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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Project Intern

May - August 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I really liked the team of people I worked with. My super, project manager, and project engineer were awesome! I also enjoyed the location.

What I wish was different

There were 2 interns on the project and it was quite small so there wasn’t that much work given to us as they had to cut our work in half so the other intern could learn as well.

Advice

The construction industry is an amazing industry to be in. It is constantly growing and every company is hiring.
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Project Engineer Intern

August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

The team and I also liked that they treated me like an actual engineer and not just an intern

What I wish was different

Advice

Be open to learning
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Construction intern

May - August 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The people, the pay, the job

What I wish was different

I wish housing had been provided

Advice

I think everyone should do an internship similar to this
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Project Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Las Vegas, NV

What I liked

McCarthy was a very personable company. They took care of my wife and I. I enjoyed the crew I worked with, and had a great learning experience.

What I wish was different

I really couldn’t say that there was anything to change. The people were really great.

Advice

Get ready to learn at a very fast pace, and don’t stop asking questions.
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Project Intern

July 2018 - December 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The We Not I mindset of the employee owned company truly makes a difference. We all work for the same goal as a company.

What I wish was different

Every day was great. Learning more than i expected and being accepted as a valued team member and now a future Partner.... nothing could be better

Advice

Do it! McCarthy is a vastly diverse company that has room for so many people. Not just construction.
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Project Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I liked being given major responsibilities. This taught me to grow and learn quickly.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have more forgiving of myself for not mastering my daily tasks right away. Things take time to learn.

Advice

Work hard, be patient, communicate with your team and enjoy!
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Project Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Gilbert, AZ

What I liked

I like the fact that it is working on tools like BIM 360 Field and Procore, along with BlueBeam. What I do not like is the Company's behavior towards international students. The expectation is very high and very hard than compensation. Moreover, along with me they did not let two more internationals like me to continue for co-op rotation after a summer internship. As a result, our life becomes stressful and miserable and other companies are doubting on us. They don't appreciate the technical and mathematical skills of an international, instead, they want international employees like us to feel uncomfortable because we were getting paid.

What I wish was different

Being a Big Company with many replacement options sometimes makes it worse for new hires and interns. The thing which must had been different is appreciation and motivation. An international employee like me at McCarthy is not motivated and feels work like an ordeal every time because our Project Managers do not appreciate talent rather give tons of work and pin pricking for small silly issues and body language and makes a life of an international employee miserable. We don't want to get paid but we want respect for our math our calculations and technical skills.

Advice

They should guide and help if a person is lacking something, at least at an intern level. We internationals do not want any company's like McCarthy to pay us rather appreciate our work which, this company is lacking severely and that is the reason behind my disappointing internship experience. Even I got poor grades just because I am an international student
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Project Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Las Vegas, NV

What I liked

Great culture within the office and the company. They build a lot of great projects that are each unique and exciting!

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to go out more with the guys in the office. I had other commitments, but the times where I was able to join them really helped me get a better understanding of how I’d fit with the culture and if I would enjoy it.

Advice

Be willing to work your tail off and to do whatever is asked of you. You have earned nothing but a trial run to this point. You want this job, but you’ve got to work hard to get it.
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Construction Project Management Intern

May - August 2019 • Newport Beach, CA

What I liked

Treated with respect and like a full timer.

What I wish was different

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Project Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

Love that they are employee-owned and that I was given so much hands-on experience.

What I wish was different

The housing stipend, but they doubled it for 2020.

Advice

Be open to your location. Travelling is one of the most unique parts of construction.
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Intern Project Engineer

June - September 2019 • Greenbrae, CA

What I liked

The company was very welcoming to interns, made us feel like we were employees and part of the team. The team I worked with was always asking how we were doing and willing to answer any questions even in their busy schedules.

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask lots of questions - especially on trying something new - the worst they can say is no. Be proactive and take action.
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Estimating Intern

June - September 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

The team was amazing and invested so much in my learning and personal development! There was plenty of opportunity to speak with people in all roles within the company and network within the industry.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Project Intern

May - August 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Great team to work with. I gained real life experience, and they put their trust in me for important issues.

What I wish was different

The commute was far. Also, I wish I had more interns to bounce ideas off of.

Advice

Always work hard. Never look like you are doing nothing.
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Project Intern

January 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I love being able to work in an environment that is challenging and where I’m doing something different every day. Watching a building being constructed is a really impressive process.

What I wish was different

I wouldn’t have changed anything, because McCarthy was fine with me leaving for 6 weeks to go to Turkey for an amazing research experience through school.

Advice

Any experience is good experience. Even if your major is engineering, a job in construction is very valuable to get an understanding of how what you design will be inplemented and the level of detail needed in construction documents.
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Civil Engineer

May - September 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

They gave me a lot of responsibility. Also I loved the location and company culture.

What I wish was different

I wish they would have paid for some housing.

Advice

Great company but watch out for the price of rent out in LA
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