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Jim Parker
2 Ratings

    Great people, great pay, a little lacking in their technology. Lots of paper trails.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Salem, VA

    I worked at Carter Machinery as an intern (less than a year)


    The people, the product, the benefits, the pay. You get to see some of the most advanced equipment in the world right in your parking lot. Extremely professional.


    Very very conservative. Sit at your desk, by quiet, and do your work. Not a terribly "fun" environment but if you don't mind sitting by yourself for most of the day you will do just fine.

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    Don't be so up-tight in the office. People are people. Get rid of your outdated paper trails. This should all have been put online a long time ago. Lots of repetitive, time wasting tasks. You are wasting tons of money making sure your paper work is just how you like it.

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Carter Machinery Interviews

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    EPG Field Tech Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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)

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    • 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
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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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