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Carter Machinery Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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  1. "machinist"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Machinist in Salem, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carter Machinery full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    one of the better companies in the valley to work, for strong on bennies

    Cons

    heavy lifting nothing on a tractor is light

    Advice to Management

    diversify the market


  2. "Co-workers the best, Management a problem"

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

    I worked at Carter Machinery (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are the hardest working you will find anywhere. Benefits of company are really good.

    Cons

    Management is weak. Do not appreciate employees efforts. Seem to want to replace the dedicated older employees with cheaper, younger employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat your dedicated, loyal employees with respect. Pay them accordingly. Don't terminate your employees are cause them to quit by replacing them with younger employees who you can pay less money to, but know nothing about the business. Especially don't have them take the older employees jobs after they train and teach the younger ones all they know about the business then you terminate or make your dedicated, older employees feel like they need to leave. Also remember folks have a family as well. It's not all about the job to all folks.


  3. "Used Parts Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indian Trail, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indian Trail, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carter Machinery (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Day hours. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    No training. Extremely prejudiced organization. Not welcome if you are not friend or family member of someone who works there already. Very unprofessional work environment, witnessed very discriminatory and abusive language from Shop foreman Richard. and manager Jeremy towards shop employees, especially towards young shipper employees

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in used parts department. You are setting yourself up for a future lawsuit if not. Catepillar is a great and strong company, unfortunately your franchise is not representative of the brand. Also, discontinue use of Premier Castings out of Kansas. Very questionable business practices performed with driver and parts management team.


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  5. "Be prepared for a "gray world", there is no black and white."

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    Current Employee - Finance Assistant in Salem, VA
    Current Employee - Finance Assistant in Salem, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carter Machinery full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, paid time off. Most of the newer employees are awesome to work with, some of the seasoned crew is as well.

    Cons

    Very old school ideals and systems. Open door policy isn't really open door or open minded for that matter. Little to no teamwork. Limited room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded to and embrace change. What worked 30 years ago may not now. Hire official trainers who can invest time in each new person who comes through the door so the training is consistent. Instate a policy and procedures manual and hold employees accountable for not adhering too them. Micromanaging doesn't work.


  6. "Need to be a fit"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carter Machinery (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people that care about each other

    Cons

    To stuck in their old ways

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up, everyone's got a stick in their butt


  7. "exellent setting to lanuch a career"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Salem, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carter Machinery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    training for the future feeling of being #1 in the industry

    Cons

    management untrained in the field

    Advice to Management

    hire from within using trained employees


  8. "Best company that i have worked for."

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is challenging. The pay is good compared to other companies. The benifits are excellent. The Upper leadership is proffesional and reliable.

    Cons

    Its a dirty job at times. You must like to work in a non airconditioning space. Training is getting a lot better. We now have Cat University for training which has helped out.

    Advice to Management

    Give us some more flexable time to do our Cat U training. Besides on our off time. We work hard for the company and the time should be allotted for it. You guys have been great to us. Thanks.


  9. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    good people, good benifits, good leadership

    Cons

    average pay, location can be tough

    Advice to Management

    pay better


  10. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Job security is very strong

    Cons

    There is limited upward mobility


  11. "field service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    due to economy, forced to relocate a lot.


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