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ProBuild Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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  1. "location and management are key"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great kind of work, interesting and usually something new everyday. can be very fun and it will keep you in shape.

    Cons

    if you're interviewing be aware of management and the duspatch if you are delivery. safety was not a big concern when money was to be made. several injuries due to not following policy. Human Resources did not care when I called them. we went through several managers and support staff (even the better ones because the location kept losing money on bad deals with customers). how good the job is really depends on location management. dispatch needs to know what they're doing and support the delivery teams.

    Advice to Management

    human resources needs to be a nuetral party in disputes. it was painfully obvious they were not.
    management needs reviews and support frequently.
    safety is not voluntary! several injuries from walking over planking alone.
    did not repair equipment in a timely manner
    if people are required to be responsible for multiple jobs this needs to be mentioned in interview


  2. "yard hand"

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    Former Employee - Yard Hand in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Yard Hand in Billings, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job had great benefits.

    Cons

    Not nearly enough pay for the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Review payroll

  3. "Until the my current supervisor and assistant manager were placed in their positions it was a good job."

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    Current Employee - Cashier Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Cashier Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The regular customers and several of the long term employees and a couple of the manager/supervisors make the job very enjoyable.

    Cons

    Dealing with at least one very loud obnoxious supervisor who plays favorites and continually regales the store and customers with her and her families daily health issues and tells people she has the "poops" or gas or whatever ailment she happens to have, she will call out her employees for talking too much, not staying at their posts or taking too much time on breaks & lunches or not leaving on time while she is guilty of doing the same things, changes rules and procedures and schedules workers to suit her needs and the assistant manager, manager and human resource who believe everything this supervisor says. constantly changing rules that don't apply to everyone, slow check out times due to the company not wanting to update archaic equipment.

    Advice to Management

    This store would do well to get rid of most of the managers and supervisors in this store and bring in an entirely new staff along with updating the entire computer and phone system.


  4. "Nothing Special"

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

    I worked at ProBuild full-time

    Pros

    Easy, flexible, quiet, young, carrot

    Cons

    Low pay, don't promote from within


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Stuck in the 1980s"

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

    Pros

    The people are willing to add their skills and grow the company. The enthusiasm is strong and the challenges are real.

    Cons

    The new owners, Builders first source, don't see the need for this new technology called the internet, are regressing the company back to typewriters, fax machines and rotary telephones. They won't see this review.

    Advice to Management

    Retire the senior management and let their grandchildren take over already.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run away. Run!!!"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Delivery Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime, and a lot of it. You work hard and in a fast paced environment. Your doing a lot of mindless work and repeative motion.

    Cons

    Loading and unloading bulk materials. Unorganized and multiple communication problems! Temps are onsite. Lots of people don't care about their responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with strong skill sets and a drive to work and ideas to change processes for the better. Instead of having the mindset of this is how we have always done it. Better equipment and tools to do the job would help as well. People work as hard as they are compensated.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at ProBuild full-time

    Pros

    Some very nice dedicated people

    Cons

    No clear direction. Corporate not synced to field. Distrust

  8. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at ProBuild full-time

    Pros

    Interesting Industry and group of characters

    Cons

    Extremely decentralized with many segments operating independently

    Advice to Management

    Solidify a strategy


  9. "Cash Applications Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Cash Applications Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Cash Applications Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good opportunity to learn new skills in Accounts Receivables.

    Cons

    The upper management is not very understanding and they don't wish to understand what, how, and why you do what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the department before making decisions.


  10. "Chaos"

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    Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ProBuild (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, nice facilities, company liked to spend money

    Cons

    Unorganized, chaotic, wasting money contributed to smaller profits resulting in sale


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