Boise Cascade Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. Absolutely love my job.

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    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver

    I have been working at Boise Cascade

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, communication is excellent, treat employees with respect. I couldn't be more content. Home most nights and off weekends. Safety driven and caring.

    Cons

    If you're not afraid to work you'll love it here. Long days and early mornings.

  2. Good ethical company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    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

    Maintains a decentralized structure but rapidly deploys best practices. Strong and efficient internal controls for accounting and HR.

    Cons

    Easy to become impatient

    Advice to Management

    Be careful with the transition from older associates to newer ones.... You may experience a much greater loss of productivity than you anticipated in the next 5 years due to a loss of many associates to retirement.

  3. Wonderful safety driven company with family and faith based values

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    Former Employee - Crew Chief in Biddeford, ME
    Former Employee - Crew Chief in Biddeford, ME

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People friendly and safety committed to providing stellar working atmosphere to grow and advance.
    Regionally competitive salary base and benefits.
    tremendous chance for advancement and ability to relocate as there are 34 branches

    Cons

    tough to get hired. Very thorough process.
    Outside manual job can be difficult in certain climates
    Only one corporate office for whole company country wide

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  5. Boise Cascade/OfficeMax was the best company I have ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist/Marketing Coordinator in Garden Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist/Marketing Coordinator in Garden Grove, CA

    I worked at Boise Cascade

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Boise Cascade/OfficeMax was a positive experience. They care for their employees. They made coming to work fun. There were opportunities to cross train and grow. I actually did not cringe when Monday came around because I liked working there. All my co-workers were like a second family. I truly miss working there, but will always remember it fondly.

    Cons

    It could be slow climbing the ladder there, but they still gave you the opportunity to learn other positions so when the time was right you could move up.

    Advice to Management

    I would just say to continue to do the great work that they have been doing all these years. I had quite a few managers there and loved them all.

  6. Great Place to work at

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I worked at Boise Cascade

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a highly professional company, sales and operations structure allways in place ready to generate communication and performance.

    Cons

    It was a tough change regarding the Office Max aquisition, we allways wanted more information in order to be prepared for the change, but things happened very quicly, which also meant to learn how to work in that environment. Not bad however.

    Advice to Management

    To review all past profiles not currently in your company, and device a "recovery plan" I am sure you will find pleasant surprises.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

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