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McCarthy Building Reviews

Updated January 12, 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 24 reviews)

  • "Long hours and ridiculous expectations from their people can quickly burn you out" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "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. "Awesome 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

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

    Cons

    Some times your jobsite is a bit far from home.

  3. "Layout carpenter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Layout Carpenter in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Layout Carpenter in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They usually have a lot of work.

    Cons

    Some management treats you like your just a number.


  4. "Meh"

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

    I worked at McCarthy Building full-time

    Pros

    Great customers everything else sucks

    Cons

    The people who work there are toxic

    Advice to Management

    Be more mindful of the type of people you hire


  5. "Exceptional Contractors"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laborer in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Laborer in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring, Companionate, Employee Driven. Bottom to the top excellence.

    Cons

    Don't have one bad word to say about McCarthy.


  6. "Great company for long term"

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

    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time

    Pros

    Upward mobility is a plus

    Cons

    Too conservative for my taste


  7. "Assistant Superintendent"

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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

    McCarthy Builders offers Excellent Benefits

    Cons

    Long Hours. However that is the construction industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "Safety Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Employee Ownership with stock!

    Cons

    Projects are often under staffed leading to more work load and higher expectations for staff on the project.


  9. "Overall so good"

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    Current Employee - Apprentice Electrician
    Current Employee - Apprentice Electrician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just now getting hired on

    Cons

    None so far so good


  10. "Construction Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family culture. Employee ownership means everyone supports each other and most employees plan to stay for their entire careers.

    Cons

    Projects can demand long hours, but this is industry-wide and it's more bearable when you feel like your co-workers are your family.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to improve. Request feedback often and work to address weaknesses.