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In May 2004, Cerberus Capital Management, alongside a group of senior leaders from the division, purchased the assets of the distribution division from Georgia-Pacific, framing BlueLinx. Today, BlueLinx is a leading wholesale distributor of building and industrial products in the United States with over 50,000 branded and private-label SKUs, with services in 40 states. It serves as a reliable source of many materials, breaking bulk quantities with almost 100% fill rates. BlueLinx has a differentiated distribution platform, a value-driven business model, and an extensive cache of products across the building products industry. It limits inventory investment, credit risk, and receivable investment. Headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, BlueLinx has over 2,200 associates and distributes to over 15,000 national, regional, and local dealers, as well as specialty distributors, national home centers, industrial, and manufactured housing customers. It affords reliable channels to market with consistent production runs. Also, it limits vendors, inventory investment, and related carrying costs with just-in-time deliveries.

Company - Public
$1B to 2B
Large
Multiple locations
Retail - Building Material & Supply Companies
2004
What departments BlueLinx employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation28.9%
Sales Managers & Supervisors27.5%
General and Operations Managers10.6%
Sales - Other9.4%
Management - Other8.1%
Accounting / Finance8%
Transportation / Logistics7.4%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do BlueLinx employees have before joining?
Years of experience at BlueLinx: Newcomers: 16%, Experiencers: 13%, Experts: 19%, Veterans: 52%. BlueLinx employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did BlueLinx employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before BlueLinx: Boise Cascade, Cedar Creek, Georgia-Pacific. Typical BlueLinx employees have worked at Boise Cascade.
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Boise Cascade
Cedar Creek
Georgia-Pacific
What industries did BlueLinx employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of BlueLinx: Retail - Building Material & Supply Companies, Lumber & Construction Material Wholesalers, Paper & Print Manufacturers, Wood Manufacturers, Niche Manufacturers. BlueLinx employees most lik
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Where did BlueLinx employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at BlueLinx: Small: 36%, Medium: 12%, Large: 52%. Most BlueLinx employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at BlueLinx study?
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Where did employees at BlueLinx study?
Georgia State University
Iowa State University
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at BlueLinx?
Time employed at BlueLinx: <1: 11%, 1-3: 22%, 4-8: 24%, 9-13: 11%, 14-20: 17%, 20+: 15%. Most BlueLinx employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does BlueLinx rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at BlueLinx: 73.0% Male and 27.0% Female. Age ratio at BlueLinx: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 23%, 31-40: 25%, 41-50: 22%, 51-60: 23%, 60+: 7%. BlueLinx rates - 1.0% more female than the industry average. Most BlueLinx employees are 31-40, which is
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Career advancement

How does BlueLinx rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at BlueLinx: medium. BlueLinx ranks medium for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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What companies do BlueLinx employees go on to work at?
Future employers of BlueLinx: Arrow Electronics, Boise Cascade, Builders FirstSource, Cedar Creek, Georgia-Pacific. People who work at BlueLinx most typically go on to work for the Arrow Electronics.
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Pensacola, FL - July 20, 2021
Hostile work environment
3.4
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4
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4
Salary & Benefits
4
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Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
This company allowed harassment and verbal abuse. On several occasions, I was verbally abuse by employees and vendors and nothing was done about it. This is the reason I left this company.

Pros and Cons
good pay and overtime
Poor management
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What’s the stock symbol of BlueLinx?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
BXC.
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What’s the gender distribution at BlueLinx?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
27.0% female, 73.0% male.
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When was BlueLinx founded?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
2004.
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What industry does BlueLinx operate in?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Transportation/Logistics, Construction/Facilities/Trades.
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What’s BlueLinx’s yearly revenue?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
$1b to 2b
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What companies are similar to BlueLinx?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Boise Cascade, Builders FirstSource, Georgia-Pacific, Huttig Building Products, Ply Gem, Randstad, The Home Depot, Weyerhaeuser.
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How often do employees get promoted at BlueLinx ?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
advancement opportunities are medium
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What’s the average length of tenure at BlueLinx?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did BlueLinx employees work for?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Large companies before BlueLinx.
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Top future employers of BlueLinx employees?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Arrow Electronics, Boise Cascade, Builders FirstSource, Cedar Creek, Georgia-Pacific, Huber Engineered Woods, PrimeSource Building Products, The Home Depot.
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Where did employees work before joining BlueLinx?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Boise Cascade, Cedar Creek, Georgia-Pacific, Grainger, Lowe's, Self Employed, The Home Depot, Weyerhaeuser.
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How old are BlueLinx’s employees in general?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
31-40, 21-30, 51-60, 41-50.
