Management (Former Employee) – Melbourne, FL – July 19, 2016
Worst branch ever to work at. Don't believe the "typical day starts at 7:30am" part either. More like starts at 5am !! Totally understaffed, branch mgmt has severe lack of communication issues, blames failures on lower employees but takes credit for evrything good that happens. Compensation is a JOKE & don't believe what they tell you your making, it will be undercut by thousands.
Don't know about other branches, I've heard they are better, but STAY AWAY from Melbourne, FL at all costs. Like I stated...WORST BRANCH EVER to work at.
Could be a great company to work for if you werent always afraid for your job
Delivery Driver/Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 11, 2016
It's a potentially great company to work for but unless you buddy buddy with managers, you will ALWAYS fear for your job. It was a guy that had been there for 30 years that the customers he delivered to loved, finished his route on time, and they never had to redirect, but somehow they would find reasons to call him out in meetings. Speaking of meetings, you will have one about EVERYTHING. I was a driver and my stop shouldve took me a hour to get to. It took me a hour and 10 minutes. The manager pulled me into the office to talk to me about, "where were you for those 10 minutes". They complain about everything there and you will never feel like your job is safe and that you are always doing something wrong. I had a fellow employee tell me when I first started working there not to trust anybody or talk to anybody. A day later Im training with another driver and I'm telling him about the job I'm leaving and the jobs that I PASSED UP to work there and the next day the manager pulled me into the office asking me how long did I plan to stay there because people were saying that I had other offers.
The pay is great though. and they do overtime on a per day basis which was new to me. Meaning that if you worked 9 hours instead of 8, that one hour would count as overtime on your check even if you got sent home early one day and only ended up working 40 for the week. 5 day work week. 2 weeks vacation as soon as you start. GREAT benefits. Just don't get comfortable working there because they will find a reason to let you go. I got fired because I dropped a product off at the wrong housemore... (they deliver to residential areas) although that was the address they gave me. I was told by my manager, "the wrong address is besides the point. you shouldve called and made sure that was the right address on the invoice that we gave you".less
Great pay, Benefits, Plenty of overtime during busy season.
Management complains about everything, Blame you for their mistakes, Job security is zero, Not respected
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Pleasant Grove, UT – June 8, 2016
first thing I would do is make some coffee for the customer's then start the Cycle count. I learned TREND which is there Program for Inventory My Fellow co-workers were awesome My Favorite Part of the job was the customers that came in daily
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Lafayette, IN – April 7, 2016
Start the morning with cycle counts for inventory management. Take customers orders as they arrive and locate and load said material. Make sure all deliveries where pulled the night before, dictate which warehouse employees are assigned. The hardest part of the job was being under staffed the majority of the time.The most enjoyable part of the job was being busy and interacting with customers and vendors.
A typical day at Lansing's was arriving to work around a quarter to six a.m. to start and to do pre-inspection of the trucks working condition. I would then make sure it's clean and ready for loading. Prior to loading my truck, I would check with the manager to see if there's any further instructions that I need for the day, and to also make sure that I have all of my delivery sheets for all of the material that I'm going to deliver. I learned some good driving skills, and that it's nothing wrong with having some patience out there on the road. As far as my co-workers on the most part they where pretty much ok. The hardest part of the job was sometimes trying get all of the material on the truck that you needed. I feel that the most enjoyable part of job is being out on road , enjoying the weather, watching new things being built and just reflecting on what's going on around you.
Great company to work for also have great managers.
INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) – Dulles, VA – August 9, 2013
A typical day as an inside sales representative for Lansing Building Products is a lot of day to day customer service both face to face and over the phone. A lot of multi-tasking is involved creating and managing purchase orders and managing inventory. The management is not the greatest and very micro managing. A chance to learn a lot about business to business operations, inventory control, accounts receivable and maximizing profit margin. There is just no room to grow and no pay increase.
Truck Driver/Warehouse support (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – September 16, 2013
i enjoy working at Lansing everyone there from upper management down to the warehouse guys are great people. everyone treats you with respect. the job itself is the best. the pay is ok.i cant complain.
Working with the same fellow employees for over 25 years
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 10, 2015
I had worked with the employees in the San Antonio, TX, branch for over 25 years. They and the customers were a joy to work with and the corporate office was always there if we had questions on procedures. A typical day starts at 7:30 and the phones started ringing. Customers come in to order or put up their materials, if materials were Special Ordered. I learned that the people I worked with were always there to help when you needed help. The hardest part was when we had to call customers that something happen, beyond our control, that their material would not be arriving on time. Most understood, but once in awhile, one did not. We would try to offer some sort of one time incentive, so we could assure they would consider us in the future. I enjoyed the camaraderie of my fellow employees. They were also my friends outside of work.
The hours were great. Holidays off. No Saturdays. Healthcard insurance
none, other than being laid off due to downsizing.
Productive workplace that has strong focus on customer service.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Earth City, MO – January 27, 2015
Company is a good company that has a strong emphasis on customer service. It is a place that is run very "lean" and can be difficult at times to get everything done. The management at the branch level was informative and provided a good working environment.
Operations Manger (Current Employee) – Newport News, VA – January 20, 2014
A typical day for me is start up, run daily reports, get cash drawer open, make sure the deliveries are ready. assit customers in sales. correct inventory errors, manage personel, help customer in account question, assit outside sales, close and balance cash drawer and many other duties.
Inside Sales (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – July 25, 2013
Typical day at work depends on what branch you are at, but most locations are understaffed which means everyone is wearing multiple hats to get the job done. That would be fine but the nature of the work coupled with the rate of pay is not balanced. Like anywhere co-workers can make or break a job. Hardest part of the job is working the warehouse by yourself, having to "pull" whole house vinyl siding orders for customers that are waiting, plus run gutter to length pulling multiple gutter orders of various sizes for multiple customers, receiving inventory, putting inventory up, pulling deliveries for next day ALL at the same time with no help. Even the customers note "you guys need more help" Oh, and the window truck just showed up with 80 windows to unload, check off and put somewhere out of the way. Good luck trying to get a lunch in, which they dock you for whether or not you take one. The best part of the job is the M-F schedule and not working weekends and paid holidays which is great for a family. If the branches were properly staffed, LBP would be a GREAT place to work. Not properly staffed, it can be the WORST place to work.
no nights, weekends or holidays
Having to do everyone else's job when they are not there