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ProBuild Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
105 Reviews
2.7
105 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It is what you make it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexibility, opportunities to shape the organization

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, limited investment in technical infrastructure, locations operate in a decentralized fashion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership, empowerment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    went from a family run company to a big corporation. do 3-4 jobs for very little pay

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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Phillipsburg, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Phillipsburg, NJ (US)

    I have been working at ProBuild full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    direct mangers will work with you on everything they can good yard to work for

    Cons

    the company got to big to fast an forgot about they're employees. raises are few an far between an laughable when you get one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start spending money on your employees.the good ones are looking to move on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Worked at ProBuild F/T for 9 years

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at ProBuild

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Flexibility, "Some" Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Salaries are inadequate for the office staff. No compensation for getting a job done.
    There isn't enought time set aside for training when changes occur. Changing policies is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The district managers need to take time getting to know office staff within each location to understand that the worth of these employees and match that with a salary. Those employees are overlooked and dismissed as not important to the higher management but if it where not for them you would not have higher management as it could not exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor management, lack of communication

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at ProBuild

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Again poor management, no training, no communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Split second decisions, with no plans in place is poor management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Terrible company. Not trustworthy at all. It appears Fidelity wants to sell it so they are cutting to the bone.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Desk Supervisor in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Service Desk Supervisor in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at ProBuild

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits. Company values sound nice but they don't believe in them.

    Cons

    Benfits are average. The upper leadership (C- Level) spew out lies during their town hall meetings. Things like don't listen to the rumors about being sold, 3 month contractors have been told many times they would be hired and never were.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone as adults. Stop the lies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Idea... poor implementation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operation Support in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Operation Support in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Tons of potential, started out great with leaders that had vision and a can do attitude. Benefits were marginal yet not the worst in town, flexible schedule. Peers are great people.

    Cons

    Compensation model gets a big thumb down. Serious lack of upward mobility. Leadership/management started out like a dream come true only to end up being a nightmare. If you are a techie, you should avoid this company unless you can verify common sense has been deployed to entire IT department. If your cup of tea is Accounting, HR, BA, Admin Assistants or supply chain... please be prepared for long hours and interesting office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the drawing board in every way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Chaotic environment primarily driven by ownership structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ProBuild

    Pros

    Challenging problems to solve and motivated individuals

    Cons

    High turnover, poor performance management and lack of trust in executive management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on gaining trust from employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not so great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Developer in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at ProBuild

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Open for remote commute options.

    Cons

    There is not IT vision.
    No strategy in planning the future for IT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company BUT

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in New Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Middle Management in New Brunswick, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with. Made many friends and enjoyed going to work for many years till the last few.

    Cons

    STRESS!!! No compensation for getting a job done. Upheaval in Mgmt. Newer IT System was a disaster from implementation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the IT System of the past few years if you haven't already. SR Mgmt should be regional and not all in Denver. Market should be looked at regionally and not nationally. Supply and Demand along with overall economy is different in all geographical regions of the US. Conclusion: Bigger is not always better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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