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Carter Machinery Reviews

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Jim Parker
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    You can complain all you want, but Carter work's very hard to be top notch for its customers and employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carter Machinery full-time


    Very good benefit package, health, dental, the works, and matching 401k. Lots of incentives to encourage new ideas, and job leads. Compensation is adequate.


    Age old problem of management, things flow smoothly for a while then they go helter skelter. Sometimes the rules/ policies arent as cut and dry as you would like. Also the lead incentives never seen to get paid out unless its a massive lead. They just get lost in the paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hire people with experience in the field into positions of management. How can you manage something if you have never done it in your life? How can you manage the process if you really have not been a part of the process?

    Positive Outlook
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Carter Machinery Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    EPG Field Tech Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Carter Machinery in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    You do not apply for a specific job title. You apply to shop area then general trade scope. Was contacted roughly a month later. Due to a 7hour drive for the interview I had to book a hotel. Carter communicated very thoroughly, all paperwork was in place. After I got the job employee orientation was even further away (9+ hours). Carter set up a hotel and everything. It was a long day but it moved rather smoothly, learned allot about what I was getting into. Very helpful HR department. They do run you through a physical health check, its not as easy as it sounds. (Non-Union company)

    Interview Questions
    • Honestly it didnt feel like a "normal" interview. Everything I had been told to prepare for about interviews did not work in this scenario. It felt like they were just testing the waters on whether or not I would mesh with the company. I was given information about how they ran and if I would be comfortable working in that environment.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Given my experience level and the economy you really don't push your luck. However Carter offered me a raise from my previous position. I was really in no place to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Headquarters Salem, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1952
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Founded in 1952 and comprising 21 locations, Carter Machinery is the Caterpillar dealer serving Virginia and southern West Virginia. We work hard, genuinely enjoy helping our customers succeed, and embrace commitment and innovation. If you’re looking for more than a job, we might be just the place for you. Let’s get to work.

Mission: We continuously enhance our customers' experience by delivering the highest levels of value through engaged employees.

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