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84 Lumber CEO Maggie Hardy Magerko
Maggie Hardy Magerko
196 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learn a lot about the building industry and efficiently running a business(in 13 reviews)

  • "Training program is second to none(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours so there’s not much free time during the week(in 64 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "84 LUMBER IS A GREAT COMPANY WITH GREATER OPPORTUNITY"

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    Current Employee - OSCGH in Beaver, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to move up in the ranks Great bonus structure Benefits are very accommodating Competitive pay in the LBM market The training you receive is more than you'll need to succeed

    Cons

    Some would say that the hours you have to work are excessive most full time 84 employees are required to work 48 hours a week personally i appreciate the opportunity

  2. "There can be growth, childish people in charge."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You learn a few things about the building industry and how to put together a house. There can be a chance to grow (if you are liked, a lot of favoritism)

    Cons

    Long hours when you first start. Pay is average, very bonus oriented structure. The CSR salary is a joke, they hold you into a minimum wage salary working 48 hours a week with NO over time.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in charge that actually do care about the staff around them. The people from I have experienced in 2 different stores range from immature, childish and racist management. To favoritism, constant negative and picky.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A Company That Values Employees"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Lewisburg, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Company values employees. Paid time off. Sick time. Will do anything in their power to help their employees with personal issues as well. - Compensation is determined by how you work, not who you know. You follow the program, you will succeed, and you will be compensated very well. - Hires Veterans. - Although a large company, with many stores, you actually get to know those in corporate headquarters, as well...

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    Cons

    - I don't think there are cons. You work hard, you get rewarded for it. You get exactly what you put into this job. You give 100%, you will truly get 100% back. You put in 50%, well, you know what you'll get.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Easily the best job I have ever had. Appreciate the acceptance of the changeover from military to civilian job. Continue to look after and take care of your employees as you currently do. The loyalty within 84 is akin to the military. All are aware of the main goal, all strive to put forth the best effort together to achieve it.

  4. "Get What You Put In"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Relatively Understanding Management- depends on your location

    Cons

    Extremely outdated in terms of technology, pay scales, etc.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Co-Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Portsmouth, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The biggest pros has to be that 84 invests time and money to train you. Then you have the ability to determine how much money you make by how hard you work.

    Cons

    I can't say i personally have any cons. Pros heavily out weight any cons.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "84 HOLDS GREAT OPPORTUNITY"

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    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Elkview, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Easy to move up with hard work and dedication,great bonus opportunity, good benefits, competitive pay, training.

    Cons

    Not really a con but there are long hours to work, you just have to get use to it

  7. "Company with Growth Opportunites"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Mount Airy, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    As a company, 84 Lumber promotes 100% from within. If you are looking for a company that will invest in you and give you the best opportunity to start a career, then look no further! No experience? None needed! 84 Lumber Company provides the best training in the industry and gives you all of the tools you need to be successful. If you are willing to work hard, maintain a positive attitude and go above and beyond to help...

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    Cons

    Although I would't say there are "Cons" to working for 84 Lumber, I would also be remit to not mention that it IS hard work. Be prepared to come to work everyday ready to build loads, load customers, load delivery trucks, answer the phones make proactive sales calls and above all else, come ready to learn! You will learn a lot about the industry from your coworkers to the customers that walk in the door. This is a fast...

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  8. "A career path worth taking"

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Oakland, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Opportunities are endless -- one will receive as much in return as they put in. -Compensation in pay is great -- decent hourly wage with awesome monthly bonuses. -Opportunity to relocate and try new positions. -Great benefit packages as far as health, holiday, sick, personal, and 401k. -Allows one to grow as an individual and develop in not just a job but a career.

    Cons

    -If you aren't the best with sales it can be a harder position. -No other cons, put in the work and strive for great things, and everything else will fall into place.

    Advice to Management

    -Don't put too much on a new hire -- job can become stressful and overwhelming before one even knows what they're doing. -Stress to co-managers or whoever is training new hires the importance of a successful trainee. -Have faith in employees -- let them know when they've done something helpful and thank them. If you find yourself repeatedly asking for tasks to be completed then it's time to say something.

    84 Lumber Response

    February 4, 2019Western Office Director

    Thank you for the feedback. We are working to improve our onboarding program to get all new associates off to a great start!

  9. "Awesome Company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Waynesboro, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits Excellent opportunities for career growth Hard work pay's off

    Cons

    Wish i started with them when I was younger!

    Advice to Management

    Facial Hair would be a nice thing especially on those cold winter days!

    84 Lumber Response

    February 4, 2019Western Office Director

    Thank you for your honest feedback!

  10. ""Nothing is Impossible"!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    84 Lumber offers amazing opportunities to individuals that work hard, dream big, and go ALL IN! The culture is like working for one big family! The work is hard but the payoff can be awesome! Entrepreneurs are welcome! 22 years with the company this week!

    Cons

    No easy day! Everyday is a challenge!

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