BlueLinx

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BlueLinx Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
37 Reviews
2.5
37 Reviews
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BlueLinx President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Mitchell B. Lewis
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  1.  

    Memorable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlueLinx (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of change so there is opportunity to move around.

    Cons

    Because there is change/flux, a lot is expected of those that remain loyal to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your current people because they don't feel valued.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gen Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Gen Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at BlueLinx full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very comfortable working environment. The people are very freindly.

    Cons

    Very traditional. New ideas are hard to implement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate a more comprehensive growth strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Only take a job here if you absolutely have to

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at BlueLinx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Mediocre pay, bonuses, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    I have never worked for a more mismanaged company before in my life. BlueLinx has no business being in the distribution market.

    The supply planners in Denver and Atlanta were notorious at letting us run out of product. We were out of rebar for 2 1/2 months once because the lady in charge of doing the buying has no clue what she's doing. We could not compete because of our poor reputation on price and service, yet management beat us over the head for it.

    Turnover is high and as a result people get management jobs they have no business getting. This place is a nightmare to work at and it wouldn't surprise me if there were more closures in San Antonio, Lubbock, Harlingen, TX and Little Rock, Arkansas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep sinking the ship with your horrible practices

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company gone south

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales & Procurement in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales & Procurement in Denver, CO

    I worked at BlueLinx full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bluelinx was the distribution arm for Georgia-Pacific. Industry recognized. Hands on training. National company. Logistic savvy, technically advanced of most of its competitors.

    Cons

    The split up and sale of Georgia-Pacific left the distribution division without internal product support. New management drove consultant recommended changes that abandoned the core products that made the company thrive. Too much management and statistical analysis slowing progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reestablish key supplier relationships with commodity building materials. Evaluate the true service provided by distribution and return to customer good graces with dependability and value for their time and money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Unbelievable

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales

    I have been working at BlueLinx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady hours from 8:00 - 5:00 every week, decent pay

    Cons

    What a nightmare. Management throws its sales employees to the wolves with their buying practices. Vendors don't want to do business with us. The best brands are at the competiton. We either buy product at too high of a price, buy too little of a product to meet the demand, or both. It's usually both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find something else to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The place where people used to love to go to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at BlueLinx full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I work with a great bunch of hard working people. The good news - If your upper management, your salary is going up.

    Cons

    If they value their employees, it is not expressed. Water cooler talk is many want to leave. Some will exit when the right opportunity presents itsel. Management is banking on most staying put due to uncertainties in the job market, age discrimination and a common human trait called complacency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start rewarding your good employees, not just the ones who revamp the benefits and pay systems to be a corporate money grab.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No integrity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at BlueLinx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, friendly co-workers, willing to spend money for training

    Cons

    mgmt has lack of integrity, benefits are mediocre, micro-manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    build trustworthy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The company as a whole is fair and competitive in our marketplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at BlueLinx full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair and competitive salaries. Above average benefits. Safety is always top priority. Personal tiem encourgage. Team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Executive team can at times be out of touch.
    Industry extremely unstable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with what runs the business....The Sales Team!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Know how to play the system.

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

    I have been working at BlueLinx full-time

    Pros

    Decent hours, some managers allow working remotely and there's a cafe in the building. The new CEO is a believer in positive reinforcement, which is a nice change of pace. You are allowed to work at your own pace and aren't micro-managed. The company provides training courses on various products, as well as external training when approved.

    Cons

    If you work hard, be prepared to work harder without reward for your efforts, unless you consider even more work a reward. Folks with a light work load know how to look and sound busy, and will often browse the internet all day while others carry a much heavier work load and struggle to keep up. The monetary compensation is on the low end of the spectrum for most of the job postings and the insurance benefits are very expensive!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd love to see an overhaul on the annual reviews. From what I can tell, they don't reflect the actual workload an employee carries. Balancing workload among employees is a must. When one employee carries far more workload than another, it can create a negative atmosphere. Positive reinforcement and rewarding hard work by promoting from within are great ways to show appreciation of employees that put forth the extra effort!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bluelinx could be much more!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlueLinx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I like the people are work with, everyone is nice! The company is trying to stay positive, and reenforce that everything will be ok.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Managers and supervisors look outside instead of looking a current employees. Management does not value our thoughts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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