McCarthy Building Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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McCarthy Building Chairman and CEO Mike Bolen
Mike Bolen
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Pros
  • Employee owned, good benefits, nice co-workers and big into fundraising for charities (in 7 reviews)

  • Benefits package, employee ownership, total compensation (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is a difficult challenge (in 8 reviews)

  • Work/Life Balance, however long hours are always expect in the construction industry (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Teamwork

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay with great hours compare to other construction company

    Cons

    too many meetings with little time to do own work, which results in longer stay of the day.

    Advice to Management

    healthier drinks and snacks


  2. Helpful (2)

    Rather not say

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stock in the company, big parties at client expense

    Cons

    So tired of ripping off our clients to increase stock price. Everyday it's all about claims, everyone is at fault but us.everyone needs to pay, it's not our fault when we clearly mislead our clients to gain more fee.

    Advice to Management

    It's to late to make a change in senior management they have made there money, and don't care.


  3. Employee Owned Company

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee owned. Employer matches 401K. Rewarding and challenging work. Procedures in place for every position in company. Training seminars held regularly.

    Cons

    Some managers should not be managing.

    Advice to Management

    Allow managers to complete assignments.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Good Executive Management

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability, good salary, good training program, great benefits. Esop program is very good historically along with good 401k match. Nice vacation homes for employees to use.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Hard to take time off, expect a lot of hours. More interested in performance of projects rather than in the performance of people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company, glass ceiling

    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good future in Southern California

    Cons

    Tough work, tough to advance


  7. Great atmosphere with wonderful people that are willing to help.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    McCarthy is 100% employee owned and allows its employees to have a share in the company's stock. This makes everyone work as a team because their colleagues' success/failure ultimately effects the company's stock price.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Not enough balance between work and family.


  8. Helpful (7)

    If you like working 60+ hours, this job is for you.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Employee owned company - Great leadership at the top - Involvement in many aspects of the construction industry - Can advance at a rapid pace - Multiple opportunities for career path

    Cons

    - 90% Work, 10% Life balance - Constant relocation between jobs - Information is learned not given (read non-preventative atmosphere) - Job site management works in CYA mode and is not afraid to use anyone as a scapegoat - Field employees are considered numbers not names and are treated as such

    Advice to Management

    I guess my advice would be that your employees are your most valuable asset, moreover they are also part owners of the company, and should be treated with dignity. The idea of the job calls for 10 staff members, we can get by with 6, so we'll use 4 is why there is no work life balance and many errors are being made. For long-term growth of the company if it takes 10 people use 8-10 people so that people can spend time with their families if they want. Top management needs to stop racing for billionaire status by standing on the shoulders of operations and help others in the company taste some of the good life as well. There's enough to go around.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to intern/start a career!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is really helpfull, training is extensive, work hard play hard atmosphere. Jobsite staff is very knowledgeable and has extensive office help.

    Cons

    As with every contractor in Southern California, jobs can be spread out due to the fact that the greater Los Angeles area is very spaced out. Not specific to McCarthy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being the best builder in America, and expanding your green building programs. Also, keep bidding on megaprojects such as the large hospitals.



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