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BuildDirect Overview

Vancouver, BC
51 to 200 employees
1999
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

Wayfair, DirectBuy, LL Flooring

BuildDirect is the world’s largest online marketplace for heavyweight home improvement products. The company has transformed how homeowners access and purchase home improvement products by building the only online marketplace that offers the widest selection of ... Read more

BuildDirect Reviews

  • "One of the best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BuildDirect full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hiring and on-boarding process was one of the best I've experienced. They ensure you're lined up for success.

    Absolutely fantastic culture. The energy from day one was noticeably different than past companies I've worked for. Truly a work-family.

    Cons

    I can think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

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BuildDirect Photos

BuildDirect photo of: Lawn Bowling Social Event
BuildDirect photo of: Leadership team serving up pancakes for breakfast!
BuildDirect photo of: Our new office in Bangalore, India!
BuildDirect photo of: Jeff and Rob (Co-Founders) playing volleyball at Spanish Banks
BuildDirect photo of: Janaan working away in Category Management
BuildDirect photo of: Mike and Ray teaching eachother how to play guitar
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BuildDirect Interviews

Experience

Experience
57%
14%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Category Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at BuildDirect (Toronto, ON) in March 2019.

    Interview

    Interviewed with recruiter over the phone. Was pleasant and polite, get to know you. Got a second in person interview at 8am.

    Not a problem being that early. Interview went went well with questions on skills and experience.

    After interview follow up with recruiter. Got good feedback that they see I would be able to contribute from the start.

    But that is where it ends. In the same follow up, I was told their top executives (supposedly ex Amazon executives) where meeting to further determine what positions to hire and would take a few weeks to get back to me on further steps.

    A few weeks later, decided to follow up a second time. Recruiter informed, their executives decided not to do any hiring as they where going through reorganization.

    I must say this is the second time in 3 years, I have gone through exactly the same situation when applying to this company.

    Why post for positions? Make them come in for interviews and decide, oh sorry we decided not hire at the moment if your was not to really hire anyone.

    This demonstrates the great instability of this company and lack of respect for people's time and value. For any future candidates, I would not recommend it and if still want to pursue be aware of true nature of this organization.

    Interview Questions

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BuildDirect Awards & Accolades

  • Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2014
  • Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada, Queen's School of Business/AON Hewitt, 2015

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