McCarthy Building

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McCarthy Building Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fairl good overall, but not satisfied with salary.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCarthy Building

    Pros

    Training is good. Benefits are excellent... matching 401, ESOP, community outreach!

    Cons

    I feel McCarthy promotes people too fast before they are ready and it can breed conflicts between employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The construction industry is a pretty well paid industry across the board, from the laborer in the field to the Superintendent and Project Managers, etc. The project administrators for the most part are the lowest paid person on the project. I feel the PA's should be paid at least what your lowest paid field workers get (laborers) Fair is Fair. It takes every single person working in their capacity to get a building built. The PA's are always told, "could never do it without you" And they tell us how important our position is, and we perform well because we know it is. It's a commitment to excellence that we/I do not take lightly because it is such an important position. Please pay us at least what the field laborers are making. Especially in high cost living areas...can barely afford rent. Do we really have to wait to retirement to enjoy a better quality of living?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Current Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a great company to build a hospital with.

    Cons

    50hr weeks seem to be a common thread amongst project engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skilled labor for the future will be a challenge.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Current employee over ten years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at McCarthy Building

    Pros

    I make my own hours.

    Cons

    Confusion between training and execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's Okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCarthy Building

    Pros

    Benefits, wellness program offers good discounts on gyms and insurance.

    Cons

    Lots of hours, management seems like they care but they dont.

  6.  

    Project Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Takes great care of their employees. Family oriented. Great retirement and benefits. I have yet to find another GC with comparable benefits for all employees (not just Engineers and above). I enjoyed my time with McCarty and miss a lot of the people I used to work with.

    Cons

    Employees tend to feel like a number after a while. The family atmosphere has changed. More and more managers are being promoted that shouldn't be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should take more time to recognize all employees and their contributions.When you have a job site team that works well together you should try to keep them together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Teamwork

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    healthier drinks and snacks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unethical

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stock options, you learn how to screw owners over - so when you leave you know what in life you don't want to be like..

    Cons

    They are the worst company to work for, they buy your life with the offer of money that they trick their clients out of, Disrespect is HIGH to subcontractors, you need to be a male and drink heavy to be part of the management team - divorce is high. There are few minorities in management, women are promoted based on looks. If you speak out they will ship you out to a project and hope that you quit so your stock returns to them, I watched them screw an owner over falsely adjusting a bid so they would get the work. Made me sick , and I quit..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in a mirror. God will judge you. The owners will find out sooner or later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Employee Owned Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Newport Beach, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Allow managers to complete assignments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Team based company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time

    Pros

    ESOP, 401K, Great Employees, Great Atmosphere at the job sites.

    Cons

    Job site personnel definitely commit more than the office side. that is a standard of the industry it seems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We keep winning best places to work in different divisions, but it seems to always be for the people in the office. Make it better for the people at the job sites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    All in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Houston, TX

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee ownership drives the culture as well as the policies and procedures. Abundant with talent, leadership and motivated workers. Open door policies, financial and operational transparency, sense of ownership and responsibility at all levels of the company drives US to always do the best we can.

    Cons

    None that aren't shared with every other GC in the ENR top 100. If you're expecting 40-50 hours, there's a spot for you, but you're not going to be recognized for that. To get the most out of your time at this company you need to be in it for the long haul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the grunts. Get to know the boots on the ground just as well as the senior PMs. Cost - cutting measures shouldn't start with the guys/gals working in the field, it should be shared equally by eliminating some of the more frivolous expenses in divisional offices. Make sure your field staff are happy and balanced, or pay double to replace them when they leave.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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