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Carter Machinery Overview

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Salem, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
1952
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Carter Machinery

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 ... Read more

Mission: We continuously enhance our customers' experience by delivering the highest levels of value through engaged employees.

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    I worked at Carter Machinery full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    one of the better companies in the valley to work, for strong on bennies

    Cons

    heavy lifting nothing on a tractor is light

    Advice to Management

    diversify the market

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Carter Machinery in September 2013.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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