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Carpenter Co. Reviews

Updated June 20, 2018
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Carpenter Co. CEO Stanley F. Pauley
Stanley F. Pauley
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Pros
  • "You get a great profit sharing at end of the year" (in 5 reviews)

  • "It's fair,good clean environment and a great place to work" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, no air conditioning in production areas, poor management, safety is not a priority" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no raises other than a cost of living increase which is not even guaranteed" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "My experience at carpenter I'm not even gonna lie the best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Fabricator in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Fabricator in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carpenter Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A really good place to work friendly and team players departments usually cooperate big time with each other

    Cons

    Back ups, busy seasons gotta catch up but well worth it

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carpenter Co. full-time

    Pros

    Good health care plan. Can't come up with more pros...

    Cons

    Extreme Micromanagement. No transparency with employees. No 401K match.

    Advice to Management

    Merit raises, not one size fits all. Invest in larger inventories, and implement newer equipment that can handle increased sales volumes.

  3. "mid level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carpenter Co. full-time

    Pros

    Health care benefits are positive

    Cons

    Top management gets a negative rating.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Careful of fake reviews from HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carpenter Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional benefits compared to typical

    Cons

    Far to many to list. First of all owner is 90+ years old and is at work every day firing VP's and above .

    Directionless .... Neutered VP s and Vindictive / sociopath division managers , specifically in Kentucky.

    This is not sour grapes , just a warning to anyone that is considering

    People that are left have risen to their level of incompetence and now are stuck and entrenched while not having the skills to run the departments.

    This is how big companies fail and this one is showing all the classic signs of having peaked 10 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Too arrogant to take it and too close to finish line on lower level to care.


  5. "Positive Learning Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carpenter Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You learn about many areas of the company due to the small size

    Cons

    Vacation is limited with certain dates specified by the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Job for a "Yes Man/Woman""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carpenter Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fairly Stable, decent benefits. Review requires 5 words but 4 is all I can scratch together for positives.

    Cons

    Owner is CRAZY and causes people to run scared or leave. Management are elitist, irrational, and condescending (in general). I have never seen a company turn their nose up at ideas that would easily increase profitability and then turn around and WASTE in so many ways (certainly not on staff).

    Advice to Management

    Tried that, makes no difference.


  7. "A challenging environment that welcomes innovation"

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    Current Employee - Division Controller in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Division Controller in Elkhart, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carpenter Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wide experience base. Large company with small company feel. Great benefit package. Profit sharing for each employee. Open learning environment with opportunities for all

    Cons

    The Gemba office style makes quiet work times challenging. Some limits on promotion within divisions however there is opportunity if you are willing and able to relocate to one of 11 divisions across the country.

  8. "Labeler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carpenter Co. full-time

    Pros

    There was a lot of excessive movement. Also some rude people but over all it’s a good place the sirpervisors care what happens to u and yheir very causeus about people getting hurt.

    Cons

    The work is simple but since they make mattresses the work goes down draatacly at times and it hurts all who work there

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to what some are doing they tend to either slack off or not care what happens to product made


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of things"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carpenter Co. full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, and a pretty flexible work/life balance schedule unless you get mandatory overtime which might get in the way of things.

    Cons

    Dirty workplace, Low pay, very slim for growth within the company unless you're actually there for a very long time.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Stressful/Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carpenter Co. full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    Great co-workers. No other Pros to list here.

    Cons

    Customer service & accounting supervisor creates toxic & stressful work environment by bullying & instilling fear in employees.


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