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McCarthy Building Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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Pros
  • employee owned great culture honest, (in 22 reviews)

  • McCarthy is a safety-conscious company that has great benefits and takes care of it's people (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance sometimes is off (in 21 reviews)

  • Very long hours, getting the subcontractors to submit the proper items is challenging (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Super"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large, complex, challenging projects that often bring very talented people in the design, engineer, construct field together. High profile experience great for building a resume of the company doesn't work out. My experience has been a culture of driven people pushing each other to be better. Great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    It's usually not clear where staff go from project to project. Little time is given for families to relocate and adjust often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the foremen and Superintendent career path. I think it will help the dilemma of quality field supervision. Building our own people including craft employees with more training will only make us stronger.


  2. "Great Organization to be apart of!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee owned so ESOP is a plus, bonus structure is great, people are genuine, and upper management are very in touch with their people.

    Cons

    Joint venture team with other companies put strains on the McCarthy employees. Certain position deserve truck allowance or vehicle allowances.

  3. "Skilled Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Skilled Laborer in Seagoville, TX
    Former Employee - Skilled Laborer in Seagoville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mgt. are very decent people. The foreman leaves a lot to be desired. Free breakfast or lunch during safety meetings. Upbeat and professional attitude all around.

    Cons

    The foreman is not a upstanding person is all I'll say.

    Advice to Management

    There's the foreman's version... The help's version and the version that needs to be acknowledged.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits here are really good!

    Cons

    Kind of behind on the times. No flexibility and stringent on education advancement approvals.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees you really value them.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "PM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, stocks worth 19% of your salary, 3% 401k contribution with no match and another 3% if you put in 6%.

    Cons

    Looong hours...nothing else bad about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee owned company so lots of motivated people, benefits are decent for the stress, demand, work, etc. Successful company doing projects all over the bay area with lots of industry leading clients. Pursue lower risk work to maximize potential profit which is distributed through the employees via bonuses and employee stock.

    Cons

    Like all construction companies, high stress, long hours, long commutes, poor like work balance unless you work in one of the offices and do a steady schedule.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Stock Ownership Program and Great Bonuses whenever the company is profitable. Which is a rare occasion because McCarthy always takes on jobs that are a failure from the beginning. My last bonus was .005% of my current salary.

    Cons

    McCarthy will work you to death. Job-site Management expects you to work from 6am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday and even Sunday if the project schedule demands it.

    Advice to Management

    Forcing your employees to work 12 hour days doesn't mean that they will be productive for 12 hours. They will just work 8 hours and slack off for 4 hours.

  8. "The BEST place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Contract Coordinator in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Coordinator in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee Stock Owner Program mana management availability training family I don't have anything else to say

    Cons

    None I don't have any cons I don't have any cause I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    McCarthy has a great culture. It is very "work hard, play hard." CEO is very down to earth and the rest of the company follows in his footsteps. Training is second to none in the construction industry. Company is very forward-thinking and proactive. Orientation is great to help employees get to know each other and really makes it feel like a family. ESOP is a great retirement benefit as well.

    Cons

    No cons really stick out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. "GREAT PLACE TO WORK"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MEP Superintendent in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - MEP Superintendent in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Building (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team environment with great opportunity for advancement! Excellent Benefits!!!

    Cons

    Depending on project the work to life ratio can favor "WORK".

    Advice to Management

    If you work hard and show potential you will make it!


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