I worked for this company for almost 18 years. The company was bought and sold a few different times. I started out working for Reynolds Aluminum but in the end the company was eventually bought by Norandex.
Great working environment. I had to leave for family personal reasons.
The company was very strong in the exterior build products business until – more... the collapse of the housing market when many companies faltered due to the economy.
Inside and outside sales/ Branch Operations Manager. Worked very close with management and and a large customer base. – less
Warehouse Lead (Former Employee), Moorhead, MN – March 24, 2014
Most of the day is spent preparing and loading eighteen wheeler trucks with bus assemblies for the next stage of manufacturing. Part of the day is reserved for inventory control and receiving. Over 60% of the day is spent on forklifts and stand-ups.
Delivery Driver/Laborer (Former Employee), Wichita, KS – January 22, 2014
Pros: the benefits
The job was very routine. I learned and nearly obtained my forklift certification. My co-workers were the best group of guys I've ever worked with. The hardest part about my job was the lack of organization and bad management. The best part of the job was the costumers I became friends with.
Sales (Current Employee), Cleveland Ohio – July 31, 2013
Same Exec Sales leadership for years and has dug us in a whole. Sales are so bad dont know how we keep afloat. Yet Execs get company cars and memberships to expensive golf courses. And of course the trips.
This company needs a good kick in the pants. No Sales and Marketing leadership. and our new CEO is only interested in golf.
Dont know how much – more... longer i will have a job with this poorly run company.
Get with it already and stop wasting money! – less
Incapable executive team. No direction to employees
Field mgt (Current Employee), Ohio – June 29, 2013
Pros: free coffee. benefits.
Cons: executive team
With new CEO taking reigns company is going down hill. Wasting money on golf country club memberships and expensive meals. Sales are way down and continue to plunge. Desperately need new sales leader. Old one has been there to long with failure after failure.
I like the company but am so tired of poor leadership. I expect before too long I will lose – more... my job when our branch closes due to not making moneys. So sad – less
customer service (Former Employee), OHIO – April 13, 2013
Pros: there are none anymore
Cons: this branch is losing money, and customers because the management is incompetent customers see this.
They hire people that don't have any experience in the building industry including management. They will smile at you all the while stabbing you in the back. This branch is being brought down by mismanagement. Customers don't like the new manager or the operations manager at all.Workers that been there for years have no advancement they hire people – more... off the street that know less and put them in better positions – less
Front Desk/ Customer Service (Former Employee), Florida – September 12, 2012
Pros: compensation and benefits
I have no complaints in regards of the company. Unfortunantly due to that the banch I worked for closed, I was unable to continue working for them. The company offered great benefits and good compensation.
Cons: get yelled at all day, told to do things wrong to be wrote up. not team friendly environment at all.
Urbandale, Iowa location is horrible. If you are a customer expect to get yelled at. If you are an employee aspect to get yelled at by one warehouse guy that cannot seem to do anything wrong. Every employee is wrong or can’t do anything right according to one of the employees. This employee however can’t do wrong according to corporate even if they – more... lose money, customers, and employees. I will never work for this corporation again and I won’t be surprised if this location does not close in the near future. – less
Branch Manager (Former Employee), Somewhere USA – July 25, 2012
Pros: great customers
Cons: upper management and political b.s
Has become a Very Political company, Upper management and VP's do not have a clue about running a business, it's a company that values only Who you know not what you know. No advancement past branch manager unless you are a personal friend of the companies president. Salary was ok after 30 years I was making $95,000.00 per year with bonus, bonus could – more... bring in another 50-70K most starting salary is $75,000.00 per year plus bonus, – less
Warehouse Clerk (Former Employee), Grandville, MI – May 29, 2012
Pros: atmoshere of family
Cons: got laid off
Monday was the hardest day, unload truck by hand but it was done with team spirit and determination and make the work assignment go faster. We work together as a team, we help each other when we see assistances is needed;make ready for will calls to be pick up; thats why they keep coming back becuase of our service. My reward is that repeated customer – more... ask for me becuase of the service and the friendly atmoshere where they know Im ready and willigly to help, I go the extra mile to ensure that they are satified One customer came over just to see me, becuase of my service to him;it does pay in the long run to help others reagrless the circumstances – less
Cons: company buy out caused warehouse to close down
Attended Community College while I worked 2nd shift there to cut glass window panes for the windows that would be produced the following day. The glass dimensions were cut by a computerized optimizer depending on the formulas I inputed for accurate dimensions. Very fulfilling to a highschool kid that loved math.