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Excellent company to work for.
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Reading, PA27 April 2018
This company has given a lot of People chances to be something better then themselves. Some took the opportunity others did not. Hard work does pay off. This company has a lot of people that will climb over your back for advancement. This is why many people get discouraged. The company had undergone a lot of changes in the last twenty years. It is not the same company when I started. The company is still making money and still in business.
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Decent pay and benefits. Stressful and hostile work environment
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Latrobe, PA26 April 2018
The pay and benefits are decent for this area. The working atmosphere is terrible. Be prepared to be ordered around by morons who know nothing about nothing. Harrasment and constantly trying to get something on you to get you wrote up, days off, or fired! This used to be a good place to work. People did their jobs well,but also had fun and got along with management working long hours and seven days a week. Now everybody walks around miserable and avoiding management in fear of punishment. Forget about the Union! The company runs them.
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
Terrible working atmosphere and training.
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Good while I was there
Metallurgist Senior (Former Employee) –  Reading, PA23 April 2018
Working in technology (3 years ago), I had excellent managers, and I enjoyed working with the engineers, scientists, and other staff. Continuing education was encouraged, and opportunities for advancement were available. My work/ life balance was good. However, I knew people then who were working 7 days/ week with long hours. Since then I've heard that long hours are still pushed, and there is much stress in the workplace.
Pros
Advancing technology still appears valued.
Cons
Stressful environment and long hours
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OK Place to Work
Payroll Analyst IV (Former Employee) –  Reading, PA18 April 2018
Opportunity to learn about cloud based software and it's use in making payroll easier and understandable.
HR department personnel worked together.
Management moved to Philadelphia in an attempt to portray the company as world-class.
Pros
Cooperative business atmosphere
Cons
Building in bad area of town
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Not all what it's worked up to be.
Production Technician/Furnace Operator (Former Employee) –  Tanner, AL13 April 2018
My experience there was dealt with alot of babying of favorite employees. As much as you work your butt off the most minor thing will stick out more and you'll be bad mouthed by your employees. The stopped overtime work and made me feel insecure about muy job security. I was terminated on my first offense while others are still there even after committing the same infraction.
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Good pay, no life
Certified level 2 NDT technician (Current Employee) –  Reading, PA6 April 2018
They pay you well , but thats about the only good thing. Not a bad place if you dont mind working 7 days a week, 60-80 hours a week with no days off. We are now required to work holidays, 12 hour shifts on weekend. If you dont mind not seeing your family, you could make alot of money
Pros
Pay
Cons
Long hours, no days off
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Great Place
Operator (Current Employee) –  Reading, PA21 March 2018
Great place to work. Workers and operators are very friendly and eager to help the new guys. Wish i had a little more hands on experience however. ff
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good
Mechanical Maintenance/Machinist Intern (Current Employee) –  Reading, PA19 March 2018
as an intern at Carpenter I learned a lot of new things from the older guys in the shop. There were all willing to help out when needed. It is a good group of guys to work with.
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Good pay but no time off /they even schedule you to work holidays.
Furance Operator (Former Employee) –  Reading, PA10 March 2018
You can make good money at Carpenter. But there is a price to pay and that is its extremely likely you will be rotating 3 shifts 7 days a week.they even went to the point of making you work thru holidays. Except Christmas day.
Pros
Good Money/benefits
Cons
There is no balance of Life/Work. 7 days and rotating shifts is the normal schedule
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Good place
Centerless Grinder (Current Employee) –  Reading, PA4 March 2018
Relaxed environment room for advancement. Negative is 7 day a week work week. No real family / work balance. Besides that good place you could have a career
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Family friendly type environment
Manufacturing Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Tanner, AL26 February 2018
Great place to work, yet for my position, there's limited chance for advancement due to the facility is a new facility and the advancement possibility will only come with the future growth of the site which is projected to take place 10 - 15 years in the future.
Pros
Great place to work, benefits
Cons
Lack of advancement for managment
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good pay but they make earn it by being micromanaged and constant changes.
Electrical Maintenance Planner (Current Employee) –  Tanner, AL15 February 2018
The requirements are constantly changing. The only constant at the company is change. The turn over rate is very high, and there core values are only used when it benefits them.
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Horrible
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Midland, TX9 February 2018
Horrible management machinery wore out diesel power steamer inside the building can't breathe foreman has anger issues manager is the grand wizard of the KKK good luck trying to keep this job if you get it.
Pros
Money
Cons
Management
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Long hours
Technician III (Current Employee) –  Reading, PA9 February 2018
Long hours. Forced to work weekends . Long hours. Forced to work 12 hour shifts sometimes. High rate of absenteeism. Nice coworkers. Coworkers are friendly and will help you.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Hours
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A Job
Laborer (Current Employee) –  Reading, PA5 February 2018
No Home/Work life Balance. 7 days a week 363 days a year. Opportunity to make a lot of money but your new address is now Carpenters. Great for someone who is single or wants to be single.
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Don't do it
Furnace Operator (Current Employee) –  Reading, PA27 January 2018
Current furnace operator. Pay is very good but that's where it ends! Monday thru Thursday 8 hrs. Fri. Sat. Sun. 12 hrs with every 3rd weekend off. Only 2 holidays recognized, those being Christmas eve and Christmas day. If you value family or friends, do not choose CarTech.
Pros
Pay/benefits
Cons
Work/life balance. Upper management
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A comany with potential
Engineer III - EHS (Former Employee) –  Tanner, AL27 January 2018
Outstanding plant managers and VP/GMs. EHS professionals not particularly valued and top levels of management very draconian in management style. Very good employees with a desire to improve.,
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What i learned during the internship
Operations Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  Latrobe, PA18 January 2018
Data Input
Morning Reports: Response Time, Previous Acknowledgements, Expedited orders
Planned Vs. Actual Report
Determining Customer minimum order quantities
Determining Manufacturing completion dates for customer service orders
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Nightmare
Flex Utility, currently saw operator (Former Employee) –  Reading, PA17 January 2018
Most employees work 12 hrs a day and then 8-10 hrs a day on weekends. Nearly impossible to get someone to cover so you can have time off. Extremely understaffed and no one can figure out why.
Pay is good but it gives the company a sense of entitlement where they think you are their property.
Pros
Pay only.
Cons
No work life balance and lack of understanding from management.
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RUN!!!! Good money, work environment is horrible
PRODUCTION MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Reading, PA17 December 2017
Horrible executive Management. Employees are livestock. No consideration for employees or their families. Everything is about $$$!!! 7 days a week, mandatory work on holidays, no home life. No opportunity or desire for advancement.
Pros
Good money
Cons
Everything else
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