84 Lumber Company Employee Reviews for Co-manager

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Not a overall bad place if you have right conditions
Co-Manager/Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, OHAugust 9, 2017
If willing to move and put in 50 Plus hours a week.
Not a bad job at all.
Benefits are great.
The long hours will catch up over time.
Great place if you are willing to move all over.
Pros
outstanding co-workers
Cons
stress, long hours poor pay
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Long Hours but Plenty of opportunity to advance
Co-Manager/Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Chaffee, NYJuly 19, 2017
84 Lumber's goal is for it's employees to succeed. there is plenty of opportunity to make a lot of money with this company, but you have to be competitive, a driven individual, and be willing to spend more time at work than at home.
Pros
Pay, and advancement
Cons
hours
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Lots of hours in, but rewards are there
Co-Manager (Current Employee) –  Dillsburg, PAJune 28, 2017
With 84, you are a company man. Generally one will work 48+ a week. The compensation is there, but it can be a very stressful environment. Room for advancement is there as well.
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There is a real path to success, but it's a coin flip
Co Manager (Former Employee) –  Gulfport, MSMay 27, 2017
I spent a little over a year working for this company at two separate locations. I could definitely see a good potential career, but it's hard to succeed if you're in an area with bad store managers and a weak area manager. The Louisiana-Mississippi market is such an area.

The first store I started at was mainly composed of co-manager level staff that were drinking buddies of the store manager. Predictably, this failed horribly, but the store manager wasn't terminated. He was simply moved into a sales role where he likely makes even more money.

The second store I worked at was a better fit, but still a disaster. The employees who complained the most and shirked work were given a voice and allowed to do what they want.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Poor work-life balance, low compensation, too much lee-way for individual store managers to do what they want.
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Retail environment
Co-Manager (Former Employee) –  Cartersville, GAMay 5, 2017
Check inventories, load trucks, direct employees
Forklift driving skills, and building materials knowledge
Local management was very easy to work with
small group of people in each store.
Ordering
Going to work was not all bad
Pros
Store Autonomy made it low stress
Cons
Long commute to any of the stores
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Busy job. Not paid enough at all
Co-Manager, June (Current Employee) –  Moundsville, WVApril 5, 2017
Always busy. pay is terrible for what you have to put up with.
Good training programs to learn more about anything you are not to sure of. computer system is out of date and can be hard to get used to.
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Rewarding to the right people
Co-Manager (Current Employee) –  New Castle, PAFebruary 8, 2017
You are rewarded for how hard of a worker you are with this company and they welcome any hard workers no matter the background.
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your experience will vary greatly based on store and area
Co-Manager (Former Employee) –  Wext VirginiaJanuary 10, 2017
This company can be great and I've heard that it is in certain areas of the country (north central WV is NOT one of these great places). Word of advice though, research your areas construction market before joining as your pay will depend heavily on the stores income.
Pros
Bonus structure
Cons
Also, bonus structure
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This was such a great place to work
Co-Manager (Former Employee) –  Plainville, CTJanuary 4, 2017
I liked this job a lot. I really liked being in a managerial position. I feel like I did really well at this. All the employees were treated very well. Unfortunately I moved back to NY and tthey didn't have a position for me.
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Day to day experience differs depending on location
Co-Manager (Former Employee) –  Asheville, NCAugust 22, 2016
Enjoyed working there everyday at the store I was at, store manager was fantastic and helped many co-workers advance at that store, When I was promoted the work experience changed drastically, and quickly turned into a hostile environment that I could no longer work in.
Pros
Room for advancement
Cons
Poor work environment
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Always busy
Co-Manager/Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Myrtle Beach, SCJuly 21, 2016
Great company for anyone who is driven and ready to work hard!! It is a demanding job with a lot of hours but is worth all of the rewards if you are hitting bonus goals.
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No balance
CO-MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Mechanicsville, MDJune 14, 2016
Systems are outdated, terrible worklife balance. Great job for somebody just entering the workforce and trying to gain experience.
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not a good place to work
Co- Manager (Former Employee) –  Richland, MSJanuary 22, 2016
would not tell people about this job didn't want black people working on the inside all they wanted was for them to work outside
Pros
great pay
Cons
not a good place to work
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Decent place to work, builds good work ethic
Co-Manager (Former Employee) –  San Luis Obispo, CADecember 2, 2015
My store ended up being shut down and I went to Home Depot afterwards. That only lasted about three months. 84 Lumber is completely different and is a more "grown up" job. You could get hired and within just 1 or 2 years of hard work you could end up managing a store.
Every time you are promoted you are required to move to a different location. This could be fun if you're young but very difficult if you are settled and have a family. Most of the older guys ended up being in sales while managers were usually younger.
The days were really diverse, sometimes you could be stuck in a climate controlled office working on blueprints or calling customers. Then in the store taking care of inventory and helping customers. Or outside on a forklift or cutting lumber.
Even though it's a big corporate company, it definitely doesn't have that feel. How much you work is directly involved to your own and the stores success which is good for people that like to see results.
Pros
You determine your own success and advancement pace.
Cons
84 was sometimes how many hours you would work in a week.
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Workplace
Co-Manager (Former Employee) –  southern, marylandSeptember 28, 2015
Supervised employees, managed store operations, ordered material, trained new employees, customer take offs, worked with operations department, weekly inventory. long hours, good pay, promote within
Pros
compensation, customer service
Cons
pay, micro-managing, lack of notice
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Productive
Co-Manager (Former Employee) –  Baytown, TXSeptember 26, 2015
Challenging sometimes management supportive. lot of room to grow with company. Decent amount of politics, but that can be expected from a big company. The most enjoyable part was meeting people and learning from them. It was hard keeping up with new employees. Had many task challenging and exciting.
Pros
The people
Cons
Short breaks, and long hours
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Co-Store Manager (Former Employee) –  guilderland nyAugust 16, 2015
84 lumber company is not a good company to work for.
there methods of treating employee is horrible.. How can a company grow with out self investment. 84 lumber company is stuck back in the 70's with there tech.
Pros
i left
Cons
everything that company has to offer
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Minimal work/life balance
Co-Manager (Former Employee) –  PAAugust 10, 2015
Old school managerial hierarchy and principles
Terrible work conditions (Stifling in the summer, freezing in the winter, dust, etc.)
Outdated software and technology
Long work days, and inefficient work schedules (Off days were random such as Tuesday and Saturday, not enough time to live outside of work)
Work started at 7 and ended at 6, typical work week was 50+ hours
Money was okay due to tremendous overtime and opportunities to hit sales goals (Personal goals and store goals)

Overall, I would not recommend this job, however I am happy to have gotten the experience in such conditions and circumstances. I really liked my coworkers also.
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very fun place to work plenty of growing opportunities
Co-Manager (Former Employee) –  Yuma, AZFebruary 15, 2015
working for this company was probably the best experience so far, it provided plenty of knowledge as well as being able to learn and grasp every single point related to this company.
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Learning curve
Co-Manager (Former Employee) –  Newport News, VAMay 13, 2014
Great people and wonderful customers. Long hours and decent pay
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