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ProBuild Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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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. "Assembler"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time

    Pros

    Good Natured Boss, always work to do, Work is hard but not killer. Good benefits and competitive pay. Manager and GM seem to really care about the employees. Working environment and coworkers are a a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Long hours. During peak times 60+ hours a week depending on role in the shop. Can be VERY high stress environment during peak season. High turnover of new people.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to say "No" to customers to avoid overworking employees, do a better job of confirming deliveries so we are not working extra hours in vain for products we don't need.


  2. "Component Technician I"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ProBuild full-time

    Pros

    Management was very flexible and relaxed when needing time off for doctor appointments or other engagements. As long as work was completed as scheduled there were no issues.

    Cons

    There were numerous instances of unrealistic time frames for the completion of new estimates and or designs for customers. These instance were caused by particular employees that would make promises to the customer without first checking to ensure whether if the period of time was achievable. Other than this there were no real cons.

  3. "Not Bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    Parts of the field operations dislike the HQ


  4. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Probuild has a great full time benefits and a good pay rate for sales.

    Cons

    once you become a Inside sales representative is kind of hard to grow your career.


  5. "Great OPerations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Garner, NC
    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Garner, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Monday - Friday
    great pay.
    fun people to work with

    Cons

    not well structured
    no care for employees
    general manager lack of knowledge, learning and listening abilities

    Advice to Management

    Promote Operations manager to General manger.
    Get structure and promote from within


  6. "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


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "IT Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ProBuild (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked with the organization for 15 yrs and it was very hard to leave. Great people, relaxed environment. Management cared about their people. Benefits were decent and we had a 401K match.

    Cons

    Leadership instability and unclear career path in some departments. Change was constant and getting answers to what was going on was not very easy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people and learn from the mistakes of previous leadership. The people in the field working with your customers should be top priority try to keep them in mind when making decisions. If you take care of them they will take care of your customers and make investors happy.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "All Depends"

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    Former Employee - IT Person in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - IT Person in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and opportunities to advance. I was offered training and other development opportunities. I was also able to get pay increases for my team.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, including upper management. Always concerned out restructuring and layoffs. Operating sites not on board with corporate IT strategy. Constantly changing priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Stability, especially in the upper ranks would go a long way to improve employee morale. A consistent message and plan with regard to IT strategy is a must.


  10. 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.


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