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United Brotherhood of Carpenters Reviews

Updated November 19, 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
  • We can sometimes lose work to non unions, sparatic lay offs and the apprentice program and curriculum should be restructured and improvised (in 2 reviews)

  • No union work available anywhere (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "High pressure"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carpenter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Carpenter in New York, NY

    I worked at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay was great pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    This business is all about who you know and the relationships you create along the way. Politics and nepotism is common and creates high turnover for new comers.

    Advice to Management

    respect your employees


  2. "Fed up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    A lot of layoffs and favoritism going on

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees as equals and stop playing favorites to family and friends

  3. "Carpenter foreman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They supply all the necessary tools that you will need. Used to be a great place to work, but too many changes in the company is going to put them in a downward spiral.

    Cons

    Horrible culture in management. They will string you along and lie to you in order to benefit themselves. Current riding bosses really need a management 101 class.

    Advice to Management

    Take an ethics class. Get an education. Nobody in the front office has a higher education which explains their lack of basic understanding on how to treat their employees. Speak to people with honesty, nothing but lies comes from their mouths. Karma shall win in the end.


  4. "Millwright/project manager"

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    Current Employee - Millwright in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Millwright in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, varying work environment and Job tasks.

    Cons

    Not guaranteed full time employment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "I am a third year millwright apprenticd"

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    Current Employee - Millwright
    Current Employee - Millwright
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There's just nothing out there that can compare to the extensive challenges you endure and correct on a daily basis ... my job is constantly reqarding

    Cons

    Honestly I'm after those extra commas, that being said I am not home a lot however that is a choice that I decide on

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is amazing perfect checks and balances


  6. "IF you can find work it might be ok"

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

    Pros

    Pension, wages are great if you can find work.

    Cons

    Nepotism, nepotism, nepotism. I have tons of certifications yet still can't get work. If you are someone's drunk, opioid addicted brother then you are golden!


  7. "Carpenter foreman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities to progress

    Cons

    I can't think of any

  8. "Best job ever"

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    Current Employee - Carpenter in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good and the benefits are good, in the past they were better, but that's what happens when companies want to be cheap and employ non union unskilled workers who do shotty work at a lower wage instead of us professionals, we lose things in our contract.

    Cons

    We can sometimes lose work to non unions, sparatic lay offs and the apprentice program and curriculum should be restructured and improvised.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Carpenter"

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    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.


  10. "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


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