Boise Cascade Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. General Line Product Manager

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    Current Employee - General Line Product Manager in Grand Junction, CO
    Current Employee - General Line Product Manager in Grand Junction, CO

    I have been working at Boise Cascade

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation, Monday through Friday, Opportunity, if you know where to go there are great people to help you.

    Cons

    Pay, Work Life Balance, communications, building industry in general


  2. The company culture is very supportive and developmental opportunities are out there for those who want them.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Aloha, OR
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Aloha, OR

    I have been working at Boise Cascade full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company will give you back what you give them. Give them hard work, they give you opportunity. Give them a hard time, they give you a pink slip.

    Cons

    They tend to promote from within until a person is one job above what their skill level is equipped to handle. Then, they stagnate and start pulling everyone else down.


  3. Clean-up Worker

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    Former Employee - Clean Up Worker in Pilot Rock, OR
    Former Employee - Clean Up Worker in Pilot Rock, OR

    I worked at Boise Cascade full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for general labor. 40 hours plus with lots of OT. Small town and most workers work hard for the company. There is focus on safety and it is non union mill.

    Cons

    Wish just more update equipment on some things that could easily been replaced.


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    Overall it was good. The people were pleasant and the Managers there were top notch.

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    Former Employee - Sales Management Trainee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Management Trainee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Boise Cascade

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back environment, very egalitarian. PTO was more than reasonable and the hours were the same everyday. Sales is empowered to negotiate prices even at low levels. Mistakes are expected and the management is more interested in solving the problem than finding who is to blame.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up. You're waiting for someone to retire in order to get good products to sell. Not a good place if you're not interested in being an entrepreneur type. A promotion here is more like a lateral move and because there is such low turnover there is rarely a chance to make a decent paycheck until you have around 5 years in. It's a very low pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    My experience here was great and you should really look for certain traits in the people you hire. Entrepreneur types would probably excel here as the selling is much like running your own business.


  6. It was a learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Westfield, MA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Westfield, MA

    I worked at Boise Cascade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good atmopher to work in and great people.

    Cons

    The weather plays a factor in this job.


  7. A fulfilling and rewarding career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boise Cascade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place, friendly people and safe environment

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  8. A long term company that will be around for years

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boise Cascade full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A secure place to work

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company


  9. Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boise Cascade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Boise Cascade offers a competitive level of pay within its industry. Their upper management is striving to be productive while at the same time setting the goal to have satisfied employees.

    Cons

    Employees may have to work at lower level, intensive positions for several years before they are able to move up to a better position that is less physically intensive.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more ways of cross training and varying employee's responsibilities.


  10. Some very easy jobs, good machines, some very hard jobs with terrible machines.

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in International Falls, MN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in International Falls, MN

    I have been working at Boise Cascade full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Union, Shift work with a week off every month, pretty much all the overtime you want. Some days are very easy and boring if machines are running good. That is when they are making money, right?

    Cons

    Paper industry is very competitive and management has just cut 300 jobs and the future doesn't look very bright for the 600 that are left. Mill is on Canadian Border, so if you love -40 degree winter days, 8 month winters and a 3 hour drive to get to a major city, this is the right place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Middle managers are pretty decent, considering all the pressure that is coming from upper management and the almighty stockholders. Free trade act kind of screwed us all.


  11. good place to work, gained valuable sales & negotiation experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boise Cascade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fast paced, often fun work environment (sales); good health insurance

    Cons

    low pay, mediocre retirement benefits



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