M. A. Mortenson
3.9 of 5 31 reviews
www.mortenson.com Minneapolis, MN 1000 to 5000 Employees

M. A. Mortenson Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Field Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at M. A. Mortenson.

Interview Details – Mortenson flew me to their Minneapolis HQ to meet with executives from several different groups. Spent the morning meeting the HR and interviewing. Had several specific questions in each meeting then it went into more of a conversational interview. Spent 45 min with each group then briefly with HR to go over potential benifits

Interview Question – Key skills required for a management personal   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pretty standard offer for a entry level in construction. Non-ESOP but have great benefits and travel stipends for their traveling groups

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Field Engineer Interview

Field Engineer
Minneapolis, MN

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at M. A. Mortenson in December 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for an open Field Engineer position with on the company's website on 11/12/2013. About a month later, I was contacted by HR to conduct a phone interview. During my phone interview, I was invited to visit the Minneapolis office for a formal interview on 12/20/2013. During the interview I met with two seperate Directors of Operations (Wind and HVT Groups). The interview was relaxed and allowed for a 2 way conversation. Standard interview which allowed me to expand on my resume and knowledge of the company.

Interview Question – Do you believe that the wind energy is going to remain as a valuble renewable energy for years to come? What do you think about the supposed over abundance of wind farms in the southeastern United States?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The offer was a vey fair starting salary with great benfits for traveling so I felt no need for negotiation.

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Human Resources Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at M. A. Mortenson.

Interview Details – Very smooth hiring process. Met with tough people, as the company is a very collaborative, but direct environment. Make sure you can hold your ground and maintain confidence during the interview.

Interview Question – No specific questions were difficult or unexpected--just a lot about my background and experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate as they gave me a fair offer initially.

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Management Interview

Anonymous Employee
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at M. A. Mortenson in November 2011.

Interview Details – Initial application was returned with a phone interview from the staffing manager. After the phone interview, not much communication experience for quite a while. I went to the main offices for in person interviews, one 1:1 interview and another panel interview. In all, the interviews only occupied a couple hours. An offer was extended shortly after.

Interview Question – How will you manage people that may be your senior in age and experience.   Answer Question

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Carpenter Interview

Anonymous Employee
Seattle, WA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at M. A. Mortenson in January 2009.

Interview Details – Pretty typical. Tell them who you've worked for and what you know how to do. Look around the job-site, see what they are doing and tell them that you know how to do all that - and of course you better know how to do it or you WILL get canned. BS'ers come and go.

Interview Question – What all have you done?   View Answer

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Project Engineer II Interview

Project Engineer II

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at M. A. Mortenson in January 2009.

Interview Details – Sr vp was very crafty. The manager ask very good questions hr rep was a pro.

Interview Question – Are accidents preventable   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at M. A. Mortenson in March 2010.

Interview Details – They called me from a career fair. They liked me so they called me back after a an hour long phone interview. From there the director of operations called me up an made me an offer. i could it ans it was a good call

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Intern Interview

Intern

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at M. A. Mortenson in November 2009.

Interview Details – After attending an information session and submitting information about my education and work experience, I was contacted later that week via e-mail to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was scheduled to be an hour long but ended up taking around 20 minutes. After several weeks of not hearing anything, I received a voicemail saying the position had been filed

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you accepted a position or responsibility that nobody else was willing to undertake.   Answer Question

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