Carpenter Technology

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Carpenter Technology Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
25 Reviews
3.3
25 Reviews
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Carpenter Technology President, CEO, and Director William A. (Bill) Wulfsohn
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  1.  

    Previous Employer in Customer Service- Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Account Representative in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Business Development Account Representative in Reading, PA

    I worked at Carpenter Technology

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Every day is different and fast-paced. Benefits are great and pay is average salary.

    Cons

    If you can't handle the fast pace and ever changing environment, you may not be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with value and compensate them more for their added work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very pleasent summer, great people, great compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Technical Intern in Reading, PA
    Former Intern - Technical Intern in Reading, PA

    I worked at Carpenter Technology as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Many employees have been there for their entire careers, which goes to show how well Carpenter treats its employees

    Innovative technology, very successful and profitable

    Very collaborative environment

    Cons

    Some employee systems are in desperate need of an update

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Very frustrating and micromanaged.

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    Current Employee - Metallurgist in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Metallurgist in Reading, PA

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology

    Pros

    Solid company that will be around for a while due to the product line offering.

    Cons

    Company has never broken away from its "good ole boys" mentality. Hard to grow unless you have dirt on someone in Sr management. Constant talks of union organizing because of inconsistencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Judge people on their merits, not their last name or do away with performance management as it serves no purpose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little respect for employees or customers, no clear vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology

    Pros

    Great products, talented work force

    Cons

    Company lacks coherent direction, weak management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrician in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Electrician in Reading, PA

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to learn many things

    Cons

    Management is stupid. Not always a bad thing tho

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat P&M with honest respect.
    WE make them money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    I have grown from a floor support role all the way into lower management.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good advancement opportunities
    Open minded management

    Cons

    Long hours
    Pay (depending on position)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on the production floor and work with employees and not against them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Metallurgy in Reading, PA
    Former Intern - Metallurgy in Reading, PA

    I worked at Carpenter Technology as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, work life balance can be lacking at times and pressure to perform can be heavy but great company.

    Cons

    Upper management has become distant from processes and would benefit from showing more of a presence on the floor with an open ear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See con

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, neat products/technologies, old-school mentality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really good people and benefits. The company has strong plans for growth and is targeting the right markets. Great technical knowledge.

    Cons

    The data systems are old and difficult to work with. Workforce is spread too thin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome Experience and Would Love to Go Back

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Reading, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Reading, PA

    I worked at Carpenter Technology as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Workers accept you right away, and management values your ideas. The company has excellent plans in place for promotion, including education assistance. Raises are sizable, and annual. The company also supports many charities, and will support an employee who wants to participate in their charity.

    Cons

    It is a large company, and many are set in their way of doing things. It will take some time before enough of the older workers, who only consider their job and not where their job fits within the company's overall plan, are replaced with workers who understand Carpenter's international status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop working in silos, and reach across departments to bring Carpenter into the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Change comes slowly here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carpenter Technology

    Pros

    Deep expertise, respect in their markets, excellent manufacturing processes,

    Cons

    Slow to change, antiquated IT systems, middle management is very traditional and status conscience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake some things up! Reorganize some of the departments, turn it into a six sigma culture, and get rid of some of the dead wood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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