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"SALES SALES SALES"

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Current Employee - Manager Trainee
Current Employee - Manager Trainee
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You can control pricing pretty well, which can give you an edge. Money can be good if you hit sales goals.

Cons

Advancement. If you don't want to be in outside sales, you have to change stores to move up in management. Which leads to managment, your not a store manager your a sales manager. All crtitcal thinking is done at corp HQ and not at the store level. Mandatory 48 hour work week.

Advice to Management

Dont mico manage and decentralize your operations.

Other Employee Reviews for 84 Lumber

  1. "Atrocious management and too much work for little reward."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really nothing I can think of anymore.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, too much micro-managing, no yearly pay increase, long hours with low wages, a lot of work with little to no reward besides a paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people who do the most work with yearly pay increases


  2. Helpful (2)

    "20 years and tossed aside like used garbage"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 84 Lumber (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good career path start. Descent pay. Descent benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely weak at Area Manager level management. Far too many uneducated mid level managers who manage by seat of pants or by comfort zones based on personal relationships with superiors. Make a lot of poor decisions due to lack of education with regards to sound business practice.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the right people for the right reasons.

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