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Updated November 5, 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. "."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I felt like we were heading in the right direction with Rob Marchbank

    Cons

    It became Builders First Source


  2. Helpful (2)

    "IT Analysts"

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    Former Employee - Colorado in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Colorado in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Don't try to correct you if make a mistake just let them stack up till you can't defend yourself then they terminate you

    Advice to Management

    Get better training guidelines and help keep the employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "vested employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time

    Pros

    family oriented. technology leading. decent compensation

    Cons

    corporate separation. cohesiveness of plants working together is very poor.


  4. 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


  5. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Contractor Consultant in West Sedona, AZ
    Former Employee - Contractor Consultant in West Sedona, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great family of co-workers. Work conditions were terrific, and management worked beside employees. Pay and benefits were sound. Loved working there.

    Cons

    Had no problems with any situations.


  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. "inside sales, estimator"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ProBuild full-time

    Pros

    very good place to work for.

    Cons

    none that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you have been doing

  8. 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?


  9. 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


  10. "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


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