees. Your pay is lowered because you will be working at least 15 hours of overtime a week. Very demanding hours.


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    "IT"

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

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Before the acquisition from Builders First Source, ProBuild had great synergy, great talent and a solid culture. Although many talented employees have left, there are still some wonderful people on the ProBuild side.

    Cons

    Builders First Source is a taste of 1987 from a technology perspective. They advocate manual processes, technology isn't a priority and a "work harder not smarter" philosophy is their core belief.
    BFS immediately established a good ol boys club culture which means if you're not in their inner circle, might as well dust off the resume and seek employment elsewhere. I would not recommend working for BFS IT in any capacity.

    Advice to Management

    Hire IT leadership that has the appropriate skill-set. Currently higher tiered talent is lacking severely.


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