NCI Building Systems
3.1 of 5 9 reviews
www.ncilp.com Houston, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

NCI Building Systems Reviews

Updated Feb 20, 2014
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3.1 9 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

NCI Building Systems Chairman, President, and CEO Norm Chambers

Norm Chambers

(5 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good learning experience, variety of skills utilized

Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery smart, energetic employees, good people who are dedicated.

ConsLittle work/life balance, aggressive project schedules.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great utilization of technology

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNCI is a great company to work for. I always admire at its enthusiasm in implementing new technology. It allows the company to increase the employee's productivity and to improve the job satisfaction at the same time.

ConsCompany relies heavily on conventional wisdom rather than trying to understand/implent the industry's best practices.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is still lot of opportunity for the company to use Industry's best practices in many areas like quality, project management. Why always come up with your own customized unique solution when there is a proven best practice methodology?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is a good company to have in your resume

CAD Operator (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at NCI Building Systems as a contractor for more than a year

Pros41K, medical, vision, scholarship but you must stay for 3 years to pay it back.

ConsLack of carrer path program. Most people stay in one same position for life.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a management or MBA diploma and get prepared to perform management and supervisory functions – such as employee recruiting, labor relations, employee performance monitoring and evaluation, and employing motivation and problem solving techniques.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I'd give negative stars if I could

IT Site Administrator (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at NCI Building Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsThey paid well and west Houston location convienent.

ConsNot enough IT staff to cover the company's needs. Too many VPs and President demanding immediate satisfaction at the expense of production. Be prepared to work like a galley slave and pick up others jobs because coworkers are too overworked to perform their full range of duties.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need more IT staff to cover the various sites. To have one full timer to cover a plant the size of a small college plus three other remote sites along with executive support for a number of VPs borders on both insanity and bad business. To expect a new hire who you failed to convey the full background and breadth of the job to immediately pick up where a senior employee (who caved in under the workload and fled) left off borders on malicious hiring.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mount Pleasant, MI (US)

I have been working at NCI Building Systems

ProsGood benefits, nice people to work with. Company has been around a long time and will invest in new technology to try and stay ahead of the competition.

ConsThey hire too many upper management people and lay off middle managment creating high levels of stress for those workers.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire so many Senior Managers. They just create more work for the few mid-level managers that are left after layoffs or replacing mid-level managers with clerical staff.

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Successful company with family feel

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at NCI Building Systems

ProsEven though NCI is a billion dollar company, proud to say that because most of upper management were once the blue collar workers of the company, there is still a humble feel.

ConsDue to the economic crash of 2008 company is suffering and will take to truly profit to full potential

Advice to Senior ManagementSome need to open minds to new ideas and tactics to advance inner talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The sales Team is great to work for, Stay away from the engineering side. To many higher ups worried about there jobs

CAD Operator (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at NCI Building Systems

Proshealth and dental benefits are good

ConsMajor Office Politics, More managers than employees
has a hard VP that should only be a regular engineer in the drafting Dept.
pushes people around with ego.. authority.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep watch of the bad managers, they are the ones in the higher ups offices chatting alot...

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Good Company if it Can Recover

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NCI Building Systems

ProsSales possitions throughout this company are the best jobs in the company. Great pay and commisions with lots of freedom and responsibility.

ConsCompany is currently struggling. Stock is badly diluted with the majority of the company now being owned by a private equity firm. Many job cuts have been made and plants have been closed down.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to strategic change in order to overcome economic down turns in the commercial building market.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Large Company with small business feel

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NCI Building Systems

ProsOpportunity for advancement - Fair and Balanced; Family oriented Company

ConsStaffing can be lean, creating additional stress

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open with support staft in direction of company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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