84 Lumber

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84 Lumber Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
84 Reviews
3.4
84 Reviews
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84 Lumber President and Owner Maggie Hardy Magerko
Maggie Hardy Magerko
7 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I had to learn a lot from experience and being "thrown to the wolves (in 5 reviews)

  • Best training program in the business (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Also the amount of pay does not justify the amount of work and long hours you put in on a weekly basis (in 14 reviews)

  • Zero professionalism, mandatory 48 hour work week (which is a joke (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sales coordinator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at 84 Lumber

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, great co-workers, I felt the pay was very good for me .. With commission and the hourly pay, I am a single mom of three children, And I lived very comfortable while working with 84, I feel I am still in mourning, for missing out on still being employed by this company. I miss the people I worked with, who end up being like a second family to you. I also had amazing benefits, medical vision and dental. I miss this job every day .

    Cons

    I dont really see this as a con, but you worked 46 hours a week, which really makes a paycheck nice. You work hard, and sometimes it can be kaotic. But in my experience, he harder we work, the more we all work as a team. Long hours but when the people you work with are like your family away from your family. it makes it kaotic, but not as stressful as can be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel my management team was amazing. My store manager Chuck Frerichs is amazing. I say IS, even though im not currently there, because while i was employed there he was amazing and even when i talk to 84 now. he is still amazing. He will be the forst one there and the last one to leave, An out of every boss I have ever worked for, when he would give me extra work to do, thats when i was the hapiest. Because that meant he trusted you enough to do something that he would much rather do himself so there is no mistakes. By far the best manager I have had. Our area manager Dave also amazing. Even when the store new he would be in for a visit, there was never added stress or anyone having to act different because he is very easy to get along with and talk to, and you can learn alot from hearing his experiences. He remmbers alot. FOr someone who has multiple stores in multiple states, he will remember you. also an amazing boss.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    84 Lumber Response

    Jan 28, 2015Recruiting Manager

    Thank you so much for your feedback! Our management team are the drivers we depend on to make our associates feel they are at their best, provide them with the tools to succeed, and help the ... More

  2.  

    Great people with a focus on work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Specialist
    Current Employee - Kitchen Specialist

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong relationship building within. Everyone wants success for each other

    Cons

    Long hours are expected and the norm. Pay / commissions could be reviewed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to modern technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    84 Lumber Response

    Jan 28, 2015Recruiting Manager

    Thank you very much for your feedback. Sounds like you are working with a great team! We wish you the best in your career with the 84 Family!

  3.  

    Terrible overworked under paid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Baltimore Highlands, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Baltimore Highlands, MD

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay if you stick to doing exactly what is required

    Cons

    More work more work more work less pay less pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees more sick time is earned so is vacation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    84 Lumber Response

    Jan 28, 2015Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your feedback, your responses are very important to us. We encourage you to speak to someone in Human Resources or Upper Management if there is anything we can do to explain pay ... More

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  5.  

    Inside sales rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at 84 Lumber

    Pros

    All the overtime you want. Worked with a fun group of people. Always something to do. Days go by very quickly.

    Cons

    One of the problems is that the success of the company is tied closely with the status of the home market. When the market is good so are your bonuses. And vice versa in a down market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    84 Lumber Response

    Jan 28, 2015Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your feedback! As with any industry, a lot of a company's success rides on the economy! 84 Lumber is currently experience higher volume in sales, and continuing to grow to meet our ... More

  6.  

    Great opportunities for those who are willing to work for it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Altamont, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Altamont, NY

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Can be a Store Manager in as little as 2 years
    *Great training in sales and blueprint take offs
    *Largest privately owned lumber company in the US
    *Women owned business
    *Several different career paths available
    *Excellent bonus structure

    Cons

    *48 hour work week (you get use to it)
    *Must be clean shaven
    *Sales goals are challenging (but still obtainable)
    *Poor mileage reimbursement for salesman

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fell short upgrading with the times. The computer system works but is should have be updated more frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    84 Lumber Response

    Dec 30, 2014Recruiting Manager

    Thank you so much for highlighting many of the positive aspects of 84 Lumber Company! We appreciate your hard work and efforts you put forth for the team everyday! Best wishes and a Happy New Year!

  7.  

    Bad pay and long hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Cartersville, GA

    I worked at 84 Lumber

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about the business,

    Cons

    Good ole boy network, the store is completely reactive and the management is not willing to change or take ideas to become proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace management and marketing manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay (Especially Managers)
    Team Environment
    Near 100% promotion from With in
    Great on the job training
    Fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Standard 48 hour work week
    Have to be willing to relocate to be promoted
    Lack of heat in some stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update stores to a more modern retail experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    84 Lumber Response

    Dec 30, 2014Recruiting Manager

    Thank you very much for writing a review! We appreciate your feedback and suggestions for improvement! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

  9.  

    Hard Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at 84 Lumber

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth for those willing to put in the effort. Promotion is from within. Good job variety. Great management training program.

    Cons

    All management promotions require a change in location. Working conditions are harsh, no heat or air in most stores (other than the office area. All promotions based mainly on reaching monthly sales goals. They will fire with no notice. Family owned company - no corporate change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much turnover at stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    84 Lumber Response

    Dec 30, 2014Recruiting Manager

    Thank you very much for your review! Understanding relocating for promotions can be difficult for some people, relocating allows 84 Lumber Company to continue to promote our management team nearly ... More

  10.  

    Mamager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 84 Lumber

    Pros

    Great career path and chance of growth !!!

    Cons

    Long hours , sometimes cold stores!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    84 Lumber Response

    Dec 30, 2014Recruiting Manager

    Thank you so much for your review! We have been remodeling some of our stores and upgrading the heating systems for better air conditioning during the cold months! Thank you for your efforts and best ... More

  11.  

    Worked with very friendly staff, it included long hours and manual labor.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 84 Lumber

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, Satisfactory Compensation, Great Work Area

    Cons

    The only aspect of the job that I was not happy with is the unpredictable hours

    84 Lumber Response

    Dec 30, 2014Recruiting Manager

    Thank you very much for your review! Sometimes working in retail can bring along hectic hours, especially during the busy seasons! Keep up the good work and know your loyalty is appreciated! Happy ... More

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