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84 Lumber Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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84 Lumber President and Owner Maggie Hardy Magerko
Maggie Hardy Magerko
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  • Expect to work very long hours for little pay (in 51 reviews)

  • Associates are expected to work a minimum 48 hour work week (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Manager Trainee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to start a career in construction materials. The people I work with are awesome. I learned something new everyday.

    Cons

    Starting off with limited knowledge of construction materials some customers expect a lot of you while others are very patient.

    Advice to Management

    More learning videos you can access outside of work please.


  2. "Not the worst"

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    Current Employee - Hotshot Delivery Driver
    Current Employee - Hotshot Delivery Driver
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the over time you want.

    Cons

    Seems the less actual work you do the more you're compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the yard workers more.

    84 Lumber Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Our Yard Person is an entry level role. We challenge our Associates in this position to show their leadership potential as well as their initiative. When we see this, we know that they have what it... More

  3. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity within the store environment,

    Cons

    Antiquated system; dress code, software, bonus system, 48 hour work rate


  4. "Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 84 Lumber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Low pay for production workers

    Advice to Management

    Pay your production and yard workers better


  5. "Over worked under paid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time

    Pros

    You will be busy all day.

    Cons

    Under paid
    Under staffed
    Poor equipment
    Long days
    No time off

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that aren't going to quit in a week

    84 Lumber Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Our Manager Trainee position is an entry level position. In this role we challenge our Associates to show their leadership potential, and their drive to succeed. When we see this, we know that they... More


  6. "84 Lumber"

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    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some regions have opportunity. Will pay to move you for another position.

    Cons

    Bad pay, tough sales quotas to hit in many markets, bad work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to pay more, simple as that.

    84 Lumber Response

    Sep 19, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Our Manager Trainee position is an entry level position. In this role we challenge our Associates to show their leadership potential, and their drive to succeed. When we see this, we know that they... More


  7. "84 Lumber Review"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for career growth if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    The work life balance is all work and very little life. The customer comes first, which puts money in your pocket; but at what cost to your family.

    Advice to Management

    Increase training at store level and stores will have less turnover.

  8. "Manufacturing..."

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    Current Employee - Door Manufacturer
    Current Employee - Door Manufacturer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can get all the hours you want if there is work... my manager is great..

    Cons

    There is no work. You constantly struggle to find legitimate work to do. Everything is constantly shifting around and you are expected to constantly bend over backwards to accommodate the company that cannot even pay their workers a living wage. Oh yeah, and there is no room for growth. Like.. at all.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on bonuses for the people breaking their backs to produce product for you to sell.

    84 Lumber Response

    Sep 15, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for your feedback, we greatly appreciate your input. Every year we evaluate the bonus structure to make sure it is fair and consistent. If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "84 lumber work review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yard Associate in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Yard Associate in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    all the overtime you want, offers part-time and full-time positions, can move up the chain of responsibility

    Cons

    inventory time you do not have a set time to get off, can work anywhere from 4 in the morning to 9 at night and be back t work 4,5,or 6 in the morning

    Advice to Management

    make more promotions inside the company than going out and finding other outside people for MT positions as well as sales rep positions.


  10. "General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 84 Lumber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All positions within the company are generally underpaid. Management is loose at best and overall unqualified to lead. Really no Pros to speak of.

    Cons

    Lack of qualification within upper management. Rash decisions, direction changes each month. 'Make the month' mentality. Dishonestly within middle management is a regular.

    Advice to Management

    Replace upper and middle management. Rebuild company from the ground up using a model of ethics and qualification with a view toward the long term.


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