BlueLinx Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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BlueLinx President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Mitchell B. Lewis
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  1. Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Western, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Western, AR

    I worked at BlueLinx full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large company, many locations.

    Cons

    No chance for advancement. Way too many changes (unstable)

    Advice to Management

    Get into markets and products and stay in them


  2. No

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operations in Yulee, FL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operations in Yulee, FL

    I worked at BlueLinx (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits overall good company most of the employees are tenured (10 years plus)

    Cons

    Upper management turns over too frequently and each time upper management turns overall, the new management has to stamp change even if it doesn't need to which causes process mismanagement............and it definitely an air of good-ole-boy going

    Advice to Management

    Leave well enough alone


  3. AP Account Specialist

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

    I worked at BlueLinx

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

    Pros

    Working for this company is a life learning experience.

    Cons

    The company appears to be bad from the head down. This company has been struggling for awhile now and I honestly do not see this company being able to make a full recovery. Management and the employees are tainted. This is definitely not the place you want to be if you are young and would like to grow in your career.

    Advice to Management

    This company seriously needs a makeover.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Billing in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at BlueLinx

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

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Company not profitable for several years

    Advice to Management

    With new CEO and CFO hopefully change will come


  6. Work Here Only If You Have To

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA

    I worked at BlueLinx (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Base comp tends to be competitive but is offset by generally poor and expensive health & dental benefit plans

    Cons

    When it suits the company they can and will treat employees very poorly especially if there is a cash-exposure risk. The company is in such poor financial condition that most decisions are based upon cash outlay vs cashflow and ROI. Some functional leaders are delusional about the quality of service their function performs which leads to resentment as others have to pick up and do the work of the non-performing functions. Most lower-level managers are not educated beyond high school which can and does lead to challenges with change management, process improvements and technological improvements. Most branch locations are old, outdated and not nice places to work.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company


  7. Had a lot of great opportunities while I was there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlueLinx full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people that have been there for a very long time. Good work location and nice office complex.

    Cons

    Most change adverse organization I have ever been around. Due to financial instability of the company, good people leave to find a new opportunity.


  8. Poor mangers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Independence, KY

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

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

    Pros

    It's. The kind of work. I like doing being the go to guy enjoying the challenge each day beings finding ways to overcome

    Cons

    No respect years of service hard work means nothing the people running my branch are clueless if. As they say at my branch when something happens then we will do something we have not had a safety meeting in over a year

    Advice to Management

    My supervisor is asleep with feet up on desk and you wonder way are numbers are down since 2008 there waiting to retire in five years or so and you hire a manger does not in her own words know how to run a branch and all she does is. Listen to the people who are their gaming the system WTF


  9. Not bad... But could always be better.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at BlueLinx full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Large organization with plenty of different departments and functional areas. The size of the organization allows for someone the ability to move to a new region while still keeping a job if they enjoy the company. The organization is definitely working to change its culture, creating affinity groups for employees to join allowing them to find common interests while getting a chance to meet people they might not normally interact with on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    Pay could always be better. And there are a few old hands here that at times seem like they are only going through the motions as they work their way to retirement.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company on the right path with the new CEO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy the energy and focus the new CEO and CFO have brought to the organization. There is a new feeling of excitement in the air!

    Cons

    Change is fairly hard to implement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  11. Helpful (2)

    It's a job

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

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of nice people

    Cons

    Pay stinks, morale isn't great, relevancy in the market diminishing every year



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