ProBuild Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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Pros
  • The compensation and benefits offered here are extremely generous (in 3 reviews)

  • Flexibility for a work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not take the time to learn who their employees are (in 4 reviews)

  • The best talent is leaving and and new good talent doesn't stick around for long (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Production Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Dover, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Dover, MN (US)

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good retirement and medical with life.

    Cons

    Long Hours, unorganized, and your just a number to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect

  2. Administrative

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    Former Employee - Management in Cherry Hill, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Management in Cherry Hill, NJ (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great People to work with. Pay was decent. Hours were acceptable.

    Cons

    STRESS. Didn't even know who your supervisor was going to be month to month. Reports coming out of your butt! Terrible Morale. When people were laid off, they were happy to get out! Customer service was terrible. All small contractors were forgotten. Only concerned with High Volume, Low Margin Builders. Really stupid business plan.

    Advice to Management

    Settle on a Business plan with Regional Mgmt or National Mgmt. Whatever it may be, just settle on one. Remember ALL your customers, not just the ones you have facetime with.

  3. Great Co Worker Confused Sr Management Team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ProBuild

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were outstanding and a wealth of information

    Cons

    Lacked vision and long term plan. Constantly changing the plan.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a plan and stick to it. Be honest and direct with employees.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Company with great potential, in transition internally, focus and direction is toward success.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great upper management, largest lumber supplier in the US. Has potential to be superior in the industry. I worked in installed sales, job was awesome, diverse, a lot of responsibility and reward for a job well done. Fast paced, upbeat, positive work environment, fellow associates were great to work with, strong team atmosphere. Fun and Challenging.

    Cons

    Training was severely lacking, kind of "thrown to the wolves" learned on the job. Direct level management needs training, a lot of transition at the ground level, some poor management decisions negatively affected the department. in general and individuals in particular. Shipping, production and estimating not working well together causing a lot of issues in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Need consistency and transparency. Policies state ethics and honesty are crucial and expected at every level, please make it so. Select more carefully those in mgmt. level positions as the wrong people in the wrong positions can adversely affect the lives and careers of others. Initiate stricter and more consistent training and discipline policies and procedures. One person, especially at lower level management, shouldn't have the power to dismiss people for speculative or agenda driven reasons.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Very stressful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ProBuild

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has good health benefits. The 401k is pretty good also. Has a great support team in corporate office to help resolve issues.

    Cons

    The stores and facilities are greatly under staffed. This places unreasonable work load on key personal that goes unnoticed.

  7. Layoffs and easy promotions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sawyer in Norcross, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sawyer in Norcross, GA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, quick to give promotions, willing to train. Lots of overtime during peak seasons. Management is accessible in the plant.

    Cons

    Never honest about employee pay scale. Quick to layoff and give multiple responsibilities/jobs to one person for the same pay. Pay does not match competitions pay

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to competitive pay which will breed more loyalty.

  8. Good large company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ProBuild full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, customer base is pretty fun to work with

    Cons

    centralization of several job functions making it harder to stay local, never know if you are next, a lot of sense of insecurity in long term stability, with centralization much more micro management from corporate

    Advice to Management

    be more forthcoming in long term plans

  9. great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All about team work and great management

    Cons

    Move locations to much they need to stay in one spot.

    Advice to Management

    need to keep employee in the loop on what is going on there more offten

  10. truck driver

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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Buda, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Buda, TX (US)

    I have been working at ProBuild

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good friendly outgoing people to work with. They always pay on time and run good equipment.

    Cons

    awkward zone pay system.work fluctuates and checks are inconsistent varying up and down as much as 3 to $400 a week.favored drivers get the best paying loads.

    Advice to Management

    choose a consistent manageable paying system and rotate loads to cut down on driver favoritism.

  11. Dysfunctional management practices And policies.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Specialist in Pelham, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Delivery Specialist in Pelham, AL (US)

    I have been working at ProBuild

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting to see construction, feel like you accomplish something when you can watch construction. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    All locations are managed differently. Management dysfunction. Average to below average pay for workers. corporate Will send "enforcers" to "streamline". Employee attrition rate.

    Advice to Management

    employees all have their own responsibility to handle. Be sure to maintain above average wages to attract top talent for all positions.

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