NCI Building Systems

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NCI Building Systems Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
11 Reviews
3.3
11 Reviews
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NCI Building Systems Chairman, President, and CEO Norm Chambers
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  1.  

    Great place to work, caring management and great benefits!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative  in  Monticello, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Monticello, IA (US)

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers are amazing. They treat me like family and value my input. It makes coming to work an enjoyable experience. The company has phenomenal benefits which the company pays a good portion of. The pay is reasonable and there's plenty of room for advancement. They have a reasonable expectation when it comes to work-life balance. They really work hard to make quality improvements to make things better for the employees.

    Cons

    Taking time off in the first 90 days is very challenging, but do-able if you're willing to be flexible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to see a PTO program replace the sick and vacation time policy. It would allow more flexibility for the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, very smart and dedicated colleagues, good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average, unrealistic project schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time managing project schedules and less time socializing during work hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience, variety of skills utilized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Little work/life balance, aggressive project schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great utilization of technology

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

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

    Pros

    NCI 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There 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?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It is a good company to have in your resume

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAD Operator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - CAD Operator in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    41K, medical, vision, scholarship but you must stay for 3 years to pay it back.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    I'd give negative stars if I could

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

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

    Pros

    They paid well and west Houston location convienent.

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mount Pleasant, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI (US)

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Successful company with family feel

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at NCI Building Systems

    Pros

    Even 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some need to open minds to new ideas and tactics to advance inner talent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAD Operator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - CAD Operator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at NCI Building Systems

    Pros

    health and dental benefits are good

    Cons

    Major 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep watch of the bad managers, they are the ones in the higher ups offices chatting alot...

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company if it Can Recover

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCI Building Systems

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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