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Carter Lumber Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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Found 66 reviews

2.5
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33%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
Approve of CEO
Neil C. Sackett
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "There really are no pros to working here(in 3 reviews)

  • "Great People and environment love it(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, zero appreciation for how hard you worked(in 6 reviews)

  • "low pay high stress fighting for commissions(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Carter"

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    Current Employee - Yard Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carter Lumber full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family driven, compensation and strong work drive.

    Cons

    work load, asking for more out of less

    Carter Lumber2018-10-31
  2. "Stay away"

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

    I worked at Carter Lumber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Time goes by pretty fast

    Cons

    Low low low hourly pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay a living wage

    Carter Lumber2019-07-17
  3. "Good employees"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carter Lumber full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to stay busy

    Cons

    Subpar work environment, leaky roofs everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees safe

    Carter Lumber2019-06-28
  4. "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Insider in Stockbridge, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carter Lumber full-time

    Pros

    Some really nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Extremely dirty, low pay, nobody wants to train you, equipment always breaks, cheap, leaking roof, management has favorites, no communication.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and actually pay them what they deserve, get better equipment to generate more revenue and clean up the place because your employees deserve that.

    Carter Lumber2019-07-16
  5. "Horrible management ask to work unpaid and over hours"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Franklin, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carter Lumber part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Insurance is good but expensive

    Cons

    Pay sucks long hours alot over dot regulations loads well over 80000

    Carter Lumber2019-07-03
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Worker"

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

    I have been working at Carter Lumber full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some nice people you will get to work with. Far and few through.

    Cons

    Let supervisor bully their staff. Supervisor does no work, likes to make like the do. Systems are so outdated. Overworked. Management does not appreciate what people do.

    Advice to Management

    Look real hard at what your supervisor do.

    Carter Lumber2019-06-05
  7. "Nice people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Carter Lumber full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are nice and down to earth

    Cons

    Management needed more training to become effective

    Carter Lumber2019-05-22
  8. "Get it in writing"

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    Former Employee - Class A CDL Delivery Driver in Elyria, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carter Lumber full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a job if you're desperate.

    Cons

    No raises, blatantly lie to you about getting you a raise at end of your first year, low pay (way below average pay for our industry), long hours (over daily allowed driving hours/total work hours), trucks are not properly maintained, management refuses to get rid of racist employees and when the truck breaks down because they refuse to fix it...they write you up for it, threaten to fire you and use it against you in...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep your word about yearly pay raises and fire people who openly are racist toward other employees.

    Carter Lumber2019-06-23
  9. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Lumber and Building Materials Associate in White Lake, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carter Lumber part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours were nice. Outside work was good. Customers are down to earth. Not overwealming.

    Cons

    Intimidating corporate presence to low level employee

    Carter Lumber2019-03-23
  10. "Absolute worst place to work! Don't go here!"

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    Former Employee - Truck Loader in Millersburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carter Lumber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are ZERO pros to working for this company. You will regret working for them as I did.

    Cons

    Management has ZERO clue what they're doing. They play favorites and if you're not one of the favorites, they will screw you over. Completely dysfunctional, back stabbing, drama filled environment. Not to mention the low quality products.

    Advice to Management

    Get some people with a brain to manage the company.

    Carter Lumber2018-12-06
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