Carpenter Technology Corporation Employee Reviews

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Great place to work
Lead Senior Programmer Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Reading, PAAugust 1, 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.
Pros
Great Staff
Cons
Outdated office
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2.0
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Very stressful
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAJuly 18, 2018
Very stressful management doesn't make it better just harder for us keep changing requirements and responsible but pay doesn't increase they think you can do everything at the snap of your finger
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It used to be a great place to work. Know it is strictly business and each product group has their own agenda. In the end it falls on a very reduced w
Production Manager (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAJuly 8, 2018
Stressful, Very Poor work life balance, Brash one minded sub groups

Very structured

I am ready to move on to a new career

Pleasing all business groups
Pros
Money
Cons
Stressful, Very Poor work life balance
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Management is bad
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Clearwater, FLJune 21, 2018
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.
Pros
None
Cons
Walking in the door
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Very demanding emplyer
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAJune 21, 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.
Pros
paid lunch time. great pay
Cons
no life balance. management is terrible. every one is extremely tired.
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Money over family
Grinder/Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAMay 29, 2018
If you seek a way to make 100k a year and dont mind missing out on every family event and plan then this is the job for you. Surprise 12 hour shifts. Surprise working holiday weekends. It is easy to feel burned out.
Pros
Money
Cons
Everything else.
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Poor management
Process Technician (Current Employee) –  Franklin, PAMay 16, 2018
Lots of favoritism. Poor management, the management will lie to manipulate ppl to do what they want. Not much for time off during weekends to spend with your family.
Pros
Decent benefits
Cons
Too much mandatory overtime, swing shifts
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5.0
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obtainable but lofty goals
Senior Sales / Account Development (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALApril 30, 2018
typical day is challenging but goals can be reached.
workplace culture is stressful but tolerable. the hardest part of the job is obtaining satisfaction from an internal point of view.

Large companies tend to be slow to move.
Pros
world class products, resume builder, great benefits
Cons
poor communication, understaffed
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Excellent company to work for.
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Reading, PAApril 27, 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, PAApril 26, 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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3.0
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Good while I was there
Metallurgist Senior (Former Employee) –  Reading, PAApril 23, 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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4.0
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OK Place to Work
Payroll Analyst IV (Former Employee) –  Reading, PAApril 18, 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, ALApril 13, 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, PAApril 6, 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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If you like money it's the place to be
Heat Preparer (Former Employee) –  Reading, PAMarch 30, 2018
I worked here for 6 months, in that time there is a lot of money to be made, at the cost of your home life, you will basically live there. The co workers are great people, the bosses and ceo, not so much
Pros
The pay, benefits
Cons
Stressful work environment, swing shift, always at work
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5.0
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Great Place
Operator (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAMarch 21, 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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3.0
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Pays well but not concerned with work/life balance
Employee (Current Employee) –  Latrobe, PAMarch 20, 2018
Choosing to look elsewhere for employment primarily due to the culture of being so focused on the bottom line as to disregard a quality work/life balance for its employees.
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good
Mechanical Maintenance/Machinist Intern (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAMarch 19, 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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great place to work giving you the opportunity to learn best practices
Product Manager - Magnetics (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAMarch 14, 2018
The benefits package was excellent and the managers highly competent. The company is a specialty steel mill with what I believe has a bright future if they can execute on there current initiatives.
Pros
Strong benefits package. One of the best 401k matches around
Cons
None of the directors had their own budgets, It took an act of god to get any funding for anything such as market research.
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4.0
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Good pay but no time off /they even schedule you to work holidays.
Furance Operator (Former Employee) –  Reading, PAMarch 10, 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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