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Carpenter Technology Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology full-time

    Pros

    Carpenter is like a ninja company - it's everywhere and a part of every new and innovative technology but you would never know - it's like having a piece of Silicon Valley here in Philly. There are some awesomely smart people working here and the opportunity to learn is enormous. The office environment is incredibly laid back and is filled with friendly and approachable colleagues.

    Cons

    The company is going through a growth cycle which isn't for everyone and this naturally comes with some growing pains. If you aren't someone who thrives in a changing environment it would probably be a poor fit.

    Advice to Management

    The Philly market is an exciting place to be and I'm excited to see what the future holds!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Let's get real about Carpenter"

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    Current Employee - Melt Shop in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Melt Shop in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carpenter Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You make bank!!! I'm talking 6 figures for entry-level positions. Depending on the department, the work can be very easy. There is also plenty of advancement opportunities. I've see people climb from entry-level to crew leader to supervisor to department manager within 5 years.

    Cons

    This is real. You will be expected to work every single day. I'm talking 7 days a week, possible 12s and doubles with no notice, no long holiday weekends, sometimes even the actual holidays(double time and a half). The only 2 guaranteed days off are Dec 24,25. Side note, literally 1/3 of the production workers have FMLA to deal with the demanding work schedule.

    Advice to Management

    The company used to be slightly overstaffed in the past to deal with the work schedule in the primary shops. Get back to that for the sanity of your employees.


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people - very safety oriented

    Cons

    Could pay better wages and more vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    recognize accomplishments and value of the employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting and challenging work, but zero rewards for it."

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    Current Employee - Planning in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Planning in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job is interesting. Have learned a over my years in different departments.

    Cons

    Executive level management has no idea what some of the most critical departments do. Merit and bonus pay can be yanked with no forewarning to employees or even their supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    No advice because they wouldn’t listen anyway. Safety is a “priority”, yet folks work 12 hour days 7 days a week.

    Is that center city office in Philly needed? Or does Tony Thene just want it so he has a shorter commute? Money wasted.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Slave Shop"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay is the only pro.

    Cons

    The mandatory over time is getting ridiculous. The life to work ratio is unacceptable. Mandatory 71 hours a week with a family at home is unacceptable. The supervisors being rude is unacceptable. You do not get any sleep. You do not get any time to do squat with your life or family. This is no place for a human being. They may as well make robots for this job. Hell I’d even feel bad for the robots! All this company cares about is their money. And putting people on 12 hour shifts for more than 60 days straight in July just to make their quota. If you love being treated like absolute crap and hate being home than this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Bad management will make GOOD employees quit.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Bad place to work. VP/GM is a malignant narcissist."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McBee, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McBee, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carpenter Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's out in the country.

    Cons

    Long hours. Expected to be available 24/7/365 or as the VP and CEO put it, "if you aren't sick to your stomach 24/7 about this place...then we don't need you here."

    Advice to Management

    Relax and treat employees like human beings and not dogs. Trust in the people you hire and give them a little stroke, micromanagement is never a good thing for morale.

  8. 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!!


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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