United Brotherhood of Carpenters Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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4.3
87%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
United Brotherhood of Carpenters General President Douglas J. McCarron
Douglas J. McCarron
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay great opportunity to learn(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great pay and benefits it takes 4 years of apprenticeship to become a journeyman once you journey out the full payment is 56(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "lack of direction for apprentice(in 5 reviews)

  • "Hard work, have had to have numerous injections to manage pain(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Wish more states were pro union"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Finish Carpenter in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    A job is a job is a job

    Cons

    Every job has its cons

  2. "great Life"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Brotherhood of Carpenters part-time

    Pros

    Great life building new buildings

    Cons

    No cons for my opinion


  3. "Don’t know what to say"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Carpenter 

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

    Pros

    Great places to work if you want $$$

    Cons

    None of you like to work and make $$$

  4. "Good pay but a lot of bs"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scaffold Carpenter in Waynesboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very Good pay. Union run.

    Cons

    Lots of rework and bad management.

  5. "Nothing"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Carpenter in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good Benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Nothing nothing nothing morning nothing

  6. "Commercial and industrial carpentry"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Carpenter in Deptford Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits, and retirement package Great training available through apprenticeship program

    Cons

    Layoffs are common and the work is physical

  7. "Top pay and benefits"

    3.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Journeyman Carpenter in Portland, OR

    I have been working at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great insurance and retirement package

    Cons

    Lack of work for months at a time

  8. "Great Job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Construction Worker in Brantford, ON

    I worked at United Brotherhood of Carpenters part-time

    Pros

    The pay was always high

    Cons

    The hours were sometimes inconsistent

  9. "Lack of work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Carpenter 

    I worked at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time

    Pros

    great pay and benefits always going up

    Cons

    Lack of consistent work close to home

  10. "Union Carpenter Local 314"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Sun Prairie, WI

    I have been working at United Brotherhood of Carpenters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fair wages but market highly volatile...either very busy or slow and little work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is very slow...no work

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