I worked at Messer Construction (Less than a year)
Great learning experience, lots of different jobs to learn from
Short staffed, work extremely long hours
Advice to Management
Teach the new guys the Messer way before shoving them out in the field
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Messer Construction (Lexington-Fayette, KY) in March 2015.
It was a brief 20 minute phone conversation to see if my work experience matched the positions needs. After that, HR gives a recommendation to the actual person that will conduct the interviews. The HR lady I spoke with was very nice and I felt my past experiences fell in line with the needs of this position. At the end of our conversation, She told me someone would be in touch to schedule an interview and if I had any questions to email her. Later that day, I did have a few questions, so I did as asked and emailed her. I waited over a week and had not heard back so I tried emailing again. Nothing! I find it rude and unprofessional to not respond to an email. If I'm not a candidate for a position tell me while I'm on the phone with you or email me back telling me I'm not. To leave people wondering if they will get a call back is rude. I was already a little leery about working for them since they are a smaller contractor with limited vertical movement. Even if I do get a call back at this point, I would probably decline.
- Questions were basic and in no way should be used to gage my talent and/or experience. Answer Question
From casinos to courthouses and laboratories to dormitories, Messer Construction has seen it all and built them all. The company provides commercial construction services including design/build and construction management for projects in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. It completes some $700 million in construction each year. Projects have included one of the only LEED-certified research buildings in the US (at the University of Louisville) and the Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky. The company boasts a return-customer rate of about 80%. Frank Messer founded ...