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84 Lumber Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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84 Lumber President and Owner Maggie Hardy Magerko
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about the building industry and efficiently running a business" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Good people to work with and I had a good leader Mr May" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expect long hours, most full time employee's will work a 48 hour schedule" (in 62 reviews)

  • "Associates are expected to work a minimum 48 hour work week" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Summerville, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Summerville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great boss, flexible hours, good pay, great bonuses. I really enjoy working with all my team members. Easy promotions if you put in the hard work and effort.

    Cons

    Really no cons to working here, i love my job, but if i had to chose something it would be: not enough women in the workplace. Being a woman owned company I feel like there should be more women working here.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to get more women to apply!


  2. "Loyalty Has Its Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co Manager
    Current Employee - Co Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in that you would never find anywhere else.
    Once you start to move up the ladder, you truly see the benefits of your hard work.
    Promotion from within, so there's no worries about someone outside the company becoming competition.
    You get to learn on the job everyday.
    If you truly want to work hard, and are willing to put the time into it, you will succeed.

    Cons

    Benefits need to improve.
    You will spend a lot of time at work.
    Stressful if sales are not your thing.

    Advice to Management

    I love the ideals of the company. It is literally like one big family. You can be an MT at a small store, but you hear the names that are at the tip-top of the company, and you probably have met them before. Upper management smiles and talks to you like they've know you forever. The work environment is great in each store that I have been in. But, we need to improve the technology in the company. We're out dated and in need of something new. We need to bring back the star search. So many opportunities go unnoticed by those who not only could benefit from them, but could make a positive impact as well. Better benefits would also be a plus to have. We need to not only recruit more people, but good people. The way that our culture is now can make it difficult for new people to see the benefits that can be earned. That is something that potential new hires need to know and understand before that make a decision on what to do. If you want to put the time and effort in, you will succeed.

  3. "Company is on a great path"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eighty Four, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eighty Four, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time

    Pros

    Company is sound financially and growing. Committed to ensuring the company is built to last. Great culture and committed to customers.

    Cons

    Provide a greater opportunity for flex time to associates.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive culture of continuous improvement

    84 Lumber Response

    Jan 14, 2019 – Western Office Director

    Thank you for the comments on the company's strengths and culture. Thank you for the suggestions to make it even better.


  4. "SALES COORDINATOR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Summerville, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Summerville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment where you can earn more the harder you work.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Set up more incentives for performance


  5. "Keep moving in this direction!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - THQ Employee in Eighty Four, PA
    Current Employee - THQ Employee in Eighty Four, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Team Atmosphere. Strong culture of relationships. Nimble and flexible team. Can move fast and pivot to the needs of the market and our stores. People at THQ are easy to work with, flexible, and enthusiastic. Much better Work / Life Balance than many companies out there.

    Cons

    Opportunity to improve some policies around flex time and telecommuting in order to get more talented people on the team

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on our people that is in progress now. Be open to changes in policy in order to continue to grow and improve the workforce in stores and THQ

    84 Lumber Response

    Jan 14, 2019 – Western Office Director

    Thank you for the feedback and the suggestions for continued improvement.


  6. "Great for learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truss Designer
    Former Employee - Truss Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 84 Lumber full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of work
    Great training and learning
    Group bonuses support teamwork

    Cons

    Training is internal and only for what the job needs are at the time
    Salary and benefits are low for the market
    Systematic manager turnover every 3 to 5 years
    Salary caps
    Pressure to be a manager in a high manager turnover rate environment
    Average quality control
    Best salaries are in outside sales

    84 Lumber Response

    Jan 14, 2019 – Western Office Director

    We at 84 Lumber are committed to further enhancing our training and employee development programs. It is a key area of focus and investment of time and resources in 2019. They team creating and... More


  7. "Corporate Office"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 84 Lumber full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great learning experience. Most positions wear many hats.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, no schedule flexibility - mandatory 7-5 and no remote capabilities.

    84 Lumber Response

    Dec 20, 2018 – Western Office Director

    Thank you for your honest feedback on both the pros and the cons

  8. "Good With The Bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - THQ Staff in Eighty Four, PA
    Current Employee - THQ Staff in Eighty Four, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time

    Pros

    Warm, friendly culture. I feel very connected to my coworkers.

    Cons

    45 hour work week. No facial hair allowed. No telecommuting.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the cons listed.

    84 Lumber Response

    Dec 20, 2018 – Western Office Director

    Thank you for your honest feedback. Your advice to management will be forwarded to their attention.


  9. "Kitchen designer / manager of my department"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Designer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Kitchen Designer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid company , great benefit , great pay, great learning tools available . Good people to work with and I had a good leader Mr May !

    Cons

    Can be very fast pace and a little stressful. Must manage your time well and be able to Handel difficult days.

    Advice to Management

    Let people who know there field run with three ideas
    Thing will fall into place. Thank you Mr May

    84 Lumber Response

    Dec 3, 2018 – Western Office Director

    Thanks for the comments about the people, pay, benefits and fast pace of the company.


  10. "Admin"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Benefits and perks are nice

    Cons

    The pay and work life balance are not there.

    Advice to Management

    It shouldn't be so hard to get days off. You have to work for the company for 5 years just to get 2 weeks. Everyone I know is burned out.

    84 Lumber Response

    Jan 14, 2019 – Western Office Director

    Thanks for your feedback. Today you accrue 5 days of vacation during your first 12 months of employment. Starting in your 13th month you accrue 10 days of vacation per year. We are looking at giving... More