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Updated Nov 7, 2014
Updated Nov 7, 2014
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    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at 84 Lumber in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the manger trainee position, was called back the very next day by corporate in which they ask you a series of questions like, are you willing to work over time, are you willing to relocate, and other basic pre interview questions. Was told I would hear from the store manager who called me the very next day. Went in and was expecting a rather informal interview based on the nature of the industry and a previous working expereince with the manager. Before you even begin the "Hey how are you?" process you go back to basically confirm the worlds longest winded disclosure/review of resume and information process on an outdated DOS program. asks you a series of math questions including basic building dimensions so on and so forth that you must pass to continue.

    Finished that and met with the manager who is honestly a hell of a nice guy, but he proceeds to explain that willing to work over time = mandatory minimum of 8 hours of OT a week. Willing to relocate = must relocate for every minuscule promotion (i.e. Manager Trainee to Assistant Manager to Co-Manager to Manager) By the way there are no "sales associates" those are manager trainees so your management training begins with such authoritarian responsibilities as cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping the loading docks, straightening products on shelves. Basically call every indian a chief and watch them wander around in confusion. This particular store seemed to have no home owner foot traffic, and you're expected to make sales quotas, it's much less about building a team as it is becoming a salesman. Salary was non negotiable and it sounds like you have the benefit of paying an absurd amount for all your 84 Lumber embroidered shirts that you are required to wear all by your lonesome. All in all not a good fit for me, in addition to ridiculous training seminars at corporate which seem to be limited in funding on the part of 84 for your travel, stay, meals, etc. Having to compete with everyone including my boss to squeak out a sale, standing in no heat or A/C all day for 48 hours a week (which if you don't feel like doing the math involves you working 52 eight hour days more a year than a normal 40 hour week) and a complete lack of interest in supplying their employees with better tools and systems or even amenities, I more or less ran from my interview shaking my head excitedly "No!"

    Reasons for Declining

    Expectations are absurd, outdated sales model and tools, salary is non-negotiable.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Kitchen Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I recently had the humous experience of interviewing with 84 Lumber Company. My résumé was found on Career Builder and forwarded to a local warehouse for an open position as a kitchen Designer. What a joke. The first comment was "we have a no-beard policy and you'll have to shave your beard if you want to work for us. Next, you'll be required to work the same hours as every other employee 48-52 hours a week (salary) so no overtime pay. In addition, extra hours would be required because of appointments. And it went downhill from there.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be willing to shave off your beard You look like you've been growing for years?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Long hours, little pay, no support, lousy showroom, location and manager. Kitchen Designers "DESIGN AND SELL KITCHENS"! Not stock lumber, bolts, screws and windows. Plus, Why would anybody buy a kitchen at 84 Lumber anyway????

    Declined Offer
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    Sales Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at 84 Lumber in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very easy interview. Asked about relevant accomplishments and qualifications. Very relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    • It was not necessarily the question it was a very bizarre personality test that focused on theft, honesty and use of illegals drugs. Not that I do any of these.....but who would be crazy enough to admit it!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at 84 Lumber.

    Interview Details

    Met one on one with the Area Manager

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non-existent
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    84 Lumber Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 84 Lumber in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was about an hour. The manager had a lot great things to says about 84 Lumber. He answer all my answer. I also took a small math text. Not difficult. I got a call back a few days later for background and drug test information. I took personality text.. That's it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at 84 Lumber in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a call for a face to face interview about a week later. Basic easy questions, very unprofessional. Took a test on some old computer. Basic math stuff with some trick math questions. Got a call 3 days later to come in again. Filled out this ridiculous form asking if I wanted to fight anyone, then did a drug test and background check. Waited about 3 weeks and they just never called. I followed up for a while but he just kept saying "I don't know why they are dragging their feet on this"

    Interview Questions
    • No real questions. Just a conversation.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niagara Falls, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niagara Falls, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 84 Lumber in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Alot of odd questions in the questionaire, basically did I want to beat people up on a regular basis or do drugs everyday. Test on Old computer to see if I could do basic math (I have a degree in accounting). Store manager was an alright guy but didn't pay much attention to customer while I was there. Area manager was alright.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Was told they would work around my MBA class schedule then told me I had to choose between the two of them, So I chose my MBA. Had to pay for uniforms. 48 hour a week MINIMUM. People I talked to said it was usually 60-70

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Yard Labor/Inside Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at 84 Lumber in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was pretty straightforward, just had to be able to lift things and learn quickly what materials were what

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Building Supply Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at 84 Lumber in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a sales position via email. approx. one week later i recieved a phone call to schedule an interview. I was interviewed by a store manager who was very informative about the company, procedures and the position that they are offering. the one on one interview took about 1 hour.

    Interview Questions
    • what is the least attractive responsibility do i think this position requires.   View Answer
    • will i be willing to re locate for the company   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    good
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Any Full Time Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at 84 Lumber.

    Interview Details

    Unless recruited away from a competitor, all hiring for full-time positions is done at the entry level position of Manager Trainee. Process starts with an on-line application including a mandatory math skills test. It is then filtered by a recruiter and then forwarded to the appropriate store so the manager can make contact with prospective new-hire for an interview. Interviews are one-on-one. If interview is successful, a mandatory personality interview, background check, and drug screen is next step. If you pass the screens and manager still thinks you are worthy then the job is yours. Entire process can happen in as quick as a week, most generally it takes longer

    Interview Questions
    • 1:1 interview is relatively informal. The depth/scope of the interview depends entirely upon the skills of the store manager as an interviewer, and it also gets dictated largely by how well the store is staffed the day of the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation as a new hire, you accept the job "at-will" and at the base hourly rate is what it is
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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