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Buildbase Overview

Oxford, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1997
Company - Private
Consumer Product Rental
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Grafton GB believes in building a solid store base for its customers. A subsidiary of the Grafton Group, the company is the umbrella organization of its parent's building supply retail operations in the UK, which include Buildbase, Jackson Building Centres ... Read more

Mission: In 1997 Buildbase was established as the trading name for Grafton Group’s UK builders merchanting operation. Since then it has continued to grow with an acquisition of Jackson Building Centres Ltd in 2003 and in the same year being named as the ‘best national ... Read more

Buildbase Reviews

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Kate Tinsley
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    Current Employee - Showroom Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Showroom Consultant in Birmingham, England
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    I have been working at Buildbase full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Feeling like part of a team and family in the work place

    Feel like people listen and appreciate comments and concerns

    Best place I have worked so far, very fair when it comes to life outside of work also with children etc

    Cons

    None really just long term staff sometimes need to be more proactive

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, making changes that are working great.

    Sometimes I feel a lot of the long term staff stand around behind counters not being pro active and engaging like they should, which gets setting a trend with new starters

    Also to say that more regional staff would help when we struggle, having 2 people cover/support the U.K. is impossible

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Buildbase (Oxford, England) in January 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process lasted approximately 1 hour, and was conducted be two interviewers - a manager and trainer previously employed in the role. It started with basic questions such as: Tell us a little about yourself? What do you know about the company? What can you add to the role and what exactly do you know about the role? No competency based questions. The interview/ "conversation" revolved around what the role entailed and was unusually expressed by the manager in a negative fashion; as to "put you off" wanting the role. However, it was very informative and didn't portray any unrealistic expectations.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a little about yourself? What do you know about the firm? What can you add to the role and what exactly do you know about the role?   1 Answer
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