Work day was pleasant, some overtime in the busy season. I had experience in the roofing industry so I picked up on the products well and knew most of the customers. Management was great to work with at the branch level. It was a very casual and laid back place to be, co-workers were great and we all took care of each other. The hardest part of the job was having to let customers down when product was unavailable and locating different sources to get them the materials that were needed. I really enjoyed the laughter and the light heartedness of the environment.
Fun people to work with at branch levels
Expensive benefits/ corporate management is greedy and selfserving.
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Wisconsin – February 11, 2016
I was brought in and lied to from the beginning. Corporate is hard to work with. They have a way to do things in the south that they think will work in the north. They need to learn to diversify. Your not going to sell roofing and siding in the winter months. This is something they have figured but the way they deal with it is too shut down Branches. 4 in the last 6 months at least. Including ours that was only open for 16 months. Gave us no time to build a customer base. Underpaid on every level. Was told we could move to different branches when our branch closed. Tried to pursue it but like everything else it was a lie with them. The Branch level is excellent to work with. Corporate is where the problems are. Very far from what they claim to be a family run business.
branch manager (Current Employee) – Bristol, PA – January 19, 2016
Companies like GES are the exception in this industry. Family owned and operated they are engaged in the daily business and realize that good employees are extremely hard to find. We are given every resource to succeed from equipment to training, safety to benefits. Very few companies have fully engaged and empowered employees that feel they have a stake in the success or failure of our branch. GES has a culture that is the model for other companies to be measured by. Never will you hear..."im just the driver", each team member is engaged and accountable for making sure our ultimate goal is met. Taking care of our valued customers and making sure GES is a viable supplier that grows relationships as it grows the business.
The best place I have ever worked at. This is a work environment that allows you to do your job without someone looking over your shoulder. It is a results oriented workplace that allowed me to be flexible in my hours and lunch times....as long as the work gets done...And that has been an issue with previous companies I have worked for. It is also a work culture that for the most part is on a 1st name basis. I always felt relaxed at work. Not just because the dress is business casual, but because it is just a good environment to work in. I am comfortable saying that management ALWAYS treated me fair, and took the time to recognize my accomplishments.
Delivery driver (Former Employee) – Longwood,Fl – August 20, 2015
I was a delivery driver for this company for 9 months I was lied to repetitively by my foreman and management about work loads and well, pretty much anything and everything. Be carefull of this company it is not a good place to work nor a safe place to work. There's a lot of forvoratism within the co.,& you're not going to be part of it. You will be nothing but a human fork lift. "Stay away"
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This was a new company to town. I started the territory from our first day in Wichita, ks. I brought many new accounts to the company. I also continue it's growth annually. My most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people and developing and maintaining relationships.
I was hired to get this company up and running on the residential side of roofing. I did a great job getting things all set to succeed. We did about 1 million in the first year and I kept bringing new customers in and things were good. We then bought out a competitor and I was shipped to a new location and laid off. Upper management is a complete joke. Don't waste your time unless if this job is until you find something better.
Operation Manager (Former Employee) – 7312 Business Place Arlington Texas 76001 – January 15, 2015
I have been in the wholesale roofing business for fifteen years. I have learn to buy material from vendors at a low cost for my company. I have good way to work with customers were they understand me and my company.
There is never a dull day here. The responsibilities are great and the reward are even greater. Bonuses, trophies, parties are given in celebration of job well done. Friendly and peaceful environment. I love working for this company.
I enjoyed working for this company. I was the only female and we all worked well together and well respected among my co-workers and customers. Because I was the first voice you heard when calling the company or the first or second go to person for complaints and or with issues, I had to be able to learn about the materials so I asked questions, helped as much as I could with hands on customer service. I learned to drive the fork lift and made happy customers. Hardest part of the job, was keeping the guys ( my co-workers) to keep their bathroom clean...=)
Striker (Former Employee) – Littleton, CO – May 2, 2013
Although I enjoyed this job, it's extremely dangerous and the compensation for the level of danger is not enough in my opinion. It is by far the hardest job I have ever done. They ask things they shouldn't of their employees. Lots of safety requirements but pressure to work faster then possible all the time. If you skip a safety procedure you'll be fired. Unrealistic expectations in the snow, like loading roofs. Traversing a snow covered roof is quite the unwelcome thrill. Especially with a 90lb bundle of shingles.
fun work, good people, great exercise, lots of ot in the busy season
months with less than $100 paychecks through the winter, poor management, high risk to life and limb, poor compensation, no raises