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84 Lumber Overview

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Eighty Four, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
1956
Company - Private
Home Centers & Hardware Stores
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Builders FirstSource, ProBuild, Stock Building Supply
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores ... Read more

Mission: 84 Lumber exists to serve our customers through a team of dedicated, honest and hardworking associates. 84 is dedicated to supplying our customers with the best quality products and construction services for residential and commercial building.

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84 Lumber President and Owner Maggie Hardy Magerko
Maggie Hardy Magerko
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Manassas, VA
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    I worked at 84 Lumber full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like a challenge, this place is for you. On your first day you'll get thrust onto the front lines with little/no training or knowledge of what products your selling to walk in/phone customers. If you start in summer you will quickly find out whether you're staying or not as it will feel like you've been tasked with swallowing all of the water in the tub or drowning. Make it past the first three days and you will find that you're learning an unearthly amount of information on everything having to do with building materials.

    -They will make you work 52-60 hours a week including every other weekend. So, overtime.
    -There's a decent bonus structure to make the month challenging and rewarding.
    -Limitless networking opportunities with builders and suppliers.
    -My location was staffed by the most helpful, hardest working people I've ever worked with.
    -If you're any good, customers will try to hire you away after only 3-4 months.
    -All higher positions are internal hires (promotions).

    Cons

    -They will make you work 52-60 hours a week so.
    -You're required to stand the entire day less lunch time.
    -Barebones operation means you offer some of the lowest prices but you end up doing a lot of mundane tasks that other companies delegate to people in other positions i.e. Cleaning, loading, product finding.

    Advice to Management

    Can't complain. I grew a lot from my time at the company and met some incredible people. Was ultimately canned just a week before I planned to submit my 2 weeks notice because the regional manager was changed and didn't understand my role/ contribution to the store. I would reccomend allowing the MT's to sit every now and then.

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84 Lumber Interviews

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    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at 84 Lumber (Dayton, OH).

    Interview

    Met with the store manager. We walked the yard and warehouse. So as long as you can read, write, and handle simple geometric mathematical functions you are ideal. However you must be able to fit in, fitting in is what makes or breaks your opportunity. Just be yourself Small workplace means you spend alot of time with the same individuals.

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84 Lumber Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Midsized Employers, Forbes Magazine, 2016
  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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