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Sutherland Lumber Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  1. "Sutherland's Lumber Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lumber Sales Associate in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Lumber Sales Associate in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sutherland Lumber part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very great learning experience from hardware to electrical to lawn and garden. Diverse is an understatement.

    Cons

    The scheduling (if you do not request days off, etc.) is a toss up. You are also required to do many tasks outside of your job title, which can be a pro depending on what you like to do. In other words your job title doesn't prevent you from occasionally having to do another title's job (if they need help, etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Management is great, the WF branch really makes the employees feel welcome and alleviates a lot of pressure, making it easier to be confident on the job. One piece of advice is formal training, there is no formal training for new employees, other than cashiers and forklift/tractor drivers.


  2. "Nice People / Low Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raytown, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raytown, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay and working on family holidays

    Advice to Management

    Close on family holidays, run your sales the day before. Raise the base pay rate.

  3. "A job to get threw school, poor management, good coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Hardware in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Hardware in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned to operate heavy equipment (forklift, skid steer), learned a lot about things (flooring, furniture, hardware, and wood), work with school.

    Cons

    Poor management. The biggest problem I had with the company over all would be their policy over no facial hair. My guess is that the owner couldn't grow anything.

    Advice to Management

    Less management and more workers


  4. "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sutherland Lumber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with are great, we stay busy, and you get a good amount of freedom and flexibility.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great, raises aren't much to speak of, and advancement opportunities are rare. Many areas of the company could do with more supervision.


  5. "We are mostly short handed, but the few experienced employees we have run the place. Nice place, and loving employees."

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    Current Employee - Lumber Yard Associate in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Lumber Yard Associate in Lawton, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sutherland Lumber part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    18+ = experience driving forklifts. Basic customer service skills. Forces you to deal with stress effectively and be a hard worker. That is if you really want to work there.

    Cons

    You have to walk fast to be effective. Time management when dealing with multiple customers (Very likely to happen everyday).

    Advice to Management

    Make a list that would include items in every department that are currently out of stock. Have employees report to this list at the end of their day to write an entry down. Simple, and an easy way to satisfy a customers question that states, "When are you gonna get more in, do you know?"


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overall pleasant place to work"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sutherland Lumber full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work isn't difficult there. The customers for the most part are nice. The majority of employees are pleasant people.

    Cons

    We are normally short handed. The workers that we do have are mainly slackers. Raises don't come on a regular basis even if you do consistent good work.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees with raises and remove slackers from your employ.


  7. "Lumber Pro"

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    Former Employee - Lumber- Pro, Driver, and Forklift Operator in Lone Jack, MO
    Former Employee - Lumber- Pro, Driver, and Forklift Operator in Lone Jack, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sutherland Lumber (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with, they were willing to work around your schedule for what ever reason. Helping people learn how to complete their project and showing them what materials they needed was rewarding.

    Cons

    Very low on the pay scale and management did not like to give much of a raise. There are no benefits unless your in management and then they expect you to put in fifty hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Offer real benefits for all employees, and give decent raises to the people who earn them. Not 25 cents at a time.

  8. "Manager of Home Design Center"

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    Current Employee - Design Center Manager in Fulton, MO
    Current Employee - Design Center Manager in Fulton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Awesome boss
    All employees willing to help
    Easy flexible schedule

    Cons

    Customers are not always right


  9. "RUN!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Raytown, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Raytown, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    sometimes flexible schedules and nice closing hours.

    Cons

    Racist. Sexist. They give men the floor sales jobs and women the cashier jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Need to care more about employees and customers. This company is extremely lazy


  10. "Unfair"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sutherland Lumber part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job. The owner came in and he was nice. Most of the other cashiers their were nice. Less rules than other places. Didn't care if you were late.

    Cons

    No store manager, rude assistant managers. Schedule was always messed up. Low pay. I got fired when I told them I got a 2nd job.

    Advice to Management

    Put somebody fair in charge of the store. It was unfair when the district managers son was allowed to take $30 lunch money out of the register everyday, and the rest of us were left out. Treat everyone the same, no free lunches unless its for everyone.


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