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Carpenter Technology Reviews

Updated March 31, 2018
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Carpenter Technology CEO Tony Thene
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  • Forced overtime for months on end absolutely eats away at the work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • If upper management really cares about employees, they wouldn't treat them like a hot pile of crap (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Product Metallurgist"

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    Current Employee - Product Metallurgist in Latrobe, PA
    Current Employee - Product Metallurgist in Latrobe, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really nice people to work with , great manager who give you independence, autonomy to do your job. Hard work is really rewarded well and appreciated. Good team oriented environment.

    Cons

    Some day to day job duties, like any job, can get repetitive. I can't find anything else to complain about!

    Advice to Management

    More accountability can be used more at times depending upon situation.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It is what it is"

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    Current Employee - Furnace Operator in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Furnace Operator in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been there 30 plus years, when hired was told “you will work 7 days “
    I covered for co workers when they needed of .. they did the same!!

    Cons

    Froze our pension.. when hired was one of their selling points!!
    And healthcare costs!!
    compared to upper management
    Also bonus ?
    Again upper management reaps it!!
    We get the high 🎩!!

    Advice to Management

    If you spend time on the floor and see the waste and stupid things (you have managers that know nothing about the mill!!)
    Your bonuses would be bigger!!
    And we would Cut costs make more money!!
    Eliminate UPO’S!!

  3. "Customer representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology full-time

    Pros

    Pays well with good benefits. Plenty of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Expects your life to the company


  4. "CEO doesn't give a darn about people"

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

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology full-time

    Pros

    Good 401k match. Decent medical benefits.

    Cons

    Very few minorities are hired, instead they're mostly white males. Very high turnover and they don't care at all.

    Advice to Management

    Make diversity a priority. Value your employees. They aren't just a cost to the company. We can make a difference believe it or not!


  5. "Process tech varies in pay but all the same job."

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    Current Employee - Process Tech II in Bridgeville, PA
    Current Employee - Process Tech II in Bridgeville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment and good people as in co-workers. Management is easy to get along with and tasks are attainable.

    Cons

    Advancement is non existent and growth is very slow. Factory is out of date and processes seem useless.

    Advice to Management

    The little guy is who builds the foundation of a strong company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Operations in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other than making a lot of money because you live at work, there are no positives. Benefits are average for this area.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. You will live at work. Forced every weekend and now working all holidays but Christmas Eve/Christmas. This company does not care at all about the well being of their employees. All about the money.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as human beings with outside lives, not as disposable machines.


  7. "Not the same company the retirees remember."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology full-time

    Pros

    None that would make me recommend this company to friend

    Cons

    This used to be a good place to work but current management has destroyed that.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Machine Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and pay only. Some workers ok but most are self-absorbed.

    Cons

    No work - life balance, 7 days a week, no sympathy from management when a day off is needed, mostly 12 hr days. Job bidding is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to loosen the pressure on employees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Go somewhere else if you want to be treated like a human being"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Suburban commuting situation near nothing at all.

    Cons

    Freezing cold, filthy office with an incompetent, micromanaging neurotic boss and strange co-workers who spy on you and make remarks about your wardrobe like it's high school. Classic Hostile Work Environment. Part-time clueless management.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Miserable Workforce in Washpa"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator
    Former Employee - Machine Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hourly pay rate is above average for the area. Nice parking area and facilities. Easily accessible from route 79.

    Cons

    Dealing with junkies in the large bar department. Constantly changing moods and hostility from dope heads. Getting scheduled long hours and extra shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Start random drug testing. We shouldn't have to work with young punks being high and suffering withdraw on the job.


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