Decent place to work, former co-workers made time go by.
Lead Man/foreman (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – September 11, 2017
Blue Linx was a decent place to work. Management wasn't always fair, but the crew of good workers made things run smooth. One of my biggest issues were when I was working in their lumber department and we kept encountering snakes while we were working.
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – Midfield, AL – August 17, 2017
As Georgia Pacific sold to BlueLinx, management changed and the onsite manager brought in was not efficient nor team oriented. His style was not in accordance with the past company and was not received well. BlueLinx also began hauling other building supply items and the loads were not safely being loaded but we were expected to secure and haul them. As it became more dangerous for me, I felt the need to look elsewhere for employment and an opportunity arose to better my situation.
CDL Class A Driver (Former Employee) – Frederick, MD – June 2, 2017
I worked for bluelinx in Frederick md from oct 2014- April 2016 as a driver. My co workers were all fair and willing to help if needed I learned a lot working for bluelinx the pay was decent I made around $20hr. And their benefits were very well your first yr there you get 2 weeks vacation and another week in sick and personal days totaling 3 weeks paid off per year. My supervisor Kevin was very fair and a great guy personally. My day usually started at 5am and last until my load for the day was done. At the time I was worked there my tractor was a 2014 freightliner cascada that was all mine no one else drove it, i took the keys home with me every night. My only issue with bluelinx was my work life balance I had some very long days on a regular basis it was hard to plan life around work. And they kinda get a little carried away with safety. Also the very long waits at deliveries.
Benefits, newer trucks, occasional breakfast at the IHOP, pay is decent
Long hours, safety can be a little much, 20 yr old trailers that sometimes just wouldn't cooperate
Re Bar Department (Former Employee) – Frederick, MD – May 16, 2017
the co workers there were always complaining about something. the hours were long but with adequate breaks. it was very dirty and lpoud but fun at the same time however you get the sense that most people go there to die.
This work place would be in my opinion a desired place to be employed, except for the fact that it's hard sometimes to spend personal time with your family due to the long hours, I'm speaking from a drivers point of view. Also it would be an enjoyable place of employment if management would sometimes take your opinion into consideration when making decisions that potentially affect your job and the way that you perform it.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – December 6, 2016
Working with this company was a great opportunity for Learning and developing a good understanding of logistics and Warehouse etiquette. Being tossed around between the management and Union is not a good way to be treated at work. I would join the Union ASAP if I could go back in time. The work-life balance is not really a balance at all the scale is tipped for work and work only.
Facilities Coordinator (Current Employee) – 4300 WILDWOOD PKWY ATLANTA GA 30339 – August 15, 2016
Great company to work for, but little room for growth. Benefits are no so great. Its a great company to work for if your starting in the corporate world. You would want to move on after 6 months you don't have room for growth
Administration & Sales (Former Employee) – National City, CA – July 6, 2016
I started working at Bluelinx in the admin side preparing documentation for each load leaving the United States, yet helping out the sales department. In a few months I became a inside and outside sales person with a rapidly increase as for sales and my self-steam.
working here I've learned not to be afraid. Never say no even if it looks impossible.
I've learn I can better my self everyday.
The hardest part of my job was collecting checks. 3 steps to making a sale. 1- making a sale 2- having them to pick it up 3- getting pay on time.
I enjoyed every last minute of Bluelink specially making customer happy by working with them all the way.