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United Brotherhood of Carpenters Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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United Brotherhood of Carpenters General President Douglas J. McCarron
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good pension, good pay, 40hrs a week, overtime pay depending on the company you're with (in 9 reviews)

  • The work is what I excepted, good pay and benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Public perception of unions has become polarized (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Carpenter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carpenter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Carpenter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time

    Pros

    Building New York city while getting paid nicely and while recieving great benefits for you and your family just awesome to be a part of a great team

    Cons

    Racist bosses, co-workers and little to no room for advancement. You are pre judged on your appearance and if you are disliked by the foreman for any reason whatsoever... You will be laid off and won't be able to challenge them if you feel you were done wrong

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to what WE have to say. Fight for us. That's what a union is supposed to do. Stop taking pay outs... Treat every man the same... We all have the same color blood. We are all human and we deserve to be treated alike.


  2. "Journeyman"

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    Current Employee - Journeyman in Budd Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Journeyman in Budd Lake, NJ

    I have been working at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Work conditions, Representation.

    Cons

    Not year 'round work, hard on the body.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Millwright"

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    Current Employee - Millwright in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Millwright in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay . Good benefits. Well trained co workers. Always changing never boring. Challenging over all it is a good career. I would recommend it.

    Cons

    Inconsistent work schedule. It is difficult to not have a schedule and to be on call at all times. Also the travel that is required is sometimes tuff

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to give . I have no complaints . So I have no solutions to offer. Keep up the good woek


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Journeyman carpenter"

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    Current Employee - Journeyman in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Journeyman in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits it takes 4 years of apprenticeship to become a journeyman once you journey out the full payment is 56$ an hour

    Cons

    The work is very up and down you have to constantly jump from company to company to stay busy. You have to figure out who's got the work and once the job is done, it's on to the next one

    Advice to Management

    Theirs not really any "management" theirs not really any management their's not really any management there's not really any management there's not really any management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "millwrights"

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    Current Employee - Journeyman Millwright in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Journeyman Millwright in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Brotherhood of Carpenters part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    decent pay with benefits, and a good training program

    Cons

    unreliable. work is sporadic and as a result income is irregular and unpredictable. Travel expected without compensation which cuts into hourly pay. Horrendous politics and deep graft. Retirement may or may not ever pay out and insurance is hanging on union funds- proceed with caution

    Advice to Management

    don't rob your people, and keep work moving. Stop the nepotism and be on the up and up, get back to locals that are actually local and don't cover 9 states


  7. "Team Room Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time

    Pros

    Everything was great and I was able to learn so much in a small amount of time

    Cons

    Some women can be very territorual

    Advice to Management

    I hope you are all well!


  8. "Businss Software Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Brotherhood of Carpenters (Less than a year)

    Pros

    wonderful management, great environment, friendly people.

    Cons

    No downside, Wonderful company and would recommend to anyone!!

    Advice to Management

    No advice, wonderful Management!!!


  9. "Carpenters"

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Carpenter in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Journeyman Carpenter in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is what I excepted, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Not always working, lots of lack of work


  10. "Great group to work with!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to do something cool basically every day.
    Great pay
    great benefits

    Cons

    When work is slow, you have to travel if you want a paycheck


  11. "Teaches you how to work hard and builds skills"

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    Former Employee - Scaffold Erector in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Scaffold Erector in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benifits along with retirement

    Cons

    somtimes it feels like the Union is throwing you under the bus so they can keep what they have (Buisiness Agents at HAll) No senoirity so if somones brother needs a job and has less or no skills they will send you packing and keep the family ( In scaffold not sure how it works other trades) It is really cutthroat i was an average builder not a superstart so i couldnt write my own card ...Thankless job where production is priority .

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the Buisiness Agents are checking Jobsites frequently i never saw an agent on the site my 15 years one time i had a complaint and was told by a buisiness agent well your working right...So i guess it was ok to get abused since i had the job ..Horrible represention of the Union to a brother



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