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Boise Cascade Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
32 Reviews
3.6
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hot workplace filled with people who hate their jobs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Feeder in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Feeder in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at Boise Cascade full-time

    Pros

    You get to go home at the end of the day. Training is unprofessional.

    Cons

    Laid off a lot of the time. Short lunch breaks. Boring hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate with your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Long term employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boise Cascade

    Pros

    Wage is competitive, Benefits are better than a lot of smaller Co.

    Cons

    Management is multi layered and Antiquated. Production workers truly receive no respect from Co. You are just a "body" to feel a "spot" you are expendable, and they let you know this. Micromanaged like I have ever encountered. Rumors run rampant and Management is just as bad. You can not miss any work, do not get hurt or you will be singled out until you break. This Co. Allows the bullies to run over other employees and lets "these type" of bullies to have the better jobs as long as they "report" their distorted view of what happens on the daily~
    Horrible place to work but there are not many mills left in the area. You will be hard pressed to find a Happy, Content employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees not just the employees that are "the squeaky wheels" let your employees know what is going on. Ex: if your machine is going down, let them know. If you are putting in new Machine ask the Operators their opinions After all we are the ones running the machines. This is why you run into long term problems with new machinery, you don't find out what the TRUE needs are before you go to the whole expense of installing. The operators should be the first person you ask, instead we are never asked or even considered. Be more human. If you run a miserable place to work it backfires on you~ this is why you have Huge turnover even though you pay competitive. Take a page out of some of the newer Co.' Like Google, or Zappos. Maybe read Tony Hsieh book Delivering Happiness.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Big Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Boise Cascade full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big Company, there should be good opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Big Company, too many political games.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To many political games. People in positions of authority are not qualified in the fields they manage. They have lost site of "The Customer Comes First." To many people in management trying to keep they're job, instead of taking time to understand how to do they're job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Mediocre

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nampa, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nampa, ID

    I worked at Boise Cascade

    Pros

    Stable job with semi acceptable pay

    Cons

    Management incompetence and lack of compassion towards employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    STALLED!!! Need I say more?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boise Cascade

    Pros

    Good money when you start. For the most part.

    Cons

    Dont look for a raise if you are salary.

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

    Boise? meh.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Boise Cascade

    Pros

    Boise seems to pay very well for the positions offered in the Boise valley.

    Cons

    The debt load of the company has really led to low employee morale. Right now, this is the place dreams go to die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are only seen as a good manager by the quality of people working for you. Don't take it personally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Boise Inc needs to perform now!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Boise Cascade

    Pros

    This is an organziation that is desperate for current performance. As a result, if you can reduce costs or bring in significant volume today...emphasis on today...you'll be a star.

    Cons

    The short term view and financial health of the company due to the deal done by the former private equity companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing the logical thing for the shareholders. We have to perform financially today before we get going. That being said, don't dismiss the feedback we recieve from customers, employees or vendors. You will loose key people if the environment doesn't change soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Former employment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boise Cascade full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company and has many employees and offices

    Cons

    Needs good upper management for all offices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hit and miss

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boise Cascade full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good co workers, union!

    Cons

    Salary will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Brown nose

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    It's a job.

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Alexandria, LA

    I have been working at Boise Cascade

    Pros

    Great co-workers who are dedicated and take their jobs seriously.

    Cons

    Corporate is a typical wood products company, cheap and very demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job, at plant level. Above that, the higher up you go, the less of a clue they have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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