Operations (Current Employee) – Clearwater, FL – 3 January 2019
There is zero work life balance at carpenter. you are expected to work 6 or 7 days every week even as a salaried employee. Constant cut throat, club mentality. That's just the way we do it kind of thing. Unwilling to change
Mill Operator (Former Employee) – Reading, PA – 1 December 2018
Absolutely the worst company in berks county they only thing they have to offer is 25 plus dollars an hour that's it they will work you 7 days a week 12 hrs a day all ur vacation days will be denied coworkers will throw you under the bus to save themselves Supervisors and upper management r lazy to help or care about the guys on the floor and don't forget about SAFETY SAFETY FIRST, MORE LIKE DONT GET EVEN IF UR IN HARMS WAY OR U WILL GET FIRED OR PUT ON A STEP. THIS PLACE IS AN ABSOLUTE dummy SHOW GUYS ON THE FLOOR R OVERWORKED AND UNDER APPRECIATED DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT WORKING HERE
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Athens, AL – 26 October 2018
I would describe the environment as a bullying like atmosphere. The worst training i have ever received at a job with the most accountability on knowing procedures that you are not sure about. And if you make a mistake on something you haven't been trained well enough to understand you get cursed at by supervisor and or fired!! The top out is 17.75 an hour for being belittled by leadership and not shown any respect by management. HR at this company gives the supervisors full control over their department with no limits on how they treat employees!! Please do not waste your time or put yourself in a situation to be employed here!!
No one important (Former Employee) – Reading, PA – 13 December 2018
Was once a top place to work. Its now a 3rd world counrty sweat shop. Swing shift, 80 plus hours a week.
Employee policy doesnt exist unless its to benifit share holders. Ethics in general are gone by all upper management. You never know when you have to work so home life is just a place to sleep. Sub standard medical benifits that are way over price as to other companies.
Employeees are only guarenteed 2 full weekends off a yr. Vacation can not be used on weekends only week days. Any raise given each yr is usually offest by a rise in benifit costs.
I wouldnt let my worst enemy work here let alone someone i care for. Most medical professionals in the area of reading plant tell thier patients to find other work if they care about their health.
Employee (Current Employee) – Reading, PA – 14 October 2018
All I can say is Corporate greed is the flavor, regardless of the employees health and well being. The plant manager operates on fear and intimidation.He is a bully and has gotten physical with employees, male and female. One of said employees , a female, was assaulted ,In an office setting, the authorities were called and he was charged with assault, or so it would seem, he's still there but said employee is not. Hmmmm, funny how that works. The safety culture consists of don't get hurt, but work 7 days, 12 hours, and being exhausted is not a reason to be unsafe. If you get hurt its your fault.Even if you do get hurt at work, claim denied. The only thing worth showing up to work for is the wages and health coverage. Otherwise it is a hostile environment. Go somewhere else.
long hours daily and weekly, no work life balance whatsoever
Inspector General (Current Employee) – Reading, PA – 6 November 2018
I enjoy my current position and the responsibilities of my position. There is 0 moral at the Reading facility. Overtime is excessive for no reason. The company management continues to take away any time off. There is no work /life balance.
Assistant to Shift Coordinator (Former Employee) – Reading, PA – 8 October 2018
It's a good place to work.The pay is very good.The 401K is great.You do have a lot of mandatory overtime. The management when I worked there was very up front whit the production workers when it came to business conditions in the industry.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Reading, PA – 21 June 2018
Management is at a loss of knowledge. They schedule you 7 days a week and literally tell you you wont get a day off for a long time. Absolutely no Home/Work life balance. The pay is great but whats the point if you cant use any of it. Not a good place to work if you have a family that you want to see. Most people like their job. They are just tired of being there every single day. Even when there is hardly any work.
paid lunch time. great pay
no life balance. management is terrible. every one is extremely tired.
Lead Senior Programmer Analyst II (Former Employee) – Reading, PA – 1 August 2018
Fantastic company, look forward to working for them in the future. Hard working Team with great vision as to how to get things done. Carpenter has been there forever and will be there for a long time. They continue to grow and stay in front of the curve.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Reading, PA – 27 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.
Decent pay and benefits. Stressful and hostile work environment
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Latrobe, PA – 26 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.
Metallurgist Senior (Former Employee) – Reading, PA – 23 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.
Worst place to work management is bad, supervisor are in over their heads. Dirty, noisy, dangerous environment . Highly flamble and toxic fumes. Under paided and under appreciated. You think Dynamet and carpenter run and run far away.