McCarthy Building

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McCarthy Building Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
40 Reviews
4.2
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Project Administrator

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    Former Employee - Project Administrator  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time for 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
  2.  

    Current employee over ten years

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    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
  3.  

    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.

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    Great Teamwork

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time for 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
  6.  

    Unethical

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time for 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
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    Employee Owned Company

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time for 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
  8.  

    Team based company

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    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
  9.  

    All in.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Houston, TX

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time for 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fulfilling work with good leaders who care about the success of their people.

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    Current Employee - Estimator  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Estimator in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, ESOP, 401k, Benefits, Etc. Family environment.

    Cons

    Challenging industry, constant struggle to maintain balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for - a little bit of a generation gap it seemed

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    Former Employee - Project Intern
    Former Employee - Project Intern

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was always very busy and was given challenging work that allowed me to really think
    Everyone seems to look out for you if you do a good job and don't act like a big shot
    Great compensation and always looking for new ways to innovate in the company's operations

    Cons

    Seemed like a bit of a divide in the culture of the older folks and myself as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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