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BlueLinx Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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BlueLinx President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Mitch Lewis
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Pros
  • A good work-life balance can be achieved (in 4 reviews)

  • Decent pay, friendly co-workers, willing to spend money for training (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management turns over too frequently and each time (in 8 reviews)

  • The split up and sale of Georgia-Pacific left the distribution division without internal product support (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "The good and the bad"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlueLinx full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good long term family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Hard to keep promotions with the cutbacks.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees

    BlueLinx Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thank you for your feedback.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "BlueLinx Corporation Prospective Employment Rating"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlueLinx full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The inside and outside sellers are great.

    Cons

    Vey poor Management and Communication level.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your Employees or someone else will.

    BlueLinx Response

    Apr 1, 2017 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. And yes, we do believe our management team has built the best inside/outside sales team in the industry. However, I am disappointed that we ... More

  3. "Supply Planner II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlueLinx (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Family like culture. good work life balance

    Cons

    Company loses money every quarter. Unless promoted very low salary increases. High turnover.

    BlueLinx Response

    Mar 16, 2017 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thanks for your note and feedback. Hopefully you were able to attend our associate town hall last Friday and learned that we made $10.3m in net income in Q4 and $16m in net income in 2016. Thank you ... More


  4. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acworth, GA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for a great department and my former manager was the best. The company is very big on community involvement and events.

    Cons

    Pretty high turnover rate. Low morale within the company

    BlueLinx Response

    Oct 30, 2016 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Great to hear of your great experience with your leader and appreciation for our community involvement. Although we feel our attrition rate is better than the industry average, we are continuously ... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Claims Rep"

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    Former Employee - Claim in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Claim in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, nice people more work than you can handle

    Cons

    Management was not well rounded

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to employees. Treat them like a person not a number.


  6. "driver"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in City of Industry, CA

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

    Pros

    great benefits,worked well with co-employers

    Cons

    sad that company had moved out of state

    BlueLinx Response

    Sep 19, 2016 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to write this post, especially during this difficult time. The decision to close your facility was very difficult as we were aware of the potential impact it would have ... More


  7. "Warehouse supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Laveen, AZ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Laveen, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BlueLinx (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits lots of understanding of safety regulations.

    Cons

    No formal training management has no clue.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the way you would want to be treated.

    BlueLinx Response

    Oct 5, 2016 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. If you would like to share any additional details that will help us to continuously improve BlueLinx as a place to work, we would love to hear ... More

  8. "Warehouse supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlueLinx (More than a year)

    Pros

    good company for work only if there were stability

    Cons

    no organization within the company

    Advice to Management

    very poor system

    BlueLinx Response

    Sep 19, 2016 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thank you for writing about your experience in New Orleans. I'm happy to discuss your experience further if desired. Feel free to shoot me a note at randy.patterson@bluelinxco.com and we can set up a ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Material Handler"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Denville, NJ
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Denville, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Friendly warehouse employees.

    Cons

    Understaffed. 12-14 hours a day. No concern about safety. Poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Improve safety and equipment.

    BlueLinx Response

    Apr 28, 2016 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We would like to know more regarding your CONS and ADVICE above. Please contact your Regional Director of Logistics or HR Business ... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at BlueLinx (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people that work there. It is a very "family" like group of people (non-upper management that is).

    Cons

    Very low levels of morale. Very little is done to retain the great, young talent, and therefore a lot of the high performing employees have left.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics. Keep in mind that the administrative teams are not the problem. Lack of focus/goals and complete sales autonomy has caused the sales organization to run amuck. Sales needs to work more with the business, and actually learn the business from those that know it best, the people in the branches. Stop trying to be all things to everyone and focus on what made BlueLinx great.

    BlueLinx Response

    Feb 29, 2016 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thank you for your note. Glad to hear of your appreciation of the "family-like" group of people here at BlueLinx. We are also very focused on building a pipeline and bench of talent for our future ... More


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