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Where did most of BlueLinx employees go to school?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Georgia State University, Iowa State University, Kennesaw State University, The University of Georgia, University of Georgia.
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I'm looking some reviews of this organization. TIA🙏
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7 months ago
it's a super company. You can build your career here 🤩
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7 months ago
even they have vision for the future. 🙏
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What type drug test do they administer? 🤔
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8 months ago
There are alcohol, and illegal drugs. 🤗
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8 months ago
Random urine screens 👍
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What's the age range of their employees? 👬
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7 months ago
all the employees are so helpful 🤩
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7 months ago
They are really friendly 😎
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Does bluelinx drug test on the same day as your interview? 😬
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8 months ago
It's not mandatory 🤗
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8 months ago
you can do it on any other day 👍
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What is the vacation policy? 🤔
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8 months ago
you'll get all most 80 hours 🙏
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8 months ago
There are 1 week of vacation 🤩
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How often do you get a raise? 😎
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9 months ago
In 5+ years, I got 3 small raises.🤗
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9 months ago
Never/ ever 6 years 😔
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I'm looking some reviews of their management. TIA🙏
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9 months ago
you can also work from home 🏠
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9 months ago
IT doesn't block much in the way of websites, so you have freedom to browse most of the internet during your breaks.👍
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What's the sick leave policy? How many sick days do you get per year?🧐
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8 months ago
you'll get 15 days pto time after one year😎
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8 months ago
No sick days two personal days a year😔
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What is the work from home policy of them? 🤔
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9 months ago
None unless you work sales😬
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9 months ago
No. Your a truck driver, you can't work from home.🙏
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I've heard that their pay structure is really nice 💵
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9 months ago
They also talk about record profits, yet give the employees a 3% merit increase.📈
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9 months ago
The company made a lot of money thanks to hardworking associates. 🥰
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Here you can learn so many things 🤩
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9 months ago
This company provides tremendous facilities to learn and develop 🙏
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9 months ago
They are committed to success and will hold each associate accountable to win within their role and level of responsibility. 🤗
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Do they allow remote work? 🤔
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9 months ago
Opportunity to do remote work 2 days out of the week.🥰
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9 months ago
even you can also work at their office 👍
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Do they require any higher degrees? 🤔
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9 months ago
You guys can apply here for the job without any higher degree 🎓
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9 months ago
but sometimes they ask for master's of science degree for some specific job position 👍
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What is the best part of working here? 😎
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8 months ago
Remote work flexibility🙏
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8 months ago
The people I worked with was super 🥰
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Can anyone tell me about this company? 🤔I want to know details before joining here
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8 months ago
There is always something interesting to work on.🥰
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8 months ago
Good company but constantly lives in fear of another downturn😬
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Can anyone tell me about their interview? 🤔
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9 months ago
Several levels of interviews. Last minute scheduling. Not incredibly considerate of candidate’s time. Drop everything for this interview with little notice.
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9 months ago
The recruiter reached out on LinkedIn, asked if I was interested in the opportunity. I replied that day and had to wait several days for him to reply with the unposted job description.🥰
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Can anyone tell me about their interview? 🤔
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9 months ago
I met first with the Sales Training Manager, then a 3-panel interview of different teams Sales Managers 🤗
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9 months ago
Applied online and heard back a month later from the current General Manager that he was interested in meeting me for an interview.😎
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I'm really worried about my interview. Can anyone share your experience with me. It will be really helpful to me 🙏.TIA
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8 months ago
Very informal comfortable interview. It tooks Less than an hour later I got a call back with an offer. 🙏
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8 months ago
Two face to face interviews and an online assessment test. All green lights. Weeks drag on, then the offer was not given due to an internal fulfillment. Sorry!😔
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How do you feel about the future of BlueLinx? 😬
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8 months ago
There isn't a future 😔
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8 months ago
I don't think so. They have very good position in the market 🔥
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What's the best part of working here? 🤗
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8 months ago
The day they let me go. Which was 2 days before Christmas and then they told me they would call, which they never did. I called for months afterwards.🤩
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8 months ago
$$ A paycheck every two weeks 🔥
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What is the promotion process? 🤗
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8 months ago
but I've heard that their career advancement is medium 😎
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8 months ago
There are some rooms for growth 📈
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Can anyone tell me about their benefits? 🤗
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7 months ago
It's a competitive package compare to market 🥰
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7 months ago
Overall facilities was better than most Industries.😍
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Their pay structure is really nice 😃
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9 months ago
You can make money if you're ok with travel.🥰
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9 months ago
There are potential overnights depending on your territory.🤗
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I want to know about their interview procedure. 🤗
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8 months ago
I applied via LinkedIn. After that I received an email from HR requesting additional information: "Have I ever applied before, how soon can I start, why BlueLinx, salary expectations, etc". 🙏
