MT/ Sales (Former Employee) – Greensburg, PA – November 25, 2018
You will work long hours and do all the work that the manager and Co are supposed to do themselves. The management here doesn’t care about anyone but themselves and their OSR. Revolving door of employees at this store for a reason. Previous manager was loads better and really valued and cared about his workers.
Its a normal work experince its relaxed work at your own pace
Running a forklift (Former Employee) – Maumee, OH – November 16, 2018
It's a great place to work I loved my time with 84 highly recommend it I miss it but I missed home more which is why I left but if you are a yard guy you run a forklift to prepare loads inside you you get the orders to know which wood you need to do the loads
84 Lumber was great place to work. They taught me many things, forklift training as well as counter . Hardest part of the job was working in the heat.I was also responsible for helping with deliveries, Offered a large variety of goods. The most enjoyable part of the job was ability to create your own schedule, Offer quality products with lots of selection to choose from. A typical day at work was to be productive
I applied to this job under the pretense that it was a simple manual labor job, and that was why the pay was so low, I was mistaken. Upon taking the job it was soon made clear to me that I would be required to learn every task in the yard, even learning to use the combilift to move floor joist that were 66 feet long to the saw mill.I was not compensated for learning any new skills. I was fine with this arraignment at first and learned to quickly finish any and all work given to me with the partner I had. The issue came when they decided to double our current work load from cutting floor joist for 8 house to 16. I look through the paper work and found they were giving us work that was a month ahead of schedule for no apparent reason. With no pay raises for all the jobs I learned and the needlessly increased workload I decided to resign and move on to another job. The one good thing about this job was learning to use the combilift, which I really enjoyed.
Working for this company has its highs and its lows. Starting out as an EWP yard worker there is physical labor that is hard to do on a daily basis, but if you manage to show you are loyal to company they will recognize and move you up the career chain.
Management is somewhat to be questioned and falls highly on corporate to get things done. lots of higher level forces at work behind the scenes.
Friendly work environment, great bosses in terms of friendships but horrible to work with due to the amount of work to be done.
Lots of work, bad low level management, empty promises
Manager Trainees work from 6:45am until sometime after 6:00pm.(8:00am-12:00pm Saturdays) The work is easy if you apply yourself and the materials, tools, and appropriate amount of staff are in place. Not a bad job as there is a lot to learn and plenty of knowledge to gain that would pose useful in the future. Hardest part of the job is the early start and long work day, and having to work on Saturdays. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with and the work environment.
I’ve worked for 84 Lumber Company for five years. Nothing has changed my opinion of the leaders of the company in the time that I have been with them they are very due in their understanding of the employees and what they bring to the table. I have nothing but the utmost regards for the time that I have spent with the company. I only wish the market were better for the salespeople that they have. The market is inundated with salespeople, therefore decreasing the likelihood of success within the market. Not because of the company, but because of the competition as well. I would recommend 84 Lumber to anyone who has the drive to be their own person in an industry that requires the drive in their personnel to be the best that they can be.
Management sucks no room for advancement or raises
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – October 24, 2018
Would not recommend this job. No raises even though they tell you after 90 days you’ll receive one. No room to advance in company the job you start with that’s where you stay until you leave. Only good thing was pto after 90 days
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Suffolk, VA – October 24, 2018
Good Company and good Opportunities as long as you are willing to move around or relocate in order to advance in the Management Field. Good pay and even better Bonus incentives programs for different positions.
Fun place to work with opportunity for advancement
Outside Sales (Former Employee) – Township of Deptford, NJ – October 23, 2018
Came into the office every morning and and worked on quotes and answered emails. When the logistical work is finished I would then leave the office to meet with customers at job sites. I would then help with on site measurements for different aspects of each phase depending on what materials needed to be ordered. I would then reach out to the respected vendor and get a current market cost on the items needed and put a quote together.