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  1. "Accounts Payable Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Springdale, AR

    I worked at United-Bilt Homes (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. It had the best benefits I have ever had.

    Cons

    Bad weather was stressful with a long drive. Working from home would have been easier but I didn't feel like they really wanted to do that. But they needed the work done. Communication between employees and their bosses was not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees potential t work. Communicate more to make your employees feel more at ease.


  2. "No worth the money."

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    Current Employee - Driver in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Driver in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really good nice drives to work with. Lower management ok and try to help you out. Senior driver wil bend over backwards to help with training and anything else you need.

    Cons

    Upper management have their heads up their butts. They want you to run illegally and lie on log book. They have no clue what it's like to drive 4-5 hours and then spend 3-6 unloading a trailer by hand. (anywhere up to and over 2000 piece of lumber). They expect a driver to leave out by 12 or 1am work until 8 or 9pm. Then do the same again the next day. Pay is not worth the work. Example Missouri run takes 20 to 25hrs. And only pays $258.

    Advice to Management

    Need to actually ride with drivers to see what it's like. Also they need to listen to employees. Pay needs to be raised or changed to pay by the hour.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offered homeowners lots of options

    Cons

    Could not take management not understanding the ladies like weather etc.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United-Bilt Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the actual work

    Cons

    Lots of nights and weekends. 100% responsibility and about 10% controll


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Accounts Payable Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Bella Vista, AR
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Bella Vista, AR

    I have been working at United-Bilt Homes (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very pleasant working environment.
     They have the best benefits I have ever had.
    They offer a good profit sharing program.
    Over all good place to work.

    Cons

    If you work in the sales offices, the schedule is not very family friendly.
    In any department you are in depending on who you work under may depend on how flexible your schedule can be when a peer may have a very flexible schedule someone else may not.

    Advice to Management

    Make the schedules more flexible for people that can easily do some things from home. Maybe offer assistance for education. Make sure what is acceptable in one department is acceptable in all departments. Provide management training for all staff that has direct reports. I have seen some behavior that is very questionable when someone might need a few hours off for something necessary that could not be foreseen.
    Keep communication going, a good manager will speak to every employee everyday even if it is just to say hi, not to mention everyone should hear good job sometimes.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not Relavent in the Market"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Sales in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unfortunately there are no pros that come to mind.

    Cons

    Long Hours that include 6 day work weeks. Possible predatory lending practices.

    The average sales person knows very little about the construction of UBH houses. The houses are only as good as the Construction manager who over sees the project. That reduces quality control.

    Advice to Management

    Sell all of the "Sales centers".


  7. "Great Small builder to work for"

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Sherman, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small regional Builder with a good leadership team and support structure

    Cons

    A lot of windshield time and low compensation for it

    Advice to Management

    management needs to reconsider the comp package to make it more in line with the other managers in the company

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away, company dying"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United-Bilt Homes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    None, unless you can't find a job anywhere else......and I mean ANYWHERE!!

    Cons

    Grossly overpriced; incompetent management; ridiculous work requirements like cleaning old nasty repossessed homes and driving to people'shouses at night collecting money; 80 hour work weeks; hunting people down in the privacy of their own homes 3 nights a week till 9:00pm; incomplete homes, cheap finish out materials, don't finance paint, flooring, appliances and land improvements; they take all uoi land, not just what they need to make the loan; they determine the down payment and land requirement based on how much you have which is why most of the salespeople lie on the applications; discriminate against low income areas (red lining); hire and promote based on everything you're not supposed to; #1 manager just quit, best people are jumping ship, sales and production down 40%; owner's sons are running this company into the ground

    Advice to Management

    You don't know how to hire, train and develop people, you only know how to point out all of their faults and deficiencies.....which you do weekly on the Friday brow-beating conference call. Sell the company before it's worth nothing.....or turn it over to CY and retire. Also, it isn't 1970 anymore, update the ugly trailer look, seriously!

    But they won't listen.....the board members sit on every committee and continue to make decisions like it's still 1963.....look at the committee lists: marketing, floor plan, model park, etc....it's all the same 5 or 6 guys making all the inbred decisions.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "They love to lie to people."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United-Bilt Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and that's it, there are no other pros to working here.

    Cons

    There are too many cons to list.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like your a christian based company that has real ethics and values. The reality is you have none of those things and the only thing you worship is your bottom line.


  10. "Worked with Company for Twelve years, great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United-Bilt Homes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work expeience was what you made it, if you enjoyed your work you would have a good time.Company gave you enough freedom to do it your way and only joined in when you needed help, plenty of management staff to help you if needed, including direct line to owner

    Cons

    lots of travel, spent great deal of time on road,price of house got to be to high for this area , payments were more than farm folks could handle

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the opportunity to work with you


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