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McCarthy Building Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Employee owned cool projects great culture CEO is awesome" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Great people, hard working culture, get it done right the first time, massive opportunities for personal growth through all facets of the company" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work Life Balance, Upper Managment" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Long hours and ridiculous expectations from their people can quickly burn you out" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You are given great opportunities to be successful but need to willing to take ownership for your assignments, results and Team.

    Cons

    Gotta be willing to put in lots of hours and have thick skin.

    Advice to Management

    Keep challenging people to be all they can be in search of their real capacities for workloads.


  2. "Excellent employee owned company with great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture, ESOP provides great retirement planning options

    Cons

    Relocation can occur as locations of current work changes

  3. "Employee focused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time

    Pros

    100% employee owned means employees get rewarded with bonuses for successful years.

    Cons

    Work hours are demanding, but managers understand work-life balance.


  4. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Profit Matching, they have a good ESOP program.

    Cons

    They work you to death, and if you don't put in 12+ hour days everyday they threaten your job even if you're done with your work.

    Under staffed to say the least, everyone is working the load of 2 people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, put more people on each project.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Drive is high due to ESOP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees are driven and motivated

    Cons

    Teams are competitive. Tend to lead into not so collaborative relationships with Subs

    Advice to Management

    Need to staff projects better.


  6. "Executive Level Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Full benefits are excellent with this company

    Cons

    No career path for Administrative Assistant. Not utilizing full skill set or reaching full potential


  7. "Be Cautious"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solar Laborer in Tappahannock, VA
    Current Employee - Solar Laborer in Tappahannock, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If proactive there are opportunities for learning, leadership, and skill building. The benefits are decent and there are opportunities to travel with the company.

    Cons

    Depending on who you work under/with the work environment can be cut throat and toxic.Some superintendents will take on a "by any means necessary" mentality to get a project done on time for their savings and early completion bonuses. Consequently influencing a job site to cut corners, endorse toxic behavior and take short cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities for learning and incentives for hard working employees. Try to encourage positive behavior of superintendents/supervisors.

  8. "New employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Health Benefits are better than my last job

    Cons

    Possibly a lot of travel


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work where it is a true team from top to bottom.

    Cons

    Are expected to work 50+ hours


  10. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. The people are great and the managment is superb.

    Cons

    Some times your jobsite is a bit far from home.