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Hard Work

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Former Employee - Sales Coordinator  in  Summerville, SC
Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Summerville, SC

I worked at 84 Lumber

Pros

Learning how to talk and sell customers. Learning the construction business. Building relationships with customers. Learning about installed sales and government contracts

Cons

long hours, not enough help, very stressful environment, Low overhead. picky customers, customers always want the lowest price, inadequate upper management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

need to hire more help for the insides sales force. increase pay for inside sales staff, automatic differals from Outside Salesman.

No opinion of CEO

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    stepping stone

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at 84 Lumber

    Pros

    hands on experience is good, you're "thrown into the fire" in some senses but you catch on quick...the chance to learn new skills in the industry

    Cons

    way too many to list but some touch points are low pay/hours ratio...too corporate and "textbook". Managers are too restricted which makes no sense, since they are the ones familiar with local trends and markets, not corporate up in PA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up and restructure an outdated management system as well as the benefit/pay package. Hire more women at the local level. You see no women in local management roles. Give more autonomy at the local level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    some good, much bad

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Former Employee - Co-Manager

    I worked at 84 Lumber

    Pros

    Good opportunity for young/inexperienced applicants. Good ability to learn multiple areas of the industry through extensive "hands-on" work. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Must conform to "84 way." There is little tolerance for "outside the box" thinking. Management will take credit for all positives but find a "fall guy" for any negative performance. False promises for promotion. Longevity/commitment to the company not appreciated or rewarded. Pay is good if you don't look elsewhere. Commission/bonus structure is geared for a strong housing market ONLY. Pay structure will change based on the company's interest without any input from or concern for the employee(s) affected. "Family" atmosphere looks believable until you get involved. If you are a family minded employee then you will likely get ridiculed and eventually tossed out by the "Animal House" style fraternity that is upper management. "Skeleton crews" make it difficult if you get a poor/lazy manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people that invest in you. Take advice from below as well as above. Just because an employee isn't a senior manager doesn't mean that they know nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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