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BlueLinx Reviews

Updated May 12, 2019

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Found 130 reviews

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BlueLinx CEO Mitch Lewis
Mitch Lewis
46 Ratings
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  • "Stubborn upper management They want everyone to change their way of operating except themselves(in 9 reviews)

  • "The stock is down 35 - 40% since Mitch Lewis took the helm in January 2014, amidst a recovery in the housing market and building materials business(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Improving day by day"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BlueLinx full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great people, great teamwork, people enjoy each other, great chance to learn.

      Cons

      There is a lot to do

      Advice to Management

      The past isn't what we remember it was. Keep working on improving. "When your memories are greater than your dreams, you are already dying."

      BlueLinx2017-08-03

      BlueLinx Response

      August 4, 2017Chief Human Resources Officer

      Thank you for your feedback. And love the quote!

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good pay and benefits"

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      Former Employee - Territory Manager 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BlueLinx full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good pay and decent benefits. Great people in local DC. They did not micro-manage, let you run your territory.

      Cons

      Promised no layoffs after merger, but started layoffs soon after.

      BlueLinx2019-04-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Upper Management doesnt care about the boots on the ground employee"

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

      I have been working at BlueLinx full-time

      Pros

      The potential is great people are willing to put in the effort.

      Cons

      Pay was cut for drivers and warehouseman. Cost of health and welfare went up 28%. Equipment is getting older and not being replaced. The current warehouse location system is inadequate. The recent merger has created issues of favoritism between new management and BlueLinx legacy employees. No one came to the boots on the ground people and ask what ideas they may have to help the merger along. It all happened to fast and...

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      Advice to Management

      Wake up use the great assets you have in your people. Treat them like they know because they do.

      BlueLinx2019-05-12
    • Helpful (3)

      "Dead End Job"

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      Former Employee - Material Handler in Aitkin, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at BlueLinx full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Health, dental, and vison Insurince work monday through friday

      Cons

      Low pay, No Raises, and long hours

      Advice to Management

      Raise Pay

      BlueLinx2019-04-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good Company, Complacent General Managers"

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      Former Employee - Territory Manager in San Antonio, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BlueLinx full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Well-known company in the industry with some remarkable relationships with key customers.

      Cons

      Bluelinx continues to try the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. Not a ton of appeal to millennials either.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in young people, invest in extensive training. There's too much throwing employees out on the phones and road without proper training.

      BlueLinx2019-03-13
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      "Inside Salesman"

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      Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at BlueLinx for more than a year

      Pros

      They have a great insurance plan.

      Cons

      Several changes you could promises employment. Than the next week the office maybe merging without warning.

      Advice to Management

      Put yourself in your employees shoes.

      BlueLinx2019-01-28
    • "BlueLinx"

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      Former Employee - Operations Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at BlueLinx full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Company is growing with their purchase of Cedar Creek

      Cons

      They bought out a company called Cedar Creek - good for growth. But it felt more like Cedar Creek bought BlueLinx.

      Advice to Management

      Care more for seasoned employees

      BlueLinx2018-12-22
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      "Good Company"

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      Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Port Saint Lucie, FL
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BlueLinx full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Flexibility, support, peers, leadership, decent pay

      Cons

      Volatility with housing market, opportunity to earn more is limited.

      BlueLinx2018-11-25
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      "Dirty business practices"

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      Former Employee - Systems Administrator in North Little Rock, AR
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at BlueLinx full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Pay decent as long as your part of the “in” group.

      Cons

      They talk about core values as a mantra but this company has no values. IT management doesn’t know what there employees do or how they should be doing it.

      Advice to Management

      Actually have values. This company is works in dirty dealings.

      BlueLinx2018-12-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Tm"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BlueLinx

      Pros

      Great place to work if you are a brown noser

      Cons

      Kept changing the comp plan

      Advice to Management

      Don’t make waves or take chances; they don’t like that!

      BlueLinx2018-11-01
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