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Honesty, Integrity.... Not here folks!

Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

ProsPay attention early on and you can become a virtual expert about the LBM industry and retailing in the industry. The training, while dumbed down considerably from a decade and a half ago, Will provide you the necessary tools to springboard virtually anywhere you want to go in the industry

ConsLONG HOURS, purposely & consistently short staffed at store level. Poor communication from top management down, seeming lack of clear goals coming from upper management. Lots of nepotism and game playing, their is a definite lack of honesty and integrity coming from upper management, clearly the Area Managers are pawns to carry out agendas. The shadier you are to cover up a problems and save a buck, the more you are esteemed by 84. Honesty will not reward you with this company Current compensation/bonus structure defeats the "team" mentality that helped make 84 great in the mid 90's.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit putting the cart in front of the horse, stop micromanaging. Above all be honest with your people and your customers. The second most important thing to a happy customer is happy employees in the trenches that work to keep the customers happy and coming back!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard work pays off but patience is a virtue.

    Dispatcher/Warehouse/Yard/Co-manager (Current Employee) Greenville, SC

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: started at the bottom at $8.00 per hour. Worked my way up to manager in about 5 years and made over 100k 3 years in… Cons: When times are tough like right now, the money is just so-so. Very,very,very,very understaffed, which requires each person to do so much work that evryone… Advice to Senior Management: The "cart" before the "horse" mentality looks good on paper but when you go out and land big accounts before you have the staff to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Work Hard, Make Little, Learn alot

    Manager Trainee (Former Employee) Nashville, TN

    I worked at 84 Lumber


    Pros: great job experience. excellent entry level job hire almost exclusively from within Cons: they will work you until you cant give any more, then ask for more, then forget to thank you for your… Advice to Senior Management: staff the stores fully. alot of positions were cut when the… More
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