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8 months ago
Phone Screen, On site panel interview, short wonderlic and long personality test on line. 🤞
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Does anyone know about their career advancement? 😃
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9 months ago
Trending upward ⬆
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9 months ago
good facilities for advancement 🥰
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Does anyone know about their co-workers? 👬
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8 months ago
Your co-workers are pleasant to work with.❤
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8 months ago
Most people are willing to help you. 🤩
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I want to know more about this company. TIA🙏
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9 months ago
definitely, it's a good place to work for and build ur career here 😍
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9 months ago
They have made it a priority for all of us to feel safe at work🥰
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What advice would you give the CEO about how to improve it?🤔
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8 months ago
Change your management team😃
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8 months ago
treat employees kindly 🙏
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What is the work environment and culture? 🤗
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8 months ago
It was good other drivers were great guys, office Personnel Was always fun to laugh with.😎
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8 months ago
Friendly, and educational environment 👍
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What's the benefits they offer to their employees? 🤗
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9 months ago
Comprehensive plan that includes family members. 🤗
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9 months ago
They are now offering vested 401K accounts from the first day.🥰
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Does anyone know about their benefits? 🤗
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8 months ago
The 401k matching is just average. 🙏
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8 months ago
If you leave company for anything other than retirement you do not get match.😬
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What's the career advancement? 🤗
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9 months ago
employees are highly satisfied with their career advancement 🤩
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9 months ago
There are so many rooms for move up. You have to grab it 🤞
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Do they discriminating people based on their gender during recruiting procedure? 😬
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9 months ago
Their all most 73% employees are male 😬
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9 months ago
They should hire more female candidate 👍
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Can anyone tell me about their co-workers? 👬
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9 months ago
you will get family vibe 🥰
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9 months ago
Great people all around the plant 😍
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Here you have to work as a team🥰
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9 months ago
New leadership investing in employees from a salary and benefits perspective 🔥
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8 months ago
but they also investing in employee engagement🤩
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What is a typical day like for you here? 🤔
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8 months ago
Driving Ober 300 miles delivery of building materials.🚕
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8 months ago
sometimes I have to deal with terrible management😔 unless all are good
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I've heard that all the employees are really nice and kind 🥰
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9 months ago
My peers were super to work with.🥰
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9 months ago
Mostly good people.👬
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How long do employees stay here? 😬
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8 months ago
It's a good news for us 🙏
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8 months ago
It means there are job security 😎
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Can anyone tell me about this company? 🤔
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8 months ago
My direct C level is one of the best I have ever worked for and I have great respect for him 🤩
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8 months ago
The company is really striving to move into the modern age with technology improvements. 🤗
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Do they drug test? 😬
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8 months ago
No drug testing for accountants 🤗
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8 months ago
Yes, when you get hired in. That’s it.
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What questions did they ask during your interview? 😬
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8 months ago
Their interview is very easy going 😍
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8 months ago
They asked me what can I bring to grow the business?😬
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I've heard that they offer really good benefits to their employees 🥰
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9 months ago
my medical costs have been flat for two years - amazing considering what my friends at other companies tell me.🤗
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9 months ago
401k could be more competitive. Vacation allocation is nice for long tenured employees👍
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Can anyone tell me about their employees? 👬
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8 months ago
when you enjoy the people around you, you're blessed. 🤩
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8 months ago
Fantastic people are working here 🤩
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Can anyone tell me about their promotion? TIA🙏
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9 months ago
AFAIK their career advancement is medium 😎
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9 months ago
It not so bad 🤗
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Can anyone tell me about their benefit packages? 😎
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7 months ago
facilities should be better for a company this size. The business mind seems to be in the 90s.🙏
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7 months ago
I think it's okay for all 🤗
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Can anyone tell me about their working environment? 🤗
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8 months ago
They have super good culture and values.🥰
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8 months ago
very clean workspace (Y)
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AFAIK associates are hardworking and give their all until they leave 🤗
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9 months ago
If you have a good GM this company can be enjoyable to work for. 🥰
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9 months ago
even independent work for the most part 🤗
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I've heard that so many students are working here🤗
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9 months ago
There are much opportunity for young talent 🥰
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9 months ago
It's a great ompany for the younger folks 🤩
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What's the education qualification they ask for? 🤔
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8 months ago
There are so many graduate students 👩 are working here
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8 months ago
They like to hire them 🤗
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On average, how many hours do you work a day? 😬
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8 months ago
10-11hrs by choice 😃
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8 months ago
8 in average. It’s extremely rare to work over time.
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