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Carpenter Co. Reviews

Updated December 21, 2018
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Carpenter Co. CEO Stanley F. Pauley
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Pros
  • "Profit sharing for each employee" (in 9 reviews)

  • "room for advancement, competitive salary, good benefits, 401K, profit sharing, medical and dental insurance" (in 5 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. "Opportunity for all who work hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, steady structured environment - long term employment opportunities

    Cons

    Mandatory vacation during shut down period at manufacturing sites and corporate

    Advice to Management

    More opportunity for Flex schedules or work from home schedules


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Russellville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Russellville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carpenter Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and profit-sharing program.
    Management is very hands-on in operations.
    They take care of their hard-working employees and help them reach their full potential in the company through education assistance, promotions, raises, etc.
    HR is extremely helpful with whatever life throws your way.

    Cons

    The vending machine sandwiches are terrible. Need more food choices.
    The train in front of the building sometimes stops at lunch time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep recognizing and rewarding your hard-working and loyal employees. This promotes a sense of pride in working for such a great company and improves the overall morale of your employees.

  3. "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Russellville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Russellville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carpenter Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    World class health benefits.

    Decent profit sharing program.

    Cons

    Terrible autocratic division management, that is encouraged to verbally beat down employees.
    Extremely disrespectful

    Advice to Management

    Corp :Your plants lie to you to avoid getting the verbal beat down that they trickle down.

    The Peter Principal doesnt work. You have people in positions that they never would have risen too had they not survived the attrition.


  4. "Research Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carpenter Co. full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment and good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor overall employee satisfaction and poor vacation policy


  5. "Bad job, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in High Point, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, close to home, easy job

    Cons

    Poor management, crappy co-workers, no room for growth. Lack of raises.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your employees on how to better commicate with people


  6. "Good place to work and grow"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    room for advancement, competitive salary, good benefits, 401K, profit sharing, medical and dental insurance.

    Cons

    there really aren't many cons.

    Advice to Management

    keep going in the direction you are going in. be open and honest with your employees.


  7. "Good Benefits Lousy Management"

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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

    Profit sharing, low insurance cost, competitive salary

    Cons

    A lot of politics, management is terrible and over complicate day to day operations

  8. "Run !"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its work and you get a paycheck if you need it.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful, consistent injuries and accidents due to production expectations and management pushing employees to produce, bad turnover rate, very political management culture, management is under-payed. Corporate dictates when departments must take payed vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest and update equipment to better handle production needs instead of letting go of employees to lower production costs and pocket end of year bonuses


  9. "Custodian"

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    Former Employee - Custodian in Conover, NC
    Former Employee - Custodian in Conover, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurence schedule benefits and pay

    Cons

    Job got bumped on Friday morning was told by other employees management did not offer me a job until the last minute they said a week before I was safe and then they bumped me right out the door I have never heard of such thing before with bumping people I think it was an excuse to get rid of me .

    Advice to Management

    If you don't like someone get some training on how to respect employees instead of bumping them out the door at the last minute they knew what I needed and how much I needed my job and I have to drive by that place every day knowing I use to work there have a heart instead of hate.


  10. "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