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84 Lumber Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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84 Lumber President and Owner Maggie Hardy Magerko
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  • Long hours at the beginning for MT and not very good pay (in 52 reviews)

  • Associates are expected to work a minimum 48 hour work week (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work whit good and friendly employers, work Many hours, good benefits. Good pay 2 weeks of vacation after the 1 year working.

    Cons

    You need to work at any weather conditions. Work on Saturdays if need it. Some times costumers are bad .


  2. "Manager Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 84 Lumber full-time

    Pros

    Cool company, debt free, based on sales. Can move up quickly to a co manager and then manager, which pays much better

    Cons

    Long hours at the beginning for MT and not very good pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your MTs better

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Management Trainee in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Management Trainee in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None... plenty of over time

    Cons

    Manager was rude told me that all black people steal I just have not been caught yet!! Yes a manager said that to me an employee!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop racism


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cons and pros"

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    Former Employee - Yard Worker in New Castle, PA
    Former Employee - Yard Worker in New Castle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 84 Lumber full-time

    Pros

    This company actually has a little bit of heart left. In a world of corporate America beating employees to death and not giving them any sense that they care about them. 84 actually shows a heart.

    Cons

    Though they show some heart. It quickly goes out the door. The hours you work and the work you do fare out weighs the hourly this company pays. You are the lawn care guy. The janitor. The electrician. And even if you’re on time every day and one time you’re one minute late you will be written up. This company’s management will most likely abuse you and their hr department will act like they care but just pass it on to a manager in your district who’s friend with your manager and it will be swept under the rug.

    Advice to Management

    Put managers that care about their employees and treat them right and I guarantee you’ll see quotas hit.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Outdated"

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    Current Employee - Manager Trainee
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Industry is secure. Building houses isn't going to stop anytime soon.

    Cons

    Equipment/POS is 20+ years old and a hindrance to getting work done quickly.
    Wages are pretty low until you're a store manager or successful salesman.

    Advice to Management

    Update your POS system and take care of your employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Crap company"

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Natrona Heights, PA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Natrona Heights, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 84 Lumber full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Zero pros, horrible to work for with Maggie in charge/owner

    Cons

    Never change pay, over work for so little, and crappy management.

    Advice to Management

    Clear house, 90% of management only know money, not what you should do

    84 Lumber Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for your feedback, we greatly appreciate your input. If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to contact Human Resources at hr@84lumber.com.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lumber Yard Associate"

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    Former Employee - Lumber Associate in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Lumber Associate in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the work you have to complete. Overtime can be expected and is paid at time and a half.

    Cons

    Sales is a little mismanaged. Office management and staff is replaced often.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on lowering the rate of employee turnover

  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 84 Lumber full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, and great people to work with.

    Cons

    The hours are long, and the pay isn’t that good.


  9. "My review"

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    Former Employee - Yard Worker in Sarver, PA
    Former Employee - Yard Worker in Sarver, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Decent pay
    High knowledge of building materials and methods

    Cons

    Could be more organized
    More efficient with deliveries


  10. "Lots of hours required. Well rewarded if your store is profitable and exceeds budget"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work hard, you can move up the company ladder very quickly. You will learn a lot of product knowledge and great business skills.

    Cons

    84 Lumber's policy will not allow anyone to have facial hair, unless you have a medical condition that requires it


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